If you have an earlier version of VMware Fusion, you can upgrade by using the DVD in the software packaging for the current version.

If you are upgrading VMware Fusion, you must uninstall the version that is installed on your Mac. Installing, upgrading, and uninstalling of VMware Fusion does not modify existing virtual machines.

Verify that all of your virtual machines are shut down and that VMware Fusion is not running.


Drag the previous version of VMware Fusion to the trash.

VMware Fusion is located in the Applications folder on your Mac.


Insert the VMware Fusion DVD or USB key.


Drag the VMware Fusion icon onto the Applications folder icon.

When the upgrade is finished, you must upgrade VMware Tools in every virtual machine. A VMware Tools upgrade requires that you restart the virtual machine. See Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools.