dhuman532
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Will Windows 10 Guest VM need to be recreated when moving from Yosemite to El Capitan as host OS?

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I have Fusion 8 installed on Yosemite. I have a guest VM that is Windows 10 and working well. When I install El Capitan, will I have to recreate the Windows 10 guest VM or should it run as is with El Capitan as the Host OS? Thank you!

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wila
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Hi,

Updating to El Capitan should not matter for your guest OS, it should continue to run as is.

However be careful NOT to wipe your disk on the update as then it might erase your VM.

So best thing - as always - is to make a backup of your VM - with the VM shut down and Fusion not running - before upgrading to El Capitan.

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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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wila
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Hi,

Updating to El Capitan should not matter for your guest OS, it should continue to run as is.

However be careful NOT to wipe your disk on the update as then it might erase your VM.

So best thing - as always - is to make a backup of your VM - with the VM shut down and Fusion not running - before upgrading to El Capitan.

--

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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TomHowarth
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The Quick answer is no, but the fuller answer is the one by Wilva.  it saves me typing Smiley Happy  

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Woodmeister50
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As another word of advice, you should have some form of complete system backup before a major

OSX upgrade.  It can be either done with Time Machine or creating a clone (Carbon Copy Cloner,

Super Duper, etc.).

In the vast majority of cases, upgrading is not a problem but unexpected things can happen ro some

incompatibility issues may arise which may require you to return to a previous installation.