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.


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


Hello thanks for the guide it seems to be working flawlessly except for one thing: The VM player is 4:3 aspect ratio and tiny! I have a new Dell XPS 15 with a 4K screen. Going full screen in the app just gives me a lot of black space around the VM machine. Any tips? Thanks 🙂


Hi, I’ve managed to launch the vm on VMware workstation 12. Unfortunatelly, the performance is catastrophically miserable and it makes the mac os x system impossible to use.
Please, tell why does it happen?
I have a notebook with Intel i7 with 8 logical cores and 8GB of RAM. My vm has 4GB of RAM and 4 cores.



can i run this virtual machine, on AMD processor ?


Hi, I need some help : I tried to make Sierra works on a MacPro 2.1 running ESXI 6.5. it’s stuck on Apple logo :

Guest: KextInjectHandlePrelinkedKernelXHCI: Unable to find target.
Guest: Firmware has transitioned to runtime.
Vix: [75116 vmxCommands.c:7212]: VMAutomation_HandleCLIHLTEvent. Do nothing.
MsgHint: msg.monitorevent.halt
The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.

Do you have a clue ?


Followed the instructions exactly. Using VMware Workstation 12.5.3 build-5115892.
At one point when the system asks if you want to convert this to the new format (when adding the OSX drive. I said no.
Worked perfectly and no issues on a Thinkpad P50.


Hello my friends ! You do very good job but i have some problems… i try install el-captain in VMWare on 3 updated distros … with Player and Pro version of VMWare….and always …black screen with progressbar … one or maybe 2 times …im boot into login form with display graphical issues .. i dont know wtf im do it wrong 🙂 pls help me !

Dev Patel

A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state. If this fault had occurred outside of a virtual machine, it would have caused the physical machine to restart. The shutdown state can be reached by incorrectly configuring the virtual machine, a bug in the guest operating system, or a problem in VMware Player.

Click OK to restart the virtual machine or Cancel to power off the virtual machine.

What should I do about this.

I have intel i5 430m is this problem.


I successfully installed el capitan, but on installing bootloader the screen gets distorted, is there any fix ?


Hello, I used your tutorial before and everything work great. By accident I have removed the files and the OS did not start anymore. I decided to create a new VM and followed the steps, but for some reason the VMWare does not detect the HardDrive (Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine). Do you have maybe any hiints what to do in this case? I’m on Win10 and the VMWare 12.
I will appreciate if you could have a look what is the reason.

Karan Modi

I Extracted The Image But I Cant Find The Vmx File
Please Give ME HElp


the vmx is located where you made the virtual machine in the wiziard, look at this http://i.pr3cast.pw/03.29.ag.png


I feel like i installed correctly however i keep getting “Thread 0 Crashed” with a whole bunch of bios like text.


me too


I believe I have done everything right, I have even un-installed vmware to get a fresh start, but after setting it up and turning it on, I got the following message: here is a link to a screenshot http://imgur.com/a/gEraf


VMX file d0esn’t exist for me?


I just get
“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”
after setting everything.


thanks Techsviewer, its working fine 🙂


Any ideas on how to make it work with AMD? You suggested Yosemite and I have had it up and running but would really like El Capitan or Sierra. I tried the 1011R2 kernel but with same results. Any ideas? Any thanks for your many youtubes and downloads))


I have followed the instructions however when the system starts up it does not show the installation page. Instead a menu with four options appear:
– Restore from time machine backup
– Reinstall OS X
– Get help online
– Disk utility

What should I do to get it to work?

game prof

i cant see my vmx file


I am getting an error when I try to start the VM-

VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

A log file is available in “DocumentsVirtual MachinesOS X 10.11vmware.log”.

I also cannot see the VMX file so I can edit the ( smc.version = “0” )

Any Ideas?



Hi. How can I fix the dictionary problem?

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