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How to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware Workstation 15.1.0 in Windows 10

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 Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware Workstation 15.1.0 in Windows 10

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.

   Step 1

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.

Select a Guest Operating System in VMware

   Step 2

After unzipping the VM Unlocker 2.1.1.zip file, run the win-install.cmd file as an administrator.

Installing macOS Unlocker

   Step 3

Wait while VMware Unlocker configures the required configurations. This process takes a few seconds.

Installing Unlocker

   Step 4

Now, reopen VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro and click Create a new virtual machine.

Create a New Virtual Machine

   Step 5

Select Custom (Advanced) option in the Wizard and click on the Next button.

Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard

   Step 6

Configure the VM hardware compatibility as Workstation 14/15.x and click on the Next button.

Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility

   Step 7

Select the I will install the operating system later option in the Guest Installation window and click Next.

I will install the operating system later

   Step 8

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.

Apple Mac OS X

   Step 9

Click on the Next button to continue installing Mojave with VMware.

Apple Mac OS X

   Step 10

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.

Configuring Virtual Machine Name and Location

   Step 11

Insert your Portable HDD and click OK button after creating a new folder.

Configuring Virtual Machine Name and Location

   Step 12

You can configure the machine name as macOSMojave1014. Click on Next to continue creating a virtual machine for Mojave.

Configuring VM Name and Location

   Step 13

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.

Adding Processor to VM

   Step 14

For the macOS 10.14 virtual machine, specify the 4 GB RAM value and click on the Next button.

Adding RAM to VM

   Step 15

Select NAT (Network Address Translation) for the network settings of the virtual machine and click Next.

VMware Network Types

   Step 16

Select LSI Logic option for I/O Controller type and continue.

LSI Logic

   Step 17

Select SATA as the disk type and continue.

Virtual Disk Type

   Step 18

To create a new virtual hard disk for the virtual machine, select Create a new virtual disk and click on the Next button.

Create a new virtual disk

   Step 19

For the virtual machine disk configuration, select the Store virtual disk as a single file option and click Next.

Store virtual disk as a single file

   Step 20

Leave the virtual pc disk name as default and click Next.

Specify Disk File

   Step 21

Open the Mojave hardware settings by clicking on the Customize Hardware button.

Customize Hardware

   Step 22

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.

Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI

   Step 23

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.

Use ISO image file

   Step 24

Select the ISO image file you downloaded to your computer and click the Open button.

Choose ISO File

   Step 25

Click the Close button to save the settings.

Close Hardware Window

   Step 26

Click the Finish button and complete the steps to create the virtual machine.

Customize HDW

   Step 27

Before installing macOS Mojave 10.14 with VMware Workstation 14/15, go to your virtual machine location and open macOSMojave1014.vmx.

Editing VMX File

   Step 28

Add the [ smc.version = “0” ] code to the macOSMojave1014.vmx file and save the file.

smc.version = "0"

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.

   Step 1

Open VMware Workstation and run the Mojave machine you created.

Starting VM

   Step 2

Wait while the virtual machine power on.

Opening Apple System

   Step 3

Select the macOS system language you want to use and click the Continue button.

Select System Language

   Step 4

Select Disk Utility and click the Continue button.

macOS Utilities

   Step 5

Select Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media and click the Erase button.

Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media

   Step 6

In the VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media window, type the disk name and click on the Erase button again.

Erase macOS Disk

   Step 7

Click the Done button after macOS Mojave disk formatting.

Erasing Disk

   Step 8

Close the Disk Utility.

OS X Base System

   Step 9

Select Install macOS and click the Continue button.

Install macOS

   Step 10

Click the Continue button to start the installation.

macOS 10.14 Beta

   Step 11

Accept the license agreement of Mojave.

Apple License Agreement

   Step 12

Click on the disk to be installed mac OS system and then click the Install button.

Continue macOS Mojave Setup

   Step 13

Wait while all installation files are copying.

About 4 minutes remaining

   Step 14

The installation of macOS Mojave 10.14 on virtual machine will be completed in about 45 minutes.

Installing About 22 Minutes Remaining

   Step 15

After the Mojave installation is complete, your system will restart and the configuration settings will be opened.

Configuring Region

   Step 16

Select the macOS keyboard layout you want to use and click the Continue button.

Configuring Keyboard Layout

   Step 17

Click the Continue button to accept the privacy and security configuration.

Data and Privacy

   Step 18

For a clean installation on VMware Workstation 14/15, select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.

Don't transfer any information now

   Step 19

Click Set Up Later to sign in later on Apple server.

Set Up Later

   Step 20

Create a new user account and password for MacOS Mojave, then click Continue.

Enter Root Password

   Step 21

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.

Customize Settings

   Step 22

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.

Choose Your Theme

   Step 23

Wait while the setup configures your settings.

Setting up...

   Step 24

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.

Apple macOS Mojave Version

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.

How to Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave

   Final Word


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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