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VMWare Fusion - Unsupported macOS version

Recently upgraded to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.  Also, changed from Eset to Norton 360.  Now when I try to run VMWare Fusion latest version (I can't get to run enough to show the version) I get an error "Unsupported MacOS Version".

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Hi,

That normally means that you are on Fusion 11..

Fusion 11 does not work on macOS Big Sur. Only Fusion 12 works on Big Sur, because apple has made significant changes to their operating system.

If you are using VMware Fusion for personal use then you can now use a free version of VMware Fusion.

See also:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2088571

https://blogs.vmware.com/teamfusion/2020/09/fusion-12-now-available.html

Perhaps the free Fusion Player 12 will work for you. (there's a link in the 2nd article)

Please note that if that link doesn't work and you are using Firefox, then try again using Safari or a private window.

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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Hi,

 

We just purchased a license for VMWare 11.5 in August. Now after upgraded to Big Sur it's useless. Does it mean I have to pay for upgrade/license in order to use the product I only had for 3 months?

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Contributor

I solved my problem by upgrading to Fusion 12.  Everything is peachy now.

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I swear, everytime Apple releases a new major OS you then 'have' to upgrade. 

What a great business model. I think this is the third time around. Time to switch i think.

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Leadership

Hi,

Easy to complain if apple changes the game and disallows kernel modules... thereby forcing VMware to use apple's hypervisor instead of their own...

Also seems that you missed that VMware released a FREE version of VMware Fusion that you can use.

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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I wonder what business model they think VMWare should use?  Maybe finding students who need unpaid interships?

I wish they'd just go to a subscription model so the whining stops.

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