Things to install for windows 7 using vmware

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  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    Ok so i've deicided to go ahead and install windows 7 with the latest version of Vmware. What do i need to install outside of these two products (drivers,etc) for my machien to fully work.

    i've heard some people talking about vista graphics cards or something like that. also is there any article online discussing this?
     
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    I was unable to install VMware tools.

    Other drivers? I wasnt aware you could install anything but the tools.
     
  3. sal macrumors 6502

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    vmware tools installed just fine on my windows 7 install

    you running latest version of vmware?
     
  4. macrem macrumors 65816

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    And this belongs in the MBP/PB section why?

    You guys are inspiring me to go spam some Windows forum with Mac posts, but I have better things to do...
     
  5. Mr.Gadget macrumors 6502

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    VMWare Tools installs in 32-bit but I cannot get it to install in 64-bit.
    Runs very well in a 32-bit VM!
     
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  7. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    I've had no problem at all setting up Windows 7 (x64) using VMWare on my MBP. Haven't tried the 32-bit version, but you should be fine with x64 and Fusion 2.0.1. I have not, however, gone to the trouble of trying to enable Aero in the VM, but if that's important to you then let us know how it works out.
     
  8. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    Question: When you use Fusion to install windows 7, at what point do you install the windows drives on the apple cd.
     
  9. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    That point never comes. The short version of the story is that Windows 7 won't know it's running on a Mac, it'll just see the virtual hardware platform that Fusion provides. Thus, installing the Boot Camp drivers are not required.
     

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