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VMware desktop NOT detecting hardware virtualization

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April 9, 2012 1:21:07 AM

After DAYS and DAYS of research and trial and error I cannot get this to work.
I am simply trying to use VMware virtual desktop to run Mac OSX on my Windows 7 computer.
I have cracked VMware so it can run Mac OSX but every time I try to power it on it says:

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.

Which with much research leads me to determine that I need a motherboard and processor that can support hardware virtualization.

I downloaded both the windows HAV detection
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displ...

and the SecurAble check
http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

BOTH say my equipment is able to perform hardware virtualiztion.

I booted into the BIOS menu and under the CPU menu hardware virtualization is ENABLED.

My motherboard is a Jetway M26GT3-SVP

Any help would be sooooooooooo appreciated
a c 229 V Motherboard
April 9, 2012 2:52:44 PM

Get a legit or trial version of VMware workstation and if it doesn't work, then contact VMware support.
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April 9, 2012 3:19:11 PM

Please note that running Mac OSX on a Win7/VMware platform is NOT supported by Apple (or VMware, hence OSX not being listed in the approved VM list). While technically possible, it is in direct conflict with the OSX EULA.
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a c 229 V Motherboard
June 1, 2012 2:10:38 PM

techn0guy, did you give up?
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June 1, 2012 3:49:57 PM

po1nted said:
Please note that running Mac OSX on a Win7/VMware platform is NOT supported by Apple (or VMware, hence OSX not being listed in the approved VM list). While technically possible, it is in direct conflict with the OSX EULA.

Apple fanboy detected. Go get a life.


Solution for OP:
  • Uninstall Vmware 8.
  • Install Vmware 7
  • Set up just like you did before
  • Look for this option:


    Vmware 7 will tell you that "future versions of Vmware will not support paravirtualization blah blah" when you open your Virtual machine.

    Assuming your Mobo supports paravirtualization and you have it enabled in the BIOS, this is why you cant get it to run with Vmware 8.
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