I have Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (via Bootcamp) installed on a 2010 MacBook.

When I try to run Windows 7 (installed on Bootcamp) on VMWare Fusion 3, VMWare Fusion window just close and MacOS X tells me that vmware has crashed.

When I reopen it, closed windows are restored with the OS still running.

Any idea why it is happening?

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I am a little confused here - When you use VMWare Fusion, you should not be using Bootcamp at all - you should just start a new Virtual Machine and install Windows as if it is a physical machine.

Bootcamp is for actually using Windows as a native Operating system on your Mac and has nothing to do with VMware Fusion.

If I have misunderstood you, please can you explain a little more about the problem and your environment.

  • I have Windows 7 installed on Bootcamp but I can access this partition via VMWare Fusion too. That way I can access it when booting it and when running Mac OS. Hope I cleared things up. Jan 29, 2010 at 16:51

Disabling "Pass power status to the VM" in Settings > Advanced > Other seems to have solve the problem.


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