VMware Fusion Player


VMware Fusion Player is a software program that allows you to install and run Microsoft Windows on your Mac. There is a free license available for use with personal Macs. 


UR managed Macs are not eligible for a Personal Use license from VMware. If you would like to install and license VMware on your UR managed Mac, please contact IS Procurement

Fusion Player requires the use of a personal use license along with a MyVMware account. Students and home users are eligible to receive a personal use license by creating a MyVMware account. To create your account, access your license, and download and install VMware Fusion Player on your Mac, follow the steps below.

  1. Create a MyVMware account: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=fusion-player-personal 
  2. Once your account has been created, you will receive an email with a link to your personal license. Copy your personal license key and store it.
  3. On the same page linked above, scroll down to Download Packages and download VMware Fusion 13.x.x (for Intel-based and Apple silicon Macs)
  4. From your Downloads folder, open the VMware-Fusion-13...dmg disk image
  5. In the window that appears, follow the prompt to double click on VMWare Fusion to install
  6. Click Open if prompted to confirm the warning that you downloaded VMWare from the Internet
  7. Authenticate with your Mac's password to start the installer
  8. If you receive a prompt that the System Extension is blocked (macOS 10.13 or higher):
    1. Click on Open System Preferences
    2. Unlock the security pane by clicking on the Padlock icon in the bottom left
    3. Click Allow
  9. Review and click Agree to agree to the Terms & Conditions
  10. Enter the personal use license key stored in step 2 and press Continue
  11. Authenticate with your Mac's password to continue the installation
  12. If you receive an Unable to access Accessibility warning (macOS 10.15 only):
    1. Click OK and then press OK at the following prompt to automatically open the Privacy tab inside System Preferences>Security and Privacy
    2. Check the box next to VMWare Fusion inside the Accessibility pane
    3. Close the System Preferences pane 
  13. VMWare Fusion should now be fully installed and available to run from your Applications folder
  14. Follow the links below to acquire a license and installation software for Windows 11

See Also

Windows 11 Download (you will also need to purchase or acquire an Activation Key)

Installing Windows 11 in VMware Fusion

Getting Started with Fusion

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Tue 10/27/20 11:03 AM
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