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The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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How to install OS X 10.7 and 10.8 in VMWare Fusion, on a 10.9 host?

I'm working on fairly new Mac Mini, running OS X 10.9.4 and VMWare Fusion Pro 6.0.4. For software testing purposes, I want to install both a OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion inside a ...
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Using VMware Fusion on Yosemite, how can I prevent crashes with sleep wake failure?

I am using VMware Fusion 7.1.0 on Mac OS 10.10.1 Yosemite. Every evening, I send my iMac to sleep. The next morning the mac usually sits in login mask - so it has rebooted. After login, I get "sleep ...
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How to set up a dual-boot (OS X and Windows 7/8) environment in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine?

Anyone found a way to set up a dual-boot environment (preferably Mac OS X 10.9 and Windows 7) in a Mac OS X VM using a type-2 hypervisor like Parallels or VMware Fusion with Boot Camp Assistant? ...
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Using My Mac as a webserver for my VMware VM

So, I have my Mac running VMware Fusion and I have a Windows XP VM running. Currently the VM Network setup is NAT, my Mac is already setup as a web server. I'd like to be able to access the Mac from ...
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OS X installer guidelines

At first, please forgive discussed rather question type. I need to build opensource software installer for OS X but I am not familiar with OS X conventions. Mentioned opensource software is complex ...
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How can I fix Virtualization not being available in bootcamp windows?

Virtualbox complains that VT-x isn't available and running securable confirms that it's not available. My 2012 rMBP has an i7 and intel clearly states the CPU does have VT-x, nevermind the fact that ...
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Is Mac OS X in a VirtualBox VM suitable for iOS development?

I have finally successfully managed to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine on my Windows 7 laptop using VirtualBox and a tutorial from Lifehacker. Performance is very slow, with Mountain Lion ...
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How to start to recovery mode in a Mac OS X VM in Parallels?

Is it possible to start into Recovery/Internet recovery mode in a virtualized Mac OS X in Parallels? It would come in handy to take screenshots of those UIs or running apps to exemplify some steps ...
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Snow Lopard with Yosemite host

I have an old app I need to run. How can i run SL as guest with Yosemite as host with MacBook Air 2011 and vbox? I own SL retail and the MacBook Air is apple, there shouldn't be any legal issues.
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AntiVirus for Mac running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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Virtualizing OSX currently installed

As I explained here, I have an old MacBook and I am planning to replace OS X with either Windows 7 or Linux. I was wondering if it is at all possible to virtualize the physical Snow Leopard ...
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How to increase graphics memory in OS X running as a client in VirtualBox? [closed]

How to increase graphics memory in OS X running as a client in VirtualBox? I installed OS X in VirtualBox and I have 4 GB graphics but it is showing the graphics display as 3 MB. How can I increase ...
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Boot Camp - running OS X partition as a VM

Now while many users know that it is possible to run a Windows Boot Camp partition as a VM under OS X via VMWare or Parallels - however is the opposite possible? That is, in my case - I would like to ...
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Do I need to “unregister” an OSX virtual machine?

I have an OSX VM (using VMWare fusion 6), and want to delete it. VMWare's docs say "Apple's updated license agreement allows you to install up to two additional copies of Lion on your Mac which is ...
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Copy and pasting between host and VM

I have a host machine running OS X 10.9.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.12 VM running Windows 7. I want to copy and paste between the host machine and the VM. By default copy-pastes don't seem to be transferable ...
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Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro

I am looking for the best way to run PC applications on my MacBook Pro (one being Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical which requires a fair bit of RAM and memory) and am wondering whether Boot Camp or a ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to Yosemite when using VMWare Fusion 6?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5. Within that I have Windows 8 running in VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 for some critical (but Windows only unfortunately) applications that I use daily. Is it safe to upgrade ...
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Where does this symlink point to?

The weirdest thing. $ ls -al ~/vm/win_8_1.pvm/Windows Disks total 8 drwxr-xr-x 3 zoo staff 102 Nov 22 14:04 . drwx--x--x@ 15 zoo staff 510 Nov 22 16:57 .....
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Installing iOS on VMware Workstation

I have a Windows PC and VMware Workstation. I am trying to figure out a way to install iOS on it. Is there is way to install iOS on VMware Workstation?
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Mac Minis: 2012 Quad Core vs 2014 Dual Core for a virtualization host?

My office is looking to get a Mac Mini for testing our website in Safari. Because Apple now allows you to run previous versions of OS X in a VM, we will be looking to run at least Mavericks and ...
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Licensing around running VMWare ESX on a mac mini hosting multiple OS X guests

The OS X Mavericks EULA grants the rights B. Mac App Store License ... (iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual ...
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OSX 10.X App Compatibility Legality - Parallels [closed]

I've been a very long time Windows user and software engineer and last year I bought my first MacBook Pro. One of the issues I've been genuinely shocked by is the questions around application ...
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Why don't my keyboard shortcuts work in VMWare Fusion 6?

I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to create and map a keyboard shortcut for the "Suspend" function, but after looking into Fusion's preferences, I'm only becoming more confused. Things aren't working the ...
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Can I run non server OS 10.6.8 using VMware?

Two part question really: 1) can it be done at all (standard version NOT server)? 2) if it can be done can I import an existing standard 10.6.8 system from an external disk with VMWare or do I have ...
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Building a minimal OS image

Are there tools or guidelines for slimming an OSX installation down to the minimum needed to run particular applications? I would be interested in the case both with or without the GUI layer. A tool ...
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How to turn on Intel VT in MacBook Pro 2011 (MC721LL/A)?

