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Which one first? update MAC OS or install Vmware tools?


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I am experimenting MAC OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Guest) on a windows 7 x64 Host using VMware workstation 10.

Installed vanilla successfully.

Also installed VMware tools for Fusion v 6.0.1  ( Darwin )


Now that following updates have been released: 

MAC OS X 10.8.5 combo

OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Supplemental Update 


Q. What should be the order to install these updates and VMware tools?


Is it like this OK ?

Vmware Tools

Combo update



or do I need to install combo update, suppli,  right after MAC OS X installation and then vmware tools?


I have created snapshots in VMware at stages, right after installation, then after installing vmware tools.



please suggest




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No matter in which order you install osx updates and VMWare tools.


VMWare tools are not overwritten by osx updates because the kexts are different.


Just for your info ...


I installed VMWare tools before to updates to mavericks 10.9.1 and i did not have to reinstall VM tools.


See Ya

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