You can start up a powered-off guest operating system in your virtual machine.

Certain actions, like making changes to the virtual machine configuration, require having a virtual machine open without the operating system powered on. After the action is complete, you can start up the operating system.

Start up the virtual machine's operating system, depending on the state of the virtual machine and guest operating system.

If the virtual machine is not running, open the virtual machine from the Finder or Virtual Machine Library.

VMware Fusion starts up the virtual machine's operating system when you open the virtual machine.

If the virtual machine is already open in VMware Fusion, but the operating system is shut down, select Virtual Machine > Start Up.