At the recent WWDC17 event, Apple made some major announcements. Among these was the launch of the macOS High Sierra 10.13 Final. It has been refined to give its users the most reliable and responsive features of any Mac. It will store data better, have better graphics and many other improvements that every Mac user will love. The better news is that it is not only the Mac users who can enjoy the features of this new OS. You will also be able to enjoy this feature-packed OS. How? Just install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows PC.
VMware Workstation Player is virtualization software that allows Windows users to have another operating system running in their computer parallel to whatever version of Windows they are using. VMware is the best option for those looking for free virtualization software. It has some of the basic features found in the more advanced and expensive Workstation Pro. It is one of the best free virtulization software.
With VMware and a 64 bit computer with not less than 4GB RAM, you can be able to enjoy all the features of the macOS High Sierra. How can you do this? You will need to have the macOS High Sierra Final image file and the VMware software, then you can install macOS High Sierra on VMware.
Steps to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows
Step 1: Extract High Sierra Virtual Image File
Download and install Winrar or 7Zip, then Right Click on “macOS High Sierra.rar” and Select Extract Here.
Step 2: Install VMware Player
VMware Player is available for non-commercial use and can be seen as free.
Step 3: Patch the VMware
Open Patch Tool folder then right click on win-install.cmd file, Select “Run as Administrator”
Step 4: Create a New Virtual Machine
Open VMware Player and select “Create New Virtual Machine”. Select “Install the Operating system later” and Guest OS is macOS, Version is 10.13 or 10.12.
Change your Virtual machine name and location (this is VMX Folder). Then click Finish.
Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Machine
Select your High Sierra and click “Edit your Virtual Machine”. Set up 50% – 65% of RAM and CPU.
Select “Hard Disk (SATA) 40 GB” then click “Remove”
Add New Virtual Disk to VMware
Click “Hard Disk” then select “SATA“. And Choose “Use an existing disk”.
Open “macOS High Sierra.vmdk” file.
Step 6: Edit VMX File
VMX File is “VMware Virtual machine configuration”. Open “macOS High Sierra” folder in your “Desktop” or “\Documents\Virtual Machines\”. Right Click on your VMX File then select “Open with”.
Click “More Apps” and Select “Notepad” to open this file.
Add this code:
smc.version = "0"
Step 7: Play Your macOS High Sierra and Install VMware Tool
Open VMware Player, Click “Play virtual machine” and Create a new Account.
Install VM Tool: Click Player – Removable Devices – CD/DVD – Setting…- Open “VM Tool.iso” File. And check “Connected” button in Device status. Then click “OK”.
You need enable VMware extension in System Preference.
Go to “System Preferences” and “Security & Privacy”
click “Allow” button, wait the installation was successful then click restart your virtual machine.
Done! macOS High Sierra Final on VMware on Windows