Upgrading Virtual Machines from VMware Fusion 2.x to VMware Fusion 3

Version 3

    For the best experience upgrading from VMware Fusion 2.x to VMware Fusion 3, you will need to upgrade VMware Tools to the latest version shipping with VMware Fusion 3 to enable features we care about including Unity, Aero, and much more.

     

    To update to the latest VMware Tools for Windows

     

    NOTE: If you are upgrading your virtual machines from VMware Fusion 1.x to VMware Fusion 3, we recommend you first read the Updating from VMware Fusion 1.x to 2 upgrade document that has more considerations for you as you move to VMware Fusion 3.

     

    1) Start up your existing VMware Fusion virtual machine

    2) Select "Install VMware Tools" or "Update VMware Tools" in the Virtual Machine menu

    3) VMware Fusion will display a confirmation dialog with instructions. Click Install

    4) Windows should display an Autorun dialog, click Run Setup.exe (published by VMware, Inc.) to start the VMware Tools installer.

    5) If you do not see VMware Tools begin installing, open the CD-ROM device in Windows Explorer, open VMware Tools and double-click "setup.exe".

    6) Click Next and follow the prompts to install VMware Tools. Once installation is complete, you will be asked to reboot your virtual machine.

     

    Troubleshooting VMware Tools Issues

     

    In case you have problems, we recommend that you Uninstall VMware Tools, restart your virtual machine, and reinstall VMware Tools.

     

    To Uninstall VMware Tools for Windows

     

    1) In Windows, go to Control Panel

    2) Select Add/Remove Programs on Windows XP, or Select Uninstall a Program under Programs and Features on Windows Vista/7

    3) Select VMware Tools and click Uninstall

    4) Follow the prompts and restart your virtual machine when done.

     

    Next, Reinstall VMware Tools for Windows

     

    1) Start up your existing VMware Fusion virtual machine

    2) Select "Install VMware Tools" or "Update VMware Tools" in the Virtual Machine menu

    3) VMware Fusion will display a confirmation dialog with instructions. Click Install

    4) Windows should display an Autorun dialog, click Run Setup.exe (published by VMware, Inc.) to start the VMware Tools installer.

    5) If you do not see VMware Tools begin installing, open the CD-ROM device in Windows Explorer, open VMware Tools and double-click "setup.exe".

    6) Click Next and follow the prompts to install VMware Tools. Once installation is complete, you will be asked to reboot your virtual machine.

     

    This should resolve any issues with VMware Tools installation