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Windows 7: Snow Leopard Virtualization

05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Snow Leopard Virtualization

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I would like to run Snow Leopard in either Virtualbox or VMWare.
Is this possible?


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06 Nov 2009   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I would like to run Snow Leopard in either Virtualbox or VMWare.
Is this possible?
As others have pointed out -- it *Might* be possible but it's not legal.


For example - you can easily modify this for a Virtual Machine since the hardware is even easier.

How to install SNOW LEOPARD on HP Pavilion Elite Desktop - Hackint0sh

If Mr Jobs come after you - you are on your own.

Cheers
jimbo
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. I would like to run Snow Leopard in either Virtualbox or VMWare.
Is this possible?
As others have pointed out -- it *Might* be possible but it's not legal.


For example - you can easily modify this for a Virtual Machine since the hardware is even easier.

How to install SNOW LEOPARD on HP Pavilion Elite Desktop - Hackint0sh

If Mr Jobs come after you - you are on your own.

Cheers
jimbo
How can they be such hypocrites? A person can install Windows on a Mac (and they even endorse/promote this fact), but a person is not allowed to install OSX on Windows? What the heck?
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06 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I may get attacked for saying this but here goes ...

The basic problem here is that if apple allowed their operating system to be installed on a PC they would have to make it work.

Whereas Microsoft OS's are designed to work with virtually any hardware available the MAC OS's are designed to only work with a very limited set of MAC hardware.

How many different drivers are available for Windows 7 If you count the Vista and even XP drivers that work this is many thousands - the MAC OS just doesn't have this type of support

It could just be down to the fact that Apple are a hardware company and the OS is there to sell hardware, Microsoft are of course a Software company who want to sell Software to as many people as they can. The two companies have different business models and therefore different policies
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06 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I may get attacked for saying this but here goes ...

The basic problem here is that if apple allowed their operating system to be installed on a PC they would have to make it work.

Whereas Microsoft OS's are designed to work with virtually any hardware available the MAC OS's are designed to only work with a very limited set of MAC hardware.

How many different drivers are available for Windows 7 If you count the Vista and even XP drivers that work this is many thousands - the MAC OS just doesn't have this type of support

It could just be down to the fact that Apple are a hardware company and the OS is there to sell hardware, Microsoft are of course a Software company who want to sell Software to as many people as they can. The two companies have different business models and therefore different policies
I guess, but nonetheless, if I buy Snow Leopard, I should be allowed to install it on whatever hardware I want. I have the license for the software.
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06 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
I guess, but nonetheless, if I buy Snow Leopard, I should be allowed to install it on whatever hardware I want. I have the license for the software.
You really need to pay more attention to the EULA's that you agree to when you use the software. While you have a license to use the software, you are entitled to use it only as dictated by the EULA that you agreed to. If you don't agree to the EULA, you have to return the software and not use it.

Apple's EULA is extremely clear in that it's only allowed to be used with genuine Apple hardware. Anything else is violating the licensing agreement that Apple has extended to you.

@Barman58: I agree 100% with everything that you said above. I've often argued that the reasons that I don't own and use a MAC is because 1). cost 2) limited hardware support 3). overly locked down under the hood. Sure, many argue that Apple hardware and software just works....but if you look at the actual number of combinations available it's not much.
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06 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

So say I wanted to theoretically install OSX on Windows 7, how would one go about doing it?
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06 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
So say I wanted to theoretically install OSX on Windows 7, how would one go about doing it?
Nobody here is going to directly answer that question. Since it violates the Apple EULA, the admins and moderators will lock this thread if we discuss specifics on how to work around it...as that constitutes piracy and or illegality.

With that said, I've never really had much luck whatsoever with running any version of OSX virtually on an x86 machine. The performance is horrifying to say the least. I'd strongly look into the hackintosh projects if you really want to spend the time and try getting something to work. They all are a bit of a hassle and it will take time and effort...but if you are a big enough fan of OSX..it might be worth it. I built a Hackintosh myself, used an EFI-x module and loaded a retail copy of Leopard to my box. After about a week, I lost interest, it wasn't all that great and I went back to just using Windows and Linux. Long story short: Apple OS's just don't do it for me.
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06 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86 and x64 - RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It could just be down to the fact that Apple are a hardware company and the OS is there to sell hardware, Microsoft are of course a Software company who want to sell Software to as many people as they can. The two companies have different business models and therefore different policies
Excellent analysis!!! With this much smaller universe of possible hardware combinations, Apple should have a much easier job of creating/maintaining an OS with fewer surprises and problems. I'm not an Apple user so I have no way of knowing whether they succeed.
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06 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TJR357 View Post
So say I wanted to theoretically install OSX on Windows 7, how would one go about doing it?
Nobody here is going to directly answer that question. Since it violates the Apple EULA, the admins and moderators will lock this thread if we discuss specifics on how to work around it...as that constitutes piracy and or illegality.

With that said, I've never really had much luck whatsoever with running any version of OSX virtually on an x86 machine. The performance is horrifying to say the least. I'd strongly look into the hackintosh projects if you really want to spend the time and try getting something to work. They all are a bit of a hassle and it will take time and effort...but if you are a big enough fan of OSX..it might be worth it. I built a Hackintosh myself, used an EFI-x module and loaded a retail copy of Leopard to my box. After about a week, I lost interest, it wasn't all that great and I went back to just using Windows and Linux. Long story short: Apple OS's just don't do it for me.
Good enough. I'll stick with Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu.
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