How to Create Virtual Machine for MacOS High Sierra in VMware Workstation 14? – Under normal circumstances, you will get an error if you try to install a MacOS operating system using the VMware Workstation virtualization program. The reason for this is that VMware Workstation does not support MacOS systems.
How to Create Virtual Machine for MacOS High Sierra in VMware Workstation 14?
When you try to create a new virtual machine with VMware, you will not see an option for MacOS in the operating system selection window. Normally, you can not install Mac systems with VMware Workstation. However, you can install MacOS systems on VMware Workstation using the VMware Unlocker program.
In short, you only need to download the VMware Unlocker program and run the win-install file once to use MacOS on VMware Workstation.
What happens when you try to install MacOS without using VMware Unlocker? The answer is that you will get errors about MacOS setup error / Mac is not booting / Mac restarts continuously.
In addition, you must use the appropriate version of the VMware Unlocker program otherwise you will encounter the errors mentioned.
In our previous articles, we discussed how to install MacOS Sierra 10.12 and MacOS High Sierra 10.13. You can access the MacOS setup articles from the following links.
- How to Install MacOS Sierra using VMware Workstation?
- How to Install MacOS High Sierra using VMware Workstation?
You can also access MacOS installation videos on our YouTube channel from the links below.
- How to Install MacOS Sierra with VMware Workstation?
- How to Install MacOS High Sierra with VMware Workstation?
In this article, we will prepare a virtual machine for installing MacOS operating systems on VMware Workstation 14 Pro.
How to Create New Virtual Machine to Install MacOS High Sierra on VMware Workstation 14 Pro?
You can not see MacOS support while creating a virtual machine on VMware Workstation for MacOS High Sierra or other systems. So we will break the MacOS lock using VMware Unlocker 2.1.1.
To create a virtual machine for MacOS High Sierra, follow the steps below.
If you try to create a virtual machine without using VMware Unlocker, you will not see the MacOS option as in the following image.
Download VMware Unlocker by clicking on the button at the bottom of the article and shut down VMware Workstation first and then run win-install.cmd as administrator.
Wait until VMware Unlocker stops and restarts the VMware Workstation service.
Open VMware Workstation 14.1.1 and click Create a new virtual machine to create a virtual machine for MacOS. In the virtual machine creation window, select Custom (advanced) and click on the Next button.
Click the Next button in the VMware hardware compatibility window.
To add the operating system ISO file later, select I will install the operating system later and click Next.
After using the VMware Unlocker program, you can see that Apple Mac OS X has appeared.
Select the MacOS version you want to install and click on the Next button.
Storing the virtual machine on an external disk is useful for performance. Once you have set the virtual machine name and location, click Next to continue.
Configure the processor configuration of the virtual machine according to the hardware specifications of your computer.
Likewise, assign a 4 GB RAM value to the virtual machine.
For MacOS, specify the disk size and click Next.
Continue by leaving the location of the disk file in the default location.
Click the Customize Hardware button.
Click Processors and activate the virtualization feature for the virtual machine as follows.
Click on the Finish button to close the window.
After creating the virtual machine for MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4, open the virtual machine’s location and open the .vmx file.
Add the ( smc.version = “0” ) value to the MacOSHighSierra10134.vmx file and save the file.
Add the MacOS ISO file to the virtual machine and run it.
As you can see in the image below, the installation of MacOS High Sierra on VMware Workstation will begin!
How to Create Virtual Machine for MacOS High Sierra in VMware Workstation 14? – In this article, we have created a virtual machine for MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on VMware Workstation 14.1.1. In the next article, we will install MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with VMware. Thanks for following us!
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