Hi. I'm a complete noobie at both the Mac and virtualization. I apologize in advance for the extremely basic nature of my questions.
I have VMware Workstation 8 and the unlocker installed on my Win7 Pro 64 system and that seems to all work fine. Additionally, I enabled virtualization of the i7 processor in the BIOS.
So I guess I'm ready to install the latest Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6.3).
After looking at the apple site it appears the only Snow Leopard they sell is an upgrade for $29. However, Amazon has what I guess is a "full version" for $69.
Here are my questions:
Am I correct in assuming I need more than the upgrade version of Snow Leopard?
Does Apple not sell a "full version" of Snow Leopard?
Is the $69 version of Snow Leopard on Amazon what I need?
If not, what OS package do I need and where can I get it?
Thank you for your help.
First of all welcome to InsanelyMac, we are here to help you get OS X running on your Windows or Linux PC under VMware.
The $29 upgrade for "Snow" on the Apple site is what we call the "Retail DVD" and it is fine, in fact it is the recommended version, you can spend the extra on the Family pack, but it is not required. (P.S. I am sure Amazon is fine, but for Apple OS software I always buy it direct from Apple, just to be sure, saves a lot of pain down the line). While it states it is an upgrade it will do a full install under VMware.
If you have the Unlocker from either Donk or Zenith432 running then have a look at the following link to my "How To" for Snow Leopard, as you will need the CPUID mask to get OSX 10.6 "Snow" to install on your Core i7 based machine:http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1622074
Good luck, plenty of help available if you get stuck, we have all been where you are now, honest, MSoK! (LoL)
Cheers MSOK much appreciated.
Not forgotten about the loader for you, just not had chance to get it sorted, will update ASAP.