How to Install VMware Fusion 8.5 to Run Virtual Windows on Mac

In this article, we will examine how to use VMware Fusion 8.5 to run Windows, Linux on virtual machines on Mac computers.

How to Install VMware Fusion 8.5 to Run Virtual Windows on Mac

How to Install VMware Fusion Software to Run Virtual Windows on Mac

To run a virtual machine on operating systems such as Windows and Linux / Ubuntu is often used VMware Workstation virtualization program. However, you need to use VMware Fusion to run virtual computers such as Windows and Linux on Apple macOS operating systems.

VM Fusion is a virtualization program developed by VMware for macOS systems and allows you to use Windows and Linux based operating systems on macOS systems.

In addition, this virtualization program is more useful and efficient than Apple’s Boot Camp program.

In this article, instead of using VMware Workstation, we will setup the VM Fusion 8.5 virtualization program to run Windows on Mac.

How to Setup VMware Fusion 8.5 on macOS

To use Windows 10 on macOS High Sierra 10.13, first, download the required program here.

   Step 1

Double-click on the .dmg file to start the setup.

Fusion 8.5 Pro.dmg

   Step 2

Wait while the .dmg file opens.

Opening Pro.dmg

   Step 3

Double-click the icon to start it.

Double-Click Fusion

   Step 4

Write your Root password to start the installation.

Enter Root Password

   Step 5

Starting VM Fusion 8.5 Pro.

Initializing Software

   Step 6

Accept the software license agreement.

Accepting License Agreement

   Step 7

If you want to buy this program, you can browse the VMware site. For a 30-day trial period, select I want to try VM Fusion 8 for 30 days and click Continue.

I want to try VMware for 30 days

   Step 8

To resolve the System Extension Blocked problem, go to the settings in the macOS menu.

System Extension Blocked

   Step 9

In the Security & Privacy settings, click the Allow button.

Security & Privacy

   Step 10

Click OK and close the system message window.

System Extension Blocked

   Step 11

Write your Root password to continue installation on macOS High Sierra.

Enter macOS Root Password

   Step 12

After completing the installation of the program, click Done to close the window.

Installation Complete

   Step 13

The first view of the virtualization software is as follows.

Select the Installation Method

   Step 14

Open the macOS Application and run the program.

Checking the Shortcut of Program

   Step 15

The virtual machine screen is as follows.

Fusion VM Screen

   Step 16

You can check the version of the virtualization program.

Checking Version

How to Setup Fusion Virtual Machine Software ⇒ Video

You can perform the steps of installing Fusion virtualization software in macOS High Sierra by watching the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.

VMware Setup Video

How to Configure a Virtual Windows on Mac

After installing VMware Fusion, click on the image below to install Windows 10 on your Mac!

How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Fusion

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed the Fusion program to run a Windows operating system on Apple macOS operating systems. In our next articles, we will build Windows and Linux operating systems by creating various machines with this virtualization software. Thanks for following us!

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