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

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”

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


Thanks, I got it running fine although a bit laggy. Is it okay to upgrade to Sierra?


Works perfectly for me, but I am having difficulty resizing the partition. After resizing the disk using vmware, diskutil will not allow changes to the partition size, booting into gparted doesnt work because it doesnt support growing hfs+ filesystems, etc etc. 80Gb is not a lot of storage these days… any idea’s anyone?


Doesn’t work for me. Got two error messages.
1. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this virtual environment and applications requiring long mode will not function properly as a result.
2. Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Player supports Inter VT or AMD-V.


When I turn it on, it says that I have login with an apple id, but I don’t know how to make @ on vmware mac. Can someone help?


Here is a picture of it http://prntscr.com/duderm


Hiya! do you also have a simple guide for how todo this on ubuntu?



Thank you very much for all of this, including the Sierra version. You guys are awesome and provide a solution and service that nobody else does in such easy format. It is much appreciated on so many levels!


Have followed all the steps as listed above.
But when the first black screen with the Apple Logo and the progress bar is showing up, the Kernel panicis showing up and the system is getting restarted.
Could you please help with this issue ?


Hi, I am trying to do this tutorial on a Acer XC-603 Intel Processor but when i start the El Captain, it starts with the VMWare Screen the get the Apple Logo then runs into an error, reboots and just continues in the same circle. I have taken a screenshot if you would like to review it


I am currently having the same problem.


I am getting an error [The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.]. My processor is AMD Athlon(tm) X2 250u , 1.60GHz , 4.75 usable RAM


Great stuff, works pretty well, just need to tweak the video to get full res. Hopefully the VMWARE tools will allow that. Even though I bump it up pre-install, it grays out after the initial startup of OSX.

Syed Khawar

is it Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 or even earlier version?
,I want to know because I want to install Xcode 8 on it but Xcode 8 only work on 11.5 or later versions, plz let me know!


Did everything, VT-x is enabled but soon after boot, I get this message:
“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 Workstation.

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

What is the problem?


Hey there. Is it possible to use Virtualbox with the file downloaded from the link above? Or must I use VMware?


Hi, i have a problem. Everything is Ok, but when i boot the Mac OS, the loading freezes at 3/4. Have you any idea of the problem please?
My CPU is a intel i3 i540.
Thanks =)


How to install the VMWare?


the screen is too little how make it with more resolution and more bigger


Install VMware tools. Go to ‘VM’ and click ‘Install VMware Tools…’. It should guide you through the process. Once done, go to ‘View’ and click ‘Fit Guest Now’.


It is greyed out for me


When I start El Cap the VMware Workstation runs
EFI VMware SATA Hard Drive (0.0) ….. Unsuccessful.
EFI VMware SATA CDROM (0.0) ….. Unsuccessful.
EFT Network……
At this point it opens up the Boot Manager
Now at the bottom of the vwares screen there is a massage that reads
OS X 10.11 is not installed on the virtual machine. Insert the installer disc and click “Restart VM”


Do Step 4 again, solved issue for me.


I have an error at the start. When the apple logo appears, it loads only a bit..then it shows an error and restarts to the vmware screen! How to solve this?

I am trying to install Mac os via VMware but I have gotten error message form VMware below. I’m already setup “Intel VT-X” function to enable in BIOS but the VMware still get the same error message below. Could you please help to fix it? 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… Read more »

disregard my previous comment i managed to fix it. however i have a new problem. when i start up the machine it tries to boot from the hard disk sata but says unsuccessful, tries with cd rom …unsucccessful so machine cannot start. do you have a solution for this problem?

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