How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

In this article, I am going to show you how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware Workstation on Windows 10. Apple announced the next version of Mac book’s operation system that is called by the name macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016. Well, this time also Apple has made their changes on the new version of macOS Sierra, like the very first one is that, after fifteen years, Apple has finally ditched the “OS X” moniker. All things old are new again, and the new operating system will just be called “macOS.” We don’t yet know if Sierra carries a “10.12” version number, but with developers getting their hands on the OS later today, we should soon have that question answered.

Apple’s Craig Federighi ran through a whole bunch of new features to be included in the revised operating system. He started by mentioning Continuity and Auto-Unlock, which now combine to let you seamlessly unlock a desktop or laptop Mac merely by bringing your Apple Watch close, using what Federighi described as “time-of-flight networking” to detect the watch’s proximity. It was unclear from the presentation whether or not this feature is an Apple Watch exclusive; Federighi did not explicitly say that Auto-Unlock would work with iOS devices.

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Anyway, I’m not going to tell any more about the updates that Apple made in this WWDC 2016 because here you will learn how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware. If you want to see what’s new in macOS Sierra, iOS, watchOS and tvOS, then click here for more information and updates.

Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Update: The Steps below works on macOS Sierra 10.12 Final Version the nearly released by Apple. (20 September)

Now there are several materials that you have to download from the links below.

Step #1. Extract macOS Sierra Image File

Once you have downloaded the macOS Sierra image file, then you must extract it via WinRAR or 7zip. To unzip the file, right-click on file, then choose “Extract Here.“ It’ll take some minutes to obtain so wait for a while, before moving to the next step.

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Extract macOS Sierra Zip file

Step #2. Install VMware Workstation on Your PC

Get the VMware from the link above. Once you have downloaded the VMware player, then Install it on your Windows PC. To install VMware, click on the setup, then hit Next and Next. Finally, click “Finished.” If you have installed already, then that’s okay.

Step #3. Install Patch Tool for VMware

Open “Patch Tool” folder then navigate to win-install and Run as Administrator. It will install the patch file in the VMware player for macOS Sierra and older versions.

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Install win-install file

Step #4. Create & Edit New Virtual Machine

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

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Typical Configuration

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

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Guest Operating System Installation

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

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Select a Guest Operating System

#4. Name the virtual machine macOS Sierra then browse a location to install the VMX files and click Next.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Define Virtual Machine and Choose Path

#5. Don’t Specify the disk space just select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next. Because we don’t need this; we will remove it later.

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Specify Disk Capacity

#6. The VMX file for macOS Sierra has been created, so go ahead and click finish.

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Ready to Create Virtual Machine

Step #5. Edit Virtual Machine (Ram, CPU, Hard Disk)

#1. Open the macOS Sierra VM window then click on Edit virtual machine settings.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Edit Virtual Machine settings

Note: Don’t run the Virtual Machine before the editing steps finished successfully because it may create problems for you on further steps.

#2. Increase the RAM from 2 GB to 4 GB of RAM.

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Choose Memory or Memory

#3. Increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to 4 cores.

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Set Processor to 4

#4. Now select the hard disk and click Remove.

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Remove Hard Disk

#5. When the previous hard drive removed then, click Add then select Hard Disk and click Next.

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Select Hard Disk

#6. Select the SATA(Recommended) virtual disk type and click Next.

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Select a Disk Type

#7. Now select “Use an existing virtual disk” then click Next.

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Select Disk Type

#8. Click browse and choose the VMDK file from the extracted folder(Step 1), that downloaded macOS Sierra virtual machine(VM) image and tap Finish.

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Select an Existing Disk

Step #6. Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra VM files

#1. Now navigate to macOS Sierra virtual machine files that you browsed and located in step 4,4. Then navigate to the VMware virtual machine(VMX) and open it with Notepad.

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Edit Virtual Machine Code

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

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Edit VMX File

Step #7. Play the Virtual Machine (macOS Sierra)

Open the macOS Sierra VM window then click Power on this virtual machine. When you played the VM, then it should take you to the next step setting up macOS 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.

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Power on this Virtual Machine

Step #8. Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra

Now while installing macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox then we don’t need to install that on separate disk because while editing the VM we choose the virtual disk type SATA, and this is the only way for now to install macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox. So that’s why now in the very next step we have to perform a clean installation and to set up macOS Sierra.

#1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

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Select Your Country

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

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Select your Keyboard

#3. Now choose your method to transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Transfer Information to this Mac

#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Enable Location Services

#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you have one, then create a free Apple ID to 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 don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and Click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Sign In with Your Apple ID

#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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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 Mac OS X El Capitan, which will be installed.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Create a Computer Account

#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & Usage and click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Diagnostics & Usage

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

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Setting up Your Mac

Finish Installation of macOS Sierra

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

For any kinds of error while installing Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra visit this article.

Complete Guide to Fix VirtualBox Errors While Installing Mac OS X

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

macOS Sierra Installed on VMware

Step #9. Install VMware Tools for macOS Sierra (Full-Screen Mode)

#1. Right, Click on the macOS Sierra tab then click on Removable Devices > CD/DVD (SATA) > Settings.

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OS X VM Settings

#2. From the Devices Status, Check the box of Connected and Connect at power on. Then from the Connection section “Select Use ISO image file:” and click on browse.

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Browse ISO Image file

#3. Now Navigate to Patch Tool folder > Tools and select VM Tool.ISO file that you download and click Open.

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Open VM Tools ISO File

#4. Now on the Virtual Machine settings click on OK to save the changes that you made.

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Save the changes

#5. After that go to OS VM and enter full-screen mode, Wait a while for the file and then it will run automatically, so when VMware Tools dialog box appears then click on Install VMware Tools.

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Vmware Tools

#6. On introduction Page, click on Continue.

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VMware Tools Installer

#7. Then click on Install.

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Install Now

#8. Again click on Continue Installation.

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Continue Installation

#9. Then type your Password and click on Install Software to allow this.

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Install Software

#10. Wait for Installer to complete the installation process and when the installation was Successful, then click on Restart to finish installing the software.

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Restart OS X VM

Done Installation of VMware Tools

So when your OS VM reboots then VMware Tools is installed on your VM, and it must work correctly like Auto selecting the Display Size and other drivers.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

VMware Tools Installed

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615 Comments

  1. datdudejibril Reply

    Retype the quotation marks from smc.version = “0” to smc.version = “0”

    For some reason the characters used for the quotation marks in this doc breaks the VMX file.

  2. datdudejibril Reply

    If you copy smc.version = “0” directly from this wiki page then RETYPE the quotation marks so they are in standard character format like so: smc.version = “0”

    For some reason the formating of the font used to make this wiki uses quotation mark characters that break the VMX file.

  3. RedneckDude Reply

    It appears to me that the issue is that you can’t do it with AMD processors. Everyone who said it works have Intel CPU.

  4. Eugene Vernik Reply

    dont copy paste that smc fix thingy into the vmx file, type it manually, or else it does not recognize the font, and reads an illegal value.

  5. Robert Heston Reply

    If I try to use the ISO file for Mac OS 10.12 or 10.13, and none of that stuff n the directions, I get what Mukhtar Jafari and Jim describe if I use the free version of Workstation 15… the progress bar goes to about 80% or 90% then stops. When I use the Pro version tryout, the progress bar does not move at all.

  6. Robert Heston Reply

    smc.version = “0” When it got that error below, a short message popped up in the bottom/right corner of the VM window about that little line (smc.version = “0”). It said that the integer “0” is not valid and it (the VMware VM) was going to use “1” instead. I do not know if that was the cause of the ultimate failure though. Sorry… it said “-1” not “1” I changed it to “-1” and it gave me the same message “using “-1” even though I had already changed it to that. I took you line out completely and it said nothing about it, but I got the same error message I pasted in below.

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

  7. Robert Heston Reply

    smc.version = “0” When it got that error below, a short message popped up in the bottom/right corner of the VM window about that little line (smc.version = “0”). It said that the integer “0” is not valid and it (the VMware VM) was going to use “1” instead. I do not know if that was the cause of the ultimate failure though. Sorry… it said “-1” not “1” I changed it to “-1” and it gave me the same message “using “-1” even though I had already changed it to that. I took you line out completely and it said nothing about it, but I got the same error message I pasted in below.

  8. Robert Heston Reply

    IT CANNOT BE DONE!!. I followed all of the directions here: https://www.wikigain.com/install-macos-sierra-10-12-vmware/#comment-62251 …to the letter and with all the same versions of everything and I got the error below. If there is some way to make a VM with the Mac OS on a Windows 10 PC I would love to know what that is, but you CANNOT hack VMware’s Workstation 12 or 15 with that thing and get a VM with the Mac OS in it. It does not work.

