To install Windows on VMware Fusion, you need three things. An Intel Mac, VMware Fusion, and a Windows CD/DVD or .iso image.

1. VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is available through the VMware Academic Program (VMAP). You can access this software on our software download page.

  • Look for the VMware section and click the link.
  • This will take you to the OnTheHub VMware academic storefront. Click "VMware Fusion for Mac".
  • Click "Add to Cart".
  • Click "Check Out".
  • Read and accept the license agreement.
  • Put in your name and email address and click Next.
  • Click "Proceed with Order".

At this point, you can click the "Download Options" link and follow the instructions to download Fusion. After the download is complete, run the installer. This will install the VMware Fusion product. 

The product serial number can be found by viewing order details under "Orders & Downloads" in your account profile on the VMware Academic  Site.

2. Download Windows

For this step, it doesn't matter what version of Windows you choose. The steps are all the same. You can even download three different versions and run three separate VMs in Fusion. 

Windows is available through the Microsoft program. You can access this software on our software download page.

  • Look for the Microsoft section and click the link.
  • You will be taken to the Microsoft storefront.
  • Find the version of Windows you prefer and follow the instructions to download the installer.

3. Install Windows on VMware Fusion

VMware hosts a number of video tutorials on the VMware Fusion Learning website.