I used to turn on virtualization on my PC by turning it on from BIOS. But how I do it on MacBook Pro, as I am using WinXP on VMware Fusion 4.0, but its very slow, and both Windows XP and Mac OS starts ...
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Where May I (legally) get a Mac OS X .iso File to Virtualize OS X? [duplicate]

I want to virtualize a Mac (the latest, 10.9) on my Mac (MacBook Air). I prefer to use VirtualBox. After setting up the OS X guest, I need to provide a .iso file from which VirtualBox will install OS ...
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using chrome os as client in vmware fusion

I've been wracking the net for several days on this topic. i want to run Chrome OS virtualized in VMWare Fusion on my mac. While it seems Parallels Desktop has a quick and easy method for running ...
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Can't run an ova file

I download virtual box from http://www.modern.ie/en-US/virtualization-tools#downloads and extracted it. When I tried to run ova file, I couldn't. $ sudo ./"IE11 - Win8.1.ova" ./IE11 - Win8.1.ova: ./...
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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...
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Install Tiger in VMware Fusion

I've got 10.6 running on a 2006 MacBook Pro. I want to run some older software that was meant for 10.4 and earlier, so I figured I'd install Tiger in VMware Fusion, but it isn't working. Any idea ...
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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS 9 on a VM?

Recently I got hold of a Mac OS 9.2.1 retail CD and would like to test drive it in a VM. Is that possible?
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Are OS X installs specific to a machine type?

When OS X is installed, does the installer: write only generic files (that will work on any machine supported by that OS), or customise the installation to a specific machine type in any way? (If ...
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pass shutdown from APC battery backup to VMware Fusion Guest machine

How can I pass the shutdown command to the vmware fusion guest (debian)? I installed vmware tools and if I manually shutdown my Mac it'll pass the command to shutdown the guest system first. However, ...
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How can I get a OSX mountain lion installer for deployment testing?

I have a macmini which came with Mountain Lion preinstalled as from factory. I need to create a virtual machine on this macmini (OSX host/OSX guest) with the same version for end-user deployment ...
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Using Windows to boot up a hard drive with Mac OS in a virtual window

I have the latest Mac OS X Mavericks installed onto a hard drive which I can boot from. As I mainly use a Windows machine, is there a way to boot up the hard drive in a virtual window on Windows, ...
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How to access a newly mounted DMG from VMWare Fusion (Windows 8.1)?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on VMWare Fusion, on top of OS X 10.8.5. I have some DMG files on Mac that I mount sometimes to work with. These are some encrypted data folders. Can I access them from the ...
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Copy between 10.9 host and guest in Parallels

I have been using Parallels 9 no problem for quite a while for .Net development in Windows. I have recently changed over to working on OS X applications, and as such, I am using Xamarin.Mac. As a ...
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DNS name of virtual machine

I need to reliably access the SqlServer running on my Windows 7 VM. I've tried setting a static ip and reserving that ip for the machine in VMWare's Nat config but that cuts off WAN access from the VM....
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How can I optimize use of Civilization III in VirtualBox?

I am using VirtualBox to play Civilization III (from Steam) in Windows 7 on my 13" Retina Macbook Pro. The only problem is it's horrendously slow. It seems like this only impacts screens with ...
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Can I run Lion in a virtual machine under Mavericks?

I've just realised I can't install previous osx partitions with Lion on an iMac 2013. Therefore I would like to try to use Lion in a virtual machine. I need it to use xCode 3. Am I going to have ...
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Is the MAC address of my VM different to the MAC address of the host?

My landlord provides my connection to the internet and they are changing their network which requires me to register my iPhone and MBA. The instructions require me to use my MAC address at some point ...
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Hackintosh / VMWare AMD 7950 Chipset [closed]

I currently have a Mac OS X Mavericks VM running on a Windows 7 machine in VMware Workstation. I am trying to install Logic Studio 9 and am unable to install due to the following reason. Logic ...
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Is OS X on VirtualBox on Windows suitable for iOS app development using Xcode? [duplicate]

I am trying to install OS X on VirtualBox VM on Windows 7, but it is giving me a message that "hardware acceleration" is missing on my PC. How can I deal with this problem? …and is this suitable for ...
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Will Parallels Desktop harm the hardware of my MBP?

I am running VM, PD in particular, on my MBP. I have encountered several scary things today: machine noise (sounds like "Kah-Kah") occurs while I am in 64-bit Windows 7 in VM. Will the PD actually ...
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Run OS X 10.8 virtual machine on OS X 10.6 with Virtualbox

I have a roommate with a mid-2010 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to experiment with OS X 10.8, but don’t want to make them upgrade their Mac since 10.6 is still receiving security ...
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VirtualBox: run OS X inside OS X

I am using Oracle VirtualBox to run OS X inside OS X. This entails running OS X on Mac-branded hardware so does not break any license agreements. I am following the instructions on this site: http://...
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Computer should be restarted to connect internet (Mountain Lion on VMware 8)

I have Mountain Lion 10.8 on VMware 8. I am using auto-bridging (vmnet0) for internet service. The internet works find until I pause or turn off the virtual machine. When I resume or restart it, the ...
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Enabling Intel VT on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid 2012)

I want to enable (if it's not) Intel VT-x to speed up the Android emulator. How can I see if it's enabled and if not how to do it ?