Sorry for not updating for sometimes – I’ve having a busy times – but now I’m free.
Basicly, today I will show you how you can install a Mac on your Windows – without dual boot/using VMware Workstation/buying a new comp!
This guide will use Windows 7 Ultimate x86 as a host OS, and Mac OS 9 as a guest OS. We will use the Sheepshaver program, which is quite an abandonware software – amazing that it still works on Windows 7.
Note this works only for clasic Mac OS, not Mac OSX.
What you’ll need;
- Sheepshaver(latest build possible)
- System7.5.3 and 7.5.5 installation files
- Mac OS 9 CDROM
- Rom File – this could be found on the internet, but rare since it’s against Apple’s licence agreement but now Apple probably stopped taking action against this
- Mac OS8.5boot disk to install System7.5.3
- GTK runtime(latest version)
How to do:
- first thing – download Sheepshaver – you can find it on the internet. Download it and extract to where ever.
- Run the sheepsheaver gui.exe file. Adjust the settings to your favor, but you must follow these settings: Memory=64mb, romfile=your own romfile or the one included with the download.
- Back at the general tab, click add and browse for the bootdisk. Load it so it appears in the volume list.
- Open hfv explorer and create a new hfv file – 500mb is recommended. Give it a name and filename – system7 is probably good.
- Boot the emulator and install System7.5.3 and update to System7.5.5. Make sure that during the System7.5.3 installation you choose your hfv file as the drive to install the OS to.
- Open hfv explorer again and create a new hfv file but this time called it System9. We do this because I believe the installer won’t let you upgrade from sys7.5.5 to macos9
- Go the sheepshaver settings and add the System9 hard disk file.
- Shutdown the guest OS and insert the Mac OS 9 CD. There should be no autoplay dialog because there is no .exe file on the disk.
- Boot the guest OS from System7.5.5 hard disk and launch the OS9 installation program.
- Make sure, and I mean make sure, that you select System9 as the disk the OS will be installed to. Selecting System7 will cause the installation to fail.
- Shutdown the emulator and go back to the settings and move the System9 hard disk to the top.
That’s it! You’ve created an Mac OS 9 environment inside Windows 7!