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How to Install macOS High Sierra 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. 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 when it is launched later this fall. How can you do this? You will need to have the macOS High Sierra image file and the VMware software, then you can install macOS High Sierra on VMware.

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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

Done! macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware on Windows PC

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92 Comments on "How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows"

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Muhammad Ilhaam
Guest

Can’t install it. Stuck on gray screen. Help

David
Guest

Hi, i want to buy an AMD Ryzen or Threadripper…
Is it possible to run OSX on VM?

Phuong
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I cant install VMWare Tool bcs this OS not support

Zuki
Guest

Hi, i have a problem will booting VM machine for the first time.
The Apple logo appears and the briefly the progress bar and then the VM reboots and then the same…

Ricardo
Guest

Hello!! When installing the vmware tools I get an alert that is not compatible with my MacOS, what can it be?

Jose
Guest

Great tutorial,

Working great even using sierra bootloader but….
After the last update I lost the bootloader. For me it’s like the EFI partition lost his name and right now I’m not able to load using bootloader :(. I try to install but doesn’t work

Thanks,

Texs
Guest

Hi, Is there any way to increase the vram? thanks

Luke
Guest

Hi is there a way to increase the vram? thanks
~Luke

John
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I get an error when I go to play it. Says “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.”

earl
Guest

I need help to fix the camera. I already clicked “Connect (Disconnect from Host)” and light indicator on my built-in cam is on but no video.

“FaceTime has not received any video from the connected camera. Restarting your computer may fix this issue.”

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