How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview for Mac with VMware Fusion




In late January, Microsoft has posted on the website updated test version of Windows 10 (January Technical Preview). Compared with the previous assembly, it has changed the interface of the operating system – the status bar, the center of action, and “Start” menu has been possible to deploy the entire screen. An updated Cortana voice assistant with extensive personalization.


For users of Mac, which now want to test Windows 10, MacDigger offers a guide to installing the operating system via the virtual machine VMware Fusion. To test the platform does not necessarily use a separate PC. The virtual machine can work with “ten” in the medium OS X.

Using this guide, you can install Windows 10 on a Mac simplest way possible.

How to install Windows 10 on a Mac with VMware Fusion

Step 1: Download Windows image 10 Technical Preview in the format of ISO, passing on this link . You must first register with the Windows Insider Program . It only takes a few minutes.

Step 2: Download the VMWare Fusion virtual machine at this link .


Step 3: Run the installation file and specify the administrator password. Check the box «I want to try VMware Fusion 7 for 30 days».


Step 4: In this step, enter your mailbox, leaving the item Try VMware Fusion 7 by default. Click Continue. Re-enter the account password and click Done.


Step 5: In the Select Installation Method leave Install from disk or image and click Continue. The program prompts you to select a virtual machine image. Click Use another disc or disk image and select the Windows image 10 downloaded in step 1.



Step 6: On the Finish button, click Customize Settings.


Step 7: Select the amount of memory that is allocated to your virtual machine in Sections Processors. The minimum volume for Windows 10 is 1 GB recommended – 2048 MB. Set the machine 4 processor cores.


Step 8: Close the Preferences window and click “Start” in the virtual machine window.

Step 9: After you begin downloading your virtual computer in the Windows installation menu appears 10 that is similar to Windows 8 setup wizard.


Step 10: After installation is complete, restart the virtual machine. Welcome window appears. Enter the necessary information for your system.


Step 11: To configure the appropriate display resolution, you must install a special package from VMware. In the menu bar, select Virtual Machine → Install VMware Tools.


Step 12: Open the Windows Explorer window and select sidebar DVD Drive. Run the file Setup64. Perform the necessary steps to install Install VMware Tools.


Step 13: After the installation Install VMware Tools virtual machine will reboot – you can use Windows 10!


See also:

Features of Windows 10, copied from OS X
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