Will Fusion 5 work with Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kristenanne77, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. kristenanne77 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    I am planning the basic Fusion 5 route on my Mini-Mac.

    It says it will works with windows 8 but I need it for windows xp because that is what I have. It doesn't go into detail. It lists Fusion 5 "profesional" as working with all windows programs, including xp, but I don't want to pay extra for that.


    Does anyone know if the basic $50 version of Fusion 5 will work with Windows XP migration and emulation??

  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I'm sure it would. The comparison chart between regular and professional doesn't say anything about older OS support. I'm sure the virtualization engine is exactly the same. The professional version just gives you extra management support which typical home users don't need.

    You can also download the demo of Fusion Pro if you want to try that out and suck in your XP workstation.
  3. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I'm using fusion 5 on my mac mini and I'm running windows xp, windows 98se and windows 7 in it. Running 10.8.2. XP will no longer run under bootcamp if you have the newer versions of OSX.
  4. kristenanne77 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009
    Thanks. I guess that limits my options if bootcamp is out.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    The problem here is that you're attempting to use a press release. Try looking for the actual product info (linked above), tech specs, etc.

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