Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware on PC

Written by John

This guide will help you go through step-by-step installation of the latest Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware on PC.

After Apple has released Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite final retail version Build 14A389. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite features a redesigned interface, powerful built-in apps, and some amazing connections between your Mac and iOS devices. Prospective users will need 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space.

Yosemite 10.10 2015 Image:
Google Drive: https://goo.gl/k0sFVp

All Tool: https://goo.gl/9cpCnD
VMware Player 12.5: https://goo.gl/spT8G6

After I try install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware, I have successfully installed Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my Windows 7 Ultimate, VMware Player and VMware workstation. I want to make easy way to help you Install Mac On VMware. My Image is fresh and clear. You can simply download image and use it quickly Following are the instructions to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail in a virtual machine with VMware.

What all Required:

CPU Processors: ( i3, i5 processors are more preferable).
Ram: 3 GB RAM (1,5 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).

VMware: VMware Player 7 (Free); VMware Workstation 10.
Unlocker 1.3 (For VMware Play 6 and Workstation 10).
Image: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail VMware Image

Steps to Install OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware on Windows

Step 1: Download Image and Extract file with Winrar or 7zip

You can download winrar at Rarlab then install it. Put all file at same place, Right click part 1 then select Extract here.

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 1: Extract image with Winrar

Step 2: Patch the VMware using unlocker

Open Folder \unlock-all-v130\windows; Right Click install.cmd, Click Run as Administrator. 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:

VMware Player

VMware Player

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine

Open VMware Player or Workstation then select “create new virtual mahine”, Click “I will install the Operating system later”. Guest OS: Apple Mac OS X, Version: Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher). Virtual machine Name: Your Machine Name
Location: You can save file another harddisk. Click Next and Click Next and Click Finish.

Choose os

Install the Operating system later

VMware Player

Select your Operating system

Step 4: Remove old Harddisk and add Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail harddisk (.vmdk)

Click “Edit Virtual Machine Setting” Select Harddisk (Sata) Click Remove:

Remove harddisk

Remove harddisk

Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA, Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”, Browse to your Image location C:\Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware.vmdk then click Open

Harddisk added

Harddisk added

Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Machine

You can set up Ram with 2.56 to 4 GB and your processor is 2 to 4 core.

Ram and Cpu

Ram and Cpu

Done, Now You can use OS X on VMware on PC

Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware on PC

Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Retail on VMware 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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  • i got error it says

    CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 0C 29 5E 4A 19 GUID: 564D345B-B436-4357-F67B-5B980D5E4A19
    PXE-E53: No boot filename received
    PXE-M0F: Exiting Inel PXE ROM.
    Operating system not found

  • Hello,
    I followed your tutorial, but when I launch the virtual machine, it say :
    “Could not get vmci driver version : descripteur non valide

    You have an incorrect version of driver ‘vmci.sys’.
    Try reinstalling VMware Workstation.
    Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed.
    Failed to start the virtual machine.”

    I’m on “VMware Workstation 12 pro”

    Thanks in advance 🙂

      • Have the same issue. Installing High Sierra beta from your other article, VMware workstation 12, downloaded from your link and patched with the package you linked to.

        The full message text is:
        “Could not get vmci driver version: The handle is invalid.

        You have an incorrect version of driver ‘vmci.sys’. Try reinstalling VMware Player.

        Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed.

        Failed to start the virtual machine.”

  • From what I gather OS Sierra simply does not work well anymore. It lags out on the simplest of actions due to the way it decodes images and animations. Which is my experience when I tried your guided here. What I read on redit is the only option left would be to have a very strong desktop with ssd’s or to use *yosemite release.

    Is this your experience as well? I intend to do this on a laptop 2.7ghz 2 core 4 threads 8gb ram. Or is there a work around, patch.. for sierra that I missed?

  • I followed your instructions fully. Ensured virtual CPU is functional. Set CPU to 4 and Memory to 4. Running workstation 11.1.3. Starts to load but loading bar is still only 1/2 done after 30 minutes. Any suggestions?

  • I had the error, which i Fixed by editing the file and adding the code in step five.. but now i got another error. “Failed to lock the file” “Cannot open the dick C:……..” or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

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