How to virtualize Vista on Mac OS X
James Bannan24 December 2008, 12:12 AM
Page 3 - Step 3 - Create New Vista VM
How to run Windows Vista inside Mac OS X, without paying for VMware or Parallels. Our step-by-step tutorial will give you all the information you need!
Click the New icon to start the New Virtual Machine Wizard,
- Click Next
- Type in "Windows Vista" as the name and select "Microsoft Windows" from the "OS Type" dropdown menu and "Windows Vista" from the "Version" list. Click Next
- Assign as much memory as you like beyond the base memory recommendation. In this case 512MB is the recommended amount. Click Next
- On the "Virtual Hard Disk" screen, click "New" to launch the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard, and click Next.
- Choose whichever disk type you prefer. The advantage of a fixed-size image is that as all the space is reserved up front, there's an ongoing disk performance benefit as the image doesn't need to keep expanding as you use it. The downside is that all the space is used at once and it takes longer to create. Click Next
- Name the image file accordingly and assign some space (at least 20GB for the Vista boot disk). Click Next, and then Finish. The newly-created Windows-Vista.vdi is now attached to the VM as the primary disk. Click Next and then Finish, and the VM is created