Running VMW Fusion 3 on Snow Leopard... what to upgrade first?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by terzinator, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. terzinator macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    If I'm planning to upgrade to Lion here in the near future, would ya upgrade VMWare Fusion 3 to Fusion 4 BEFORE upgrading to Lion? Or do the Lion upgrade first?

    Does it matter?
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    It seems Fusion 3 will have a lot of issues with lion according to this

    However, according to the documentation for Fusion 4, you have to uninstall Fusion 3 before installing Fusion 4 anyways, and this does not remove the disk image file where everything from windows is stored.

    So you probably should backup the windows disk image file, uninstall fusion 3, then install fusion 4, then upgrade to lion, then hope everything is still working. If something breaks, you can then uninstall fusion 4, reinstall fusion 4, and use your backup to restore windows.

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