macOS 10, Windows 10, and VMWare Fusion 10

So I decided half on a whim to do some research and download the latest releases of VMWare Fusion 10 and Windows 10. To save you some clicknig and Googling:

  • VMWare Fusion 10
    • Click the "Download Now" link on the right of the page. This will start an ~500 MB download.
  • Microsoft Windows 10
    • You'll be prompted to enter your language settings, and then be given the option to download 32 bit or 64 bit Windows. I opted for the latter, which was a 4.4 GB download.

My hardware + OS:

  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • Mid 2015 Macbook Pro
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 2.8 GHz i7 processor

After downloading Windows + Fusion and installing the latter, I opened Fusion and added the Windows 10 ISO, drag and drop style:


Which will start the process to create a new Windows 10 VM:


I auto-generated and stored my Windows 10 password in 1Password, and since this is a trial version of Windows 10 I didn't enter a product key:


Note that this produces a notification, but go ahead and click to Continue Without Key:


Since I'm installing this environment just to play around, I chose the "more isolated" option:


Click Finish to Finish this part of the setup:


Click the play button to boot the VM:


The VM will boot


And install - note that this will take a while. Might want to grab a cup of hot chocolate or your preferred late-night-hacking-beverage-of-choice:


After a few minutes (exactly how many will vary) you'll see this message:


And then, you'll be met with this - so go ahead and click anywhere:


Enter your administrator password: depending on how long and random you made it you may feel a slight twinge of regret as you cannot paste a password here:


Regardless, violĂ ! You now have Windows 10 running on your Mac.


Feel free to open up Edge to download Chrome or another modern browser as a test:


When done, suspend the VM by clicking the pause button in the upper left: