Can I run Mac OS X in Virtual PC 2007?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Sam, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Sam

    Sam Guest


    Can I run Mac OS X as a guest OS under Virtual PC 2007?
    Sam, Mar 8, 2008
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  2. No. The Apple firmware that enables OS/X to install on a Mac is not
    available except on a Mac.
    Colin Barnhorst, Mar 8, 2008
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  3. There are people out there who are running OS X on standard PC's. Has anyone
    figured out how to get it to run on Virtual PC?

    I am not advocating piracy. If I were to do it, I would use a copy that I
    paid for.
    William R. Cousert, Mar 10, 2008
  4. Sam

    Robert Comer Guest

    There are people out there who are running OS X on standard PC's. Has anyone
    Most likely -- it takes hacking OSX to get it to run on real,
    non-Apple hardware, a VM would be no different.
    There's also a problem with the EULA being violated by running it on
    other than Apple Hardware and DMCA problems with hacking the OS to get
    it to run on non-Apple hardware.
    Robert Comer, Mar 10, 2008
  5. There are a few websites with step by step directions showing how to install
    OS X on a standard PC.

    I havent' tried it yet. It is possible they are lying, but I doubt it.
    William R. Cousert, Mar 10, 2008
  6. William R. Cousert, Mar 10, 2008
  7. Sam

    Anonymous Guest

    No it doesn't.
    Anonymous, Mar 11, 2008
  8. Sam

    Robert Comer Guest

    I'm afraid getting past the TPM check is hacking OSX, so, yes, it
    Robert Comer, Mar 11, 2008
    OpenSourceAdvocate, Apr 15, 2008
  10. Yes Bob is right. However, this policy is going to change. Why? Because
    people are finding out that people are able to do it. Many people would like
    to see the market diversified. Neither Microsoft now Apple would like this to
    happen but it will. Why doesn't Microsoft want this? Microsoft, through its
    participation in the Trusted Computing Group, laid the groundwork for the TPM
    "as a way to shore up its monopoly," said Schneier. And Apple, well really
    the same reason. Just be patient and you will have a legal copy on your PC
    before you know it!!!
    OpenSourceAdvocate, Apr 15, 2008
  11. Sorry the window closed out. As I was saying the reason is Microsoft is not
    going to take it lightly that Apple is "touting" the fact they with a NEW
    APPLE computer you can run windows inside it...... Yes that comes right from
    their website. Buy a Apple and run windows xp programs from the desktop..
    Read it here
    How long will windows sit on the sideline?
    OpenSourceAdvocate, Apr 15, 2008
  12. This is not news. I have been running XP Pro natively on my MacBook Pro for
    a couple of years. No big deal.

    Microsoft makes money on this because now MS sells Windows to Mac users too.
    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 15, 2008
  13. Sam

    smbdymf Guest

    What does Microsoft care if you can run Windows on a MAC? They are
    selling copies of Windows that way. If somebody is stupid enough to buy a
    MAC to run Windows, well, what more can I say.
    smbdymf, Apr 16, 2008
  14. Sam

    David B. Guest

    The file he is referring to is an osX86 hacked ISO, not even remotely
    adhering to Apple's EULA but there is a guide to getting it running on
    VMware floating around the web.

    David B., Nov 25, 2008
  15. Sam

    Robert Comer Guest

    As far as "legality", you can buy a copy OS X and then you are covered.
    The trouble is is that you have to hack it to get it to run on
    non-Apple hardware, so you run afoul of the DMCA, which is
    enforceable. (the breaking copy protection part.)
    Robert Comer, Nov 26, 2008
  16. Sam

    Robert Comer Guest

    No. There is no copy protection to break. The OS X DVD is NOT copy
    Yes and no, the DVD is not copy protected it's true, but the OS is, it
    needs an apple TPM to run.
    It's up to Apple as to when or if they choose to protect their
    copyright. If they don't right now it doesn't mean they wont in the
    future. If they really wanted it to run on non-Apple hardware, they
    would make a version for generic PC's as well...

    The reason I posted is just to say it's not legal to do and anyone
    choosing to do so is doing so at their own risk.
    Robert Comer, Nov 26, 2008
  17. Sam

    Robert Comer Guest

    Current Macs do not even have the TPM chip.

    Okay, I wasn't aware of that, but it makes no difference at all to me,
    you're taking a huge risk in running something against the EULA and
    suggesting others do the same is not cool at all, and that's the last
    I'll say on the subject.
    Robert Comer, Nov 26, 2008
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