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    1. sean bean Reply

      Hey there. I just did it and it works fine on my PC. i7 6700k, GTX 1070, 32GB RAM, running on my 4TB HDD using VMWare Workstation 12, maybe you need to activate VMWare to get it working?

  9. Robert Heston Reply

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    Your instructions do not work. Perhaps you know what that error is?? I used the same things you did in your example.

    I had to set the RAM to 4100 MB to get it to say 4 GB. If you set it to 4000 MB, the thing says it has 3.9 GB. When I set it for 16000 MB, it said it had 15.6 GB

  10. Robert Heston Reply

    I followed everything to the letter!! I had to go around to get the same things used here… like Workstation 12 instead of 15. I had to join the 7 parts of the VM because the single part version could no longer be downloaded from Google drive… “it downloaded its limit” …AND… I got this error:

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error:
    (vcpu-0) vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    I’m suspecting it has something to do with Physical Memory. I gave it 16 GB of RAM. My laptop has 64 GB of RAM. I’m going to change it to 4 like yours in the instructions. I fixed that file in Notepad++

  11. Robert Heston Reply

    I followed everything to the letter!! I had to go around to get the same things used here… like Workstation 12 instead of 15. I had to join the 7 parts of the VM because the single part version could no longer be downloaded from Google drive… “it downloaded its limit” …AND… I got this error:
    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error:
    (vcpu-0) vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180
    I’m suspecting it has something to do with Physical Memory. I gave it 16 GB of RAM. My laptop has 64 GB of RAM. I’m going to change it to 4 like yours in the instructions. I fixed that file in Notepad++ also… I’ll copy my posts from elsewhere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3ej1455NI (How to unlock vmware to install MAC OS)<<Video Page
    _____________________________________
    I tried using the Unlocker with VMware Workstation 15 and installing Mac OS. With the free version of Workstation 15 the Mac OS High Sierra ISO will produce a white Apple logo and a progress bar on a black background. The progress bar will go about 80% of the way and stop. With the Pro version, the progress bar will not move at all and it just sits there with that Apple logo and does nothing. I see from the instructions for using the Unlocker at: https://www.wikigain.com/install-macos-sierra-10-12-vmware/ … they are doing it with Workstation 12 so I just downloaded VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.6 from a link at: https://www.neowin.net/news/vmware-workstation-pro-1256/ … and now I will uninstall 15 then install 12 while avoiding any updates then see if that unblocker will work. I will comment again with the results. I have been trying for the last 3 days to use VMware and Oracle VM VirtualBox to do this. Oracle VM VirtualBox will not use any of those High Sierra ISO's at all. A bunch of white text starts pouring into it where you can see the words "failed" and "error" over and over again and it looks like it just keeps trying to use the things over and over again …in to infinity if you let it …and it is supposed to be able to install High Sierra and has a setting for it …so that thing is a piece of shit. With all the different sources that I have gotten copies of that ISO, at least one of them must have been good, if not all of them. I feel sure it is the VM software that is not working.

    I am also getting Mac OS 10.12 from: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2GfNkTIqZ04S0gwUWxqMEpMOUk …because if you try it with 10.13 "High Sierra" it will not work. When I created a VM for 10.13, I never could get that Mac setting and could only get where you select the ISO. Now I'm creating a new VM and I have that Mac OS setting and can select 10.12 for the version. So… this might actually work after all… I will comment next to say if it does or not.

    According to my instructions (Link Below), I have to delete the 400 GB Virtual Hard drive I set up and replace it with a premade macOS Sierra virtual machine(VM). You have to get it in 7 parts from here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-PSijxodhB1NllCTWJFVlF1LXc …so I'm downloading them now. I guess you have to use WinRAR to join them. The one that comes in a single part has reached its download limit at Google Drive. I have been working on this shit for three days. I will not give up now!!!

    I am going to fix the RAM to 4 GB and I will comment once more to let whoever know if the whole thing works. Remember, I have everything these directions have and I have not missed any steps at all.

    Until my next comment… momentarily…

  12. Wimsomnia Reply

    Hi,

    Although I followed the instructions carefully, something is wrong at booting. It seems the machine doesn’t “know” where to boot from.

    Here’s a screenshot : https://ibb.co/SyqW0rk

    What could be wrong here?

    Thanks in advance for your reaction!!

  13. Henry Reply

    Is it possible to organize which files are actually needed? Please remove the duplicate patch tool if indeed only one is needed. Please provide link to workstation 12 for the current link is 15. VMWare doesn’t work with 15. Other issues persist.

  14. knoopix Reply

    Good job, thanks ! Works like a charm, event after upgrading with macOS Mojave using VMware Workstation 12.5.9 and a Core 2 Duo Laptop

  15. JIN Reply

    error
    Failed to lock the file

    Cannot open the disk ‘C:\Users\김하나\Documents\Virtual Machines\sirrera\macOS 10.12.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

    Module ‘Disk’ power on failed.

    Failed to start the virtual machine.

  16. Jin Reply

    it has a error
    Failed to lock the file

    Cannot open the disk ‘C:\Users\User\Documents\Virtual Machines\macOS 10.12\macOS 10.12.vmdk’ or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

    Module ‘Disk’ power on failed.

    Failed to start the virtual machine.

    Help please

  17. Julian Reply

    Hey guys. I followed your instructions but when I play the virtual machine it says “no operation system found”. Problem is I use the VMWare Workstation Player 15 (not the Pro edition) and I installed the patch tools multiple times but it won´t show the options for Mac OS. I can only choose Windows, Linux and Other.

    Hope you can help me.

  18. Robert Reply

    For the life of me there isn’t a macOS Sierra.vmx only OS X.
    I have tried everything to replace that file. Can I D/L from anywhere??

  19. Anagh W Reply

    The following problem is happening to me and I don’t know why:
    Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Player supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

  20. John Doe Reply

    fix smc.version = “0” errors by doing search in vmx file in notepad for the line as it could be already there and then change the “0” to “0”

  21. ChechoFB Reply

    Hello! your guide was so helpfull and mi VM is working pretty well! except it doesnt have any audio. In Sound Output the says “no output device found” and in the virtual machine Settings i have the Soound card in auto detect.

  22. Amr Reply

    This worked perfectly on windows 10, now I moved to ubuntu 16.04 and I need to get vmware with patch and the previously created guest machine to work on ubuntu, could anyone help ?

  23. August Reply

    Once you have downloaded the macOS Sierra image file, then you must extract it via WinRAR or 7zip. To unzip the file, just right-click on file then choose “Extract Here.“ It’ll take some minutes to obtain so wait for a while, before moving to the next step.

  24. Amr Reply

    Thank you very much, that works perfectly on windows, I need to use the created guest on ubuntu, is that possible ?

  25. Zain jamil Reply

    Hello Brother,
    i’m having a problem in choice-box options.
    There is no option for macOS 10.12. It shows till 10.11.
    i update vimware to latest but still not opt of mac in choicw box

      1. Mahdi Akbarian

        Hello there,
        Despite I did download and run this Patch you addressed here, my VM doesn’t show 10.12 neither. Is my win7 supposed to be updated?
        Can this issue cause the problem?

        Thank you.

  26. Mo Reply

    Thanks for this LEGIT walkthrough and providing the files. You made it super easy, following the guide exactly as it’s written!

  27. Erich Reply

    ok, if i only change the Hardware Version to Version 10 and don´t fill in the line “smc.version = “0” i don´t get an error message.
    The Problem is, that my Mouse and Keyboard farther don´t work 🙁 They do nothing.

  28. Erich Reply

    Hi! The only Way to get it work was to Change the Hardware Version: (You wrote it in your Readme) Change the VM to be HW 10 –
    Wenn the starts i get the message that SMC Version 0 is unvalid and that value -1 is used.
    But it starts!! My Problem is, that i come to Step 8, but my Mouse and my Keyboard doesn´t work. Do you know a solution für this?

  29. BigWaaagh Reply

    Hi,

    Everything works smoothly. Thank you very much for your effort. I have only one question
    why you changed the name from darwin.iso to “VMware Tools.iso” in tools directory. This was only the cosmetic change?

    Thanks

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      Because sometimes darwin.iso will be created automatically due to some reasons which don’t work. The VMware tool which we uploaded is fully compatible with macOS High Sierra and macOS Sierra.

  30. Scott Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial, can we get this to work on ESXi 6x?

    I tried, the only controllers I had available are LSI Logic Parallel, LSI Logic SAS, VMWare Paravirtual, BusLogic Parallel. I got the following…
    Failed to start the virtual machine.
    Module DevicePowerOn power on failed.
    Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:1, ‘/vmfs/volumes/543df89c-73606305-9b73-0cc47a080514/OSX/macOS Sierra 10.12 by wikigain-s001.vmdk’
    Failed to open disk scsi0:1: Unsupported or invalid disk type 7. Ensure that the disk has been imported.

