02 August 2011

How to Virtualize OS X Lion on Windows

Update: Fixed down hard drive files (February 8, 2012).

Sorry about the delay guys, this page has been updated so that Xcode 4.1 does not crash anymore. (August 17, 2011).

If you've tried to virtualize previous versions of OS X, you know that it is a very tedious and time consuming process. This new guide works by giving you a simple VMWare Image. This means that the OS has already been pre-configured on a hard drive. For the most part, there is no need to mess around with boot flags or installation settings

This guide will show how to setup a fully working OS X Lion 10.7 on a Windows machine. This process will take about an hour but most of the time is spent downloading files. This was done on Windows 7 but should work on any OS as long as it meets the requirements.

Requirements
A laptop or desktop computer that supports virtualization (most newer computers do).
At least 1 GB of RAM (the more, the better).
VMWare Workstation (this is a paid program but a little research will get you it for free).
VMWare Hard Drive (vmx files, it is in a self-extracting .exe file)
OS X Lion (VMDK File)

Instructions

Before you start, make sure that you have enabled Virtualization in the BIOS of your computer. This is usually disabled by default by computer manufacturers.

An updated video has been made of all the new steps:



1. From the file downloaded, double click on Mac OS X Lion VMware Files.exe. Click Run then Yes. This will decompress the files.


2. Once done, a folder named Mac OS X Lion VMware Files will appear, double click it.


3. You will need to follow the instructions in this video to unlock VMWare. Instead of using the files from the video, use the files from Step 2.



4. From Step 1, you should have also gotten a folder named Mac OS X Lion. Open that up and open the file named Mac OS X Lion.vmx. Double-click this file. It will open in VMWare Workstation.


5. On the left column, click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings. In the Memory tab, you can edit how much RAM OS X will get. In the Sound tab, change to Specify host sound card, change it to your sound card. After the machine has started and sound doesn't work, change to Use default host sound card.


6.  At the bottom of the box is an Add button, click it. Select Hard Disk from the left, click Next. Choose Use and existing virtual disk.


7. Browse for the Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk that was downloaded from the torrent. Click Finish. Click OK to close the box.


8. On the left column, click Power on this virtual machine.


9. If a box asks to repair the image, click Repair. Once the box comes up, click I copied it, click OK. A message about the CD Drive may come up, just click OK.


10. The machine should power up in a few moments, ready to go. For ease of use, click in VMWare Workstation, click File > Add to Favorites.

11. You should now have a Install Mac OS X screen. At the top, click Utilities then Disk Utility. Select the 42.45 GB Hard Disk. Click on the Erase tab. Now you can name your hard drive what you want. Then click on Erase. Click Erase again.


12. Once the process is done, close out of the Disk Utility box, the Install screen will come back up. Click Continue, Agree. Select the 40GB Hard Disk to install Lion. Click Install. The process will take about 30 minutes. Once it's done, the account setup will start. Once that's done, Lion will start.

13. To be able to use the machine in full screen, in OS X open Preferences, click on Displays. Now select the resolution of your monitor. Now in VMWare, click on the Full Screen button on the toolbar (10th button from the left).


14. Now you're done, you can use this OS as a normal to install programs.

644 comments:

  1. Damn, i was following the old guide xD, i downloaded VMware player, does it still works?

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  2. You have to use VMWare Workstation, it is a paid program. A simple torrent search will get you the registration keys.

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  3. How i can acess the HD, to put downloaded files on mac?

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  4. In VMWork Station, go to 'VM' at the very top then to 'Settings'. Go to the 'Options' tab, then the 'Shared Folders' section. Click on 'Always enabled'. Then at the bottom, click on 'Add'.

    Now you can add the folders from your Windows HD (like your downloads folder, Desktop, etc).

    To get to the files, go into OS X, in a few moments a blue 'VMWare Shared Folders' icon will appear on your Desktop, click it to access the directories that your listed. If you want to open a file from Windows, make sure you first copy it to the OS X Desktop(or another place) or else you'll get permission errors.

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  5. Do you now if XCode works in this version?I install and goes ok,but then the icon dont appear,i searched in the HD and found it,but when i start it i just get a crash...

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  6. @Anonymous, looks like everyone using this VM is experiencing this problem. If you find a solution please let us know so we can update the article.

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  7. ah man.. its taken me a week to get the snow leopard working... when i finally got the xcode 4download it refuses to run until i upgrade to 10.6.6 ... and if i do that then it keeps crashing..

    can i do anything about this without downloading the lion and starting all over..

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  8. For anyone's interest - I can't get Xcode 4 to run within Lion following this guide, it crashes every time on startup.

    Another guide or steps on how to successfully get Xcode 4 running within this would be useful to everyone I'm sure, as I'm currently considering hackintosh-ing or buying a cheap mac mini for development as cannot find another option.

