You can create a virtual machine that uses a Microsoft Windows operating system as its guest operating system.

VMware Fusion creates your virtual machine, selects the default Windows installation options, and installs VMware Tools, which loads the drivers required to optimize your virtual machine's performance. You can also have Windows Easy Install make your home folder available to Windows as a shared folder, so you can share files between the virtual machine and your Mac, and other sharing options.

Windows Easy Install is available for the following Windows operating systems:

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server


You must provide the operating system software and its product key. VMware Fusion does not include any operating system or license.

If you are not using one of these Windows operating systems in your virtual machine, or if you are using Windows but want to install the operating system manually, you can use the procedure for creating a virtual machine for any supported operating system.