Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation

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Today. I’ll show you how to Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation.

You can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based and Amd proccesor with a program called VMware Player . VMware Player is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for home use and free Version. VMware is a useful tool that allows you run different operating systems Windows, Linux, Ubuntu and Mac OS X. You can drag and drop files from windows and put it in Mac OS X. You can use Internet and download Apps.

Niresh’s was the only free distro which was released for Mac OS X, since the iAtkos Team decided to release their Mac OS X distro for specific hardware on donation basis. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD Niresh distro is install disks but change bootloader file and add hardware Kext. By replacing the files with Chameleon Boot and FakeSMC, then the VMware will boot the Install DVD (ISO File).

Yosemite Niresh AMD Processor Image

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Running MAC OS X 10.10 on your Windows desktop or Linux will take a bit of work, but it’s easy to do and the final product is awesome. To see what the whole setup will look like when you’re done, check out the video below. Follow the instructions below to set it up for yourself.

What all Required to Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware

CPU Processors: ( i3, i5 processors are more preferable).
Ram: 4 GB RAM (2,5 GB for VMware)
Hard-drive space: 20 GB
Display: Intel HD (or Higher)
OS: Windows (7 or 8 or 10) and Linux
MainBoard: Support Hardware Virtualization Technology (VT).

Steps to Use Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD Processor on VMware on Windows

Step 1: Extract Image File with Winrar or 7zip

Right Click Part1 then select Extract here:

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 2: Install VMware Player or Workstation

This is VMware Player (free):

VMware Player

VMware Player

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine on VMware

Guest OS: Microsoft Windows
Version: Windows 8 x64
Virtual machine Name: Your Machine Name
Location: You can save file another harddisk.
Click Next > “Store Virtual Disk” > Next > Finish.

Choose OS  System:

Choose OS system

Choose OS system

Step 4: Add Bootloader AMD Disk and Yosemite Virtual Disk

Remove current Hard Disk:
> Click “Edit Virtual Machine Setting”
> Select Harddisk (Sata) Click Remove

Add Bootloader AMD Disk:
Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA
Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”
Browse: D:\…\ Bootload for AMD.vmdk

Add Bootloader AMD Disk

Add Bootloader AMD Disk

Add Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD Disk.
Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA
Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”
Browse: D:\…\Mac OS X Yosemite Niresh Intel And AMD.vmdk

Add Yosemite Disk

Add Yosemite Disk

Make Sure First Boot is Bootloader AMD:

All Virtual Disk

All Virtual Disk

Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Memory: 2560 – 4096 MB or Higher
Processor: 2-16 Core.
Network: NAT

Step 6: Play Virtual Machine with Boot Flag (about 5 minute)

AMD, Haswell and HP Laptop users may have to use custom kernel in order to make the system boot & work properly
AMD Users : /amd
: /amd1
: /amd2
: /amd64
: /amd32 (its actually a 64 bit kernel)
: /amdfx (can also boot non FX Processors)
Haswell Users : /haswell
HP Laptops with Intel Processors : /hp or /hp1

To use a custom kernel you just have to type the correct kernel name listed in above
example to Boot with AMD kernel
just type : /amd
then press the Enter key



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

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170 Comments on "Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite AMD On Windows On VMware Player and Workstation"


I managed to get it all working, but it isn’t accepting my gtx960 for graphics, no serious issue I need this vm to learn the os not to game, but the biggest problem is it wont connect to the internet, despite having the network stuff setup in VMware Workstation, and confirming that it works with other VMs.


here the same problem with gtx960 and with the network connection. Any tip?


How can I install the VMWare tools when the computer guest os is Windows 8 x64 running OSX? I can’t run windows files on OS X of course…


dear my friend
I have a litle problem i install os x yosemite and it’s ok but the network not works and when i install DARWIN.ISO the network always not work and the mouse is offbeat please help me thank you very much best regards

AMD FX 8350 8 core
16 Go Ram
windows 7 pro 64
vmware workstation pro 12


Hi. Always stops here:
I tried all the flags . The result is the same. Help me please.


Also when I type any of the flags it says it cant find it, I have a HP 255


Hello, Thanks a lot for the tutorial, it worked great in installing MAC OS. Please advice where i can find the “darwin”


Hello, i followed all the steps, and I managed to login as root/niresh, but, as it is recommended in the desktop RTF, I made another admin account so I can work (I require admin permissions). However, when I restarted the virtual machine, it had booted up, I logged into my account, and it was showing only the loading screen for about an hour and a half. Could you please tell me how to make this work (I used the /amd flag, I tried the /amd1 but it was stuck at BIOS)?

Hello there, i have followed the steps on this tutorial but when i launch the virtual machine i get an error message saying “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.” I have no idea how… Read more »

it gets to the point where it says hackintosh nation and gets stuck at around 50% my cpu is amd fx 8350


I found out what was wrong, my virtualization turned itself off, but my inteernet will not work, help?


trouble with setting up network?