  31. ramana Reply

    help why does it show like this
    Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

  32. Steve Reply

    I hate to say it but this is NOT how to INSTALL OSX in vmware. This is how to take a premade image and apply it for use with vmware…

  33. MISTIKMAKS Reply

    Hello. Can someone help me? When i start a VM a loading stops in middle and give me Kernel Panic or Boot Loop (I cant see what is it because this is so quickly) and reload VM. I made all like in video, i dont know what to do… Help Please !!!

  34. Boy 27 Reply

    i, first i’m getting the error that says that the value 0 for the smc.version is not a valid integer value, then it automatically sets it to -1, the i get the following error: VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:\Users\root_Admin\Downloads\Compressed\macOS Sierra 10.12 Files\macOS Sierra 10.12 Files\macOS Sierra\vmware.log”.

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.

    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

    and the wm does not boot the system.

  35. Johnxy Reply

    Hello, I was able to get this to work and I’ve been using it since last month but just today. It doesn’t come up again, like the apple logo shows and the loading bar fills up but almost filled up it just closes and takes me back to my VMware home screen. I’ve tried creating it anew and even re-installing VMware but still same. please I got important files on it any help would do.

  36. Bruno Reply

    Hi (me again)
    I tried with VMware workstation player 12 and VMware workstation pro 12.
    I carefully followed the instructions but I still can’t find option Apple Mac OS X….still missing.
    Help is required
    Thank you

  37. Bruno Reply

    Hi,
    I’m using VMware Workstation 12 player and when creating a new virtual machine, when I have to select “Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list, this is not present in the list.
    I ran win-install several times but “Apple Mac OS X” is still not present.
    What should I do?
    Thanks

  38. butt Reply

    same here, notes (working fine on window10)
    1. Switched to VMWARE workstation player 12 (free-commercial version)
    2. Choose 10.11 instead of 10.12 and it will work

    Good luck all!

  39. TG Reply

    I was unable to install macos sierra. I followed all steps but I can’t make it to step 8. I get the following message on the screen when trying to start macOS Sierra and it just reboots in a loop. Any help to deal with this? Thank you

    Error message Image line

  40. martin Reply

    FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS VERY CAREFULLY!!!!!
    I got it to work on Windows 10 (Home Edition)

    IMPORTANT: Use the NEW Tool Folder listed at top of this article.

    IMPORTANT: i SWITCHED TO VMWARE WORKSTATION PLAYER 12…..to get it to work.

    USE VERSION 12, I had problems with version 14 (the latest version right now)

  41. Fayaz Reply

    i follow the above step but,
    I am getting following error when power on virtual machine.
    EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Disk…unsuccessful

  42. Fayaz Reply

    I followed the instructions exactly but when the VM boots, instead of install macOS Sierra, I get an error EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Disk…unseccessful. Then it goes to a setup screen and will not move forward. Did I miss a step?

  43. Marc Reply

    My installation went flawlessly. The only thing I run into is that when I use USB passthrough for my audio interface audio doesn’t work anymore. the interface works seamlessly on a “true” mac. It’s a focusrite scarlett 2i4. I can select the interface as input and output but no sound comes out.
    It seems to be a driver issue, even youtube refuses to play movies if the focusrite is selected as audio output.
    Did anybody run into something like this and know a fix?
    My usb midi keyboard is working fine with passthrough.

  44. Itay Reply

    Hi Guys,
    After using this machine for several months I updated the mac OS version to the “High Sierra”, but now, after finishing the installation the machine won’t go past the boot menu… Any idea how I can load the machine without losing anything I have on the machine already?

  45. dophy6 Reply

    Hi everybody, i follow each step and write :
    smc.version = “0”
    and vmware says :
    Error while opening the virtual machine: VMX file is corrupt.
    And:
    Error while powering on: Dictionary problem.
    How can i solve this?
    Thank you so much!

      1. dophy6

        I did it buy still no work. I’ve done this by changing the version of the vm from 10.12 to 10.11 and it works!

  46. Mark Reply

    Hello guys is it the same to download full part or 7 parts? i’m downloading the 7 parts right now should I extract them all at the same time?

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Yes dear, It’s the same. If you have downloaded the 7 parts then just click on one of the parts and select Extract Here, For this you will need an extractor like 7Zip or WinRar. Follow the video tutorial for more information: Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'

  47. carlos Reply

    Did the steps one by one (followed each one closely), and it worked like a charm. I’m up!

    My only issue is that even after restart the vm mac still looks small. I can seem to find other resolution options. Other than that, installed very nicely thanks!

  48. Anna Kendrick Reply

    Hi
    I faced the same problem and I solve it by update VMware workstation 12 to 12.5
    You can solve it in 2 way
    First way: If you already install VMware workstation 12 on Linux mint 18 then download 12.5 from VMware site it’s free. Then follow the procedure to update from 12 to 12.5 by reading official documentation of VMware
    Second way : Uninstall VMware workstation 12 then install 12.5

  49. sedeek Reply

    same error
    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:\Users\sedeek\Documents\Virtual Machines\OS X 10.9 (3)\vmware.log”.

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.

    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

  50. Chev Durrant Reply

    Hi there. I have done everything correctly in to tutorial but when i went to launch the VM it said. Error while opening the virtual machine: VMX file is corrupt.

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      If you are on Mac OS X El Capitan or lower version, just right click on the desktop and select change desktop background. This will open up preferences.
      Under the Random order, you see the transparent menu bar. Tick mark it. If you are on macOS Sierra or High Sierra you can only enable dark mode for the menu bar.
      To enable dark menu bar, Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click General then select “Use dark menu bar and Dock.”

  51. Raul Reply

    Hello, It´s not working in VMWARE ESXI 5.1,
    i make install Mac sierra (follow instruction)from vmware workstation 12 and did export virtual machine to ESXI 5.1 but when start VM using Vsphere nothing happens.

    Some Idea?

  52. Pantelis Reply

    I am getting laggy experience overall with this.
    is it because of my system?
    i use a i3 6100 and a gtx 950 with 8 gb ram

  53. Billz Carter Reply

    i did everything as shown above but it says “cpu has disabled guest os” please help i’ve searched everywhere

  54. Myrlo Reply

    Hello,

    I do not have access to the configuration once I install the VMWare Tools.

    I’m on Windows 10, i7 7700k with a GTX 1070. VMware Workstation 12.5.7

    An idea?
    I check “Accelerate 3D graphics” but I have “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest operating system”. It’s normal ?

    Thank you

      1. Myrlo

        I am in minimum configuration, 1024×768

        I install the VMware Tools and when I restart nothing has changed.

        The installation seems to be going well.

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Now if you click on the full-screen button from VM Tab then the resolution will fix automatically, and without full screen, it will show the same resolution.

  55. Parag Chaudhari Reply

    Hello Brother,
    i’m having a problem in choice-box options.
    There is no option for macOS 10.12. It shows till 10.11.

  56. michel Reply

    when i tried to change the vmx file it says it is corrupted after change.. i went and tried the virtalbox version and that one worked.
    need to find a copy/paste option.. in virtualbox in vmware it worked. now i use dropbox..

    1. Ian Stockdale Reply

      Ric, I can’t find any solutions anywhere. El Capitan seems easy, it’s very frustrating to watch loads of you tube videos where everyone else on the planet can get Sierra up and running in VM & VB. Also tried Sierra in VirtualBox but get repeated reboot loop or ‘wise guru’.

  57. michel Reply

    has to do with win10 updates i guess .. i changed things and now i get another error.. will look into that later.

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:\MAC_Sierra\vmware.log”.

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.

    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement

  58. Ian Stockdale Reply

    I’m running windows 10 64 with VM player 12 and have tried to get Sierra running for days. Followed instructions to the letter but just keep getting the same error “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” El Capitan runs fine, never had a problem.

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Make sure Virtualization Technology is Enabled from BIOS and follow from scratch by this video tutorial: Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'

  59. heythem Reply

    is there an article with images or video steps?
    and btw I found the Mac is freaking heavy and despite 10.11 is normal and fast

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      Do you want to share your Host with Virtual Machine?
      If you want to have access host files you need to share a folder and store all your data there and get it from host or virtual machine.

  60. webra Reply

    Hi Mukhtar,

    first of all many thanks for this perfect instructions!
    IOS Sierra runs!

    The only one I have to change was to delete the quotation marks in smc.version = “0”

    Many Thanks
    webra

  61. Arnie Reply

    Hi Faiz and Mukhtar,

    first of all many thanks for this wonderful instructions!

    Sierra runs perfectly.

    I made an Update from Sierra 10.10 to 10.12.5 and my vmdk went from 9.8GB to 23.85GB!
    Is this normal?

    Has Sierra something like the Disk Cleanup tool in Windows?

    I try the Compact-Tool in VMware-Player, but without result.

