VMware Fusion not supporting Windows 7?!

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  1. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know what happened, but since I did the update from a couple days ago, my Windows 7 no longer boots. I really don't want to rebuild my 7 image since it's pretty setup. I do have previous Time Machine copies, but I wanted to visit here for some possible solutions before I go thru it the hard way.
     

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  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Try changing the guest virtual machine type to Windows Server 2008. If that doesn't work, make a new virtual machine and go into the settings for the new VM. Delete the new virtual disk and tell it to use an existing one, and navigate to the old VM. A VM is actually a folder containing the configuration, the virtual hard disk, and other files similar to a Mac OS X application, so you should be able to navigate inside the VM file through VMware's file open dialog. If not, right-click on your old VM, choose "Get Info" and remove the file extension ".vmwarevm." The VM will now appear as a folder in Finder.
     
  3. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How do you change the guest virtual machine type? I couldn't find anything to doing that.
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Go into the VM's settings and there is a drop-down right under the VM name.
     
  5. n8236 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's where it is! Thanks, it worked!!
     

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