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How to Install macOS High Sierra Final on VMware on Windows

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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.

Latest preview: 10.13 Final (17A365). September 25, 2017.
Google Drive (One Full):
Google Drive (6 of 6):
Fix Download Limit:

All Tool (new):
All Tool:
VMware Player 12.5:

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.

Extract High Sierra Virtual Image

Step 2: Install VMware Player

VMware Player is available for non-commercial use and can be seen as free.

Install VMware Player 12

Step 3: Patch the VMware

Open Patch Tool folder then right click on win-install.cmd file, Select “Run as Administrator”

Install Patch Tool

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.

Create new Virtual Machine

Change your Virtual machine name and location (this is VMX Folder). Then click Finish.

Virtual Machine Name and Location

Step 5: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Select your High Sierra and click “Edit your Virtual Machine”. Set up 50% – 65% of RAM and CPU.

RAM and CPU Core

Select “Hard Disk (SATA) 40 GB” then click “Remove”

Remove a Virtual Hard Disk

Add New Virtual Disk to VMware

Add Virtual Machine Disk

Click “Hard Disk” then select “SATA“. And Choose “Use an existing disk”.

Select an Existing virtual disk

Open “macOS High Sierra.vmdk” file.

Open “macOS High Sierra.vmdk”

Step 6: Edit VMX File

VMX File is “VMware Virtual machine configuration”. Right Click on your VMX File then select “Open with”

Open VMX Folder

Click “More Apps” and Select “Notepad” to open this file.

Open VMX File with Notepad

Add this code: smc.version = "0"

Edit VMX File

Step 7: Play Your macOS High Sierra and Install VMware Tool

Open VMware Player, Click “Play virtual machine” and Create a new Account.

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”.

Install VMware Tool in macOS High Sierra

Restart your Virtual Machine

Enable VM System Extension

Go to “System Preferences” and “Security & Privacy”

Allow VMware Extension

click “Allow” button, then restart your virtual machine.

Done! macOS High Sierra Final on VMware on Windows

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298 Comments on "How to Install macOS High Sierra Final on VMware on Windows"

High Seirra

Hi, everything worked fine but after installing vmware tools display resolution is stuck at 960×540(HiDPI) and when I try to change to 1920×1080 it change resoulution back to 960×540(HiDPI) sorry for my bad English.



I have successfully installed this one, and it works like a charm! fast enough for me to do the stuff i need on a mac.

just a question, is it okay for me to update the OS? im getting bugged by the “Updates” i needed to install etc.



I have a current version of Sierra working fine, however when running the Mac High Sierra update, I get a failure during the ‘reboot’ of unable to boot from any location. Is there a way to update my current Sierra VM to High Sierra? Also, is there any work being done on upgrading from VMWare 12 to VMware 14?


Any news doing this on the VMware 14?



how I can download apps, without creating an apple account?

Victor B

Hi techs viewer 😊

Do you know how to make a boot loader in Mac OS high Sierra on VMWare and the second one ,I have little problems with some video formats in safari like for example Twitter videos that don’t reproduce well. Thanks


I managed to get “High Sierra” running and I got even the vmware-tools installed. But there is one thing I haven’t figured out yet: how to get fullscreen? The sys prefs only show me 1024×768…


My High Sierra VM on vmware PLayer restarts many times whe launched and only manages to reach the login screen after many reboots.
What could I try in order to fix this behaviour? Thanks


Hello, welcome to the club of the restarters. I have same problem, but only with Intel processors like Celeron, but Core I3 is fine. Some fix?


Same issue here, using latest VmWare Workstation 14.0.0 Build 6661328, latest patch tools, every time I start the virtual machine it reboots halfway into macos high sierra boot process, it gets on this loop some 3 or 4 times, eventually it boots, sometimes it presents a message saying it encountered a problem with vMware inc fusion and had block it, I have to go to security again and re-enable it, so it seems it’s something to do with the Patch Tools.


How did you manage to make the Apple Mac Os X available on VM creation?

Antonio Menti

I have the same issue, with iphone ios 10.0.1, workstation player 12.5 and MacOSx 10.12.6, USB 2.0 already checked. When i connect the iphone with usb cable th phone connect and disconnect immediatly, saying driver error. Any solutions? Maybe is related with ios 11, because with ipad 9.3 there’s no problem.

Ramzel Renz Loto

Hi! Mac OS is not showing in the guest operating system list. I installed the 14.0 version of VMWare. Do I have to use Fusion or is there a faster way? Thanks for the tools by the way. Great help! 😀


Same, except I’m trying to find the Patch folder in the VMware player folder. I think that has something to do with it? I’ve installed and reinstalled the player twice now and neither times have I been able to find the patch folder.

I’m running VMware player 12.5.7 and every time I try to create a new VM, it doesn’t list Mac OS.

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