VMware Fusion 3.0 SLIC Hack Mac OS X Thread

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by mydigitalchamp, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. mydigitalchamp

    mydigitalchamp MDL Novice

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    Does anyone have a working guide and can provide download links to files used in order to change the bios in VMware Fusion 3.0?

    I tried everything posted in the Guide for VMware Fusion 2 SLIC Hack (MacOS)

    but nothing worked for me. I'm sure I'm not the only one and I have no ideas after what I tried.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  3. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    That is what I tried. The bios hangs halfway through boot up on the new installed win7 machine. All my old machines work, vista and xp. I think its the rom I'm using.

    Anyone get this combo working:

    Fusion 3
    Win 7


    Thanks
    Sim
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  5. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    Thanks Sebus!

    I downloaded the second link you posted and used the enclosed bios440.slic.rom file. It worked perfect! For anyone else having trouble this is what I did:

    Install Fusion 3.
    Use Keygen for serial

    Install Win7 OEM from iso.
    You do not need to enter a product key, just bypass the step when it asks for one

    Close Fusion

    In finder locate the VMware virtual machine
    Right click, Show package contents
    Right click on Windows 7 x64.vmx or what ever the .vmx file is and open with textEdit. Add line:
    bios440.filename = "bios440.slic.rom"
    save and close.
    Copy bios440.slic.rom file into the open container.
    Close container.

    Start Win7 virtual machine.
    Open OpaTool in Win 7
    Run tool option 2 and 3
    Then check with option 1

    Done.
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Good to know, so it seems that there is some difference in the BIOS between Windows 6.5.1 version & ESX4/Fusion3 at least

    sebus
     
  7. 1ne

    1ne MDL Novice

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    Awesome. Thanks guys. Works perfectly. I didn't use the OpaTool instead I manually installed the Cert and Key. Result still the same... :)
     
  8. laquain

    laquain MDL Novice

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    Perfect!!! thanks guys
     
  9. jmacie

    jmacie MDL Member

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    Thanks

    Worked perfect! Now which is better? 7 in sleopard or sl in 7?
     
  10. daraj

    daraj MDL Junior Member

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    How can I install SL in win 7. I have Vmware 7 Workstation installed. I looked in google but all i get is a very complicated process which recquires a lot of modding and what not.
    Any help plz
     
  11. 1ne

    1ne MDL Novice

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    You need VMWare Fusion. Follow simchippy instruction. It can't get any eaiser

     
  12. eladredual

    eladredual MDL Novice

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    I'm new to the Mac and was still able to get this working fairly easily.

    Couple of things for newbies like me who may find this thread:

    - VMWare Fusion 3.0.2 has no bios problems with Win7. I installed Ultimate with no problems on startup in Fusion 3.0.2
    - Keygens for Fusion 3.0.1 also work for 3.0.2. 3.0.1 keygens seem harder to find right now, but 3.0.1 keygens worked for me.
     
  13. anietsnie74

    anietsnie74 MDL Novice

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    Google for "insanelymac vmware unlocker". It is now an easy (completely automated) process.