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#1551966 Snow Leopard on VMware and Disabled CPU Error

Posted by MSoK on 21 September 2010 - 12:10 PM

Donk and I have been working on a solution to the dreaded "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point." when using 10.6.3 with Core i7 and Xeon 5600 series processors, this probably extends to the Core i3 and i5's but have no confirmation. As indicated we have created a CPUID Mask which in effect hides some of the physical processors features from the guest OS, normally this is used in vMotion and High Availability environments to allow guest OS's to be moved between dissimilar hardware using vCentre Server and the vSphere Enterprise products. By comparing closely related processor families we were able to construct a CPUID Mask which retains most if not all of the host's processor functionality but circumvents Apple's tighter processor checks in 10.6.3. If you have an earlier DVD i.e. 10.6.0 or 10.6.2 then all should be fine and you can update to 10.6.4 which is also fine f...
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