You can start a powered-off guest operating system in your virtual machine.

Certain actions, such as making changes to the virtual machine configuration, require having a virtual machine open without the operating system powered on. After the action is complete, you can start the operating system.


Start the virtual machine's operating system, depending on the state of the virtual machine and guest operating system.
  • If the virtual machine is not running, open the virtual machine from the Finder or Virtual Machine Library.

    Fusion starts the virtual machine's operating system when you open the virtual machine.

  • If the virtual machine is already open in Fusion, but the operating system is shut down, select Virtual Machine > Start Up.