Q. Can I use my Wolfson programs on a MAC ?
A. The answer is yes, as long as a virtual machine and a recent Windows operating system are installed. All Wolfson software has been tested on a MAC machine with macOS Mojave and Virtual Box 5.2 installed and the programs all appear to function correctly. See our Microsoft compliance pages if Windows Vista or Windows 7 are used as guest system.
If you have any further questions that are not answered below, then please contact the Wolfson Unit.
Virtualization tool: Virtual Box 5.2
All Wolfson software is developed for Windows/PC only but can run on a MAC if a recent Windows environment is installed. Virtualization tools such as Virtual Box allow one or more unmodified copies of Windows to run on MAC alongside the existing MAC operating system. Virtual Box is the only general-purpose virtualizer that is also freely available as Open Source Software. Virtual Box supports PC/Windows operating systems up to Windows 10.
Guest Windows OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
Our trials were conducted using Windows 10 Enterprise as a guest operating system. Prior to running any Windows software, a licensed, unmodified version of the guest Windows OS must be installed in the host machine and adequate disk space must be reserved for it. Please see the Virtual Box user manual for more information on the guest OS installation.
USB filter for HASP USB dongles
The guest OS must detect our USB dongle in order to run the licensed versions of our software. This does not happen by default and requires setting up a USB filter for the dongle from the Settings panel of Virtual Box, where the dongle is normally listed as ‘Safenet Inc. Sentinel HL’. For more information please see Section 3.11.1 'USB Settings' of the Virtual Box user manual.
This information was last updated on 1st November 2018.