In this article, we will examine how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 14/15 virtualization software.
How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware Workstation
Apple, the latest version of the Mac OS, MacOS 10.12 announced. Mac OS Sierra and Siri’s capabilities have improved.
In this article, we will install Apple Mac OS 10.12 with the VM Workstation / Player virtualization program. On Windows 10, install VM Workstation 14/15 on your computer before proceeding with macOS installation with VMware.
If you want to download VM Workstation 14/15, you can access it here. After performing the VMware installation, you can proceed to the setup.
You can download the Apple ISO image and the tools required for VMware from the links at the bottom of the article to your computer.
Before using VMware Unlocker, you can see whether Apple Mac OS X is available in the Select a Guest OS window.
Run the win-install.cmd file as an administrator to enable the VM Unlocker tool.
The Unlocker program stops the VM Workstation/Player services.
Downloading VM Tools software …
Virtual machine tools were downloaded and copied to the required files.
Now open the VM Workstation 14/15 program again and click Create a new Virtual Machine and select Custom and click Next.
In the Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window, select Workstation 14.x/15.x and click Next.
Continue by selecting I will install the OS later.
Apple Mac OS X was added to the Select a Guest OS window as shown in the following image. Select Apple Mac OS 10.12 from Version.
It is recommended that you use an external HDD. Select the location by clicking Browse.
In the Firmware Type window, click Next to continue.
In the Processor Configuration window, set the number of processors and the number of processor cores depending on your computer hardware.
You can set the amount of RAM for the VM to 4 GB.
In the Network Type window, select Use Bridged Networking.
Leave the setting in the Controller Type window as default and continue.
In the Select a Disk Type window, select SATA and click Next.
In the Select a Disk window, continue to select Create a new virtual disk.
You can allocate 40 GB for disk configuration. For VMware HDD performance, select Store disk as a single file and Allocate all disk space now.
Click Next button.
After the virtual computer prepared, you can move on to virtual HDD creation by clicking Finish.
Creating a virtual HDD …
Click CD/DVD to add the ISO image to the VM.
Select the ISO image you downloaded.
After selecting the ISO image, click on Processors.
To enable processor virtualization, select Virtualization engine as shown in the following image, then click OK to close the window.
Before starting macOS configuration using VM Workstation 14/15, go to VM location and open the VMX file with Notepad to edit it.
At the bottom of the VMX file, type smc.version = “0” and save the file.
smc.version = "0"
Click Power to start the VM.
The macOS machine opens in the Workstation/Player software.
Apple operating system is getting ready for installation.
Use English for the main language and click Next.
Click the Continue button.
Click Continue to accept the license agreement.
Continue by clicking Agree.
You need to format the disk for installation. Click on Utilities.
Click Disk Utility.
Click on VMware Virtual SATA Hard Drive Media and click Erase.
Type the HDD name and click Erase.
Formatting system disk …
A virtual disk has created for a clean installation. Continue by clicking Done.
To continue the installation, close the Disk Utility.
In the Install macOS step, select the disk to install.
Continue by clicking on the Continue button.
Installing the Mac operating system using VM Workstation 14/15 in Windows 10 …
After the macOS installation process is complete, the system will restart.
Apple operating system is opening …
Make your region settings and click Continue.
Select your keyboard layout and continue.
To skip the data transfer step, select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
If you want to use Location service, you can select the Enable Location Services on this Mac option.
Click the Don’t Use button.
If you have an Apple ID, you can log in here. Click Don’t sign in to continue.
Click on the Skip button.
Click Agree in the Terms and Conditions window.
Click Agree to accept the license agreement.
To create a user account, type your user name and password, and then click Continue.
To select a time zone, select your region and continue.
In the Diagnostics & Usage window, click Continue.
Preparing Mac OS Sierra …
Mac OS has successfully installed on VM Workstation 14/15. The next step is to install the VM Tools.
VM Tools Installation
After installing VM Tools, you can transfer files by drag and drop on the virtual machine. You can also activate the graphics card of the virtual computer.
Select Eject “OS X Base System” to remove the ISO image installed on the system.
Click the VM / Install VMware Tools.
A setup window will open as follows. Click on Install VMware Tools.
Click the Continue button in the Welcome to the VMware Tools Installer window.
Click on the Install button.
Click Continue Installation to start the VM Tools installation process.
Type your root password.
Click on the Install Software button.
Installing VMware Tools on Mac OS Sierra …
After the VM Tools software is complete, click the Restart button to restart the virtual machine.
Write your password and press Enter.
After the VMware Tools are installed, it was solved the Sierra virtual machine full-screen problem!
It was completed Mac OS 10.12 configuration on VMware software 14/15!
In this article, we have examined how to install macOS step by step on the Windows 10 operating system using the VM Workstation 15 Pro / Workstation Player virtualization program. Thanks for following us!
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