Run Snow Leopard On Windows With VMware

Run Snow Leopard On Windows With VMware

VMware is a great tool for running Windows and Linux anywhere, but OS X clients are not supported. Snow Leopard can be made to run on Windows, and Mac-hacking blog iHackintosh has the nitty-gritty on getting it working.

In order to get Snow Leopard working in VMware, you’ll need to be on an Intel-based Windows machine (AMD currently isn’t supported) with a retail copy of Snow Leopard, as well as a Snow Leopard VMware disk file, downloadable from many sources (iHackintosh lists a few). The process requires tweaking a lot of settings in VMware, as well as some disk switching and fast finger work, but overall the process isn’t too difficult. We talk a lot about using VMware to run Windows on a Mac, which is often the more necessary case, but this is certainly a nice option if, say, you’re thinking about making the Mac switch but want to extensively test drive the OS first. Hit the link for instructions on how to get set up.

Install Snow Leopard in VMWARE 7 Windows Edition[iHackintosh]


  • So the fact that this violates the Apple EULA doesn’t bother you? You can only virtualize on Apple hardware.

    Would have expected more integrity from Lifehacker, to be honest.

    • Why do All Apple Fanboys seam to know the Apple EULA word for word on the top of their heads and make sure everyone knows?

      No one says when making a virtual machine of a M$ OS that, “Be sure to have a legal licance of they copy to do so”.

      Simular situation with Wii or iPhone for homebrew apps.

      Is it because we all know that it is not part of the EULA therefor do not need to let everyone one know asap. But with Mac OS someone might assume since it was *nix based that it was free?

    • “Would have expected more integrity from Lifehacker, to be honest.”
      Seriously? Really?!?

      Why not get upset @ all the non-licensed virt copies of M$ running on macbooks?

      Fanboy indeed.

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