Preparing Your Mac For VMware Fusion

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Intended Audience

This article is intended for all students, faculty, and staff participating in the e-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program, who lease a Mac laptop, and who are interested in running VMware Fusion to access Windows applications.

Overview

There are two major steps to this process: installing the VMware Fusion application and installing Windows 7. All students and employees leasing a WSU Mac laptop can complete the VMware Fusion app install themselves. This article walks you through this first step. Contact the Technical Support Center at 507-457-5240 (ext:1) or AskTech@winona.edu. if you have any problems or questions. The second step, installing Windows 7, requires technical assistance. Students must register for a scheduled workshop to complete this step. Faculty and staff should contact TLT at 507-457-5240 (ext:3) or TLT@winona.edu to make an appointment.

Special Instructions for Students

PLEASE do not call TSC Phone Support to sign up for one of the workshops! You must complete the VMware Fusion install (pdf version) prior to attending a workshop to complete the installation. Please follow the instructions below. Once you have done this bring your email receipt with you to the TSC Front Desk in Somsen 207 to sign up for a workshop - or, if no workshops are available, you may request a 1:1 appointment.

Installing VMware Fusion

Step One: Get a VMware Fusion License

  • Go to http://winonastate.onthehub.com
  • Click on "Sign in" in the upper right hand corner of the window. Log in using your StarID/password
  • Click on "Students" or "Faculty/Staff"
  • In the grey toolbar across the top of the page, click on "VMware"
  • Click on Software under the VMware section

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  • Scroll down to the bottom of the group and click on "VMware Fusion 8 (for Mac OS X)"

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  • Make sure Quantity is 1 and then click on "Add To Cart"

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  • Go to your Shopping Cart and click on "Checkout"

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  • Scroll to the bottom of the license and click on "I Accept"

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  • Click on "Proceed with Order"

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  • Attention Students: Print out or take a screenshot of the receipt. You will need this to sign up for a workshop.
  • The receipt contains your Serial Number which you will need during installation.
  • You should also get an email confirming this transaction.

Step Two: Download the VMware Fusion Application

  • At the receipt page, you can select "Start Download". If you just need to find your receipt, log into OnTheHub and select Your Account/Orders.

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Step Three: Install the VMware Fusion Application

  • Open the VMware Fusion Installer.
    • If you downloaded Fusion from the Internet, the installer should be in your "Downloads" folder.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
  • You will be prompted to enter your serial number. Enter the serial number as found on your receipt.

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  • If the installer prompts you to install a newer version, click on "Download and Install" and allow it to run through.

Step Four: Ensure that Everything on your Computer is Up-To-Date

  • Go to your Apple icon in the top-left corner and select Software Updates.
    • Always make sure that you go through all updates before coming into tech support.
      • This is especially important for the VMware Fusion setup process.
  • Make sure that you restart your computer after you have completed all updates.

Step Five: Schedule Windows 7 Installation

Students

  • Bring your receipt to the Technical Support Center Front Desk (Somsen 207) to sign up for a workshop. You will not be allowed to sign up for a workshop without this.
  • You will also need to bring the Serial Number to the workshop. We can't do the install without it.
    • To access your serial number again in case you didn't print it out or record it. You can go to winonastate.onthehub.com, click sign in, and select Your Account/Orders to find your serial key in the orders page.
  • You must have at least 40 GB of free space on your laptop before we can do the install. Please check this before you come to the workshop.
  • Current Boot Camp Users: You will need to go to Walk-In and have Boot Camp removed before you can attend the session. Please do this before your workshop's scheduled time.

Faculty and Staff

  • If you have Boot Camp installed, go to the Technical Support Center to have it removed.
  • Contact TLT to make an appointment to install Windows 7. You will need at least 20 GB of free hard drive space. Contact TLT if you have questions.

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