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

Written by John

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

New Tutorial: How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

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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Hi. I am very happy to welcome you my friends. Myself John, and I am a founder & admin of Techsviewer.com. I love to spend time to writing useful tech posts for people and that is the main reason behind the development of the blog. Blogging is my hobby and I am doing it for part time. I am full time worker who is working as an administrator in system & network.


  • Me-I downloaded the 7 part version.. how do i do it from the 7 part version….
    Techreviewer-Hi. Put all file as same place. Right click part 1 then select Extract Here!
    Me-I dont get it… i have all 7 steps in 1 folder and when i left click part 1 it doesnt say extract here or anything extract. can you please respond with all of steps or update this page and also include instructions for 7 part
    Help me. you never replied…. please answer the last thing i said

  • Messages app is very sporadic if it will send the messages or receive them. They will work for a while and then stop. Or it won’t try to iMessage and will go text message and usually fail. I have bootloader installed. Is there anything else to try?

  • How do i change the size of the screen? I have a 15-inch monitor and the current resolution is in 4:3 mode, and I would really rather have it in 16:9 mode

  • Hi, in Step5 please correct this information.
    smc.version = “0” is incorrect
    smc.version = “0” is correct

    Thank you!

  • Thanks for everything you are doing. I however am not seeing an option in my VM for the OSX? Any ideas. I’ve tried both unlocker 204 & 208. No Idea.

  • I recently upgraded from yosemite to el captain (using the app store) and my apple device is no longer recognized by the virtual machine. Any suggestions or fixes?

      • Just installed bootloader (installation was successful) but still the same problem. Neither xcode or itunes recognizes any plugged in devices. (Device is recognized by VM and on windows)

        • I change the usb port from 3.0 to 2.0 was you mentioned in one of your previous comments below and it started working. Thanks for you help!!!

  • i did everything you did say in the tutorial and its working like charm no complain, but only one thing annoying me, something is downloading in the background and eating up all my network all the time, downloaded 500 mb till now and i can’t figure out what is it or how to stop it, no appstore downloads or anything i checked, i did quit almost every program i can think of might be using connection so what to do please help me ^^

    • Hi Samy. Check your Windows Update and disable it, Use Activity Monitor on OS X to read system network. Give me your screenshot?

      • the update is disabled am sure of it, also it kept using my full bandwidth downloaded over 3 gb and still using it till now, once i open the system it start downloading, and the list of activity log is so much big so, should i get it on 2 / 3 screenshots? or what to do ? also i installed bootloader but still can’t log in to appstore 🙁

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