    Thanks in advance
    Arnie

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      No there not any built-in clean but you can use third party apps like clean my mac.
      Thanks for sharing your positive feedback dear Arnie.

  62. Allen Garcia Reply

    Hi, I get this error every time…

    “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point.”

    How do I fix this? I tried looking some things up, but to no avail. People say to try masking the CPUID such as
    cpuid.1.eax=”—-:0000:0000:0000:—-:1111:0010:1001″

    For example and to add that to the VMX file but I’ve tried a few and they haven’t worked and I am also not very knowledgeable on what I am doing there haha.

    Any help? Thanks!

    My CPU is an AMD-FX 4130 3.80GHz Quad Core

  63. Melissa Reply

    Thank you for this work, it is really great.

    I just noticed that when I added the smc.version = “0” instruction to the VMX file, I couldn’t run the VM so I just jumped that step. I was able to completely configure and run the macOS without that and after all I open the file again and the line was already there.

    Thank you, I just wanted to add this in case finds it helpful in someway.

  64. Ali Reply

    Installed as directed and it is working perfect
    but when I shut it down
    it give error then reboot again
    ” Your computer restarted because of a problem. ”
    many thanks

  65. Sohit Reply

    when mac os is booting up on apple logo i get the error
    panic(cpu caller 0xffffffff etc launch exited
    no reson for exiting etc and it restarts, plzz help

  66. uni Reply

    help me, i try step by step with this article but, i have a problem. why stuck, and pop up. setting bios manager in VMWARE for instalation MAC OS? what do i solve for my problem?

  67. yong Reply

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Machines\macOS Siera\vmware.log”.

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.

    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

    Hi, any idea for this error?

  68. ORBe Reply

    Hi, I use Windows 10 Pro last (1703) creatirs

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    VMware Workstation 12.5.5 (build 5234757)
    32 GB, i7-6700K with SSD, I try many times, but received this error:
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

  69. KURODA Hisao Reply

    HI, I tried whole on my Suface Pro 4, and encountered a popup says “Cannot connect virtual device sata:1 because no corresponding device is available on the host”. I choose both “Yes” and “No” for that popup, then VMWare says “Vmware Virtual SATA Hard Drive (0,0) …. unsuccessful” and go to boot manager. What am I missing?

    1. KURODA Hisao Reply

      Sorry, that was my fault. I did not do right on #8. Now I see MacOS screen. Thank you very much. BTW, the screen resolution looks very poor, and VMWare does not permit me to do “View – Fit Guest Now” operation. Any tips for the issue? Thanks again.

  70. Vipul dave Reply

    Hello wikigain i am facing the problem that when i start booting the mac it only shows blank screen and when i go back to the folder where the file is being stored the file automatically get deleted i don’t know the why its happening and i am facing same problem on my another laptop also currently i am working on windows 10

  71. Hugo Reply

    Hi guys u are doing a great job. 🙂
    I get the error ” DSMOS: Smc incorrect key… dontStealMacOs ” since the last vmware Workstation player update. I changed smc… = 0 Desktop Computer: 16gb RAM, Windows 10 64bit. Intel i7 3770K. I have no clue whats going wrong. Please help me 🙁

  72. Hugo Reply

    Hi guys,

    you are doing a great job, I get the error: “DSMOS: SMC returned incorrect key …. DontStealMcOs”

    I changes smc.version = 0 I followed your tutorial but still the same problem, endless loop of trying to boot.
    I’m using vmware, I’m using an Intel i7-3770K, Windows 10 64 bit, 16 GB Ram, more then a Terrabyte. PLEAS help me 🙁

  73. JM Stenger Reply

    Hi Mukhtar
    I have Loaded VMWare Workstation Pro 12.1.1
    When I try to run ../Patch Tools/Unlocker2.0.8/win-install.cmd in cmd window as administrator.
    The three files get copied to backup, and then in the logflie the python script gets to vmwarebase.dll to GOS Patching and fails with message. IOError: [Errno 13] Permission Denied:u’C;\\Program Files….\vmwarebase.dll’
    Returned -1

    Have you got any tips?
    (I also updated VMware Workstn Pro to 12.5.5 and got same result)

    Cheers JM

      1. Bob Jones

        I have the same problem as the above person. I’ve run win-install as administrator 50 times. I’ve rebooted, I’ve reinstalled workstation, I’ve tried everything. Please help!

  74. faisal Reply

    Hi thankyou for the good tutorial but my question is the that there is no file name macOS Sierra.vmx are you sure that no file is missing in the rar download.

  75. vipal kharva Reply

    hello I have a laptop with configuration
    – core i5 3rd generation
    – 6 Gb ram
    -500 Gb HDD
    so can I run mac os Sierra on my laptop?

  76. Kapil Reply

    I added smc.version=”0″.
    It gives me this error
    VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    When I changed it to smc.version=0
    After restart it gives me vmx is corrupted

  77. taehoon Kim Reply

    Hello, I have thinkpad X1 5th generation laptop with i7 7500 cpu.
    also I can see the error messages as below on VM ware 12.5
    Please support for me.
    Thank you.

    1. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this virtual environment and applications requiring long mode will not function properly as a result. See http://vmware.com/info?id=152 for more details.
    2. Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

  78. heinz Reply

    Hi
    Followed all the steps
    When I run OS Sierra it goes to Boot MAnager
    EFI VMware Virtual SATA HArd Disk Drive unsuccessful
    VMware Virtual SATA CDROM unsuccessful
    Please help

    1. Bulcsu Reply

      You probably linked again the deleted hard drive instead of the provided existing one. Happened to me on the first try as well.

  79. Gary H Reply

    Works great on a dual xenon system (8 cores / ea). Why I try to install it on another computer with an Intel G3285, I get a kernel panic. Any ideas? Do i need to spoof the CPU?

    Also I can’t figure out how to install this on vmware esxi. Seems like I need an ISO file.

      1. Gary H

        Hi Faiz,

        Yes, if you can provide the ISO file I’ll report back to you about my progress on getting it installed on ESXI. Much appreciated!

  80. kailash Reply

    after i uninstalled vmware and reinstalled it after couple of days nomatter what i do evern create new vm and use patch tools osx isnt booting black screen and reboot after completing apple logo progress whats this all about?

  81. ishan Reply

    hello i followed all the steps correctly but at last i am getting following error

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    A log file is available in “C:\Users\ishan\Documents\Virtual Machines\macOS 10.12 (2)\vmware.log”.

    You can request support.

    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu.

    You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.

    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear, You have to Re-Do ( Step #6. Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra VM files ) then it will solve if didn’t then use (smc.version = 0).

  82. J.P.M.I Reply

    PLEASE TELL ME THAT THERES A WAY TO DO THIS ON AMD…PLEASE GIVE DETAILS ON HOW TO (and possibly a reason why AMD doesn’t support Mac OS )

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      You can follow the same steps for AMD also. Virtualization Technology (VT) should be enabled from BIOS.
      If didn’t work then it’s not compatible. macOS can’t be run on such AMD Based system. Also, macOS is compatible with Some AMD system.

  83. J.P.M.I Reply

    When playing the VM (followed all the previous instructions) i get this error on the bottom right of the screen: ‘Unable to process CD-ROM device ‘G:”: The system cannot find the path specified; Virtual device ‘sata0:1′ will start disconnected’ and there’s no drive ‘G:’ on my pc then shortly after the apple logo this error pops up: ‘The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.’ Then after I press ‘OK’ VMware closes…please help

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      It seems that you have missed some steps. Watch the video tutorial and follow step by step.
      Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'

  84. Andrew Reply

    Hello, i installed osx on WIN7 via virtualbox but i had some little lags and a slow work, problems with sound when watchin videos (sound lags behind). Then i tried installation on WIN10 via vmware, but all of this still present. Have configured vm on 4 cores, 4gb RAM… So that is a kind of “normal”. Does anybody have a fully preformance work like on a native MAC?

  85. K Reply

    Hi I’am getting “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” message. Even if i set smc.version = “0” or smc.version = 0

  86. Mark Reply

    I have an error that says I could not create anonymous paging file for 4096 MB: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service……….. And a boot manager with errors.

  87. Adrian Reply

    I have a problem after power on the machine, when I do it a gray screen appears which says that is unsuccessful to start up from EFI VMware virtual SATA Hard Drive and from the EFI VMware virtual SATA CDROM Drive, and then only appears the Boot Manager, what can I do?

  88. moin Reply

    what is the primary reason for this issue?
    should it be uncompatible hardware ! or bugs and compatibility graphical issue in newest version of vmware?
    I could not use garageband and other apps that need a little bit media decoding I cant even watch a video !
    I also downloaded el captain 10.11 and try that but again 3D acceleration could not be supported by the guest OS error !
    by the way th vm tools could not be install by the vm itself It tell me that could not find the update file on the vm server and I installed it manually by the dmg file !
    I download a big 165mb file from vm site vm tools for windows mac and linux inside there is only one file to install and that is Darwin !
    What is the different between darwin and vmtools ?
    which one is better and what they are?
    should I try to use linux ?
    do you thing the issue will be solved in linux or not?
    Im using windows 8.1 x64 now on asus n56jr
    جناب جعفری خیلی خیلی ارادت مندیم قربان!

