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Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:35 pm

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I've just installed the latest version of VM Fusion on a new MacBook Pro (Lion). Now I've got to decide what version of Windows; my use of the virtual PC is going to be limited to a couple of applications, but one of them is ACT! which I assume will be pretty demanding on the OS.
There are enough variables that I'm simply confused.
Should I buy Windows 7?
32-bit or 64-bit?
OEM or retail?
(I assume an upgrade version won't work).

I appreciate the help.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:33 am

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You should check what the minimum system requirements are for the Windows applications you want to run. If you're using Sage ACT! Pro 2012, a quick check of their web site shows that it runs on either Windows XP or Windows 7.

Windows XP will be faster in the virtual machine. However, Microsoft no longer supports it, which means no more security updates.

John Rizzo

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Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:17 am

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I was wondering if I can get the Mac BD-ROM drive to work with windows 8.1 on VMware fusion?

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