Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion

Learn everything you need to know to get started with VMware Fusion.

Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion

Michael Roy

Learn everything you need to know to get started with VMware Fusion.
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ISBN 139781782177883
Paperback64 pages

Book Description

Running Windows on your Mac can seem complicated, but this book will make things easy by showing you how to get the most out of VMware Fusion. Having a virtual copy of Windows on your Mac can let you make a secure backup of your files and run Windows applications, which makes your computer more versatile.

This book will show you how to start running Windows on your Mac, with practical examples of how to keep your Virtual Machine secure, backed up, and running smoothly. You will learn about the new features of VMware Fusion 6 and where to get help and support for the software when you need it.

This book will walk you through what you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on your Mac. It then proceeds to show you how to upgrade to Windows 8, and shows you how you can seamlessly switch between Windows 7 and Windows 8 using snapshots. Next, it covers all that you need to know to safely and securely run Windows on a Mac computer with Intel processors. You will also learn how to manage your Virtual Machine backups and keep your VM safe.

The recipes in this book will give you a helpful head start in getting the most out of VMware Fusion 6.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion
Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8 (Simple)
Keeping your old PC alive! (Intermediate)
Much ado about snapshots (Intermediate)
Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe (Simple)
Printing from Windows – how easy it is! (Simple)
Network adapters – what's the difference? (Simple)
Connecting peripherals to Windows – bringing the outside world in! (Simple)
Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows (Advanced)
"I'm stuck, now what?" (Simple)
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install Windows 7 directly from Microsoft using the trial version
  • Upgrade your Windows 7 Virtual Machine to Windows 8
  • Effectively back up your Virtual Machine
  • Back up your Windows files easily using Time Machine
  • Discover and learn about the many features of snapshots
  • Keep your old PC alive by cloning it into a Virtual Machine
  • Discover the best places to find help and resources for VMware Fusion

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Getting Started with VMware Fusion
Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8 (Simple)
Keeping your old PC alive! (Intermediate)
Much ado about snapshots (Intermediate)
Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe (Simple)
Printing from Windows – how easy it is! (Simple)
Network adapters – what's the difference? (Simple)
Connecting peripherals to Windows – bringing the outside world in! (Simple)
Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows (Advanced)
"I'm stuck, now what?" (Simple)
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782177883
Paperback64 pages
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