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How to Install macOS Sierra Final on VMware on Windows

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Apple has announced the mac OS Sierra as the next version of Mac system software. From Siri integration, a revamped Apple music application and much more, macOS 10.12 Sierra Final, coming this fall, brings a whole bunch of amazing features. Apple announced this next version of Mac as is a tradition in the WWDC. With the Sierra, Siri will make its debut on a Mac and has new capabilities that have been designed for the desktop. This is the only way to make the Mac smarter, and you get a hands-free access to your machine. Sierra will also help you shop more securely from online stores and with the new file system, you can now get and free up valuable space.

The VMware player, a virtualisation software for the x64 based computer that uses Windows. You can run macOS Sierra Final on VMware on Windows. This player uses the same virtualization core like the VMware workstation, even though the workstation is not free and has more features than the Player. VMware Player is available for non-commercial use and can be seen as free.

Latest preview: 10.12 Final (16A323). September 20, 2016
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Steps to Install macOS Sierra on VMware on Windows

Step 1: Download Image and Extract file with Winrar or 7zip

Download winrar then install it. Right click on macOS 10.12 Sierra.rar, Select “Extract Here”

Right Click then Extract Image

Right Click then Extract Image

Step 2: Patch the VMware

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

Install Patch Tool

Install Patch Tool

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine

Open VMware Player or Workstation then select “Create new virtual mahine”,
Guest OS: Apple Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11 or 10.12

Create New Virtual Machine

Create New Virtual Machine

Name and New Virtual Machine Disk:

8 Virtua Machine Name 2

Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Click “Edit Virtual Machine Setting”, select “Hard Disk (SATA) 40 GB” then click “Remove

Remove hard disk

Remove hard disk

Click Add – Hard Disk – SATA, Click “Use an Existing Virtual Disk”

Add Hard Disk

Add Hard Disk

Browse to download Image location C:\..\macOS Sierra.vmdk file then click Open

Edit Virtual Machine - Add Harddisk

Edit Virtual Machine – Add Harddisk

You can set up Ram with 2.56 to 4 GB and your processor is 2 to 4 core:

Hard Disk Added

Hard Disk Added

Step 5: Edit VMX File

Right click on vmx file then select Open with “Notepad”

Open VMX file with Notepad

Open VMX file with Notepad

Copy then Paste this code: smc.version = "0"

Edit VMX File

Edit VMX File

Step 6: Play Your macOS Sierra and Install VMware Tool

Mount VM Tool.iso to VMware Player. Click Player – Removable Devices – CD/DVD – Setting…

Mount VM Tool.iso

Mount VM Tool.iso

Open iso file

Open iso file

Install WMware Tool on Sierra on VMware:

Install VMware tool

Install VMware tool

Done! macOS Sierra on VMware on Windows

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365 Comments on "How to Install macOS Sierra Final on VMware on Windows"

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Morpheoso
Guest

I’m stuck at step 6. When I go to select ‘removable devices’ the option is greyed out and I cannot select it. What am I doing wrong?

mahesta
Guest

Hi, why in Vmware workstation that i have installed, it don’t have “New HardDisk” in Virtual Machine Setting? In Guest Operating System don’t have “Apple Mac OS X” choice to?

Ripudaman kochhar
Guest

it WORKED , ,but ultra slow,
Ram 2 gb, 84 gb disk. (total ram i have is 4 gb)
because of slow speed , its unusable. what should i do?

john
Guest

Just for anyone having problems at step 6, remove the disk from your cd drive, I wasn’t eally paying attention and after a while I actually read the error and what I was doing, then found an old disc in the cd drive

john
Guest

thanks man, have been at this all day, your post got me up and running in minutes

Have bookmarked your site

thanks

Moin
Guest

by the way I enabled the VT in BIOS and Installed VM Tools

Moin
Guest

Hi thank you a lot
I have issue in enabling 3D acceleration
I installed everything correctly and every thing work great but I have only graphical issue I could not use garage band and other app that need little bit media decoding !
please tell how could I fix this
error msg: 3D acceleration could not be supported by the guest operation
Asus N56jr
vm12
mac 10.12

jo
Guest

HI! i installed el capitan on vmware and i upgraded to os sierra. I didn’t create a new vm. I upgraded through the app store in el capitan. is there any way to install tools without creating a new vm?!

Mike
Guest

Guys, a super post and it works for me, till power up the machine the progressbar only does 1 mm and restart over and over. Chancing vmx gives dictionary problem. Any suggestions are welcome. Thx in advance, Mike

Thiago
Guest

I’m running on windows 10 pro, and followed your guide step by step. However, when trying to run the VM, it says i had to turn off credential guard, what required turning off hyper-v, and after that it wont start the virtual hard drive. Turned hyper-v on again and got the same message that it cant run with credential guard.
I’m hopeless.

Lynn
Guest

My screen is too small on VMware. How should I fix that. Thanks.

Joao G.
Guest

Hi, thanks for posting, I will try your steps. I already used Vmware before to run El Capitan, but it was so slow and I even could use my graphics card since some softwares I had installed on my virtual El Capitan displayed a message saying that “graphics card is not available”. Is that common or it might be a specific issue for me?

Anishkumar
Guest

Hai John,

This blog is very help full for me to install macOS in VM player..nice work dude..keep it up and god bless you…

ardhianfahhmi
Guest

hey, the ” removable devices ” on my vmware player does not abailable. how to solve that? i’m from indonesian. sorry for bad english 😀

DGB
Guest

Hey there, for some reason, the system refuses to boot into mac os and just takes me to some sort of bios screen, any ideas how to fix this?

Paolo
Guest

Hi, great work, and very promising.
So far I noticed that you can not change dpi in Sierra and VIDEOS don’t work on VLC (only audio), and Preview hogs resources like a Ferrari.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot.

Needstobesaid
Guest

If you get the infinite reboot do this:

Ben

What I did was switch the Guest OS to OS X 10.8 and that fixed it for me.

Mars
Guest
First of all for a well written step-by-step guide that works pretty well. But I cannot record from my iPhone (6s). Usually you should be able to use the Quicktime Player to record the iPhone screen. Using VMware workstation 12.5.2 Pro (and it’s properly licensed;). VMware tools(.iso) as provided in this article installed on the VM. Note, that the iPhone seems to be properly connected to the VM : – I see the iPhone icon in the VMware taskbar – I can see the photos from the iPhone in MacOS’ “Photos” application – the iPhone’s name is properly given in… Read more »
Dmitry
Guest

Thanks, man!
Everything is working!

kyle
Guest

wish this worked for AMD. I followed the Yosemite version and it worked, but wanted this latest version of os x. I see the only real difference in the two tutorials is adding the 1 extra bootload for AMD.vmdk file. I tried adding the Bootload for AMD.vmdk from Yosemite here (in the correct order), but It doesn’t work. I get the “The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.” error.

Also, the video on youtube you made for this is way easier to follow. You should embed it in this page to avoid confusion for basic comments 🙂

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