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.

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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

Open Your Virtual Machine Folder “C:\Users\your user\Documents\Virtual Machines”. 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

macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Next Tutorial: Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

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


Hi. Do you think, there is any chance, to get remote debugging working in the vm, connected to an iphone?
I have connected my iphone to my VM. In the develop bar in Safari, it is not listed. Remote debugging is enabled on my phone.


i have successfully installed mac osx high sierra and its working great! the only problem i have is running chrome, it flickers so bad! i already turned off hardware acceleration to no avail, is there any work around for this?


It says Operating system not found (i used one file)

any idea? already tried with vsphere client as well as vmware workstation and player

any thoughts?


thank you for share your knowledge.
could I expand hard disk size? it work for 80 GBs. But when i choose to 250 GB, it says insufficient memory. I have 16 GB and share 8 GB for Sierra on VMWare.


I kept searching and searching for a solution. I have found something that worked for me. this is using Wmware 12.5.6 on Sierra 10.6

1 – Run Terminal
2 – run the following command below without the quotes
“sudo /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools/vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080”

Make sure you use sudo. it should change as soon as you enter. I rebooted to make sure my settings stuck and it did. Hope it works for you all!


I can’t alter the resolution, I’m using Workstation 12.5.6, I install VMware tools provided from the All Tools as well as going thru the VMware Workstation’s own VmTools. I also used the VMsvga2. Also, using Mac Os X Sierra 10.12

Pretty easy instructions by the way. Thanks!


after adding the smc.version = “0” line in the .vmx file,
the message I receive when I click the virtual machine is:
Could not open virtual machine ” address… VMX file is corrupt.
Without that command line, the machine looks ok, yet when I hit play it boots but finds no disks nor cd-roms..
Any ideas?

chano zamora

great post


Worked like a charm. Thank you!!


When I start up the Virtual Machine it says: ‘The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.’
I enable the Intel VT-x in BIOS. How I can fix this?

Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 2.0GHz
2 GB Ram
Windows 8

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