Windows mac (Macbook) is used to help marketers use the tut trick that requires the MAC address of different virtual machines. Currently there are Parallels and VMware are 2 software that support very well for this. In this article, Lucid Gen will provide documentation, instructions for installing Parallels and VMware on Mac OS (Macbook) in the simplest way to understand for you.
What software should you use?
- Paralles: If you just need a Windows virtual machine. Paralles themselves rated as very silky.
- VMware: if you need clone many virtual machines save space. But less smooth.
Please choose one of the 2 software below to download. Windows, you can download the 64bit version.
Parallels software: click open page to load.
VMware software: click open page to download.
The latest version of Windows 10 64bit: click to open the loading page. Choose Windows 10, English, 64bit.
Windows setup guide on Mac OS
Windows setup steps on mac OS:
Step 1: Turn off Gatekeeper and SIP on your Macbook first. Otherwise you cannot install any external privately downloaded software.
Step 2: Download the full documentation that Lucid Gen provides and extract.
Step 3: Install the software, activate the key and use it according to Lucid Gen’s instructions.
Windows on Macbook with Parallels
You unpack and open the Parallels installation file. Click 2 times on the Install icon on the left to start installing. The machine asks if you want to open the external download app, you click Open.
When Parallels asks if you want to update to the latest version, you turn it off, do not update. Because of the update, it may not be compatible with old MacOS or not available for free.
Select No, use curent (no, use the current version). You then fill in your machine login information to allow parallels to be installed.
We do not use Boot Camp, you click Skip offline.
You choose Install Windows or another OS from a DVS or image file. To install Windows that we downloaded above.
You select Image File, and then select the downloaded Windows file, and then click Continue.
If you have a key, then put it in the cell to enter the key, if you don’t have one, click Continue to install Windows for free.
What is your purpose of windows programming on Mac OS for? Parallels will try to optimize the system smoothly in that direction. Select and then click Continue.
Come here, you just leave the default, click Create to create Windows virtual machine.
Parallels will start on the Windows boot. It’s too familiar to be here, isn’t it?
You should choose Windows that doesn’t have an “N.” Examples: Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home.
Wait for Windows to install itself, you’ll have a Windows virtual machine in one window on your Macbook.
Mac OS Windows setup with VMware
Open the VMware installation file you will see a disk window like this. Drag the VMware settings icon to the Applications folder as shown below.
Then open the Applications folder and you will see that a VMware installation file has just dropped in. You click open that file.
A VMware Fusion window appears, you double-click the middle to launch the VMware installer.
There are constant permission requests because VMware is an external download application. You’re OK, it’s all right.
To activate the VMware key, you open the remaining file in the extracted folder to get the key. Select I have a license key for VMware Fusion, and then click Continue.
You continue to choose the VMware version, please choose the Professional version for it full features offline.
Then you grant VMware permissions and just OK, Done to go through the next step.
Then, there are constantly windows that require access to show up, you just click the OK button and open System Options.
The Security & Privacy window appears. You click on the padlock image below, fill in the login password and click unlock, then turn on the tick for VMware is finished.
At select the VMware (Select the Installation Method) installation method, choose to install from disc or image by default and click Continue.
Next, drag and drop the Windows file you uploaded to the VMware installer, and then click Continue.
Choose the version of Windows 10 that you want, for example, I choose Windows 10 Pro, the rest of the information is not necessary because we just need to create Windows on the Macbook to use quickly.
Click Continue Without Key, Windows does not have a key that can still be used, but it’s okay.
In the Integration section you have two options to consider as follows:
- More Seamless: Windows mac re-authors can access folders on your Macbook. Convenient for sharing files between macOS and Windows. If you often need macOS files, please choose this.
- More Isolated: Windows mac-based i-authors will only interfere with its own folders, unable to interfere with Macbook folders. Very independent, but you can share your macOS files via dragging macOS messages to your Windows monitor.
You review the fake windows configuration information on VMware’s mac and click Finish to finish.
Then, you wait about 5 minutes for VMware to start installing Windows on your virtual machine. Our end result is here. A virtual machine running a windows operating system right in the Macbook’s screen.
To humanily copy the number of virtual machines you right-click several installed virtual machine names (Windows 10) and choose one of these two:
- Create Full Clone: Is to clone another virtual machine completely independent of the original virtual machine. Memory costs are similar to native virtual machines. Use smoother.
- Create Linked Clone: Is to clone another virtual machine but use the resources of the original virtual machine, saving more space for each clone. But sometimes it’s annoying because they have to re-sync some resources to the original virtual machine. Works less smoothly.
Note: creating multiple Create Full Clones will take up a lot of machine memory. You should only create 1-2 copies like that.
Each virtual machine has its own MAC address which is the advantage of Windows virtual machines on mac. The disadvantages of virtual machines in general are that it is slow and lag. So if you want to use windows to be smoother, please refer to the tutorial to install Win 10 for Macbook.