How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows 10. In WWDC17, Apple has announced their new products and some cool features. macOS High Sierra 10.13 is one of the announcements at WWDC 2017. This year’s version of macOS is more of a maintenance release than a full-on new version. Called High Sierra, the new operating system is more about refinements than new features, as it aims to make your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive while laying the foundation for future innovations in the worlds of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality).

But of course, there will be cool stuff to play with right away. Even if there aren’t any major new features, High Sierra is still packed with a ton of cool stuff. To test the Apple new Mac operating system macOS High Sierra. You can only do that if you have an Apple computer (Mac) laptops or an iMac but there in this article, I am going to show you how you can install macOS high Sierra on Windows on VMware, so you don’t need to buy an expensive Apple computer.

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Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Before you get started to install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows there are some requirement and tasks to do.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 GB Memory
  • Minimum 2 cores of processors
  • Hard disk free space 80 GB
  • Graphics memory 256 MB
  • Your system should support Intel or AMD VT (Virtualization Technology)
  • VT (Virtualization Technology) Should be enabled from BIOS setup.

As mentioned in the section above your system should have the virtualization technology and after that, you should enable that from your system BIOS. First, you should boot into your system BIOS then find the VT option and enable that. You can find how to boot into your system BIOS by this guide.

To get started you need to download the following materials in order to install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows.

Step #1: Extract macOS High Sierra Image

Once you have downloaded the macOS High Sierra image file, then you should extract it via WinRAR or 7zip after that you can use this image. To unzip the file, just right-click on file then select“Extract Here.“ It will take around 5 minutes.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Extract macOS High Sierra Final Image

Step #2: Install VMware on Your PC

Get the VMware from the link above. Once you have downloaded the VMware Workstation, then Install it on your Windows PC. To install VMware, just click on the setup then hit Next and Next. Finally, click “Finished.” If you have installed already, then skip this step.

Step #3: Unlock VMware via Patch Tools

Firstly, make sure you download the latest version of Patch tools from the link mentioned above. Then Extract the file from Zip format. Open “Patch Tool > Unlocker Master” then right-click on win-install.cmd and select Run as Administrator. It will install the patch file in the VMware for macOS High Sierra and older versions in order to unlock VMware and let you install macOS on it.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Patch VMware to Unlock macOS Option

Wait for a little while then the command prompt window will disappear automatically when the VMware is patched or unlocked.

Step #4: Create & Edit New Virtual Machine

#1. Now open VMware and click on “Create a New Virtual Machine”(Ctrl+N) then select Typical (Recommended) and click Next.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Create A New macOS VM

#2. Select“I will install the operating system later” and click Next.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Select Install From

#3. Now choose“Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list then select macOS 10.12 from version and click Next.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Choose macOS Guest OS

#4. Name the virtual machine macOS High Sierra or any other name that you like then browse a location to save virtual machine files like the VMX file and click Next. I suggest you leave the location as default and name it as shown in the shot below if it’s your first time.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Name the VM macOS High Sierra

Note: You need to save it somewhere you remember and in a separate folder because later on, you will need to edit on of this file.

#5. Don’t Specify the disk space just select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Specify Disk Capacity

#6. The essential VM files for macOS High Sierra has been created, so go ahead and click Finish.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Ready to Create the VM

#7. Open the macOS High Sierra VM window on VMware workstation or player then click on Edit virtual machine settings.

Note: Don’t run the Virtual Machine until you made the essential steps.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Edit the VIrtual Machine Settings

#8. Increase the Memory from 2 GB to 4 or higher GB of Ram memory for better performance.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Increase Memory

#9. Increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to 4 or Higher cores for better performance.Finally, Click OK to save all the changes that you made virtual machine settings.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Increase Processors

Step #6: Manage macOS High Sierra VMDK and Virtual Machine VMX file

#1. Now go to macOS High Sierra virtual machine files that you browsed and located in step 4.4. If you have left that steps as default then the files are saved in this location: This PC > Documents > Virtual Machine > virtual machine Name.  Here you need to replace the macOS High Sierra Image(8.87GB) with this existing VMDK (5 MB). Just drag the macOS High Sierra Image that you download and extracted in step #1 then drop it on the Virtual machine files. If you get a replace or skip files dialog box then click on Replace the in the destination.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Replace the Virtual Machine VMDK

Note: You have to name the macOS High Sierra Image as your virtual machine name. It should be the same in order to be replaced and make it work otherwise, you need to add the image manually. Also, the size should change from 5 MB to 9.57 GB after you replaced the VMDK.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Match the Name and Size

#2. Now right-click on macOS High Sierra VMX and open it with Notepad.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Open the VMX with Notepad

#3. Scroll down to the end, and type (smc.version = “0”) or (“smc.version = 0″as alternative) then press Ctrl+S to save it.”

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Edit VMX & Save

Step #7. Play the macOS High Sierra Virtual Machine

#1. Open macOS High Sierra VM window then click Power on this virtual machine. 

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Power on The VM

Here you go and you don’t need to install macOS High Sierra because we have done that for you to save time, It is already installed on a virtual disk (VMDK). All you need to do now, perform a clean installation of macOS High Sierra to set it up as your needs. When you played the VM, then it should take you to the next step setting up macOS High Sierra in VMware.If no then you may miss any action or fail in any move, comment below and we will try our best for you.

#2. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

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Choose your Country

#3. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Select Your Keyboard Layout

#4. Now choose your method to transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue. Here I don’t want to transfer any information.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Transfer Information to this Mac

#5. In this step, you can to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you have one, then create a free Apple ID via the article, how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or it doesn’t work, then Choose Don’t Sign in and Click on Continue.

How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware on Windows

Sign in with Your Apple ID

#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Agree to the Terms and Conditions

#7. Fill out the Full name,  Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS High Sierra 10.13, which will be installed.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Create a User Account

#8. On the Expres Set Up page, you don’t want to do something just click Continue.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

Set Up Express

#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run to the desktop of macOS High Sierra.

How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware on Windows

Setting Up Your Mac

Finish Installation of macOS High Sierra

After performing a clean installation and Set upping your macOS High Sierra then you should see your final result that, macOS High Sierra has successfully installed on VMware.

How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows

macOS High Sierra Finally Installed on VMware

Further Guide

I hope you guys have gotten something from this step by step guide. If you have any kinds of problem or question feel free to share via comment section down below. Also, you in the section below there are more guides that may help you out. So go ahead and check out them, thanks for being with us.

Install VMware tools to Fix Screen Resolution

Now that you have, install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows successfully still there are many things need to fix manually. One of the most important ones is the VMware, you need to install the VMware tool on macOS High Sierra to get the most of macOS High Sierra on Windows.  Many features like drag & Drop, fix screen resolution, network and other issues will be fixed after you install VMware tool. We have a create a simple guide to do that so follow the guide linked down below step by step.

Watch the full video tutorial

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