    1. Wilson Bradley Reply

      Hi…
      I have Sierra High running great. Did upgrades from 10.10. Installed latest VMWare tools, Beamoff patch, fully updated OSx
      However,
      I am also cursed with the “3D Acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”.
      Has this ever been resolved?
      Also my VM file sizes are huge. 100Gb+ But actual VM is 70gb.
      Not able to Defragment because not enough space.
      Please see link screenshots.
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XCm0QZ0DPgsoGp9CDEI9g80TlYSYOODh

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/13kYGlxgDHCtf_RY9ups0OhZ0dkZgyyAv/view?usp=sharing
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LQz_mQT4jtyOCHqfCxWzHUKBDeUylwGn
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xh7Mk2LAiW2-8gpRlADVpqxJdmq_EqVw
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n1g85pIokAPe9ztVMghjQOSahWzTTIoQ

      Have this running on Desktop VMWare Pro and copied Vmware folder over to laptop.
      Laptop using VMWare workstaion 15 Player, Running Win 10 64bit on Dell Inspiron i7 2.3GHz, 8g ram

  89. moin Reply

    3d acceleration is not supported in the guest operation system when I want to enable it !
    what should i do?
    I installed the vm tools
    enable the virtualisation in the bios
    every thing working great but the only problem is this graphical issue !
    using asus n56 with intel HD 4600 and gtx760m

  90. moin Reply

    3d acceleration is not supported in the guest operation system when I want to enable it !
    what should i do?
    I installed the vm tools
    enable the virtualisation in the bios
    every thing working great but the only problem is this graphical issue !

  91. Sneh Patel Reply

    When I Power On the Virtual Machine, an error occur saying “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.” Any Solution? plzz help!

  92. Sneh Patel Reply

    When I Power On the Virtual Machine, an error occur saying “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.” Any Solution?

      1. chaitanya

        yes i follow all the steps, but finally i am seeing apple logo from one hr , it is not loading anything just apple logo

  93. Yang Reply

    Got “vmware workstation does not support the multiple monitors feature in macos 10.12 guest” error pop up when tried to cycle multiple monitors. Please give me some hint! Thank you!

      1. Yang

        Thank you Mukhtar for the feedback! I am using vmware workstation pro instead of VirtualBox. So is it the same situation (no multiple monitor support) for vmware workstation pro?

  94. Diego Arenas Reply

    I followed all of the instructions and it works, but whenever it tries to boot up i get an error. it says “The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.” How can i fix this?

  95. Jim Reply

    I can’t seem to post in this comments section – I have tried twice already.

    My issue: I get to the Apple logo and it loads up to about 90% complete. It takes about 5 minutes to arrive at 90%. I just let it run overnight and came to a screen that was still at 90%.

    I have followed the instructions above numerous times now (over 5 at this point). The first attempt was on a fresh installation of Windows 10. I have read through all of the comments and tips that have been posted and none of those have helped so far.

    Anyone else run into this? I have tried VMWare Workstation Player and Pro. I have the latest versions installed. I ran the patch. I have done restarts at every stage and none at every stage. I have done additional searches and adjustments.

  96. Jim Reply

    When I run it… it loads up the Apple loading screen and gets to about 90% and then sits there. I have let it sit for an hour. I have another Mac product that is older and slower than my PC… I don’t believe it should take this long.

    I have uninstalled and redone everything above 3 times now. Any ideas? I have done the “0” and 0 versions of the smc change.

    Thoughts?

  97. Ari Reply

    Thanks for the great tutorial.
    Two problems:
    1. When I create a new VM, apple mac os is not one of the options. I had to pick “other”. Is that an issue?
    2. After I did all the steps, I start the VM and it is only a black screen saying “operating system not found.
    thanks.

  98. Weijia Reply

    When I try to run it on the VMware it shows that “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” then I was stuck with the logo, how can I solve it?

  99. Weijia Reply

    I was stuck with the logo, when I run it, there shows the message that I can’t get access to the virtual device sata 0:1, because there is no corresponding devices on the host and also the message that the client has disabled CPU, please shut down or reset the virtual machine, then I was stuck with the logo. How can I solve this problem?

  100. Cool Charac Reply

    would macOS guest (setting up as above) run properly if the host has an NVIDIA card? I’m planning to buy a windows10 laptop for this, but I’ve heard linux systems with (proprietary) NVIDIA driver outright not booting: https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=50884&sid=35c4a9745bac0f709e1f59fa0b876a25&start=10#p216341 , and Pascal cards may not work with macs: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/frequently-asked-questions-about-nvidia-pc-non-efi-graphics-cards.1440150/ , which will be a problem when vendors change their GPUs to that. I hope they do run.
    BTW something’s wrong with the subscription confirmation thing – This is the third time I tried posting this, confirmed the mail and followed link, but my post is still not here. Do I have to make a WordPress account or something?

    1. Cool Charac Reply

      OK I *just* found this comments link, sorry for all those posts, I feel so embarrassed. 🙁
      Is there a way to remove the last two posts I made?

  101. Cool Charac Reply

    Would macOS guest work properly if the host has an NVIDIA card? Planning to buy a new laptop for this but I’ve heard linux systems outright not booting with (proprietary) NDIDIA drivers: https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=50884&sid=35c4a9745bac0f709e1f59fa0b876a25&start=10#p216341, and Pascal gpus may not be supported (on mac): http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/frequently-asked-questions-about-nvidia-pc-non-efi-graphics-cards.1440150/ , which is a problem if vendors switch to those. I do hope it works!

  102. Will Reply

    I easily got Sierra running using these instructions, however I am trying to install programs such as iMovie and it’s not letting me due to having an insufficient video card. How can I enable more than 128MB of NVRAM for the video card or pass through the 3D acceleration?

      1. Will

        Yes, VMWare tools were installed, no luck. I’m trying to make it use 1GB of NVRAM for the graphics card with no luck.

  103. Hasan Reply

    Hi,
    i followed your video instruction and install the patch tool with administration but if i open my vmware and create a new virtual machine it still shows me not the Apple Mac OS X
    I downloaded the patch tool from your site
    Hope your can help me

  104. mahdi Reply

    hi
    I do all steps but when I power on the virtual machine but confronted with this error:
    {
    VMware workstation unrecoverable error : (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180
    A log file is available in “D:\macOS Sierra\vmware.log”
    You can request support.
    To collect data to submit to VMware support,choose “collect support Data”from help menu.
    you can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.
    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.
    what do I do?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      Try again Step #6. Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra VM files

      You can edit the VMX file in two ways. with Quotation and without Quotation. (smc.version = “0”) or (smc.version = 0)

  105. Jens Eckervogt Reply

    Hello dear users, I have uploaded compressed image sierraOS and It is fresh installation if You want install fresh your own Mac OS 10.12 you can check my last new comment thanks! I would like you are happy to install with fresh sierraOS. Thanks! For me works fine 100 %

    1. Download compressed image sierra.7z
    2. Unpack sierra.7z to sierra/sierra.iso

    3. Make sure you have installed VMWare player and unlocker 220 v8

    4. Do not continue with step #4. Now select the hard disk and click Remove let harddisk and make sure with #2. Scroll down to the end, and type (smc.version = “0”) then press Ctrl+S to save it.

    Than mount your downloaded sieraOS image sierra.iso to VMWare Player – Virtual cd

    than you can start vmware player just wait for until Sierra os installation and make sure your hard disk is fresh formated from vmware hard disk ( do not dvd hard disk. okay

    Than yoiu wait for 15 minutes until finish wait until Mac OS X is fresh and installed.. Thanks for explanation I hope my alternative iso for you if you want create custom sierra and fresh mac os

  106. Murat Reply

    I use VMware Workstation 12 Player and I installed without a problem. VM Player is free if you do not use it for commercial purposes.

    My question is can we use the software updater of macOS to update OS and other files?

  107. mahdi Reply

    hi
    I have problem on step 6
    It said open the virtual machine by notepad and edit it but notepad cant open the mac virtual machine because it is too large.
    who can help me?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      You’ve have read step #6 carefully. All the necessary point is mentioned there. But again I will help you here as well.
      The file is not bulky it’s around 2 KB. Just right click on macOS Sierra.VMX file then open with notepad.