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  9. Does this work with AMD processors or is it still strictly Intel?

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  10. The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point.

    I get this message every time...

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  11. when i extract the Mac OS X Lion VMware Image, the windows batch file do not appear, i am using 64-bit system if that counts. instead a " satvis-windows file appear. the rest is okey , but when i power on the machine it says "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization." please help , sorry for bad inglish :D

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  12. Has anyone confirmed this-or another tutorial- to work with VMWare Player?

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  13. Im having a problem unlocking the VMware. It keep showing and error called; "too few match sites". Anyone who knows how to resolve this error pls help.

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  14. And what about us amd users D=

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  15. Any idea why I would be getting the error:


    unlocking Mac OS X guest on non-Mac host...
    To few match sites.

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  16. Does this work for AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor 3500+ 2.21Ghz,2.93GB of RAM? My PC support virtualization i already check it with the tool i found online. For there's a working link or tut around for AMD Athlon(tm) 64 device to run Mac OS x do post it here. Do reply me asap thx *Sorry for my bad english*

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  17. just use iatkos an do a real install of mac os x on your pc

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  18. Is't working on Windows 32-bit system? When I try to start upp the virtualize it just say "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization." Have I install workstation wrong or does anyone have a clue what I have miss?

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  19. HELP!! "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point." I couldn't find the problem in a lot of forums :( . What it means? How i can resolve it?

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  20. Didn't work for me ... Any Advice?...

    1) tried vmware patch ...
    >windows.bat
    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    -----
    '"C:\Downloads\Mac OS X Lion VMware Image\Mac OS X Guest - VMware Pat
    ch\windows_32.exe"' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    -----

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    2) then tried power up of MAC OSX VM ...
    Gets to Apple image and then ...
    "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point."

    My PC is AMD Athlon II X3 435 Processor. Running Win7 on a Dell Inspiron 570.

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  21. Thank for very helpful technique.
    But I got problem with sound.
    It says no input device detected in mac os x.
    I tried both choice in setting but there still no sound.

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  22. Hey guys, I know there are alot of problems with this solution. A new tutorial that will work better with sound and Xcode will be posted in a few days. Stay tuned!

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  23. This tutorial doesn't work with the latest Xcode?
    I'm trying to find a working one, please help me :/

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  24. Problem!
    Hardware virutalization not supported!
    How to overcome it?
    Thanks

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  25. i can't download any programs on to my virtual machine...

    any ideas?

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  26. The whole process worked flawlessly once I started from scratch and uninstalled all my previous VM software. thanks.

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  27. Ok i increased my memory + 2gb and need to download stuff like adobe flash player and all tht whats the password for lion user? thanks bro

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  28. waiting for newer version :D

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  29. Been waiting for days to try and get XCode working.. ANYONE!?? :)

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  30. The guide has been updated, Xcode is no longer crashing! Let me know how it goes guys.

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  31. did anyone try?plz let us know people

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  32. kickass torrent doesnt work

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  33. it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. At the step 10 I get a white screen in my VMware and nothing happens. Any ideas?

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  35. Have you run windows.bat as administrator?

    I have two issues. 1. Screen resolution could not be changed. 2. Sound Card does not work.

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  36. Great!! that was it, thank you!

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  37. I have the same problem there:

    - Screen resolution gives just one option
    - Sound Card does not work
    - And folders can´t be shared from pc to macosx

    Any ideas to solve it??

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  38. I have the same problems above plus I can't watch youtube after installing the flash player. It seems like it's playing but the screen is black.

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  39. if you do not have sound card installed, what is for watching YouTube?
    but anyway, youtube is good after installing flash.
    same three issues as above above

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  40. fixed the two issues.
    1. Screen Resolutions
    go http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/Audio/
    Download installer for VMsvga2 v1.2.3 versions (234.4 KB)
    2. Audio
    same page, download EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Lion.pkg

    And then in your Mac OS X Lion install those two packages.

    W:)

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  41. fixed the last one.
    1. use the link to download the file and extract it.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?dhbxnndmznw
    2. you will find the darwin_snow.iso. mount this one to you vm cd. the vmware tools is inside it. run it and restart your vm then a new folder will be your desktop.

    W:)

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  42. hello :) i have Net Book Asus N10J 2GB RAM 256 MB Graphic Card Nvidia , Can I install or virtualize on my NTB? :) please answer me here or here: lubomirmolin@gmail.com THANK YOU ;)

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  43. you can go your bios configuration to check if you have virtualization option. it was said using intel i3/5/7.
    I am using thinkpad t420. not sure your laptop.
    I bought apple wireless keyboard and trackpad and worked for mac and windows 7. but not that smoothly switch between vm and host. I may give up this try.
    xCode worked.
    one thing, in youtube could not see anything they were all black.
    good luck,
    W:)

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  44. Hi Guys, is there any ways to share the clipboard between Windows and MacOS running in VM? E.g. so I can copy some text in Windows and paste it in a program in MacOS?

    Thanks!
    /Daniel

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  45. Thanks W, the screen resolution worked, I didn't test the sound but I have a problem at vmware tools.
    After installing it on my lion I get a shortcut on my desktop called "WMware Shared Folders". But I click on it it can't find the source folder.
    Also if I try to update my VMware Tools it says "Could not find component on update server... "
    Can anyone help with these?

    Y.

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  46. Daniel, I can use clipboard between Mac and windows. Use your mouse but not keyboard.

    Y, did you add the folder when you config your shared folders?
    Do not understand "update my VMware tools".
    W:)

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  47. Like other people I get the error:

    "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point."

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  48. I fixed the black screen Youtube playing problem. Just simply right click on the player-> setting -> uncheck "enable hardware acceleration".

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  49. On step 10, I ave a black screen with a lot of "xxx :Removable HardDisk - Alias xxxxxxxxxx" and thena message "Press ESC in 5 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue." At this point any action (press Essc, press other key, don't press anything) have the same result: I came out to the shell and anything else happened.
    I'm using Vmware Workstation 7 on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64.
    In the vmware.log appear this message error "Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest"
    Any idea about what is wrong?

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  50. At step 10 I get a white screen what should I do?

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  51. @W: how do I config my shared folders and which folder do I add please?

    @Anonymous having a white screen at step 10: run windows.bat as administrator. this was already said above.

    Y.

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  52. oh and with "update my vmware" I mean my vmware tells me that my vmware tools is not up to date and that I should log in to my guest os and click the button "update tools" which I do. And it says "component not found on update server". Maybe it's because I can't find the folder "VMware Tools" in my vmware directory?

    Y.

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  53. Running windows 7 64 bit, it works flawlessly... thanks alot!

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  54. i got the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system.

    TO FIX THIS: Enable Ace Features in VMware (lil icon on the left).

    Thank me later ;)

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  55. Anyone help I am stuck at the white screen every I try to install Mac OS X Lion an Vmware Workstation 7.1.4, I am running Intel based windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Anyone HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. I tried running windows.bat as administrator, but error 5 occurs?

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  57. Hi Guys,

    i'am trying to follow your tutorial. Everything went really well till the installation process is half done. Then an error occurs, saying that the "Install Failed". Any ideas what to do?

    Thanks!
    Simon

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  58. When ever i press "play" (step 8). I get the following message: "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization." I think it has to do with the unlocker or something. I'll reinstall everything and try again

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  59. I have followed your tutorial and everthing worked. I downloaded and installed Xcode 4. It cashed. Do you have a clue?

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  60. Yeah, you should be using 4.1 as the tutorial states, not 4.0? :)

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  61. The guide is great, I've done everything and got it installed, however I'm having difficulty connecting to the internet on the mac, can you please elaborate on the exact network settings for both the mac and the host windows 7 pc? Thanks!

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  62. It says :Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization. What sould i do now ?

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  63. when I press "play" I get the following message : "The disk "C:\Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk" has internal consistency errors that may be caused by partial corruption of the disk file. It is recommended that you restore a backup of this virtual machine. If you do not have a backup, VMware Player can repair the disk, but there is a possibility that the data on the disk may be corrupt and affect the stability of the guest.
    Do you wish to repair the disk and continue?"

    any ideas what's wrong?

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  64. What does the unlocker windows_32.exe file do? It wants the vmware installation in the default path, which is not a viable option for me for disk space reasons.

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  65. "when I press "play" I get the following message : "The disk "C:\Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk" has internal consistency errors that may be caused by partial corruption of the disk file. It is recommended that you restore a backup of this virtual machine. If you do not have a backup, VMware Player can repair the disk, but there is a possibility that the data on the disk may be corrupt and affect the stability of the guest.
    Do you wish to repair the disk and continue?""

    man, it's not a problem! just press "yes".

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  66. "It says :Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization. What sould i do now ?"

    you need to enable the virtualization on the CPU setting in your BIOS. if you have an intel core inside (both 1st and 2nd gens) you just need to activate something that is called "intel virtualization technology".

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  67. Hello mate, when I try to run the VM It get right up to the apple screen and then gives me

    "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system."
    I did enable ACE, still does the same thing. Im running on Win7 64 AMD Athlon II P320 Dual core.

    Thank you for your help in advance

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  68. m using win7 64bit.

    I have downloaded Mac OS X LION image... m using vmware 6.5...

    I am following the above steps shown.

    After powering on through vmware,,,following error dialogue box is displayed :

    " Unable to open file "D:\X LION\Mac OS X Lion VMware Image\Mac OS X Lion\Mac OS X Lion.vmdk":
    One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot.

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  69. While unlocking I get message "Too few match sites" what should I do plz help

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  70. I am getting the following error when vmware is powered on


    Cannot open the disk 'D:\X LION\Mac OS X Lion VMware Image\Mac OS X Lion\Mac OS X Lion.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
    Reason: Failed to lock the file.

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  71. While installing my .vmdk files...in step 12th....my installation does not go aheadfor 4 mins remaining....for more than 1 hr I see same screen.....I have about 300 GB empty in my harddisk.....please let me know why is my installation dosent complete and what should I do ?

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  72. While installing my .vmdk files...in step 12th....my installation frezes after about 4 mins remaining....for more than 1 hr I see same screen.....I have about 300 GB empty in my harddisk.....please let me know why my installation dosent move ahead? and what should I do ?

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  73. I am having vmware workstation 6.5, and mac os x lion 10.7. The above steps does not apply to that.

    I am using win7 64bit

    So, can any one provide the link for that?

    please

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  74. The requirements for memory are quite off. Lion won't even let you install if you allocate less than 2GB of RAM, and on my machine that has 2GB I can't even install; the memory starts thrashing (Task Manager reports 95% memory utilization which drops to 20% when I power off the VM).

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  75. --"when I press "play" I get the following --message : "The disk "C:\Mac OS X Lion --Installer.vmdk" has internal consistency --errors that may be caused by partial --corruption of the disk file. It is --recommended that you restore a backup of this --virtual machine. If you do not have a backup, --VMware Player can repair the disk, but there --is a possibility that the data on the disk --may be corrupt and affect the stability of --the guest.
    --Do you wish to repair the disk and continue?""

    --man, it's not a problem! just press "yes"

    man, it IS a problem!!
    After pressing yes i get this error:

    Cannot open the disk 'C:\Users\Binder\Desktop\Mac OS X Lion Bootable .vmdk (For VMware)\Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
    Reason: The specified virtual disk needs repair.

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  76. It'd be nice to have some credit given here :)

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  77. By the way, people with no hardware virtualization support, I've fixed that now. Also, as opposed to what the guide states above, you'd need 2GB of RAM in your VM as Lion requires 2GB to install. My latest version works on AMD (or at least some AMD.

    Make sure you have VMware 7.1.3 or 7.1.4.

    ~Official email for support: zackehsoul@hotmail.co.uk~

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  78. Can this setup be done on windows vista (32 bit) ?

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  79. I did everything, but when I go to power up, it tells me that it can't do software virtualization, that it needs hardware virtualization. The hardware virtualization is turned on in the bios.
    Can you help me?
    I am running a Dell Inspiron 1721 with Windows Vista.

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  80. I have tried all suggestion and still get "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system." Any suggestions?

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  81. after adding the hard disk and running the vm, the gray vm logo screen starts, then goes away and brings me straight to shell (as if there's nothing to boot from). i type exit and goto boot manager to make sure the disk 2 is mounted and it is. i try booting from disk 2 and it says something about "could not open file 'mach_kernel'" and "error loading kernel 'mach_kernel'" any ideas?

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  82. i have try this at Intel Core I3 2.93Ghz (No VT feature),2GB DDR3 RAM, VMware Workstation 1.7.3 ==> running to slow....but after i made it 4GB DDR3 RAM...it works fine... Thanx a lot... :)

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  83. I got the CPU error i think.

    The thing just stands on the booting screen with apple logo on.

    I have ace enabled

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  84. my BIOS not contain the Virtualization option...
    so what i do next...
    plz help!

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  85. Also have CPU error - followed guide and using WS 7.1.4 build-385536

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  86. using AMD cpu host also with VT in BIOS enabled

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  87. regarding CPU error - do not use AMD- works perfect on Intel Sandy Bridge Thinkpad T420s laptop

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  88. After I do step 9 all I see is and Apple logo. Nothing omes up asking me to install the os. Am I missing something?

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  89. if u're getting the yellow shell with the Device 1 issues and stuff its IMPORTANT that you have the last version of VMware Workstation! 7.1.4, otherwise it wont work, i was gettin that error and was about to download a new iso but i tried downloading the last VMware workstation and im now in the process of installation :3, thanks techexxpert for the guide.

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  90. The OS X Lion (VMDK File) link is down ? 404 Not Found

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  91. I'm not getting any errors. It loads up and shows an Apple in the background but nothing comes up to install it. Any ideas?

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  92. I get an error talking about "guest operating system" needs to be changed...??? but its set as default on other.

