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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.
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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

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  • I have a resolution issue too. VMware tools is installed, VM reboots, get the right resolution in the sign in screen, after logging is is complete the resolution is ok for 5 seconds, and then crashes to 960×540 HiDPI instead of 1080 x 1024. Reinstalled vmware tools but still same issue. Any idea ?

  • I have a problem when I’m starting my Mac, because it asks me “How Do You Connect?”, but I can’t select the Wi-Fi options 🙁 Why? The only options I can select are “Local network (Ethernet)” or “My Computer does not connect to the Internet”.
    Since I always use Wi-Fi connection, a VM without this feature is unuseful for me.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi, I am having a resolution issue where every time I try to change the display in OSX to 1920×1080 it automatically reverts to 960×479 (HiDPI). I have tried going in and adding code in the vmx file to try and take care of this but nothing is working. I also tried to go into the virtual machine settings and setting the display manually and that did not work either. Lastly, I tried adding a line of code in the vmware preferences file and that did not work either 🙁 plz help.

  • hi i got a problem about installing vmware tool… .. i have tried many time like you did… but i didnt make any changed to screen.. would you pls help

  • I’m having a problem with resolution/scaling. I just see stuff too big! It happens that if I set the window to a certain height, everything scales and becomes way too big. Like the resolution is changing but in the wrong way. I’ve tried messing with VMware view options but nothing changes.

  • I’m having issues with the keyboard. I can’t seem to make my windows key work. It used to work perfectly and simulate the mac command key. What’s the deal?

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