How to Install macOS Sierra Final on VMware on Windows

Written by John

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
Google Drive (One Full): Download Link
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VMware Player: https://goo.gl/spT8G6

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 (New version)

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Hi. I am very happy to welcome you my friends. Myself John, and I am a founder & admin of Techsviewer.com. I love to spend time to writing useful tech posts for people and that is the main reason behind the development of the blog. Blogging is my hobby and I am doing it for part time. I am full time worker who is working as an administrator in system & network.


  • There was no VMX file in this location C:UsersXXXXDocumentsVirtual MachinesmacOS 10.12 Sierra

    When I try to launch the VM I receive this error message:

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:XXXXOwnerDocumentsVirtual MachinesmacOS 10.12 Sierravmware.log”.
    You can request support.
    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.
    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.
    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.”

  • Hi
    I do your instructions step by step, but in the VMware I received the operating system not found error.
    How can I fix it?

  • After Sierra VM has been installed, tweaked & tested, there’s 2 more tasks. Cleanup & backup.

    The original RAR file was about 5.6 gig. Old OSX VM Mountain Lion 25 gig. You get the idea. A lot of space can be recovered & hard drives will need to be defragged & SSD’s trimmed. For Windows 10, SSD drives, leave defrag utility set to auto weekly optimize. After all the extracting, moving & deleting of about 40 gig, TLC nand cells need to be recovered. A trim command will be issued & windows will trim & optimize the SSD. And it did. I regained all the space.

  • It works. Went online & installed the latest updates. OS version is now 10.12.6
    Did some App installs: CCleaner, Google Chrome & LibreOffice 5.4. Works great.

    Did some Display & audio tweaks: Set display for 1080p native resolution, then clicked the VMplayer full screen icon. Sierra fits perfectly on a 16:9, 18’’ screen.

    The VM sound is pointing to my RealTeK sound card. The host has 5 speakers & is running with Digital Dolby Home theater. The audio midi utility in Sierra VM is stripped of it’s surround sound settings. Only 2 channel surround was there, so I selected that & then selected a higher frequency @ 48kHz/24 bit.

    Went online & played some Dolby surround/video Youtube tests. No video artifacts or sound stutter were encountered. The sound was OK, but only 2 channel surround.

  • Restoring files from my old Mac I run out of space so need to increase size of virtual disk. I did increase the hard disk but that obviously did not affect the Mac OS virtual disk. The mac diskmanager shows 80gb for the virtual disk.

  • Got an Acer laptop rig running windows 10 creators 1703. 8 gig memory, crucial 750 gig SSD, 18” LCD 1080p screen, Digital Dolby 5.1 (5 speakers) surround sound.

    Got VMPlayer 12.5.6 installed. I backed off of version 12.5.7. Something is going on between Microsoft .NET & VMPlayer version 12.5.7.

    Currently have Ubuntu 64-bit & MAC OSX 64-bit Mountain Lion installed in VMPlayer.

    I’ll be back if Sierra ISO fails. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

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