Verify that you have the following minimum system requirements for installing and using VMware Fusion.

Any Mac with a 64-bit Intel processor. Compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or newer.

Mac OS X 10.8.0 or later, Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later recommended.

Operating system installation media (disc or disc image) for virtual machines. Windows operating systems are available separately from Microsoft and other retailers.


VMware Fusion does not provide any operating systems for installation onto virtual machines you create with VMware Fusion. You must provide the operating system installation media.

4GB of memory, 8GB recommended.

750MB of free disk space for VMware Fusion, and at least 5GB of free disk space for each virtual machine.


Make sure that you have enough memory to run Mac OS X, plus the memory required for each guest operating system and for applications on the Mac and in the virtual machines.