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Windows 7: Vm player (really bad peformance)

25 Sep 2010   #1
bzglevin

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Vm player (really bad peformance)

Hi all

This is my first post so bear with me

My problem is that I have vmplayer 3.11 running Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
and its got really bad performance my OS only uses 800 MB of my memory its really annoying can you please give me some tips/ideas btw I have oracle virtual box with windows 95/2000/xp/7 enterprise that has no performance issues oh and I DONT have virtulization in the bios Thanks.


EDIT!:I have dual-booted windows 7 and Snow Leopard and it has good peformance!


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25 Sep 2010   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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28 Sep 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bzglevin View Post
Hi all

This is my first post so bear with me

My problem is that I have vmplayer 3.11 running Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
and its got really bad performance my OS only uses 800 MB of my memory its really annoying can you please give me some tips/ideas btw I have oracle virtual box with windows 95/2000/xp/7 enterprise that has no performance issues oh and I DONT have virtulization in the bios Thanks.
Hi there
How did you get Mac OS X V 10.5 Leopard to run on vmware player in the first place.

I assume the Host OS is Windows.

Apart from the "copyright issues" any tips on to how you got a bootable OS X to work as a Virtual Machine or have I misunderstood something.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Sep 2010   #4
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hackintosh... VMWare Player with Leopard 10.5 worked for me (as I do not have VT-x).
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28 Sep 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I'm afraid that you wont be able to get much help here on running "dubious Software" or unsupported Software.

You would be better to see if anybody on the Hackingtosh Forum can help you.

You could try running Virtual Box and see if it works better but running OS X in a VM on Windows is a highly dubious exercise in its own right anyway.

Ensure always that any Virtual machine you run has plenty of RAM -- this is usually the bottleneck with Virtual Machines not really CPU power. You also need decently performing Disks too.

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Sep 2010   #6
bzglevin

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Hi guys sorry I should have added this info in: I have already tried osx in virtual box I converted it to a vhd. As for dick jaggers post i have the same torrent download also I only have 3gb of ram so the max is 1500mb. I gave osx about 1400 mb of my ram and yes my host os is windows 7 I just don't understand why osx is so slow when 95/xp/ubuntu/etc run so smooth.
If you can think of a way to help me that would be great
Thanks


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28 Sep 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never experienced OSX in a virtual environment that gets any level of good performance.
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29 Sep 2010   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Ubuntu / Windows are known OS'es and one can do all sorts of things to make them run really slickly -- but the internal workings of OS -X are proprietary so how the virtual algorithms work I have no idea.

It might be that for every Virtual OS-X instruction 74 Windows instructions might need to be issued -- can't say as I have no idea.

If Pparks1 who is usually pretty good on his vm posts states he's never seen a decently performing installation of OS-X running in a Virtual machine then I think that's that.

Cheers
jimbo
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