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    Apr 11, 2012
    Old Fusion 2 VM and Lion Upgrade
    So I went against all logic and upgraded my iPhone to use iCloud and my iMac to Lion before doing a bit of checking first. Now I'm stuck with an older version of Fusion 2 that won't run in 64-bit and I can't access my Windows XP virtual machine.

    I can't afford to lose this virtual machine. Tell me the answer is simply to upgrade to Fusion 4 and I can access Windows XP again. Do I have to migrate the VM to version 4? I've heard that the migration tool does not work in version 4. Thanks.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    You should be able to upgrade Fusion from 2.X to 4.X without causing any loss of data to the XP VM. The new version of Fusion will automatically convert the VM for you. I do suggest, however, that you make a backup first with Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner before doing the upgrade.

    Also check around for a good upgrade price on Fusion 4. There were several bundles that included it and other apps for around $49.99. Actually a great bargain for what you get with the extra apps.

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback. I was hoping that was the case.

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    Apr 11, 2012
    I found a promo code that got me $5 off the regular price, installed it and opened up my Win XP vm. Pretty slick, not even a bump during the whole process. Thanks again.

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