How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on VMware Virtual Machine in Windows 10 on Laptop/PC

In this article, we will install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on VMware Workstation 14 or 15 Pro software in Windows 10.

How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on VMware Virtual Machine in Windows 10 on Laptop/PC

How to Run macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on VMware Virtual Machine in Windows 10 Laptop/PC

Apple recently released the 10.13.5 update of the MacOS operating system. iMac or MacBook users can download and install the Apple OS 10.13.5 update from the Apple Store. If you do not know how to update MacOS using the Apple Store, you can check out How to Upgrade Mac OS High Sierra.

The latest version of the VMware Workstation virtualization program is 15.1.0. You can download VMware Workstation 15 Pro for Windows or Linux from here.

Normally, you cannot install a Mac operating system on VM Workstation because there is no support for this operating system in VM Software. However, you can setup and use it on a VM virtual machine using VMware Unlocker on your computer. VM Unlocker enables Apple Mac OS X support for the VM Worsktation program installed on your computer.

Using the VM Unlocker program on both Windows and VMware ESXi you can unlock the macOS. You can download the latest version of VM Unlocker from here.

If you are using Windows 10 operating system on a desktop PC or Laptop and want to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, this article is for you!

Without a Mac computer, you can use virtualization programs to setup and use Apple OS. If we give an example to virtualization programs, these are; VMware Workstation, Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, or VMware ESXi.

In our previous articles, we installed the Mac OS operating system on VMware, VirtualBox, and VMware ESXi.

Download the macOS 10.13.5 ISO file from Google Drive to your computer before proceeding with the installation of macOS 10.13.5 on VM Workstation 15. Also, download VMware Unlocker 2.1.1 to install Mac OS High Sierra on VMware.

NOTE: You can install macOS 10.13.5 using VM Workstation 15.1.0 by following the steps in this article.

How to Setup macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on VM Workstation 15/14

Follow the steps below to setup macOS 10.13.5 on PC or Laptop step by step.

   Step 1 | Create a New Virtual Machine

Create a new virtual machine using the VM Workstation 14/15 virtualization program installed on Windows 10. To create a new virtual machine using VM Unlocker 2.1.1, click on the image below to view the related article.

Creating a New Virtual Machine for macOS

   Step 2 | Install and Configure macOS High Sierra Step by Step

After creating a new virtual machine for installation on VMware, add the ISO file you downloaded to the virtual machine. Then, click on the image below to setup it step by step.

macOS 10.13.5 and macOS 10.13.4 installation steps are the same!

Installing macOS 10.13.4 in VMware

   Step 3 | Install VMware Tools

After you have installed Apple OS using VMware, you need to setup VMware Tools to be able to exchange files between your physical computer and the virtual machine and use the fullscreen feature.

To build VMware Tools on Mac OS 10.13.5, click on the image below to see the related article.

VMware Tools Setup

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed Apple High Sierra on a PC or Laptop without a Mac computer. In the next article, we will setup Mac OS 10.13.5 on VirtualBox. Thanks for following us!

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