In this article, we will examine how to run macOS Mojave 10.14 on the virtual machine using VM Workstation 15 Pro on Windows 10 operating system.
How to Run macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware Workstation/Player 15 Pro in Windows PC
Apple recently announced Mojave operating system, a version of macOS 10.14 Beta 1, for developers. macOS 10.14 was called Mojave.
Apple also released the 10.13.5 version of High Sierra. macOS users can update and use existing macOS High Sierra 10.13.4/10.13.5 operating systems to macOS 10.14.
In our previous article, we upgraded macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Mojave 10.14. We used the Apple Developer Beta Access Utility to download the Mojave operating system. In this article, we will install macOS Mojave 10.14 using VM Workstation 14/15 Pro on Windows 10.
For Mojave 10.14 innovations, visit https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/06/apple-introduces-macOS-mojave/.
If you have not done VM Workstation/Player installation on Windows before, you can browse the relevant article from here. Download VM Workstation, VM Unlocker and Mojave ISO file from the following links before proceeding to install Mojave on VMware.
NOTE: You can install macOS Mojave 10.14.5 on VMware Workstation 15.1.0 Pro by following the procedures in this article.
How to Create a New Virtual Machine for Mojave on VMware Software
After downloading the necessary tools to your computer, open the VMware virtualization program and follow the stages below in order to create a new VM for macOS Mojave 10.14.
When you want to create a new VM for macOS Mojave on VMware you will see that there is no macOS option in the operating system selection window. So, to use/run a macOS operating system on VMware, you need to open the lock.
The VMware Unlocker software is used to unlock the macOS lock. Download VMware Unlocker 2.1.1 from the above links.
To unlock the macOS lock, first close the VMware Workstation 15 Pro program.
After unzipping the VM Unlocker 2.1.1.zip file, run the win-install.cmd file as an administrator.
Wait while VMware Unlocker configures the required configurations. This process takes a few seconds.
Now, reopen VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro and click Create a new virtual machine.
Select Custom (Advanced) option in the Wizard and click on the Next button.
Configure the VM hardware compatibility as Workstation 14/15.x and click on the Next button.
Select the I will install the operating system later option in the Guest Installation window and click Next.
After you unlock the macOS lock using VMware Unlocker 2.1.1, you can now see that Apple OS Mac OS X is the operating system selection window on VMware.
In the Version section, select macOS 10.14.
Click on the Next button to continue installing Mojave with VMware.
Running Mojave OS on the external hard disk will give you a performance boost. Click the Browse button to store and run the Mojave virtual machine on another HDD.
Insert your Portable HDD and click OK button after creating a new folder.
You can configure the machine name as macOSMojave1014. Click on Next to continue creating a virtual machine for Mojave.
The minimum processor requirement for running Mojave 10.14 is as shown in the following image. Depending on the hardware power of your computer, you can increase these values. Click Next to continue.
For the macOS 10.14 virtual machine, specify the 4 GB RAM value and click on the Next button.
Select NAT (Network Address Translation) for the network settings of the virtual machine and click Next.
Select LSI Logic option for I/O Controller type and continue.
Select SATA as the disk type and continue.
To create a new virtual hard disk for the virtual machine, select Create a new virtual disk and click on the Next button.
For the virtual machine disk configuration, select the Store virtual disk as a single file option and click Next.
Leave the virtual pc disk name as default and click Next.
Open the Mojave hardware settings by clicking on the Customize Hardware button.
Click Processors and check Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI from the below options on the right and click on the Close button.
To add the macOS ISO file to the virtual machine, click on the CD/DVD (SATA) option and then the Browse button in the Use ISO image file.
Select the ISO image file you downloaded to your computer and click the Open button.
Click the Close button to save the settings.
Click the Finish button and complete the steps to create the virtual machine.
Before installing macOS Mojave 10.14 with VMware Workstation 14/15, go to your virtual machine location and open macOSMojave1014.vmx.
Add the [ smc.version = “0” ] code to the macOSMojave1014.vmx file and save the file.
How to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 in Virtual Machine Step by Step
After you create a new virtual machine for macOS 10.14 using VMware Workstation 14/15, follow the steps below to make a step-by-step installation.
Open VMware Workstation and run the Mojave machine you created.
Wait while the virtual machine power on.
Select the macOS system language you want to use and click the Continue button.
Select Disk Utility and click the Continue button.
Select Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media and click the Erase button.
In the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media window, type the disk name and click on the Erase button again.
Click the Done button after macOS Mojave disk formatting.
Close the Disk Utility.
Select Install macOS and click the Continue button.
Click the Continue button to start the installation.
Accept the license agreement of Mojave.
Click on the disk to be installed mac OS system and then click the Install button.
Wait while all installation files are copying.
The installation of macOS Mojave 10.14 on virtual machine will be completed in about 45 minutes.
After the Mojave installation is complete, your system will restart and the configuration settings will be opened.
Select the macOS keyboard layout you want to use and click the Continue button.
Click the Continue button to accept the privacy and security configuration.
For a clean installation on VMware Workstation 14/15, select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
Click Set Up Later to sign in later on Apple server.
Create a new user account and password for MacOS Mojave, then click Continue.
Click on the Continue button to allow the Apple Maps and other applications and to send your data to help improve Apple. If you do not want this, you can configure these settings by clicking Customize Settings.
Dark Mode is one of the most eye-catching features of macOS Mojave 10.14. Mojave changes your desktop experience based on daylight. Select the theme you want to use and click Continue.
Wait while the setup configures your settings.
After successfully completing the steps of installing Mac OS 10.14 with VM Workstation 14/15, you can check the version from Apple Logo/About.
How to Install VM Tools for Mojave
After installing Mojave 10.14 on VM Workstation/Player, you need to install VM Tools to use the virtual machine more efficiently. With Virtual Machine Tools, you can exchange files between the host PC and the virtual machine, and also use the virtual machine in full-screen mode.
To install Guest Tools on Mojave, you can click on the image below to browse through the related article.
In this article, we have installed Apple macOS Mojave 10.14 using the VM Workstation Pro virtualization program running on the Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit operating system. In the next article, we will configure Mojave 10.14 using Oracle VM VirtualBox. Thanks for following us!
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