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  93. My problem is to make the VM full screen. When posted about the vmware tools, it always says "Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support"
    this is frustrating.

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  94. LOL you are watching OCC Orange county choppers at the time you made the movie :) sweet.

    but im stuck at the apple logo. i have amd x6 4GB ram. and vmware workstation 7.1.4

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  95. does the patch worked in 64-bit operating system????

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  96. Guys,do i need empty HDD for this or it will erase data from my HDD? Bcs i want to run OS X on VM,but i dont want to lose my data from hdd.

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  97. Hi, I tried running the windows.bat file on a VMware Workstation Version 8 but it didnt work. I dont get the Mac OS X in the operating system list. Is there a new unlocker I can download? Please help!

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  98. i couldn't get the audio to work, vmware tools and display are now fine. but no audio, i tried the drivers, and even adding a sound card in vmware workstation but i still can't get any audio

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  99. The timer gets stuck at 4 minutes. After going to -7 minutes it resets to 16 minutes and goes down to 4 minutes and stays there for more than an hour. I do not know what to do. I am using Workstation 8. I have a Lenovo laptop 64-bit Windows 7 Professional 2GB Ram Intel Core Duo. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.

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  100. Is there a video fix for graphics? Everytime I try to open an AppStore game it crashes... :(

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  101. hey..i downloaded all the above mentioned 3 files.i followed the steps of the first video till the video says to click on "power on this virtual machine".on clicking on "power on this virtual machine" it's saying the follwoing message
    "Unable to open file "C:\Users\tina\Downloads\Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\Mac OS X Lion\Mac OS X Lion.vmdk": One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot." please help me.i want to install MAC OS X LION on my windows 7 PC.

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  102. Has anyone got this working on an AMD phenom processor?

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  103. For those who are getting "disk repair" error and can't repair clicking "yes" with error "Reason: The specified virtual disk needs repair"... Are you using vmware workstation earlier than 7.1.1? :-)
    In case, I found the solution here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1023856
    It's a known bug of vmware, just donwload the proper file (see bottom of the page) according to your version, follow the instruction to replace original "vmware-vdiskmanager.exe" and launch the repair program from a command prompt as specified (it was not necessary to reboot the PC in my case).
    Worked with win xp pro, start your VM: installation of Lion will now start correctly!

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  104. I was getting also the "One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot". Be sure you have quitted all vmware* applications you have (maybe you open the VM twice because it's slow...).
    The VM file can be opened just by one instance of VMware...

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  105. its getting stuck on the white screen after the apple.please help me

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  106. my pc amd phenom x6 ı'm stuck at the apple logo screen d

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  107. Worked great with VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 and Windows 7 x64.

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  108. ERROR

    Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization.

    what is the solution for this ?

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  109. Just wondering if anybody got it working on VMware 8.0

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  110. I followed all the steps but I get an error message of "There was a problem installing 'Mac OS X'. Try reinstalling."

    Apple docs say that I need to reset the PRAM by pressing and holding the Command-Option-P-R buttons but I'm having trouble trying to do this on VMWare Workstation 7.1

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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  111. I worked around the error above by deleting the nvram file. So far so good, Lion install is about halfway done.

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  112. I've installed all the packages on a Dell Vostro 3750 Laptop (I5) : all is working fine exept the keyboard. I can't use it!... It seems not to be recognized on the Mac OS... Any idea?
    Thanks

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  113. Works fine for me on VMware 8.0. You have to run the unlucker though (despite of the errors it gives) or the image won't run properly, but it won't let you create a new Mac virtual machine.

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  114. Installing... i7 2600 W764

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  115. It doens't startup. I only see the apple logo and nothing else. I've got Workstation 8 + the patch for that version. Virtualisation is turned on in the bios and I've got an AMD Phenom 2 X4 955.

    Any ideas?

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  116. Hey, thanks for this great guide!
    I'm getting 'Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization', i have win 7 32bit, vmware 7.1.3 build-324285.

    ZackehSoul said it's OK if we don't have virtualization, but why i'm still getting this error?

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  117. Is it only for me that the second download link (VMWare Harddrive) wont work? it leads to a page saying the file has been removed...

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  118. I can't get the second or third link to work...I've searched for other torrents with that same name, but none of them are correct, they usually just have the .vmdk file. Any help would be appreciated!

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  119. Yeah the download link for the VMWare Harddrive won't work for me either! Any help with this please?

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  120. VMWare Hard Drive (vmx files)is no longer available. Please fix that!

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  121. Hey nice guide did it a few days ago. I noticed the VMX files missed now so here u guys go.
    http://www.mediafire.com/?ztf60dzzd3jz7hk

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  122. ^ really... an exe file.. VERY discreet man.

