If you have an earlier version of VMware Fusion, you can upgrade to the current version by manually downloading the VMware Fusion disk image from the VMware Web site.

If you are upgrading VMware Fusion, it is recommended that you remove the current version that is installed on your Mac first. The process of installing, upgrading, and uninstalling 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.


Download VMware Fusion from the VMware Web site at http://www.vmware.com/mac/.


Click the Download link and follow the subsequent links for an Electronic Download Distribution.


Click the download link and save the application to your Mac.

The VMware Fusion disk image is saved to your default download directory. The filename is VMware-Fusion-x.x.x-xxxxxx.dmg, where x.x.x is the application version and xxxxxx is the build number for the download release.


Double-click the VMware-Fusion-x.x.x-xxxxxx.dmg file to mount it.


Double-click the VMware Fusion icon to copy VMware Fusion to your Mac and start it.