Yosemite was the 11th release of the Mac OS X and the last before Apple renamed its operating systems from OS X to macOS. Though it may be older than the current macOS, it is still one of the best Mac operating systems. It has some cool features including the ability to make and receive calls as well as chat with friends directly from your computer. Handoff is a cool feature that enables users to continue using apps like Safari, keynote, and pages from where they left off even when they change the devices they were using. There is a notification bar that can show all your calendar events at a glance and help with better planning. There are many other cool and useful features available on OS X Yosemite. Why don’t you try this OS today and find out?
Have a Windows PC and wondering why this article is for you?
You can create a virtual Mac in your PC using VMware. This is virtualization software that allows Windows users the chance to use Windows and any other operating system of their choice. If you have other iOS devices, you will be glad to have Yosemite on your PC. The interconnection this OS allows between Macs and iOS devices are just amazing.
Are you ready to do this? You will need at least 8GB ROM and 2GB RAM. Your CPU processor should be i3 or later for best results. You will also need the retail version of the Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Here I have provided an image that is fresh and easy to use. Be sure to download it before getting started. You will also need to download the free VMware Player and the VMWare Workstation. There is also an unlocker required. Do not worry! I have provided links to all downloads to ease your work.
Yosemite 10.10 2015 Image:
Google Drive: https://goo.gl/k0sFVp
Steps to Install OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware on Windows
STEP 1: Extract the file image
When downloaded, the Yosemite Retail file image comes bundled up. To extract this, you need to use unarchiving software like WinRar or 7zip. To extract the image, right click on it and select “Extract here”. All the files will be unbundled and stored as single useful files.
Step 2: Install VMware
Install the VMware Player and Workstation in your PC. This should be easy because an installation wizard will help you through all the steps as soon as you double-click on the .exe files.
Step 3: Use the Unlocker to patch VMware
Open the patch tool folder. Look for the file named “Win-install” and right-click on it. Choose “Run as administrator”. What this action does is that it patches the VMware player so the OS X guest operating system is supported. Without the unlocker, you cannot install Mac OS X on the VMware!
Step 4: create a new virtual machine
Open the VMware player or Workstation you installed and click on “Create new virtual machine”. Next, choose “I will install the operating system later”. Then make the following selections:
Guest OS: Apple Mac OS X.
Version: Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher).
Click on “Next” and on the next screen specify the Machine name. This can be any name but the most preferable is Yosemite 10.10. Choose a suitable location on which to save the machine. Preferably, this should be a hard disk that is separate from the one your Windows OS is stored or at the very least use a different hard disk partition. When done with all the settings click on “Finish”.
Step 5: Change the Virtual machine’s hard drive
Select the Virtual Machine you just created and click on “Edit Virtual Machine Setting”. Under the hardware tab, click on “Hard Disk (SATA)”. Click on the “Remove” button. This will be removed.
Next, click on the “add” button. Choose Hard disk then SATA then click on “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”. On the next window, there will be a “Browse” button. Click on it and go to the location where the Yosemite 10.10 image file was stored. Choose the Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on Vmware.vdmk and click on “Open”.
Step 6: Edit the Virtual Machine
Set up the Virtual Machine’s memory and processor with 50% of your RAM and 80% of CPU. When done making the changes you want, click on “OK”. Congratulations! You are done with setting up the virtual machine.
Step 7: Set up your account on Yosemite
Go back to the VMware home screen and open the Yosemite virtual machine. Set up your account using the prompts you will be provided with and within no time you will have your very own account. You will have a Mac on the same PC you have Windows.
With VMware, you can have Mac OS X Yosemite on your Windows computer. You can open this at any time and use it as if it were a Mac on its own. You do not need to restart the computer in order to use the Mac. All you have to do is launch VMware and open the Yosemite virtual machine. Enjoy!
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