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  123. Vestra nice try.

    ^ Anonymous, Could be those files?
    http://www.mediafire.com/?a42mf9t1z2sz266

    I have found at http://ig33kstas.com/2011/07/install-macosx-10-7-lion-on-vmware/

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  124. Check the video ... its a exe file....

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  125. I've tried those. apps crash on that version of it. It uses vmx files of the 10.6 server to run 10.7 lion.

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  126. Thanks Vestra, the link has been fixed on the page.

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  127. no it's not :P that one that doesn't work either. ^^

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  128. I keep on getting a message that "Mac OS X is not supported with this software

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  129. Got the audio working with the below instructions,, cant still get a youtube video to play,, still having what problem many have - dark screen, with the progress bar moving..

    I can hear the audio now though..
    The below fix the audio..

    fixed the two issues.
    1. Screen Resolutions
    go http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsvga2/files/Audio/
    Download installer for VMsvga2 v1.2.3 versions (234.4 KB)
    2. Audio
    same page, download EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Lion.pkg

    And then in your Mac OS X Lion install those two packages.

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  130. i have windows-xp sp2...
    i installed VMware workstation 8.
    when i click on "Power on this virtual machine "
    following error occured...
    error-
    Software virtualization is incopatible with long mode on this platform .Disabling long mode support ,the virtual machine will not be able to run 64 bit code.

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  131. Stuck at White Screen with spinning color wheel, dont it every way ive seen, ISO, VDMK, Booting to SCSI CD through boot manager, running VM work 8

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  132. I am not able to download vmware hard drive. So were can i get it to install maclion.vmdk file in vmware workstation 7.1.4. Please help me

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  133. Stuck at apple logo, any help?

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  134. The download link for the VMware files, for those knuckleheads who can't read:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?a42mf9t1z2sz266

    Make sure you run your VMware unlock script IN ADMINISTRATOR MODE. If you don't do that, it won't work and the rest of the installation will fail. The best way to see if there were errors is to open an administrator command prompt (Start->Programs->Accessories and RIGHT CLICK command prompt, and select Run As Administrator), cd to the directory with the appropriate .bat file, and execute it.

    As mentioned, you also need to make sure virtualization technology is turned on in your BIOS. I forgot to do it on mine and was getting errors, including the one about long mode. Make sure you power down your machine completely after you change this setting.

    Confirmed to work on Windows 7 64 bit running VMWare 8.

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  135. I got the setup to work after messing with some settings on vmware workstation 7 but i updated to workstation 8. Now when i load it like it says it loads the apple screen and then just goes to a white screen with the loading cursor? Help please.

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  136. error...
    Mac OS X is not support with software virtualization.To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMvare workstation support hardaware virtualsion.

    plz reply someone...

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  137. the same thing " i load it like it says it loads the apple screen and then just goes to a white screen with the loading cursor? Help please."

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  138. Worked like a charm. Thanks a bunch! :)

    Zackehhsoul's guides are also very helpful:

    1) Install Lion on VMware:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO9VWNCZ67A&feature=relmfu

    2) Unlock VMware Workstation 8:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKloeem2KKE

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  139. It really works! It's a perfect tutorial. Thank you very much!

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  140. Thanks for the tutorial, but no seeds for the vdmk file :( ... Anywhere else I could find it ?

    Thanks

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  141. Anybody successfully update this virtual vm to 10.7.2? I got a big fat no symbol when I tried using software update (but software update worked when I went to 10.7.1)

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  142. When to 10.7.2 Kaboom

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  143. Once I hit "Edit Virtual Machine Settings" >> Add >> Use an existing virtual disk >> Browse for the Bootable .vmdk and it says "The file specified is not a virtual disk." Any idea what I can do?

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  144. Works this on amd?

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  145. Aside from the sourceforge audio link, any other options. I got the display to show the correct resolution in vmware. As for the audio, downloaded the two ensoniqaudio package file in safari and installed both (lion first) and still no audio. Please assist. Thanks. Kilroy

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  146. Up to this point, it looks like AMD support is a problem? if there is a solution, please post it.

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  147. Everytime I run the Mac OS X Lion in VMware 7.1.4, "Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device" error is displayed on the shell screen. Is there anyone who knows how to solve it.
    Thanks in advance

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  148. "Cannot connect virtual device scsi0:0 because no corresponding device is available on the host."

    How should I do with this error?

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  149. I upgraded to VMWare player 4 and my Lion VM stopped booting. I reran the unlock utility and was once again able to get into the OS.

