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VMware Fusion 10.1.0 Release Notes

VMware Fusion 10.1.0 | 21 Dec 2017 | Build 7370838

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

About VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10 is the easiest, fastest, and most reliable way to run Windows and other x86 based operating systems on a Mac without rebooting.

For more information, see the broader VMware Fusion documentation.

What's New

VMware Fusion 10.1.0 is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 10 users. It makes improvements in following areas:

  • This release delivers improved guest support of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709)
  • Includes VMware Tools 10.2.0

VMware Fusion 10.1.0 also contains bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements.

Prior Releases

Features and Known Issues from prior releases of VMware Fusion are described in the release notes for each release. To view the release notes for the prior release, click the following links:

Resolved Issues

  • A Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), virtual machine might display a black screen after you exit Unity view or multimonitor mode with multiple displays connected

    When you have more than one monitor connected to your host, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, version 1709, virtual machine might display a black screen in the following situations:

    • Enter then exit Unity view.
    • Switch to multiple displays then switch back to a single display.

    This issue is resolved with VMware Tools 10.2.0 installed on the virtual machine.

  • VMware Fusion does not automatically detect the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) ISO when creating a new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update virtual machine

    You have to manually select Window 10/ Windows 10 x64 when creating Windows 10 Fall Creators Update guest operating system.

    This issue is resolved.

  • In a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) virtual machine, using Microsoft Office to save modified files to a VMware shared folder can fail

    When you run a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update(Version 1709) virtual machine, using Microsoft Office to edit and save files to a VMware shared folder results in following error:


    "There has been a network or file permission error. The network connection may be lost"

    This can occur even when the network connection remains available and the drive is accessible.

    This issue is resolved.

  • After a Windows 10 virtual machine switches to Unity view, a gray border appears around the guest window

    When a Windows 10 virtual machine runs in Unity view, a gray border appears around the guest windows.

    This issue is resolved with VMware Tools 10.2.0 installed on the virtual machine.

  • After you log out and back in to a Windows 7 virtual machine that is running in full screen mode on multiple displays, the mouse cursor might not work properly

    In a Windows 7 virtual machine running in full screen mode on multiple displays, after you log out and back in, the mouse cursor might not position properly inside the virtual machine. When you click the right mouse button, the popup menu does not appear at the location expected, which is at the cursor. This issue only occurs in Windows 7 virtual machines.

    This issue is resolved.

Known Issues

  • On a Skylake or Kaby Lake Mac machine with High Sierra 10.13 installed, Windows 10 virtual machines display glitches when the display resolution is greater than 4096 pixels

    On a Skylake or Kaby Lake Mac machine released in 2016 or 2017, if the host is installed with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and is using an Intel graphics card, the display of a running Windows 10 virtual machine starts to function improperly when the display resolution exceeds 4096 pixels. This issue does not occur when any of the following conditions apply to the Mac machine.

    • Uses a non-Intel graphics card
    • Is installed with a macOS version prior to macOS High Sierra 10.13
    • Is not a Skylake or Kaby Lake model

    Workaround: None. This is a 3rd party issue.