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How to Install the Free VMware Fusion 8.5 for Mac Upgrade

Earlier this year, we showed you how to install, configure, and use VMware Fusion for Mac version 8.0. VMware Fusion is a virtual machine utility for MacOS, which lets you run Windows and alternative operating systems such as Linux and MacOS itself on the Mac. It’s more convenient to use than Apple’s Boot Camp utility; if you only need to run the occasional Windows application. The latest version, which is a free upgrade for existing Fusion 8.0 users; includes optimizations for the recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

VMware Launches Free Fusion for Mac Upgrade Version 8.5

VMware Fusion 8.5 is also optimized for the recently release MacOS Sierra, version 10.12. Features include support for Tabs and Siri. Users running VMware Fusion 8.1.1, can get the upgrade to Fusion 8.5 for free. If you are running an earlier version, you can take advantage of the upgrade pricing.

Head on over to the VMware Fusion 8.5 download page, click the download that corresponds with your currently installed edition. You can find this out by launching VMware Fusion, click the VMware Fusion menu then click About VMware Fusion.

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Launch the VMware Fusion image then double click to install.

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That’s it, you should now be running the latest version.

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After logging into a Windows 10 virtual machine, the VMware Tools will automatically update itself then prompt for a restart.

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We recently looked at a number of ways you can create and utilize virtual machines for running older software. As Microsoft continues to refine Windows 10, newer versions will break apps that worked on older releases. Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud platform is another popular way to create and host virtual machines. If you still need the raw power of the local hardware, dual booting still has its benefits. Are you using virtual machine utilities, if so, what are some of the scenarios?

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