Need a disk drive for VM Fusion?

Phat Demon

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I want to install a windows virtual machine on my MacBook Pro however my model has no optical drive. Is there a way to install it without one or do I need to buy an external one?

I just want to know before I spend the $50 on VM Fusion.
 

Anonymous Freak

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I want to install a windows virtual machine on my MacBook Pro however my model has no optical drive. Is there a way to install it without one or do I need to buy an external one?

I just want to know before I spend the $50 on VM Fusion.
VMWare Fusion allows you to use an .ISO image as the source. Microsoft makes those available directly if you buy a copy of Windows as a download.
 

Phat Demon

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VMWare Fusion allows you to use an .ISO image as the source. Microsoft makes those available directly if you buy a copy of Windows as a download.
Thank you very much! I hope I can still DL windows 7 I hate windows 8. I'm barely even going to use the windows machine only for a few games and apps. Probably run Unity mode lol

Again thanks for the speedy response!
 

Bear

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Thank you very much! I hope I can still DL windows 7 I hate windows 8. I'm barely even going to use the windows machine only for a few games and apps. Probably run Unity mode lol

Again thanks for the speedy response!
If you have access to a machine with an optical drive you can make an ISO image of the Win 7 install disc and transfer it over the net to your Mac.
 

takeshi74

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I'm barely even going to use the windows machine only for a few games and apps. Probably run Unity mode
Depending on the requirements of the game you may want to avoid unity and Fusion. Set up Boot Camp and then set up Fusion to run your Boot Camp partition. Then you can use both depending on your specific need at the time.