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.

OS X 10.11 Image:

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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.


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

Enable VT-X in BIOS to Fix this problem: “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Player supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V”

How to Install Vmware Tool and Enter Full Screen Mode

Mac’s Tutorial: How to Fix OS X El Capitan Slow?

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

Ok I got all the way to pressing play. But when its supposed to start there’s a black screen that says “Attempting to start up from: -> EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive (0.0)… unsuccessful. -> EFI VMware Virtual SATA CDROM Drive (1.0)… unsuccessful. -> EFI Network… >> Start PXE over IPv4.” Then the screen got blue and i got a few options on how to boot. And what ever i clicked on I got to the same place again. But now I don’t even come to the blue screen, now I’m stuck on the black screen. It said in… Read more »

I can’t get Apple Mac OS X to show as an option in vmware. I followed the steps carefully and installed the unlocker sooooo many times now but still nothing.. What do I do? I got vmware workstation 12 player


Thanks a lot, easy steps to follow. and worked just like that. 🙂


I have only OS X 10.10 as an option in vmware settings when creating a virtual machine :S not 10.11


Fix download limit can’t work on me. RAR already downloaded, but when i extract it, there 2 errors.
1. Unexpected end of data
2. i forgot the name

After i ignore that error, and open the extracted folder, then i can’t see the other file except .vmdk. The only one i’ve got is .vmdk, but not for .cmd, etc. Please need your support.


how can i share folder between ubuntu(host) and vmware Mac os(guest)


Using VM player 12, when I click to edit hardware settings I do not have a harddisk option to remove, let alone add. Any thoughts?


How can i sign in onto my apple id? it takes so long and when i create a new one it tells me that an error happened


Stuck at finishing line.


2017-02-15T12:14:47.266+05:30| vmx| I125: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.
2017-02-15T12:14:47.270+05:30| vmx| I125: Vix: [6156 guestCommands.c:1937]: Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in VMAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest


If you have problems getting the internet to work here is what I did to fix that:

1) Click on VM
2) Click “Edit virtual machine settings”
3) Click “Network Adapter” on left side
4) Set network connection to “Bridged”
5) Put check mark in “Connect at power on”
6) Click “Configure Adapters”
7) Uncheck all network adapters except Wi-fi/Wireless adapters.

This worked for me. Try this if you are having the same problem.


Will this version of mac os work for AMD processors. ?


So everything works great except mic inputs. When using my usb mic it comes back all garbled kinda robotic sounding. I have set it on the straight usb through mode and I have switched the settings to usb 2.0 to see if that did it neither made any difference.


Hi all,

I have a weird issue. One day after installing el Captain, the mouse does not scroll anymore. Moreover in any window, where there is horizontal scrolling, the horizontal bar always jump to the left, and if I move the scroll bar to the right, it jumps right back to the left.
I thought this is a mouse problem, so I tries with 2 other mices. Same issue.

I reinstalled the image, and it worked fine for one day, then this bug kicked in again.

Anyone else had this bug before?

vajid t

awesome dude its working


I cannot use this image in vmware 10.0 , is possible to run this image on vmware 10.0


Worked great. Once I followed the instructions. >:) Thank you for doing the work.

Rennard Cole

I was able to get OS X running, but while the VMWare player seems to recognize my USB, Xcode does not list my phone to download my app to my phone, maybe I am missing something?

Rennard Cole

Are we supposed to install Darwin (VM Tool).iso too?


It’s works flawless in VMWare Workstation Pro 12. I was able to upgrade El Capitan to Sierra wich works also flawless! So thank you for this tutorial! Everything works fine! (PS: Don’t forget to install the VMWare tools (darwin.iso) for display, networking, audio etc…)


Working! Thanks!

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