Lion OS X 10.7.5/10.7.4 Pre Installed VMware Image For Intel Computers with Windows 7

If you are interested in running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 or 10.7.4 on a Intel PC by using VMware workstation, then this guide will be helpful. Using pre installed VMware image will make the hackintosh easy on normal PCs. I have updated this guide with the links to latest Lion OS X 10.7.5 too. This guide is very similar to our earlier guide 10.7.3 VMware image

The particular pre installed image is created and uploaded by ZackehSoul. Sysprobs already wrote about most of the hackintosh guides on desktop virtualization software such as VMware and VirtualBox here at this location.

Lion OS X 10.7.5 is having several important fixes and recommended by Apple to update the current OS X version. These types of Apple updates always create trouble for hackintosh users as it modifies the kernel every time. Therefore, it is always better to go with pre installed image which is tested and patched by someone else.

Update: If you are looking for OS X 10.8.2 mountain lion VMware image, check our latest guide here.

The 10.7.5 or 10.7.4 pre installed VMware image download is having virtual machine’s configuration, virtual hard disk, few tools and patches that need to be used during the installation.

Before continue, I recommend you to check the hardware virtualization technology (VT) support on your physical computer. VT is required to run latest Mac OS X versions by VMware or VirtualBox on Intel computers. Even though this download is having VT check bypasser tool, but I’m not sure how its going to work really.


1) Lion OS X 10.7.5  or 10.7.4 Image.  As requested by ZackehSoul, I’m pointing you to the original article where you will find the torrent and direct download links of these pre-installed images.

2) VT enabled processor. Check our earlier guide how to enable and check the VT support.

3) VMware unlocker tool to enable Mac OS X guest support on VMware workstation. The latest unlocker tool is included in this download. Check our earlier guide how to use VMware unlocker and check the OS X guest support. This unlocker works for VMware workstation 9 too.

4) VMware workstation 8 or later versions.


How to Use Lion OS X 10.7.5 (or 10.7.4) VMware Image on Intel Windows 7 Computer

As I said before the method is very similar to earlier guide, so I’m not going to repeat the same steps again here.

Here are the important steps you must follow,

1) Download and extract the content. After the extraction all files will be around 8GB.

2) Enable VT (Hardware Virtualization Technology) on BIOS and make sure the host OS is detecting it.

3) Patch the VMware workstation with unlocker and see ‘Apple Mac OS X’ is listed under guest operating system.

4) Open ‘Mac OS X Lion.vmx’ file from extracted location though VMware workstation. That should open the pre installed Lion OS X 10.7.5 (or 10.7.4) virtual machine.

You can change the settings before start the virtual machine. I have increased the RAM and number of processor cores as below.

vm settings

5) If VT is enabled and unlocker patch is working fine, when you power on the virtual machine it should start without any issues.

running 10.7.4

6) To get the all screen resolution sizes on Lion OS X guest machine and full screen option on VMware workstation menu, you must install VMware tools.

Mount the darwin.iso to virtual machine’s CD/DVD drive and install the package. darwin.iso is located under VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest\VMware 8.x Series\Tools folder at extracted folder. Read our earlier guide on how to install VMware tools on Lion OS X 10.7.3.

Lion User’ admin password is blank (nothing)

Have fun.

Here are the installation instruction videos of Lion OS X 10.7.4 and 10.7.5 vmware images.

Dinesh is the founder of Sysprobs and written more than 400 articles. Enthusiast in Microsoft and cloud technologies with more than 15 years of IT experience.

64 thoughts on “Lion OS X 10.7.5/10.7.4 Pre Installed VMware Image For Intel Computers with Windows 7”

  1. hi all
    im have macbook pro with the intel cpu and im running vmware fusion on it to run the windows server and other microsoft products.when i want to install one of the future in win server that is Hyper-v the alarm tell me you must enable VT-x in youre cpu,but idont know how can i enable cpu in macbook pro with this cpu ID( Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7)
    thanks if anybody can help me to solve this problem

  2. Comes up with NO smorking logo. I run with Verbose mode and it never gets passed “[PCI Configuration begin].

    What gives? The new Mountain Lion vmx works fine except my software isn’t compatible with 10.8 yet. Thanks in advance!

  3. vmware 8.0 stuck on VMWare logo when i launch the image.
    of course i ran the guest unlocker etc..
    im sure i enabled the VT in bios ages ago as i ran several 64BIT OS’s with VMware
    any ideas?

    • never mind i figure it out, i forgot to mount the darwin.iso from the tools folder to VMware CD drive.
      works fine.
      thanks for the great image you rox! 🙂

  4. Dear Sir,
    Plz suggest me how to install apple lion 10.7 operating system in intel dual core pc. ram in virtual Pc
    when i install mac in virtual pc to show virtual pc error
    Mac OS X is not supported with software virtualization. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports hardware virtualization.
    so please suggest. how to install mac in virtual pc .

  5. it works really fine.
    I m Really impressed with mac os 10.8,
    i want to dual boot it with my windows 7. can i dual boot my desktop using this VMware image ?

  6. Hi,

    am using Vmware 9 and i have the error:

    “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.”

    what should i do now?

  7. i hav a problem ……
    when i powered on keyboard not found,,,,
    so i am notable to install this without keyboard .cause its need create a computer name

    plz giv solution

  8. thank you very much , it works with me , i want to download xCode to begin programming for iPhone, please which version do i need and where to install it from ? do i need SDK too ? thanks for help

  9. Dear Sir,
    Plz suggest me how to install desktop operating system in intel i3 2100 mother board dh61ww pc. ram .
    when i install mac , graphic card 1 g.b ati 5450 hfx .

    so please suggest. how to install mac in pc

  10. Hi, have tried installing and it gets to the grey apple screen and does nothing, no warning or error messages can someone advise why? Thankyou

  11. Cannot connect the virtual device scsi0:0 because no corresponding device is available on the host.

    Do you want to try to connect this virtual device every time you power on the virtual machine?

    This is the error message I get when I double-click the .vmx file. I have patched VMware Player 4.0.5, and it shows the ‘Apple Mac OS X’ guest OS now. I have also checked the Intel VT, which is enabled (checked through utility by intel). But this is what I get. What am I doing wrong? I am very new to this community; I’m trying to develop an app, though I have Windows 7.

    Thanks for any replies.

  12. I am having intel core i5 processor in that this will not work. some binary translation problem occurs please help me out. i am very much need of Mac Os .
    And also specify which Mac-os will support on my processor.and which X-Code?

  13. My ipad is not detected on the virtual machine osx, it is detected on windows (the host system) but when i try to connect it to the vm, iget error message, is it possible to use the ipad inside the vm of osx?

  14. Hi
    I got the same probleme I get the grey apple screen, afther that a prohibition icon , there is is message ” could not process CD-Rom ” any help.

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