  108. Martynas Reply

    Hi, im trying to install but i always get “A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state. If this fault had occurred outside of a virtual machine, it would have caused the physical machine to restart. The shutdown state can be reached by incorrectly configuring the virtual machine, a bug in the guest operating system, or a problem in VMware Player.”. Im including my system info here http://www.mediafire.com/file/f3343tdyq24m7ar/DxDiag.txt
    Thanks 🙂

  109. AlphaGeekV2 Reply

    After couple hours to try to make iMessage works I’m getting a validation code and a message telling me to contact Apple Support. But my serial doesn’t seem to be valid… Anyone who has it working can tell us step by step what he did?
    Thanks!

  110. JayJ Reply

    it works i start over the steps again 🙂
    Ive one more question how can i make it full screen it fit the whole screen would you please advice

  111. JayJ Reply

    Hello
    I got this massage
    “Unable to open file “D:\VMmacOS Sierra\macOS 10.12.vmdk”:
    One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot

    please let me know
    thanks

  112. Tim Reply

    Hi!
    When I try to power on the virtual machine. It starts and the apple logo appears but then I get an error saying: “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” Could you please help me!
    Thanks!

  113. Wilson Reply

    Am I the only one seeing this?
    3D Hardware not supported ni Guest
    I already had everything running on VMware 10 , El Capitan. I upgraded to Sierra and now running in VMware 12.
    However, under display settings it says;
    “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”
    I didn’t notice that in VMware 10.
    Im using DirectX 11, The VMware tools from included link above.
    Using Asus motherboard with Onboard Intel Video chipset.

    1. Jens Eckervogt Reply

      Wilson, why do you not make fresh ISO Sierra image ? Yesterday my brother has Mac book from his company and has made own bootable Sierra image ( *.ISO ) if I want upload whole image than they can install own Mac because I have downloaded your VMware hard disk image and it has failures like trash is not showing on dockbar and forgotten apps are not installed just hard disk of Wilson sees mess up – I will release soon. Step to step for ISO but not allowed to use and processors! Thanks!

      My brother has upgraded from El Capitan to Sierra and upgrading installation of his Mac book takes while longer just 20 minutes huhu! I ask my brother why does he not use cleaning utility like clean my Mac or beamoff than it will fix faster.

      Thanks for allowing my suggestion!

      1. Wilson

        But I had one clear question.

        Does anyone else on VMWare VERSION 12, have this problem with El Capitan?
        Not sure if anyone else with VMware 12 is seeing this or not.

      2. Jens Eckervogt

        It is okay! I mean VMWare Player 12.5 I use only from your downloaded hard disk image for VMware player . I have downloaded manuell from Apple Store Sierra DVD and my brother helps me to create image for Sierra 10.12 and I tested VirtualBox and i try fresh installation of Sierra to VirtualBox and after Installation I see Mac desktop and I saw because trash symbol is here on dockbar. That’s why from your hard disk image for VMware player was not clean because trash symbol is not showing on dockbar. I caught that. I will upload now Sierra image ( ISO ) over 8 GB via mega.nz if my upload is completed than I will give you link.

        You said. Upgrading from El Capitan from laptop Mac book of my brother: he has upgraded from El Capitan to Sierra but laptop of my brother was slow if installation took over than 15 minutes – black screen with white apple symbol. I see because my new computer is very faster than Mac book of my brother. That’s why! Thanks! I hope you understand me correctly?

      3. Faiz Orz Post author

        Yes dear, That’s right we have also that error message but that’s not important because after installing VMWare tools all work perfectly fine.

      4. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear Jens Eckervogt,
        I will be happy if give us the link of ISO image, If it works then we will put it an alternative way to install macOS Sierra.

      5. Jens Eckervogt

        Look my new comment about new fresh image with 7zip compressed link here 🙂 I hope you download my zipped image .. Thanks!

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      Send me the shot, please. Or tell what you’ve done step by step. Most the visitors are saying we have done everything accordingly. When I see what they have done, that’s somehow different.

  114. Daniel Reply

    Well im getting everytime this error (The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.) Help

      1. Valery

        Yes of course, I’ve cheked all the steps twice. Tried to downgrade VM version to 10, added smc.version = “0” then smc.version = 0 but nothing helped.
        Conf. of my laptop:
        Intel pentium 4405u with intel hd graphics 510
        4Gb of RAM
        Hyper Threading and Virtualization are enabled.

  115. Jens Eckervogt Reply

    Hello dear wikigran thanks for preinstalled hardisk – I would like create virtual hardisk how do I know?? Create new hard disk and my hard disk name than and connect and start disk utility and erase 2. hard disk and copy from apple store fresh Image Sierra 10.12 into my own hard disk and i install fresh my mac os 10.12 than it is my own right and never i get “hard disk name of your” because it sees illegal. that is why i create own. Thanks for support I am very happy because my new computer works with VMWare Player 12.5.2 with unlocker 2.08 and sierra hardisk

  116. Wilson Reply

    I already had everything running on VMware 10 , El Capitan. I upgraded to Sierra and now running in VMware 12.
    However, under display settings it says;
    “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”
    I didn’t notice that in VMware 10.
    Im using DirectX 11, The VMware tools from included link above.
    Using Asus motherboard with Onboard Intel Video chipset.

  117. Wilson Reply

    Ok, this has been asked many times without a clear answear, but will ask again.
    Using VMware 12
    VMware settings – Display – 3D “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”
    I don’t have this problem with Linux , etc..and did not have this problem with earlier release of VMware.
    Anyone?

  118. Sonet Reply

    I followed as per what is provided in the post. But when I Power on in VM i get this error given below…

    Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

  119. Vincent Reply

    Getting this error”
    “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.”

    I have a Intel i7 6800k x99 chipset, 32gb RAM, is this compatible?

      1. Vincent

        Looks like it’s working but i’m having some minor errors, might have to restart the whole process again incase i missed something, i’ll post if anything big happens

  120. tony Reply

    help please!! not run installer SIERRA
    this problem
    VALUE “”0″” for variable “smc version” is not a valid integer value Using value “-1”

    thanks

  121. jmmousee Reply

    i had this problem where it says The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot. plz help me

      1. jmmousee

        i told you it says The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.

      2. Sajad

        salam in moshkel error The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot. az chie ?

      3. Mukhtar Jafari

        W salam try follow every step exactly. If you miss any step it might not work
        Very good Sajad bro try fix the error and install macos Sierra on vmware

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      That’s because you have not run win-install to enable that option. Navigate to the patch tool folder then right-click on Win-Install and select run as administrator.
      Restart your Virtual Machine then you will see that option.
      Good luck!

  122. Gary Reply

    I installed and can run macOS 10.12.1 on both VirtualBox and VMware under my Windows 10 Pro Lenovo Yoga 910 which has a 13.9” touch screen at a dense 3840 x 2160, all with the latest updates. They treat the display differently with the VirtualBox only allowing 1024 x 768 display which I scale to 200% but would like the window bigger but it is legible. The VMware does not allow the macOS to scale so it is a very small font regardless of the window size, which I can auto size after installing the toolbox. The only way I can scale the macOS display is using Windows Settings to change the default 3840 x 2160 to something like 1920 x 1200 which of course effects all my apps.
    Are you aware of a way to get macOS Display Resolution to list several scaled screen sizes like it would with a physical display? It is just giving one resolution which varies with the size of the VM Window but all produce the very same small font. Even changing the Finder font option to the max is too small and that only effects Finder windows.
    Thanks – Gary

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      We have the solutions for all these issues on our website. Again I list the solution that you can fix them.

      #1. Vmware: Install VMware Tools:
      Video: Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'
      Article: https://www.wikigain.com/install-vmware-tools-macos-sierra/

      #2. VirtualBox:
      Video: Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'
      Article: https://www.wikigain.com/fix-macos-sierra-screen-resolution-virtualbox/

  123. Waliullah Reply

    Sir I’ve downloaded the files from the link “Download macOS Sierra Final (7 Parts)”, Now after unzipping the first part successfully when I am unzipping the second part it is showing a Confirm File Replace window stating “would you like to replace the existing files with this one”

    kindly check the links I guess they have same files on part 1 and others

  124. Adrian Marvel Reply

    Hello, i need some help here
    i follow every step but in my laptop appear error like this “Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.”
    any help please

  125. solarisx Reply

    Hi, i had a working vmware image build on this tutorial. Since today it does not start. I get “DSMOS: SMC returned incorrect key: ….”
    I tried smc.version=”0″, smc.version=’0′ and smc.version=0 in the .vmx file. Neither worked. What else can I do to fix this?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      In which device do you want to install it?
      If you install macOS Sierra on Laptop, there is one case, and if you want to install macOS Sierra on PC that’s another case.
      Now, which one is your device?

      1. Mike

        I’m having the same problem. It was working fine, then stopped working. Not sure if it was an updated. Any solution to this?

      2. Ruchi

        No Worries, I fixed it. Just before the os x reboots, hold ‘command’ + ‘option’ (alt) + ‘P’ + ‘R’ keys. It will reset the NVRAM and remove the recent kernel panic information. And just like that, the os x boots again without getting into a reboot loop caused by the kernel panic.

