Friday, January 6, 2012

How to install Mac OS X Lion on Windows using VMware

Requirements
A laptop or desktop computer that supports virtualization (most newer computers do).
At least 3 GB of RAM (the more, the better. OS X Lion requires 2GB to Proceed installation).
VMWare Workstation.
VMWare Hard Drive (vmx files, it is in a self-extracting .exe file just search for Mac_OS_X_Lion_VMware_Files.exe in Google).
OS X Lion (VMDK File)

Before we start, make sure that you have enabled Virtualization in the BIOS of your computer. This is usually disabled by default by computer manufacturers.

Now follow These steps.

  1. From the file downloaded, double click on Mac OS X Lion VMware Files.exe. Click Run then Yes. This will decompress the files.

  2. Once done, a folder named Mac OS X Lion VMware Files will appear, double click it.

  3. You will need to unlock VMWare. for this As the Administrator user, run the "windows.bat" program (located in the Workstation - Windows directory) from the command line (Command Prompt). follow readme.txt for help.

  4. From Step 1, there should be a folder named Mac OS X Lion inside Mac OS X Lion VMware Files. Copy the OS X Lion (VMDK File) to this locationOpen that up and open the file named Mac OS X Lion.vmx. Double-click this file. It will open in VMWare Workstation.

  5. On the left column, click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings. In the Memory tab, you can edit how much RAM OS X will get (Minimum 2 GB). At the bottom of the box is an Add button, click it. Select Hard Disk from the left, click Next. Choose Use and existing virtual disk.

  6. Browse for the Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk that was downloaded from the torrent. Click Finish. Click OK to close the box.

  7. On the left column, click Power on this virtual machine.

  8. If a box asks to repair the image, click Repair. Once the box comes up, click I copied it, click OK. A message about the CD Drive may come up, just click OK.

  9. You should now have a Install Mac OS X screen. At the top, click Utilities then Disk Utility. Select the 42.45 GB Hard Disk. Click on the Erase tab. Now you can name your hard drive what you want. Then click on Erase. Click Erase again.

  10. Once the process is done, close out of the Disk Utility box, the Install screen will come back up. Click Continue, Agree. Select the 40GB Hard Disk to install Lion. Click Install. The process will take about 30 minutes. Once it's done, the account setup will start. Once that's done, Lion will start.

Now Every thing is done Just go through your settings & its all done.