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The iSchool offers VMware Fusion as the software option for faculty, staff, and students to run Windows on a Mac.

VMware Fusion requires a zero-cost license key, and may be downloaded, and installed, following these steps:

1. Using your iSchool Apple computer, visit the VMware download website:

VMware download website

2. Click Sign In (top-right of the screen), sign in with your UW NetID credentials.

3. Click Faculty/Staff or Students depending on your role.

4. Search for the software named VMware Fusion 11.

5. The VMware website works much like any online web store. Add the VMware Fusion title to your “cart” and checkout.

6. Eventually, you will wind up with details for your “order.” The details will include a download for the installer and a serial number.

7. If you are a faculty member, a staff member, or a PhD student using an iSchool-provided computer, use the serial number to license VMware Fusion, which may already be installed on your computer. Contact the iSchool IT Help Desk if you need more information or access to a Windows Virtual Machine.

If you are a student using a personal computer, download, install, and license VMware. If you are using a personal computer and need access to a Windows VMware virtual machine, please refer to information on this page.

If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.
(206) 616-3086