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Windows 7: Virtual Machine & Mac OS X Question


24 Nov 2010   #1

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Virtual Machine & Mac OS X Question

Has anyone successfully installed mac OS X Snow Leopard in a Windows 7 virtual machine on a laptop that has an intel Core i series processor?

I've done a web search and found many more questions than answers. So the simple question is: have you done it?

I have someone who asked me if I can set up a laptop to run both OS. She needs to access video equipment that runs Apple and Avid, but does not want to abandon Windows for a Macbook.


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24 Nov 2010   #2

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If she has enough ram and if it is a virtualization processor then she can use virtual box and have it running as a VM
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25 Nov 2010   #3

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U CAN USE SOFTWEAR LIKE THIS

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25 Nov 2010   #4

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Installing Mac OS to any other computer than Mac is not allowed, it's very clearly against Mac OS EULA. Second, if your friend is not going to buy a Mac it most probably means you would have to use a pirated copy of Mac OS, so it's quite risky to ask this here on Seven Forums

That said, I have tested this. I bought a Mac Book, only to get a legal copy Mac OSX 10.6, the Snow Leopard, to test it on a Windows 7 virtual machine. Works without any problems. Surfing the web I can see a lot of people having problems with this, but I have had absolutely zero problems testing this. Of course the fact that I was using original, valid install media can be one reason why I have not encountered any problems.

Kari

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25 Nov 2010   #5

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Thank you people. I appreciate the time you took to look at my question.

However, I should be more clear.
My question is not "can I create a virtual machine?" , or "can I run OSX in a virtual machine?". So much.

It is: will Mac OSX Snow Leopard run on the new Intel Core i series computers?

Currently Macs are using Core 2 machines. I see no Macs with Core i series processors. The PC architecture is very different between the two platforms, so unless Apple has developed the OS to do so I am doubtful.

If she had a laptop with a Core 2 processor it would be simple. The web is crawling with info on hackintoshes. But given that she has a laptop with an i5 in it I would probably advise her to bite the bullet on go on ebay for an old mac. I just don't want to tell her it can't be done and then have her find out it could. Then I would be found out as the clueless old fart that I am!
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25 Nov 2010   #6

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The screenshot in my previous post shows Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6) running on Windows 7 / VirtualBox, on an HP Pavilion laptop with i3-380M 2.53 GHz processor. As I mentioned, the install media used was valid, original, and installation was a piece of cake.

Because Mac OSX EULA's restrictions, I am not willing to tell anything more about the installation procedure and steps needed. You asked if it's possible, the screenshot in my previous post answers that question.

Kari
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25 Nov 2010   #7

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Hey Thanks Kari. I looked at your System Specs and saw the Core2 so I thought that was what I was looking at. You've answered my question.

Perfunctory Disclaimer: This is all just for geeky curiosity. I would not consider going outside my legal permissions. Buying an Apple computer is the only wholesome option.
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25 Nov 2010   #8

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No, my system specs are for my work laptop. This I'm using now is an i3. Sorry, I forgot to mention that on my first post.

Kari
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25 Nov 2010   #9

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No problem. Thanks Again!
Too early to rep again!
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