Create and configure VM Ware virtual machine on Mac OS with Windows 11 ISO image

29 August 2023 6 minutes
Author: D2-R2

Virtualizing Windows 11 on Mac: Steps with VMWare Fusion

Virtualization on Mac OS is a key feature that allows users to extend the functionality of their computer and run different operating systems on the same device. One of the most popular tools for this purpose is VMWare Fusion. This process can be important for many users who need to access Windows 11 on their Mac. Installing VMWare on Mac OS: The first step is to download and install VMWare Fusion on your Mac. VMWare Fusion is a well-known software product for virtualization on the macOS platform, which provides a user-friendly interface and a high level of functionality.

Creating a Virtual Machine for Windows 11: After installing VMWare Fusion, you can create a virtual machine for the Windows 11 operating system. This process includes choosing the virtual machine parameters, such as the amount of memory, number of processors, and hard disk space, as well as installing the operating system image . Configuring a Windows 11 Virtual Machine: After creating a virtual machine, you can configure network settings, select additional virtualization options, and other settings to suit your usage. Using Windows 11 in VMWare Fusion: After completing all the settings, you can run Windows 11 in VMWare Fusion. This allows you to use Windows 11 on your Mac like any other operating system, performing tasks that might require that OS. Virtualization using VMWare Fusion on Mac OS opens up new opportunities for users who need access to the Windows 11 operating system on their Mac computer. This approach allows you to solve different tasks and use different operating systems, while ensuring the convenience and security of working on Mac OS.

What is the difference between VMware Workstation Player and Virtual Box?

Virtual machines are becoming a key tool for those seeking maximum security in the online space. They create an isolated environment that effectively blocks out potential threats and malware. Using a virtual machine reduces the risk of compromising the underlying system and provides an additional layer of protection against intrusions. Thus, for those who want to keep their data safe, virtual machines are becoming an indispensable tool in today’s digital world. VMware Player and VirtualBox are two well-known virtualization platforms for creating a virtual machine. Their key difference is that VMware Player is free for personal use only, while VirtualBox is completely free and open source software available for personal and commercial use. VMware Player is developed by VMware, a leader in virtualization, while VirtualBox is owned by Oracle. “Oracle” is an American corporation that specializes in the production of software, hardware for computing and other products and services in the field of information technology. VirtualBox, thanks to its transparent operation, has a larger set of features and settings, so we consider this virtual machine to be the best. Also, VirtualBox provides more flexible options and this is all thanks to its open source. On top of that, compatibility in VirtualBox, thanks to its open nature, supports a wider range of operating systems compared to VMware Player. Both tools, VMWare Player and VirtualBox, have their merits and each of them may be better depending on the specific use case scenario. The best way to determine which app best suits your needs is to install both and experiment with them. Only practice will help you figure out which virtual machine best meets your requirements.

Step-by-step installation instructions

We download the Windows 10 OC image

Step 1

Go to the browser

Step 3

Step by step, press as indicated on the screenshot

Step 4

Select the language and click “Confirm”

Step 5

Download the 64-bit version

Installing VMware 13 on MAC OS

Step 7

Click “Try Pro For Free”

Step 8

In this screenshot, we can verify that our sixth action completed successfully. Our file has been uploaded

Configuring VMware 13 on MAC OS

Step 9

Double click on the icon

Step 10

Open VMware Fusion

Step 11

We are waiting for the verification to finish

Step 12

Click “Open”

Step 13

We are waiting while the installation is in progress

Step 14

Click on “Install from disc or image”

Step 15

Click on the selected fragment, as shown in the screenshot

We install the Windows 11 OC image on MAC OS

Step 16

Click “Continue”

Step 17

Select “UEFI” and click next

Step 18

Click “Finish”

Step 19

We repeat the previous step

Step 20

Click “Save”

Step 21

Click on the icon as shown in the screenshot

Step 22

Click “OK”

Step 23

Waiting for the download to finish

Step 24

We repeat the previous step, continue to wait, there is not much left

Step 25

Select the language and click next

Step 26

Click “Install now”

Step 27

Running the installer, just waiting

Step 28

Click “I don’t have a product key”

Step 29

Select the operating system and click next

Step 30

We accept the terms of the license

Step 31

Select the type of installation as shown in the screenshot

Step 32

We install Windows on the disk, as shown in the screenshot. We press further

Step 33

We are waiting for the installation of Windows

Step 34

Select the country and click “Yes”

Step 35

Select the keyboard layout

Step 36

We skip this step

Step 37

Here we need to come up with a name for our device

Step 38

Click “Login”

Step 39

We need to create a Microsoft account. Click “Create it” as shown in the screenshot. Click “Next”

Step 40

Log in to your account. Click “Next”

Step 41

Create a password and click “Next”

Step 42

Enter the password we just created. Click “Next”

Step 43

Enter the name and surname. Click “Next”

Step 44

Enter your date of birth. Click “Next”

Step 45

We skip this action

Step 46

Click “Create PIN code”

Step 47

Set your pin code and click “OK”

Step 48


Drag the slider to “Yes”. After that, click “Next”

Step 49

We skip this action

Step 50

Do not turn off the computer, wait for the download to finish

Step 51

Congratulations, you have configured and installed a Windows 11 virtual machine, enjoy

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