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How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware on PC

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It is now possible and remarkably easy to use OS X El Capitan on VMware following Apple’s live changing move geared towards improving its OS X software for desktop operating system. Mac OS El Captain was publicly launched on Wednesday the 30th of September last year. This tutorial provides a clear and systematic guideline with respect to downloading and installing Mac OS X El Capitan on a PC.

Though it is hectic, complicated and tiresome to install MAC OS X on non- Apple hardware, this guide book provides an easy way out. The foremost thing is to have a VMware Player which is free. Alternatively, VMware Workstation which is paid for may work equally well. However, it is better to user VMware Player.

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Understanding What VMware is?

Fundamentally, VMware is a program which allows the user to install and run OS X that is Intel-based as well as one with AMD processor. This convenience makes VMware Player the most appropriate program to use for this purpose.

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On VMware player as well as workstation, one can conveniently upgrade the existing El Capitan on simulated machine available on Windows on PC. Moreover, windows 10 can host the most recent El Capitan 10.11.4 with the help of VMware player and workstation.

For Application developers, using OS X El Capitan on VMware offers an added advantage. One can acquire skills on Xcode and use the new features supported by Mac OS X El Capitan and most importantly installing Applications on OS X El Capitan on VMware without necessarily having to install it.

Running the OS X El Capitan on VMware on PC maybe somewhat hectic and may probably take a toll on one’s additional energy . Nevertheless, the benefits associated with this bold and sophisticated move towards effectiveness and convenience is never disappointing. It works meticulously once it is done.

Steps to Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on VMware on PC

Step 1: Download Image and Extract file with Winrar or 7zip

You can download winrar then install it. Right click part 1 then select Extract here.

Extract File with WinRar

Extract File with WinRar

Step 2: Patch the VMware using Unlocker

Open Folder \unlock all\windows; Right Click install.cmd, Click Run as Administrator.:

Install Unlock-er

Install Unlock-er

Once it has successfully patched the VMware Player or VMware workstation, you should be able to see the Mac OS X guest support as shown below:

OS X on VMware

OS X on VMware

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine

Open VMware Player or Workstation then select “create new virtual mahine”,
Guest OS: Apple Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11

Create New Virtual Machine

Create New Virtual Machine

Name and New Virtual Machine Disk:

Name and Virtual Machine Disk

Name and Virtual Machine Disk

Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Click “Edit Virtual Machine Setting” Select Harddisk (Sata) Click Remove:

Edit Virtual Machine - Remove Harddisk

Edit Virtual Machine – Remove Harddisk

Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA, Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”, Browse to your Image location D:\..\OS X El Capitan..vmdk file then click Open

Edit Virtual Machine - Add Harddisk

Edit Virtual Machine – Add Harddisk

You can set up Ram with 2.56 to 4 GB and your processor is 2 to 4 core:

Edit Virtual Machine

Edit Virtual Machine

Step 5: Edit VMX File

Open Your vmx file with Notepad:

Edit vmx File

Edit vmx File

Copy then Paste this code: smc.version = "0"

Edit vmx file with Code

Edit vmx file with Code

Step 6:Done! Play Your OS X El Capitan on VMware on Windows

OS X El Capitan on PC

OS X El Capitan on PC

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919 Comments on "How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware on PC"

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Wilbrima
Guest

Hi! I followed the instructions step by step; however, when I run the VM, it loops. It first displays the VMWare logo, then Apple logo, then again VMWare’s. I enabled virtualization and patched my VMWare. I am running it all on Windows 10 on AMD processor. Any thoughts as to why it loops?

Himanshu
Guest

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Elvinkind
Guest

I followed all directions but i keep getting this error message. Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT- or AMD -V. Am I supposed to use bios as opposed to UFEI?

streamline55
Guest

Well, I found the answer for question 2. It works!
However, when I try to use multiple monitors, it says that “This virtual machine cannot use multiple monitors for the following reasons: – Vmware Workstation does not support the multiple monitor feature in macOS 10.12 guests”.
1) does anyone know if multiple monitors are supported for previous versions of OSX.
2) is there any patch/workaround for multiple monitors in Sierra?
Thanks!

streamline55
Guest

only because my first comment didn’t appear: when I said that “I found the answer for question 2. It works!” I was referring to installing OSX Sierra using this tutorial. And yes, it works 🙂
Just to clarify things.
Still hoping someone has an answer for the other two questions, about using multiple monitors. I’m sure that for someone with some technical knowledge of vmware is not that difficult.

Nickvds
Guest

i cant find the VMX file only VMXF file but that codes are different help me please

Guest
Guest

Hi! I can’t add a hard drive (SATA) because its not showing on the Add Hardware Wizard. What should i do? Thanks.

Simran Kaur
Guest

Hi
Great article. I completed the installation. But when I “Power on ” the virtual system, a boot manager pop up appears, and no matter what option i chose, it does not proceed further. Please do help. Thankyou.

lalith kiran
Guest

in this way the can apps be works?

Vijay Rathod
Guest

Hello,
I have configured OS successfully till last step. But when I start OS and in the first screen. Then screen is showing loading indicater and not going to next step.

My pc is amd 64 bit with good configurations.

Can you please help me.

Praveen Puvvula
Guest

Hi,

I followed the steps and everything seems to work beautifully. My only problem is that keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+l, ctrl+x dont work inside the vmware. Is there any solution to this?

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