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      You’ve done anything wrong. You might have mistakenly deleted any file from the source.
      If you have focused on code, it’s saying the Thread 0 crashed. It means that there is not
      any file in the Virtual Machine source.

      1. Sino

        Is there anyway i can fix it? Because i have installed it recently and 2 more times for a fresh one but i keep receiving the same error. What is the best possible solution ?

      1. Wilson

        Had the same question in regards to enabling 3D Acceleration. Using On-board (Asus) Intel Video Chipset. I was able to enable in VMWare 10 for OSX.

  126. Jimmie Dimmick Reply

    Followed the instructions including VMWare Tools. Thanks so much! Working, BUT, I’m only seeing 1024×768 resolution, and can’t see how to increase it.

  127. nazuna Reply

    hi there
    i run Patch Tools but don’t show “apple os x ”
    i run administrator, use vmware 12.5.1.
    os is Windows 10.

      1. nazuna

        could see why my tool did not work on my computer.
        Windows10 stores the user name in unicode.
        This tool does not work with gettools.exe if the user name is unsi, not ansi.

        Also, if .Net Framework does not exist, you need to run the 2.0.4 version first.

      2. Bob Jones

        Did you find a solution to this? I’m getting an error when running win-install.cmd that says “failed to get ANSI buffer size(WideChartoMultiByte: The parameter is incorrect.)Failed to convert progname to wchar_t. Please help!

      3. Amit

        Hello Sir, Very informative tutorial.
        But I’m still not getting Mac Os in the option, I runned the win-install.cmd file as administrator but nothing happened, also when I check the tools folder in the same directory it was empty but before running the .cmd file there were some files. I also reinstalled VmWare but nothing shows up, Please Help..

  128. venky Reply

    there is no ” apple os x ” option to select. i installed vmware 12.5.1

    selectd ‘other” and continued…………….
    final result is ” pxe-no boot file name received”. operating system not found etc..

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      That’s because you haven’t installed the Patch tools folder. Repeat Step #3. Install Patch Tool for VMware and also you can download from the link that mentioned above.

      1. venky

        thanks bro, but when i start to play its shows
        “VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

        vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

        A log file is available in “C:\Users\VENKATESH\Documents\Virtual Machines\New folder\vmware.log”.

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Welcome dear,
        This time, go to File Explorer and navigate to the macOS Sierra Virtual Machine (VM) VMware files and right click on the VMware virtual machine (VMX) file and open it with notepad. Then scroll down to the end and type ( smc.version = 0 or smc.version = “0” ) command and press Ctrl+S to save it and after that once Restart your computer (PC) and after restarting, play the macOS Sierra VM and it should work. If didn’t then let us know.

      3. Venkey

        Oops… It’s showing “booth manager”

        I installed Sierra on virtualbox, it’s works great but missing fluidity.

        I need a bootable bootable USB of Sierra. Is there any options other then VMware?

        I’m using win10 and would like to run Sierra as my main OS. Let me know the possibilities.
        Thanks in advance.

  129. Eric Reply

    During installation in vmware, after the apple logo appears, it loads for a while then it just displays a blank gray screen. It doesnt take me to the option of clean installation. What could be my problem?

  130. Eric Reply

    During installation, after the apple logo appears, it loads for a while then just displays a grey blank screen. What could be my problem?

  131. Ahmad Reply

    Hey,
    Your tutorial worked like a Charm! Love ya!
    Just one thing. Can I increase RAM? Would it effect?
    My PC Specs are:
    i7 4790K
    16GB Vengeance RAM
    Radeon R7 370

  132. Shajal Reply

    hello! can you help .. I am stuck at apple logo no further action … at first there was a message saying something sata0:1 detection or like this and now not even this message only stuck at the logo…

  133. Kashif ali Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I install VMware 12 pro on my laptop(lenovoG480, Corei5 and 8GB ram). When I im trying to create new virtual machine, after that i have to select the MACos, so this option is not available . can you guide how i am able to install Mac

  134. Wilson Reply

    Hi,
    Glad I came across this nice clear tutorial.
    I already had everything running on VMware 10 , El Capitan. I upgraded to Sierra and now running in VMware 12.
    However, under display settings it says;
    “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”
    I didn’t notice that in VMware 10.
    Im using DirectX 11, The VMware tools from included link above.
    Using Asus motherboard with Onboard Intel Video chipset.

      1. Wilson

        Yes. I can check it but when I do it says what I posted.
        “3D acceleration is not supported in this guest Operating system.”

      2. Sebastian

        interested in this too…
        graphic card: geforce 940m with latest drivers..
        no way to get graphics acceleration work… purpose: imovie which tells me that it needs graphics acceleration

  135. solarisx Reply

    I ran the patch tool as administrator and have Apple Mac OS X operating system in vmware. However there is no “macOS 10.12” option. Only “OS X 10.11” and before. What could be the problem?

  136. Abdullah Reply

    hey all,
    First i wanna thank the author of this article for his great effort.
    second, i just wanted to say that in step 6,2, i had an issue which the mac OS couldn’t be powered on, so i replaced this mark “” with this mark ” in this command:
    smc.version = “0”
    and it worked for me.

    that’s all what i wanted to say, it may benefit some of you.

    thank you all again

  137. ramakrishnareddy Reply

    removable disks not showing in Sierra on vmware,and I also installed vmtool.iso,i set it to USB 3.0,later I changed it to 2.0 but no use ,please help me out to work usb devices on Sierra on vmware

  138. Tim Reply

    Perfectly written guide! I have macOS Sierra running on my Windows 10 Pro desktop now. First time through with no issues installing.

    I do have an issue post installation…

    iMessage is giving me the following error when I try to sign in:

    Could not sign in to iMessage.
    An error occurred during activation. Try again.

    Is anyone else having this problem?

  139. Joe Reply

    I am using VMware Pro 12.5 and after installing patch tool with admin rights I don’t have the option to chose Apple OS, step #3. I tried restarting and running Patch tool few times. Can anyone pls help.

      1. Joe

        Thank you for your reply, but that is not t the case. I am using VMware for 5 years now and have two systems installed with VMWare workstation pro. Both systems do not give me options to install Apple OS. I done another fresh install on third system yesterday, same thing…

  140. Maurizio Reply

    hello, when I boot the virtual machine I get this message The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hello dear, Make you sure that you didn’t miss any step. Try once again step by step with the help of article below. If your system is AMD then i am sorry mostly AMD isn’t working with macOS Sierra or El Capitan.

  141. Amir Reply

    I have one problem with this error
    “EFI vmware virtual sata Hard drive (0.0) unsuccessful”
    I use ISO format of macos sierra
    plz help< to resolve this
    thx

  142. Celso Reply

    step: “power on this virtual machine” error: Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.”

  143. Ghassan Reply

    Every time I try to start the machine it gives me this error: “Unable to change virtual machine power state: Internal error”
    It worked once, but got stuck at ~75% at the apple logo at the very beginning, so I shut it down by force.
    I am on Ubuntu Linux with VMWare 12.5 and intel Core 17-5500 @ 2.4GHz

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra virtual machine file and type (smc.version = “0”) then press Ctrl+S to save it. If didn’t work then try (smc.version = 0).

  144. DadBigFoot Reply

    However, when I try to boot up the machine it tells me “Unable to change virtual machine power state: Internal error”
    I set smc.version to “0” and i have the same number of processors and cores I have available on my laptop.
    Is there any way to fix this?

    VMWare v.12.5 — ubuntu Linux – Intel Core i7-5500 2.4GHz

  145. DadBigFoot Reply

    Whenever I try to add the .vmdk file it gives me this error:
    “The selected virtual disk is incompatible with this Workstation 11.x virtual machine. Adding this disk would make this virtual machine incompatible with older VMware products”
    I am running VMWare Workstation 12.5 on Ubuntu Linux with Intel Core i7

  146. Jorge Reply

    Hi, Thanks a lot for your tutorial, this version is the last version of macOS Sierra?, another question, when I enter in AppStore I have a ICON to download the macOS Sierra, I can do that ? if i do it, the MV going to fail?

  147. Rebel Notorious Reply

    Hi there,
    Whenever I try to install macOS I get an error message saying “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” Is there any fix for this?

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra virtual machine file and type (smc.version = “0”) then press Ctrl+S to save it. If didn’t work then try (smc.version = 0).

  148. Nick Reply

    Hello,
    I have downloaded the OS file several times. however i dont find VMX file in the folder as shown in the tutorial.
    Please advise the download link for the same.

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear Lena, make you sure that you follow all the steps correctly and currently I can’t give a fix but soon we will have the article to solve all the problems while installing macOS Sierra.

      1. Faiz Orz Post author

        Not until now, but make you sure that you are using the latest version of VMware and as well as macOS Sierra file with Patch tools files.

