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.

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

  1. Hey Dinesh,

    First of all many many thanks to you.
    You’ve made using MAC OS so easy for all of us and so importantly “without any cost”

    My PC doesn’t support hardware virtualisation even I am able to run pre-installed HD on my VMware.
    However I’ve not installed any other/adobe software on MAC OS so far but hopping all will work fine.

    Thank you so much again.

    Hats off to you………
    Hats off to you………
    Hats off to you………


    • I don’t know why I can’t create a new comment here, so I just select reply xD

      The mac osx system works great! However, there is a small problem…..

      I enabled share folder, while entering mac osx, the share folder appears on the top right hand corner of the desktop for two seconds, and then it disappeared…….I can’t find it out again in the mac osx……..any ideas on why this happens? many thz! =)

  2. Remember to upgrade to lastest VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 and rerun the Guest OSX Patch, or you will get the stop sign when start the VM

      • Here you can find Hardware Virtualization bypasser for 8 series.

        Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 VMware Image\Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 VMware Image\VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest\VMware 8.x Series\Tools

        I hope you have already downloaded above image “Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 VMware Image”

        • Virtualization bypasser is not working for 8.0.4. it says 0 file out of 11 has been patched. Could you please send me the link for Virtualization bypasser for vmware 8.0.4

  3. Hi Dinesh,

    I dont have mac machine, but if i use this VMWare image in my PC will i be able to run Xcode and other programming environments?.
    WIll it harm my windows Mother board or some other hardware components?

    One of my friend tried to install Mac in windows, it could not work properly, later on his hardware got some problem… i m scared to use it on my laptop.. please help me

    • Hey, if you install mac using vmware it can’t do anything to your actual machine since it’s been installed in a virtual environment. If anything goes wrong with the Mac OS, you can just delete and start over. Also, to answer your other question…Xcode seems to run fine and other programs too but I haven’t developed any app on this Hackintosh OS yet 🙂

  4. Hi, everything goes fine, but when I try to run the machine, it just stops at the grey vmware screen without actually loading the os. Any ideas on why this happens? Thanks

      • Hi, great job!!! but I when I try to run the machine I get the grey apple screen, afther that a prohibition icon, any idea? I have virtualization enable on the BIOS with a Intel core i3 processor.

        • 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.

  5. Hey,
    I installed Lion perfectly and thanks alot for the post but the scrolling on my Symantec Touchpad won’t work inside the virtual machine…any reason why this might be? Can’t find a thing on Google about it!

  6. Hey Dinesh,

    How are you doing?

    I’ve run “Mac OS X Leopard” on my VMWare Workstation 8.0 successfully.
    Now I want to run/open “Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 VMware Image” but can not because my physical computer does not have VT supported processor.
    I’ve also run “Hardware Virtualization Bypasser” but no result.
    Could you please suggest me other option(s) for “Hardware Virtualization Bypasser”

    Thanks in advance!

  7. Thanks for this awesome tutorial.
    I’m successfully running “Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 VMware Image.
    However, it’s running an old version of vmware tools.
    How can i upgrade to newer version of vmware tools.


  8. hey man thanks a lot… now i can start to study ios dev.
    one question, how can i validate the keyboard layout, the normal keys are normal, but the especial characters are a mess. i new on mac os.


  9. the image file works perfectly!! However, just a minor problem……

    I enabled the “share folder” function, but when I open the mac osx system, the share folder appears on the desktop for two seconds, and disappeared. I can’t find out where is the share folder. Any ideas on why this happens? Thz =)

  10. Just try to post again LOL

    The mac osx system works great! However, there is a small problem…..

    I enabled share folder, while entering mac osx, the share folder appears on the top right hand corner of the desktop for two seconds, and then it disappeared…….I can’t find it out again in the mac osx……..any ideas on why this happens? many thz! =)

    • sorry for double posting…..I don’t know my post will be posted at the bottom, so I can’t find my post on the top, and try to post it again….

  11. Hi,
    Installed the Mac OSX 10.7.4 vmware image. Thanks!
    But “about mac” says that the processor is unknown. I run a core i5 2310 processor on an intel sandybridge motherboard.
    Can you please help?
    Many thanks!

  12. “the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system. power off or reset the virtual machine. ”
    plz help wat to do..
    hoping for positive reply 🙂

  13. hi
    while going through all ur procedures
    atlast i found “the cpu has been disabled by guest operating system.power off or reset the virtual machine.”
    plz help
    hoping for positive reply asap thanks 🙂

  14. doesnt work for me.pleaz help…
    this is what it is saing(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.)
    pleazzzzzz help…

  15. Hello! First, thank you for the great job 😀

    Know, the part1 of the virtual machine is not working. It always said not reconized format. Can you help me?

    Thanks again!

  16. Hello ,

    I have installed MAC using this method way back 4 months. It worked fine ! Thank you for that.

    I am trying to install Adobe latest flash player and it is asking me administrator ( system’s) password. As you mentioned earlier, user name “Lion User” and Password is Blank. However, when I say click on OK button , it says wrong password.

    Without password , I am unable to install Adobe Flash Player. Please provide your inputs. Many Thanks !!

  17. Hi, can any one help with keyboard problem!

    I am running mac so lion on windows 7 with VMware.
    I can’t seem to find and use the pipe or vertical symbol key which is on my windows keyboard – top left. I need to use this symbol so that I can use it in Xcode to signify OR in code. It should look like to vertical bars to mean OR.

    Please help, as I’ve tried every combination I can think of!

  18. Mine says that the guest operating system is 10.6 server but I have the 10.7 image installed. I’ve tried changing it to “Other 64 bit” but nothing works. Any suggestions?

  19. i have problem but i dont know how can i resolve it,i dont know how can i enable VT-x option in my cpu,i have macbook pro 373LLA.
    how can help me,thanks

  20. why do i need the workstation? i’m using the player version 5 , on a intel processor with virtualization enabled. and i get no error but the display shows only a grey screen with an apple in the middle.
    thenk you for your reply

    • I must rectify myself: the virtual machine works great on vmware player. the only thing i did is to use the vmware unlocker on my player. the unloker is for the workstation but it works even on the player.
      thank you very much!!

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