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Windows 7: running mac os x as a 2nd OS

16 Mar 2011   #1
Jordan Vaio

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
running mac os x as a 2nd OS

Hi thier

im haveing some trouble trying to run Mac OS X as a virtual OS on my laptop every time i go to start the OS i get an error message saying "Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Player supports hardware virtualization." what does this mean? does it mean i need a different version of VMware? i hope someone on hear can help me

thanks
jordan


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16 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

You may want to try VirtualBox to see if it'll handle OS X instead of VMWare

Here is some detailed infor on Mac OS X build
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Mac%2...20instructions


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16 Mar 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OSX runs horribly slow under virtualization. I just wanted to let you know before you spend lots of time to get it working only to find out it will take like 5 minutes to boot and perform terribly.
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16 Mar 2011   #4
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
OSX runs horribly slow under virtualization. I just wanted to let you know before you spend lots of time to get it working only to find out it will take like 5 minutes to boot and perform terribly.
+1.
Could not agree more.

Kari
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16 Mar 2011   #5
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
OSX runs horribly slow under virtualization. I just wanted to let you know before you spend lots of time to get it working only to find out it will take like 5 minutes to boot and perform terribly.
Been alright for me. Boot time in VMWare is faster than what my Seven boots as. I've tried it in both VMWare and Virtual Box, and VMWare is a lot faster with it.

What processor do you have? And which version of OS X are you trying to run?
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16 Mar 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

These were 10.4 and 10.5 releases of OSX. My PC is a quad core Q9550 with 8GB of RAM.
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16 Mar 2011   #7
Everlong

 

I've only done done a VM with 10.6. I've heard 10.4 wasn't that great in virtualisation, and 10.5 could be all right at times. And that's with a 9550 too and 6GB RAM.
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18 Mar 2011   #8
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Mac OS X on Virtualization Software runs extremely SLOW.
Where did you get your copy of OS X from?

What's your CPU? Your CPU may not support hardware virtualization.
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18 Mar 2011   #9
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i have also been trying to get OS X on VMWare.
I get the same error message as you, and the problem is CPU does not support virtulazation

I have intel core 2 duo and it doesnt
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18 Mar 2011   #10
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

Your CPU doesn't support hardware virtualization,
Intel® Core
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