  149. Henry Tran Reply

    I am getting a problem on VMWare Workstation 12 saying that “A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state.” How do I fix this?

      1. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear Henry Tran,
        I am sorry to say that but your graphic is AMD and that is why it’s not letting you, to install it, try on any other system like intel or Nvidia.

  150. Suarez Lugano Reply

    Without VT-x capabilities one cannot run a 64bit guest OS even if you’re on a 64bit host? am still getting “64bit guest OS are not supported by this host” error

  151. Chris Reply

    Hi, do you have a copy of the latest beta or know of a way to update the os on its self. as whenever i download the update from the app store the vm retsrats then just crashes

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear Chris, wait a few day because it’s going to be released on 5th or 6th September and no need to download the latest version. On that time you can download the full version from the App Store.

      1. Alex

        Hi, thanks for your tutorial and the package. Works great – I did follow your Youtube video to set it all up.

        Can I download apps from the App store? What about the Updates?

        Can I copy this VM to another PC?

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Yeah dear, you can copy to another PC but again you have to edit the VMX file again if it didn’t work. Don’t forget to copy the VMDK file also.

  152. Lovepreet Singh Reply

    Hello … I installed the mac os x as written in the blog. but when i turn on the vm i get error message “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.” … I am using windows 10, vmware workstation 12. I hav a amd a8 processor. The laptop is samsung ultrabook. Its in tripple boot already.. Though i m installing mac os x in vmware windows 10 only.
    I have unlocked the vmware using the unlocker you provided.. i searched for a fix for this error but wasnt able to find one.. Please help me out.. everytime i try to install mac os x versions i get this type of error.

      1. Lovepreet Singh

        Yes sir, i checked the BIOS just now. It said “CPU VT (VT-X) supported”. I also searched web about the same and i found out that vt-x is auto enabled on amd processors. So yes it is enabled.

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear, I am really sorry. I haven’t faced such kind of problem till now I can’t give you a good solution to fix it.

      3. Dellahunti

        Did you ever figure this one out? I have same situation, enabled virtualization in bios as well. AMD A10 7800, HP Windows 10.

  153. Michael Bear Reply

    I don’t get it. All these ‘how to’ pages for Sierra OS on VMWare (including this one) supposedly offer a link to download the Sierra .iso image on Google Drive, but when you go there, all there is is a text file, saying, ‘Stay updated here!’ but, no image anything to download.

    What am I missing? Thanks.

  154. zaher Reply

    Hello ! Wiki Gain
    I have problem on powring on the MAC OS X 10.12 Sierra.vmdk
    when I click the play vitual machine it shows me this error
    ” Error while powering on: Unable to open file “D:\soft\vmware\mac disk\OS X 10.11 .vmdk”:

    Insufficient permission to access file.”

    i have put sme.version = “0” in mac os x.vmx file

      1. zaher

        Hi Mukhtar Jafari
        you are right
        i watched video but I think you didn’t mention one simple point ! 🙂
        The point is you have to right click on “MAC OS X 10.12 Sierra.vmdk” and click the properties and in the first tab [General] / Attributes section Uncheck Read-only

        🙂

  155. Hollywood Reply

    I installed tools and it does not correct my display. I too have same black areas. Otherwise, perfect tutorial.

  156. Pawan Reply

    HI, My macOS runs in small window rather complete full screen. The full screen option is already selected in VM. 33% area is black and icons are small. Can you please help

  157. sgg3 Reply

    I followed the instructions exactly but when the VM boots, instead of install macOS Sierra, I get an error EFI VMware Virtual SATA Hard Disk…unseccessful. Then it goes to a setup screen and will not move forward. Did I miss a step?

      1. Andy

        This happens to me too.
        I watched the video fully, i made sure i made all the steps right. Plz help.

      1. Ed

        Thx, it worked !
        Yet it’s still not clear about admin password.
        On my old account I tried to change my password and I checked that my old password was correct in the password hint, it was, yet it gives me the message ‘the password is incorrect’.
        Conclusion:
        – sierra on vmware with the above tutorial: session password admin password (even if profile is indicated as admin)
        – sierra on wmware then setting a new account with https://www.wikigain.com/reset-forgotten-macos-sierra-password/: session password == admin password

  158. Edouard Reply

    Thanks for the fast answer!

    Hum..nope it does not work, I do not have a ‘enter your password manually’ field but there are checkboxes which are inactive.
    When I try to input a password, whether for changing my password or when I click on the ‘click the lock to make changes’ it ask me for a password and the one used to open my session does not work…

    Any hint ?

      1. Edouard

        I took time to restart and test my user session password to be sure the error is not on my side.

        It just say my password is incorrect.. So the admin password is not the same as the user password, would you know the admin password ?

  159. Edouard Reply

    Hello Mukhtar,

    Thanks again for this tutorial, I tried it after having problems with screen size on virtual box with El Capitan. Here with sierra on VMWare the size of the screen is great !

    One thing though: I tried to use the command line to authorise the installation of plugin from unidentified developer.
    I use a sudo command and it ask me for a password.
    It does not work when I input the password I use to open my session.

    Is there a default admin password set up in the above configuration ?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      To allow unidentified developers, you can go to Apple icon and select System Preferences > Security & privacy and then select enter your password manualy then allow the installation of software from “Everywhere“.

  160. Adrian Reply

    VMWare tools won’t install. I restarted but I still can’t change my display or open apps from anyone.

      1. mohamed

        problem say : Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V.

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear, Your system should support the Virtualization Technology (VT). If it does, then you can enable it from your System BIOS Utility. Seems that your system doesn’t have that technology.

    1. niKo Reply

      – Install VMware Tools
      – Reboot
      – Open terminal
      – Run this command
      /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080

      You can change the ‘1920 1080’ to whatever resolution you need.

      Now your display resolution will remain that size even after you reboot.

  161. C Reply

    I seem to have an issue selecting Apple Mac OS X in VMWare (also using Workstation Pro 12).

    I followed all the instructions for the patch tool.

    Does it have to be downloaded to a specific folder?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      Recommended Path is desktop and that’s not compulsory. If you don’t seen Apple OS X it means that have not run “win-install” as administrator.
      You might have run simple. You must run as administrator. Good luck!

  162. Stephen Lanclos Reply

    I get this error when installing the virtual machine
    VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hello Dear Stephen Lanclos
      Go to File Explorer and navigate to the macOS Sierra Virtual Machine (VM) VMware files and right click on the VMware virtual machine (VMX) file and open it with notepad. Then scroll down to the end and type ( smc.version = 0 ) command and press Ctrl+S to save it and after that once Restart your computer (PC) and after restarting, play the macOS Sierra VM and it should work. If didn’t then let us know.

      1. G VanHH

        smc.version = 0 (without quotes) instead of smc.version = “0” fixes the error message

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        It seems that you have edited the VMX file wrong. Try again and follow step by step or watch the video guide. Updated: The video is removed from YouTube 'Sorry for the inconvenience guys'

  163. Ed Reply

    Hello,

    Thanks for the tutorial, works great (I’m on windows 8 not 10 though)!

    Full screen mode is muuuuuuch better than the experience with virtual box, yet the VMware is not free, and the license is quite expensive on my view.

    Last remark : what about increasing memory and processors to more than 4096 and 4 to increase speed ?

    Best,
    Ed.

      1. paco

        when I try to install the vm tools it says they are not compatible and installation fails. What do I do I need the full screen

      2. mike

        Hi, i also have problem with the patch tool.
        running windows 10/64 with VMw Workstation 12.
        When i click on the patch tool and select run as admin, it asks for admin passwd, and after i enter the passwd, a screen “flashes by” and nothing happens… Any ideas ?, thank you

      3. Narasimha kumar

        Hi we had installed using your video but when we power on the virtual machine the ios logo is appearing and it is not taking for the further steps

      4. holy

        i m doing step 4 .I can’t do the step 5 because i don’t have the option.So how can I find the wmx file?

      5. holy

        I have finished the step 1 2 3,but i can’t find ”Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list

      6. prodigy

        I did on 14.0 and it didn’t work! MacOS didn’t came in the list…. removed 14 and installed 12.5 and it worked…. but I can’t use this tutorial as the win-install doesn’t work on pro 14.0. Maybe files/registry are changed compared to 12.5

      7. Pritish

        hi,
        i followed your instructions and it just stuck on apple loading screen (approx. at 75 %) and after it not finishes. I waited for 1 hour plus for completion.

        my pc configuration are
        4 gb ram ddr3
        core i5-6200u
        2g nvidia graphics
        optical hardrive of 1 tb

      8. Jim

        Hi Pritish – did you end up figuring out the issue? Mine gets to about 90% and stops. I’ve waited an hour and nothing. Gets to that point in about 5 min and nothing for an hour.

        Thanks!

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