This article shows you the steps to run VMware Fusion 12 Pro, which allows you to run virtual machines on macOS Big Sur 11 operating system on Apple Mac computers.
VMware Fusion lets you use a Windows or Linux virtual machine directly on macOS without restarting hosts.
Available in two versions, Pro and Player, VMware Fusion is simple and easy to use by both home users and IT professionals.
You can install Windows 10 in addition to your macOS system using Apple’s Boot Camp program. However, you will always have to restart your computer when you want to switch from macOS to Windows 10. Therefore, you can migrate to Windows 10 virtual machine faster using VM Fusion software instead of Boot Camp.
After installing the Fusion software on Big Sur 11, the latest version of macOS, you can create a new virtual machine and install any Windows or other operating systems.
Follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install and configure VMware Fusion Pro on your Mac computer.
Step 1: First, visit the VM Fusion Evaluation page by clicking the web link below.
Step 2: Scroll down on the download page and click Download Now under the Fusion 12 Pro for macOS 10.15+ heading.
Step 3: When the Fusion Pro software with .dmg extension is downloaded to your macOS computer, go to Downloads in the Finder tool, double-click the installation file, and start the wizard.
Step 4: When the .dmg file is opened, double-click its icon in the Fusion wizard and start the installation.
Step 5: After verifying the Fusion files, type your user account password and click OK.
Step 6: When the installation starts, accept the agreement in the window explaining the terms and conditions of the virtualization program.
Step 7: You will see the product key-related settings in the next window. If you purchased the Fusion software, enter your product key. If you want to try the program, select I want to try the program for free for 30 days and continue.
Step 8: After clicking Done in the Thank you window, if VM Fusion asks your permission to run correctly on your system, click OK and open Accessibility.
Step 9: Click Open System Preferences in the Accessibility Access window and open Security & Privacy.
Step 10: To change your system in the Security & Privacy window, unlock and activate VMware Fusion.
Step 11: You can now run and use a Windows virtual machine on your Mac computer.
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