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macOS 12 Monterrey Beta on VMware Workstation 16 + Intel CPUs supported questions


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1) Guys, anybody here running the new macOS 12 Monterrey Beta on VMware Workstation 16.1.x on Windows 10 PC/laptop, the way we currently are able to run mac OS 11.4 Big Sur, as well as older 10.15 Catalina?

 

2) Seems some older Mac models are dropped from support in the new macOS Monterrey.

Does this mean some older Intel CPUs also cannot run the new Beta OS on VMware Workstation, on Windows 7/8/8.1/10 OS?

IF so, what are the newest Intel CPUs that are now NOT supported anymore?

What are the oldest ones that ARE supported?

 

My Intel CPUs here (and PCs/1 laptop) are quite old. My main VMware testing PC has Windows 10 OS, 32 GB of RAM to be able to run many VMs at once, but CPU is quite old -- Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge (4 cores, 4 threads).

On my HP workstation laptop, CPU is slightly newer & faster -- Intel Core i7 4900 Haswell (4 cores, 8 threads).

Will any of those, or both of those run Monterrey? OR do I need something newer, such as Intel 5th gen Broadwell series/etc? 

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Grammar/spelling + clarifications

CPU requirements for Monterey remain unchanged from previous macOS versions. As usual, it's GPUs that suffer from abandonment. You'll find more details in the existing Monterey testing thread, look it up.

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@naiclub -->

* Networking should work, but for this on macOS Monterrey Beta NEW extra edits needed to VMX file, where it says:

Lastly, a VERY IMPORTANT unusual step

https://blog.eucse.com/how-to-run-macos-monterey-12-beta-in-vmware-fusion/

 

* GPU and audio acceleration has never worked for macOS/Mac OS X VMs on VMware Workstation on Windows 7/8/10 OS, with macOS Unlocker 

IF you need any of that, VMware is not the way.

 

  

On 6/30/2021 at 3:12 PM, Hervé said:

CPU requirements for Monterey remain unchanged from previous macOS versions. As usual, it's GPUs that suffer from abandonment. You'll find more details in the existing Monterey testing thread, look it up.

 

Great! :) Thanks for letting me know.
I was getting worried this might be the "end of the road" for my VMware Workstation testing PCs here, mostly on Ivy Bridge and Haswell platforms. :) 

I will try getting Monterrey Beta working here in the next few days.

 

I was not able to find the thread you mention. :worried_anim:

Could you please tell me the thread name, and forum section it is located in? 

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:whistle: you can't miss it, there's only one and it's visible from the forum main page.

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On 7/1/2021 at 5:22 PM, Hervé said:

:whistle: you can't miss it, there's only one and it's visible from the forum main page.

 

Thanks, all fine. :) macOS Monterey 12.0 Beta 3 and now 4 too are running well on my 2 Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PCs, one with a Core i5 4-core CPU (no HT), and one with a Core i7 (4 cores/8 threads).

Also fine on slightly newer Intel Haswell on my HP Z17 Workstation laptop as well. :) -->

 

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All computers running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, ver. 21H1 + VMware Workstation Pro ver. 16.1.x (one of them on slightly older VMware 16.1.x version, for technical reasons).

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