Things to install for windows 7 using vmware

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shadylane315, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    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

    Feb 18, 2008
    I was unable to install VMware tools.

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

    Oct 13, 2007
    vmware tools installed just fine on my windows 7 install

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


    Mar 11, 2008
    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


    Sep 19, 2006
    Post Falls, ID
    VMWare Tools installs in 32-bit but I cannot get it to install in 64-bit.
    Runs very well in a 32-bit VM!
  6. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
  7. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    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

    Jul 26, 2007
    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

    Jun 23, 2008
    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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