Windows 10 released today, and many users are teeming to get started discovering all the great things that Microsoft built.
A number of Fusion uses however are hitting an issue when trying to upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
During the “hardware validation check”, the VMware SVGA graphics driver is misrepresented as being incompatible. This is not true as the drivers have been signed by Microsoft and are indeed compatible with Windows 10.
The simple workaround is rather than using the upgrade method within the VM, download the .ISO and mount it to Fusion to perform the upgrade.
Some users have reported that simply disabling 3D Graphics within Fusion helps as well. Join the Windows 10 discussion in the VMware Fusion Community Forum and share your experiences, we love to hear from you!
You may have heard about our exciting Windows 10 launch celebration offer with 10% off Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Pro, and that we’re giving folks who buy today a free upgrade to the next major release when we ship later this summer.
For Parallels users looking to switch, we have you covered too!
Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft which released today, represents a leap forward from the past. It’s smarter, faster, more efficient, and makes Windows look better than ever. For some it may not be as amazing as OS X of course, but as far as Windows goes it’s the best version yet.
Thanks to VMware Fusion 7, Mac users can rejoice knowing they haven’t been left out of the loop by running Windows 10 as a virtual machine on their Macs. Whether you’re upgrading an existing Windows 7 or 8 virtual machine, or installing from scratch for that fresh, new-operating-system experience, VMware Fusion 7 lets you discover all of the latest features that Windows 10 has to offer, right from the comfort of your Mac.
Take 10% off todaywhen you buy or upgrade to the current release of Fusion 7 or Fusion 7 Pro and automatically receive a FREE upgrade to Fusion 8 or Fusion 8 Proonce they release later this summer.
We’re really excited about our next major releases, and have been hard at work putting the finishing polishes on the next big versions of Fusion and Fusion Pro with over 50 and 60 new features respectively!
If you’re looking at the ones from VMware (Fusion Pro, Fusion, Workstation & Player Pro) then you should know that the core technology in those is not only the same, but it’s the same as in vSphere – the solution that powers many of the world’s most in-demand and high performance data centers.
Why should you care about that? Because it means that the care and attention to detail that drives billions of seamless internet transactions every day is available to work for you should you need to run Windows on your Mac, Linux on your Windows, or just about any combination there of.
In this demo I thought I’d be crazy and see how far I could push them. While it certainly wasn’t without its scary moments, I hit no walls, encountered no unrecoverable errors, and barely even caused the iMac’s fan to spin. I’m using a combination of Fusion Pro and Player Pro.
The only reason I stopped at 25 was that it was taking too much time to build all those operating systems – I have a day job according to my boss.
Here’s the 25 nested OS’s you can see in the video running ALL AT THE SAME TIME on a late-2014 27” iMac with 32Gb RAM, 4GHz Intel i7.
OS/X 10.11 El Capitan
OS/X 10.10 Yosemite
OS/X 10.9 Mavericks
OS/X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS/X 10.7 Lion
OS/X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server
OS/X 10.5 Leopard Server
Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N
Windows 7 Enterprise N
Windows Vista Business
Windows XP SP2
Windows 2000 SP2
Windows NT 4 SP6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Debian 8.1 (Jessie)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.1 (maipo)
openSUSE 13.2 (harlequin)
Zorin OS 9 (trusty)
OS/2 Warp v4
Android 4.4.2 (kitkat)
Clearly, if you try this yourself don’t phone support. They’ll be impressed but I doubt they help you. This was fun. I wonder what I can do next?