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Installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 5

Greetings KBTV fans and a very happy Friday to you!

Today we have a new video for our VMware Fusion users which discusses and demonstrates installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 5.

A few things to point out before trying this out in your own environments:

  • Apple’s End User License Agreement allows you to install up to two additional copies of Mountain Lion on your Mac, which is already running a retail version of Mountain Lion.
  • You cannot install OS X 10.8 on a Mac running OS X 10.7.
  • Installing Mountain Lion as a guest operating system is only supported in VMware Fusion 5 and not older VMware Fusion versions.

The installation process itself is relatively straight forward and easy. Between following this video tutorial and the written instructions in VMware Knowledge Base article Installing Mountain Lion as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 5 (2033778), you should be all set.

Note: For best viewing results, ensure that the 720p quality setting is selected and view in full screen mode.

Enjoy the video and enjoy your weekend!

7 thoughts on “Installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as a guest operating system in VMware Fusion 5

  1. Régis Duchesne

    > You cannot install OS X 10.8 on a Mac running OS X 10.7.

    Uh? There is no technical limitation, and it appears to work for me. Is this limitation part of Apple’s EULA?

  2. Jay

    Is there an option for virtualizing Mountain Lion if you have a preinstalled version of OSX 10.8? Is it possible to use a bootable back up of the host OS?

  3. Jon

    Installing the latest VMware Tools on a fresh ML install appears to make the VM unusable. It works fine prior to installing the package.

  4. Dale

    OS -Ten-, not OS -ecks-

    It’s been around for over 10 years now – surely it’s time to get it right.

  5. Viktor Vahn

    The way to get it right is to avoid Apple and their fascist control freak policies as much as possible.

    ;-)

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