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  150. Great Tutorial, however not able to run on Windows 7 64bit OS



    Installed VMWARE 8 in C:\Program Files(86x)
    All VMWARE Tutorial Files are in my D: drive ( VMX , VMDK , etc)

    VMX setup 2GB for RAM, 40GB for drive 1 hd, 5 GB for insall hd

    Successfully unlocked VMWARE 8
    CUA is set to zero

    Attached VMDK lion install to VMX set up, install stopped at 4 mins. Let the machine run overnight and power down by itself

    Pressing Play on Work station gives a menu to select the language. I select english and click the only available button to continue.

    Nothing happens, it has been running for 8 hours

    Any ideas are appreciated thanks :)

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  151. thank you i will try it see my blog
    winworld1.blogspot.com

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  152. How to upgrade to 10.7.2:

    Download OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 Client Combo : support.apple.com/kb/DL1459

    Follow directions here: www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=270140

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  154. 1.I have windows 7 x64 in my laptop,with 6gb ram,3gb graphics
    2.I have downloaded vmware workstation 8 along with the key
    3.I downloaded mac os X Lion vmware image through torrents
    4.I have extracted the files in it
    5.later when i have uploaded the image of mac os and did as per the tutorials i get an error like
    "the guest operating system is not Mac x Server"
    and gets powered off
    6.Later i downloaded unloacker of mac and tried to do as per the tutorials when i have opened the comand propt windows and did as per the tutorials that is
    "to type windows.bat
    it says 5 system errors occurred
    Access denied
    Directory C:\Program Files\vmware\m\vmware workstation\x64:
    File vmware-vmx.exe:Error making file writable.
    File vmware-vmx-debug.exe:Error making file writable.
    File vmare-vmx-status.exe:error making file writable.
    File c:\Program files\vmware\vmware workstation\vmwarebase.dll: Error making file writable"

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  155. keep getting error "The file specified is not a virtual disk." on the "installer" and "Unable to open file "C:\Users\Nick\Desktop\Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\Mac OS X Lion\Mac OS X Lion.vmdk": One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot." when using Mac OS X Lion.vmdk, please help????

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  156. Maaaaan, your Mac OS X Lion VMware Files.exe document has a virus...

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  157. FIX for CPU Error. i got that error i have AMD E-350 Dual Processor. I tried everything, so i gave up and i just happened to have Virtual Box running ubuntu i was on configuration screen when i realized Virtual Box has the Mac OSX Configuration i used a ISO file and installed and now it works! I can reboot and everything im Using Hazard Leopard downloaded from TPB and i also updated it to 10.6.6 using a simple genuine update and a kernel upgrade! (kernel upgrade was a package) Virtual Box is free download it from ORACLE.

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  158. @munna you need to run as administrator right click the cmd and click "run as administrator"

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  159. Mine just goes to a command line like shell input. It never boots to an install screen. Anyway to fix this?

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  160. @All and @Sapio: Facing Same Problem What should i do ? Please Help me..

    On step 10, I ave a black screen with a lot of "xxx :Removable HardDisk - Alias xxxxxxxxxx" and thena message "Press ESC in 5 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue." At this point any action (press Essc, press other key, don't press anything) have the same result: I came out to the shell and anything else happened.
    I'm using Vmware Workstation 7 on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64.
    In the vmware.log appear this message error "Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest"
    Any idea about what is wrong?

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  161. i have exactly the same problem as the person above. Please someone help us!!
    :'(

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  162. i forgot to mention: i use Vmware Workstation 7 on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 too.

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  163. I forgot to mention I am using VMWare Workstation 8 in Windows 7 Pro 64

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  164. When i "click play" the vm says "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine." and then am left with the apple logo, it doesn't even boot up. What is the problem? Can you please help me?

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  165. Followed the tutorials till end. Also updated and restarted. Now i just see the apple logo after i click on play button. I dont know what the problem is. Someone please help..

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  166. The person who gets the error below;
    **************
    >windows.bat
    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    -----
    '"C:\Downloads\Mac OS X Lion VMware Image\Mac OS X Guest - VMware Pat
    ch\windows_32.exe"' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    -----

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.
    ******************

    should right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator". It took 30min. for me to figure that out.

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  167. By the looks of the comments, many people getting the CPU error are running AMD 955's. I've got the same processor and having the same issue.

    Seems best way to get it working is getting the HAZARD version from TPB and using virtual box. Bypassing VMWare all together.

    I've tried everything I've found on multiple forums. 've read every comment and did every suggestion, and it just doesn't want to work.

    Things I've realized the most is people just write the same questions over and over and over again and don't bother reading anyone elses answers. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll ever get it working in VMWare.

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  168. @Mike

    dude I spent 2 or 3 days to make it fully work. Still it may have some issues that i haven't faced yet. I am using Intel-based laptop but i made some search for you and found a video on youtube.
    url->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWSiZzKyMPk&feature=related

    There are some people who use AMD like you do and became successful. Maybe you and other fellows who use AMD may contact one of those people.
    Hope this video helps.

