Parallels Desktop for Mac is another option, but I don’t recommend it because it’s not as popular. Once you get VMware Fusion set up, you need a copy of Microsoft Windows.VMware instances are like brand-new barebones machines — they need an operating system to function.You are now ready to install the latest version of Quicken for Windows.I personally recommend Quicken Premier 2017 for Windows.Running Quicken on a Mac has been a frustrating experience.
I personally recommend VMware Fusion to run for your virtualization needs.Alternatively, you can use Windows 7 or Windows 10, though there’s nothing in Quicken’s software that needs the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system. Though Windows 8.1 is stable, well tested for security, and has many more years of security updates.The 64-bit version is available and is perfectly fine to use.When I upgraded to Windows, I upgraded Quicken as well to run native under Windows.Now that I use an Apple Macintosh, I still use Quicken for Windows.If you have an existing real machine running Windows, it is possible to migrate your Windows software AND Quicken all at once. Once you get the operating system installed, as with any Windows computer, make sure you have antivirus software installed. VMware Fusion includes Mc Afee Antivirus Plus for free, but in my opinion it isn’t as good and is more intrusive.