6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2020 12:40 PM by winmorgan

    Migrated to new Macbook, now want to update from Windows 7 to Windows 10

    winmorgan Enthusiast



      I managed to migrate VMWare Fusion to my new Macbook Pro, but am still not sure how. I encountered "broken pipe" errors and googled how to fix that, and it worked, as far as I can tell. What I don't understand is that I thought I downloaded something called VMWare Player and installed it on the new Macbook and then migrated files from the old Macbook -- with great help from the folks in these forums -- but I now see VMWare Fusion in my dock, not Player. In any case, Windows 7 seems to be running OK, thankfully.


      So...I have two questions:


      1. I'd like to update Windows 7 to Windows 10 because my wife wants to try Microsoft Flight Simulator. Can I do that upgrade? Is it safe?  Are there problems? Etc.


      2. Whether I can or cannot upgrade to Windows 10, should I run "52 important updates" (~645 MB) prompt that I'm getting in Windows 7?


      I am not very conversant with virtual machines, Fusion, etc. (which I guess is obvious) and basically use Windows 7 to run an old 2012 version of Quicken as I've found it impossible to run my old Quicken files on my Mac.


      Thank you for any help and information, and thanks very much to Wil and the others who advised me on the migration,