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  170. LIke the way you explained the procedure, so simplified.
    dating

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  171. @mavur vyas

    The latest version of Xcode is working in this Mac OS X Lion(virtualized) on Win7. I haven't had any problems yet. Follow the instructions one by one.

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  172. I didnt get the .exe file when I downloaded it

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  173. just a info from my experience. for those who encounter "too few match sites" while unlocking VMWare, make sure the unlocker is made for your version of VMWare. The one provided in this tutorial can unlock VMWare workstation v7.1. So if maybe you have vmware workstation 8, it will not work. just try to find an other unlocker available on the web. To know which version is supported by your unlocker, read the README file.

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  174. great tuto. Very detailed steps, and it working for me. thanks

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  175. when i open windows.bat which is in 1 step i have
    "System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied....."
    i try open this file as administrator but error is again...
    sorry for my english...

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  176. Thanks this help awesomely much



    :-)

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  177. Hi,
    WHen it asks for apple id i have a problem, i can't get uppercase letters and all apple id have to have a password with uppercase please help

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  178. How do you enable graphics acceleration for 3D programs?

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  179. IT'not working for me?.I dnt know what is the problem. always loading.. (apple symbol is appearing )not going forward. i followed every instructions.. plz help me guys

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  180. i got it if u get error press esc in 1 sec to skip......... jst go into that and after shell< type exit. a boot manager screen will open. select boot option and hard drive (2.0.0). u will see apple logo and the installion screen will appear after 2-3 sec!! found by me !! enjoy!!

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  181. i hv to ask a thing... will my data be erased after installing mac??? now i m on win7 64bit?

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  182. @Anonymous
    Can u please help me im getting the same error as yours..i get the apple logo and when i click on the screen a wait wheel comes and nothing happens :(

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  183. Get the same problem.

    Apple logo appears, and then left with grey screen and Apple's spinning wait cursor.

    This is with VMWare Workstation 8 and Windows 7.

    Any ideas?

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  184. i'v got a problem here: "Attempting to start up from:
    ->EFI VMware Virtual SCSI CDROM Drive (0,0)... unsuccessful.".
    What to do now? pls help.

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  185. ERROR:
    "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization."
    I'm working in W7 sp1 32bits and VMware Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343
    HELP ME, plz...!

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  186. errorrrrrrrrrrrrr.......errrrrrrooooooorrrrrrrr....

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  187. I got it to work... Used VMware Workstation 8, the new unlocker worked fine, had to add the Mac virtual drive to the boot list, as this wasn't detected automatically, but all in all it went fine, within a very reasonable amount of time! Thanks for the great work you did on this!

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  188. Using vmware workstation 8 and OSX 10.7
    Unable to see virtual cd drive
    Unable to install vmware tools (I do have darwin.iso)
    Unable to see files with shared folders.
    No Sound
    Only one Display size available.

    Please help me guys...

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  189. HELP!!! When i press "Power on this virtual machine" i just says "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtulazation." what should i do? TY!

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  190. everything except video playback works a treat!!! excellent work...many thx! any idea why video playback doesnt work?

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  191. it say's "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization." when i'am trying to power on the machine... what do i have to do???

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  192. I'm having this problem:

    "On step 10, I ave a black screen with a lot of "xxx :Removable HardDisk - Alias xxxxxxxxxx" and thena message "Press ESC in 5 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue." At this point any action (press Essc, press other key, don't press anything) have the same result: I came out to the shell and anything else happened.
    I'm using Vmware Workstation 8 on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64.
    In the vmware.log appear this message error "Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest"
    Any idea about what is wrong?"

    And I tried this,

    "i got it if u get error press esc in 1 sec to skip......... jst go into that and after shell< type exit. a boot manager screen will open. select boot option and hard drive (2.0.0). u will see apple logo and the installion screen will appear after 2-3 sec!! found by me !! enjoy!!"

    but then I still get

    EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)... unsuccessful.
    EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (1.0)... unsuccessful.
    EFI Network...._

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong! Any Ideas?

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  193. For all of the above people who keep posting about "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization".. He says right in the instructions at the start, you MUST ENABLE HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION IN YOUR BIOS!!!

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  194. Thanks a lot. I tried in AMD x2 215, but it was difficult and time-consuming. Then I tried in my Intel laptop and it worked as you said, great!

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  195. is the version of VMWareWorkstation important?

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  196. Sorry if i missed it in the thread, but was the problem of hanging with a rainbow cursor after an Apple logo at start up ever answered? I am having this same problem.. boots just fine, goes to an Apple logo, then a white screen with a rainbow cursor and nothing....

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