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Windows 7: VMWare Fusion 5 Windows 7 Home Prem-How to add programs to Windows 7

22 Sep 2012   #1
redpoppiez

Mac Lion / Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
VMWare Fusion 5 Windows 7 Home Prem-How to add programs to Windows 7

I just installed VMWare Fusion 5 and Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit to my Mac Book Pro using Lion OS. I cannot figure out how to add the programs to Windows 7 in this VM set-up.

I have a Publisher 2010 CD, and when I insert it into my Mac, nothing happens. When I click on the setup.exe, the Mac doesn't know what to do (of course).

I'm not familiar with Windows 7, so I don't know how to "manually" add programs. I recall when I used XP, I could go to the control panel and select "install program." I don't see such a feature in Windows 7.

I also need to know how to add a program that I will download from the Internet to Windows 7.

What am I missing?


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23 Sep 2012   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Do you have the VM set to share the DVD/CD drive in the VM Settings?
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/do...dd_cd_dvd.html
This is for VMWare Workstation, but the process should be similar.
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23 Sep 2012   #3
redpoppiez

Mac Lion / Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yay! Thank you 714! It worked! You're a life-saver!
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23 Sep 2012   #4
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redpoppiez View Post
Yay! Thank you 714! It worked! You're a life-saver!
No problem
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23 Sep 2012   #5
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redpoppiez View Post

I also need to know how to add a program that I will download from the Internet to Windows 7.

What am I missing?
Just download the installer into the VM and double click it. It will either be an exe or msi program which will run a wizard to install the program.
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23 Sep 2012   #6
redpoppiez

Mac Lion / Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you kado897. When I downloaded the program it worked as you indicated above. It's been a while since I've worked in Windows.
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24 Sep 2012   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No problem redpoppiez and welcome to Seven Forums. You will find lots of useful information and helpful people here. Check out our tutorials section it is really comprehensive.
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