This is how I solved the problem Installed VM Fusion 5 demo. Installed XP. updated to Windows 8, card does not work. Fixed card in VM Fusion 5 Windows 8 by doing this solution from their threads: Find the Windows 8.vmwarevm file at Documents / Virtual Machines Show Package Contents and open Windows 8.vmx file in Text Edit. Enter after ethernet0.present = "TRUE": ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e" Save the file at the same location. Start your virtual machine. Card is present in Fusion 5. Go in Parallels (I have 7), convert the VM Fusion 5 Windows 8. Networking is up and running in Parallels now. Did reboots, still works.