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I came a cross an issue where I had the 32-bit version of VMWare Fusion on my Mac but I needed to run a 64-bit OS guest virtual machine image. The 32-bit mode of the Mac OS wouldn't allow it. The message was something to the affect that the Mac must be running in 64-bit mode. I thought it did that by default - wrong. So, I sought a way to change the OS to operate in 64-bit mode. I thought it would be as simple as flipping a switch in the System Preferences. But of course, it couldn't be that easy. Or, could it? Well, I found the answer and I am sharing that below for all of the hard core demo junkies wanting to get the Oracle BI SampleApp VirtualBox VM Image up on a VMWare app running on the Mac.