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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:
VMware Player:

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


Hi, for me in AMD its stops at apple logo and never loads. How to clear this problem?

Amir Moeen Rahmani

Thanks for your awesome guide and files. everything worked fine and now I’m enjoying a good macos on my laptop.
I just had one question, I have expanded maximum storage to 256GB, but I can’t get it to work inside the mac, what should I do so the default 80GB partition become bigger?!
I still see the size of storage in “About this Mac” section as 80GB


for me it is not showing Mac OS on Guest operating system. May I Know why?



When I start the virtual machine, I can see this message and the virtual machine does not run …

This host is not compatible with the virtualization of the real mode. The Intel “Invited VMX without restrictions” feature is required to run this virtual machine on an Intel processor.

The ‘CPUIDEarly’ module failed.

Error starting the virtual machine.

Any ideal about this …?

I have an i7 860 @ 2.80 Ghz.



…and I forgot to tell you that “All Tool (new)” is missing.


Hi I set up the latest image of High Sierra on my surface book but video and animation are very choppy. Please help. My surface book has 8 GB/ 256 GB SSD/ with 2.4 Ghz Core I5. Thanks


Hi, can I increase the VRAM size of the guest OS (using svga.vramsize) even after installing the VM Tool? I’m trying to increase the 128MB Graphics Display. Thanks!

Robert Anderson

I just got everything going. Went to put Chrome on and noticed the animations all around are pretty jankey. I’m on a laptop with these specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.60 GHz with Burst Technology up to 3.60 GHz
Memory: 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz, 256GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD

Is there a way to smooth out the graphics so I can get Sketch installed and have smoother working environments. (I have no problem scaling down to 1080 for all this)


Hi, I set it up on my Surface Book, everything works except for slow animation and video playing, even on Youtube. Please advise ways to fix. Thanks


Is there any way to in crease the resolution of the window? Thanks. Great tutorial btw.