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How to Install macOS High Sierra Final on VMware on Windows

Written by John

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.
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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”. Open “macOS High Sierra” folder in your “Desktop” or “\Documents\Virtual Machines\”. 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

macOS 10.13 High Sierra Final on WMware on Windows PC

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hello!
    I tried to install step-by-steps but when I run the VM the message says unsucefull efi sata and after show the bios page to set the boot…

  • Just followed your fantastic instructions, and got the MAC up and running in minutes. Thanks for that.
    I need to connect my iPhone, running IOS 11.0.1. And when I try, it connects and disconnects repeatly between the host (Lenovo ThinkPad, running W10 Enterprise) and the guest. I tried setting USB port type from USB3 to USB2, but still bad connection. My cable is working and I tried it on my PC at home with the same result.
    Can U help at all?

      • Hi – that was fast 🙂

        If you are talking about a service on the MAC, please help me by telling how to check. I’m new to MAC.
        I tried to connect an USB-drive to the guest-system (MAC) by choosing Connect in VMs Removable Devices-menu. And it works fine.
        The phone (and host-OS) acts like I’m pulling out the cable and inserting again multiple times. The phone shakes every to seconds, because it discovers the connection over and over again. I tried different USB-ports and even another iDevice (iPad air 2) – same result.

        • Having the same issue. Tried everything above and also installing iTunes and drivers on host OS and the issue persists. The problem must be either in the VM or the VM tools.
          Unfortunately this is a deal breaker for me. Appreciate the effort though.

      • On the Windows-host, there is a service called VMUSBArbService or VMWare USB Arbitration Service.
        And yes – it is running.
        So – I still can’t get my iPhone to connect.

      • Hi Sir,

        As you can see on my posts, I can not get it to work. Can you guide me in the correct direction, or is the conslusion that USB-ports just are unstable in this image?


  • Inserting this: cpuid.1.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:1010:0101″ in the vmx file got me past the “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.”Get apple logo and it starts to load and immediately goes into a reboot cycle?

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