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Run Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware In Windows PC

You can easily run Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 on VMware Workstation 7 on a Windows PC if you don't have a Mac. I have tested it in Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista. You don't need any drivers as this is a full pre-installed package of Snow Leopard for VMware Workstation. Before you may start you should have an Intel processor which support hardware virtualization. Follow the step by step procedure to run Snow Leopard on Windows using VMware.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware

  1. First download VMware Workstation 7 and install it

  3. After downloading and installing VMware, download the virtual machine configuration Snow Leopard.vmdk and darwin_snow.iso from the link below. Place darwin_snow.iso in your C drive.

  5. Now download full version of MacOSX Snow Leopard 10.6.2. You will need WinRAR to join these parts once they are downloaded

  7. Once all parts are downloaded and combined, burn it to a DVD using any software which creates and mount virtual CD/DVD ROMs
  8. Run VMware and choose Open Existing VM or Team and browse to Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmx file you downloaded in step 2
  9. Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware

  10. Now choose darwin_snow.iso (Must be in your C drive) as the CD/DVD (IDE) in the VMware options.
  11. Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware

  12. Now click on Power on this virtual machine and press F8 key. You should see the screen similar to the screenshot below
  13. Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware

  14. Now you need to point your virtual machine to OS X Snow Leopard DVD you created in step 4. To do this, right click on CD/DVD option found in lower right most corner of your VMware window and select settings.
  15. Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware
    Mount OS X Snow Leopard DVD on any virtual DVD drive and select the "Use physical drive" option.

  16. Now go back to the screen in step 6 and select c option "BOOT DVD". You should now see OS X boot screen with Apple logo.
  17. Mac OS X Snow Leopard On VMware

Click here to watch this video if you have any doubt in the above steps

Once you are able to run Snow Leopard on VMware successfully, install this package if you are facing any problem related to audio

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    Ellie6 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on VMware Workstation 7. Regards

    Jim6 years, 5 months ago

    I’m having trouble in qemu (can’t install vmware) with can’t find any sugestions?

    Nurlan 19857 years, 1 month ago

    I have problem on the point of 6. Problem: The system cannot find the file specified. when I pres the button hard disk. Please help me((

    Wasif Khalil7 years, 3 months ago

    Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization.

    im getting this error when i power on my virtual machine(step 7) plz help?

    Khairul Alam7 years, 8 months ago

    HI,Thanks a lot for your great share.It’s working properly and thanks also to share the MAC OSX files.

    Thanks a lot.

    Hans8 years, 4 months ago

    Hi thanks. Works like a charm

    Josh8 years, 6 months ago

    I installed this and it seemed to work fine until I tried to use ichat with my web cam at which point it crashed ichat and locked up my entire pc.

    Jasmin8 years, 7 months ago

    Will this work on VMware Server 2 instead of VMware Workstation 7?

    Pitrsonek8 years, 7 months ago

    Hi can run WMware on Atholn X2 250?
    When i try run WMware i get this error:

    Guest operating system ‘darwin10-64’ is not supported.
    Please select a guest operating system from the General page on the Options tab of Virtual Machine Settings.

    Please help me!

    Tod8 years, 7 months ago

    Hey, did you know that you don’t need music for all videos?

    Nick8 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks very much!!!
    Working great on Vista/Intel i7

    Note: The instructions here are not correct, though.
    The correct instructions are shown only in the Youtube video.
    Watch it and you will be ready in a snap…


    Luc8 years, 8 months ago

    Hi, i’ve just setup it up as Jacobs sayed and it’s working fine. Thanks !!

    Now i want to install SDK on it and Max OS ask for a password for this user “Mahmood1” … any idea ?


      Jorge8 years, 8 months ago

      Leave it blank I saw his video and he said to just leave the password are in blank.

    Zoki8 years, 9 months ago

    Look guys, I did it like he said and you said, can you just tell me which files I have to turned into and ISO. I download all parts and I get vmware machine, so can you help me with this?!

    Dave8 years, 10 months ago

    I have the above working perfectly and it is great.

    Only problem is that if I wonder away from my laptop whilst OS X 10.6.2 is running under VMWARE, invariably when I return, say 20 minutes later the OS X has hung. If I stay in front of the machine using OS X everything is fine. Can this be related to any power saving features of my laptop.

    Anyone know what causes this hang?

    Jacob8 years, 11 months ago

    The instructions are not confusing. I have got it working.

    The many MacOSX Snow Leopard 10.6.2. rar files downloaded from rapidshare create a directory of
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmx
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmxf
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.vmsd
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.vmxf

    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).nvram
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmdk
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmsd
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmxf
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s001.vmdk
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s002.vmdk
    .. etc

    This is simply a package with a pre-installed OS in a vmware image.
    The Mac OS X Server 10.6.x files are the virtual machine.
    The Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s001.x are the virtual hard drive.
    They should not be turned into an ISO!

    How to get this baby up and running..

    Put darwin_snow.iso (only 11meg boot cd-image) in the same directory as the virtual machine.
    Open Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmx in VMware
    Select darwin_snow.iso as the boot cdrom path in VM, Settings, CD/DVD (IDE), Use ISO Image.

    Boot it up!

    bacalhau9 years ago

    hi. i’ve downloaded the full version and extracted everything.
    i ended up with a bunch o vmdk files:
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s001.vmdk
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s002.vmdk
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental)-s021.vmdk

    i also have:
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).nvram
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmdk
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmsd
    Mac OS X Server 10.6 (experimental).vmxf

    Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmsd
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmx
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.2.vmxf
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.vmsd
    Mac OS X Server 10.6.vmxf

    now i’m stuck here: ” burn it to a DVD using any software which creates and mount virtual CD/DVD ROMs”
    what am i supposed to burn on a DVD??

    thx in advance

      Wolverine9 years ago

      Use MagicISO to create a DVD-ISO image of the file you got after joining all the RAR files.

        bacalhau9 years ago

        the question is: i don’t have one file… i have all those i mentioned before.
        it was 47 win-rar parts. i selected them all, right-clicked and chose “extract here” after that i had all the files mentioned. =/

        was the idea merging all 47 parts into one single file, before extracting??

        i had already tried making an ISO with all the files mentioned in the previous post. when i mounted the iso o virtual drive F and tried to boot from DVD it didn’t recognized it.

          Wolverine9 years ago

          Look! When you will extract the first file, you will be asked to select the 2nd rar file and so on! In the end you will be getting the extracted files. You will have to burn them on a virtual DVD disk!

        Alex8 years, 11 months ago

        Hi, I think I am having a similar problem like bacalhau. Once I click extract on the 1st rar file, it will automatically extract everything into a folder of size 11.4GB. So, am I suppose to have a DVD-ISO of size 11.4GB?

        Thanks in advance.

      james stuirt7 years, 12 months ago

      he means that either burn it to disk using any software such as nero
      or mount it to virtual cd/dvd using magic disc or any other
      hope u understand what i mean

    Paul9 years, 3 months ago

    Can i use. the snow leopard install disk rather than download the “full version of MacOSX Snow Leopard 10.6.2”. also can this all be put into a torrent

      Jaxov9 years, 3 months ago

      Yes you can use that one too but you have to install it on VMware later! However the above download links provided to you are for pre-installed full version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2. You don’t need to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard if you will download from the above links!