Can VMWare fusion run Windows 7 on Apple iMac 27" Upgraded 3.4GHz i7 OSX 10.8.5?

Hello EE,

I have a user who is a Dell Optiplex Windows 7 and he wants to go to Apple iMac 27" Upgraded 3.4GHz i7     OSX 10.8.5.  However he's asking to keep both machines as he does periodically need Windows 7.  I am wondering if using VMWare Fusion we could P2V the Windows 7 OS onto the iMAC so the user didn't need the Dell Optiplex anymore?

If so any documentation/steps on how to?
bergquistcompanyAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
The iMac should be well capable of running VMware fusion .. check the RAM and ideally it should have 8GB+ so it can run VMware with Windows alongside OSX.

He could even use the VMware Converter to snapshot the Dell and convert it into an image that he can run in the iMac in VMware Fusion
https://www.vmware.com/support/windows_to_mac
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gheistCommented:
Windows 7 needs 2GB of RAM, mountain lion same, so anywhere in between you are fine.
There is legal problem with moving OEM licence on dell (or ifyou bought win7 box no problem)
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serialbandCommented:
If your client needs the speed, I would suggest Parallels over VMWare if you're going to a paid solution.  You could also use the BootCamp partition for faster speed and you would also have Parallels drivers that make it more "compatible" on Apple hardware.
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bergquistcompanyAuthor Commented:
Great tips
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