How to Install macOS Sierra on VMware

In this article, I’m going to show you that how to install macOS Sierra on VMware on PC. Apple has announced the new Mac operating system which is “macOS Sierra 10.12.” This is the latest version of Mac operating system right now. So as we have written about installing macOS Sierra on VMware on PC about a month ago. This time, I will try to write in very simple words and method that you enjoy reading and get something from this article.

Install macOS Sierra on VMware

Before we get started, let me mention our previous articles that you might want to read them. These are the articles that we have created about macOS Sierra 10.12 up to now.

macOS Sierra Installation Requirements

  1. An Intel-based processor
  2. VMware Player or Workstation
  3. 128 Video Memory
  4. 20 GB Hard Drive Space
  5. macOS Sierra VMware Image File
  6. Patch Tools
  7. 7zip or WinRAR

It’s time to get started on how to install macOS Sierra on VMware. Just follow the step by step guide down below.

Step #1. Extract macOS Sierra Image File

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

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Extract macOS Sierra Zip file

Step #2. Install VMware Workstation on Your PC

Download VMware Workstation or Player. 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 that’s okay.

Step #3. Install Patch Tool for VMware

To install Patch tools, you should download it first. Open “Patch Tool” folder then navigate to” win-install” and “Run as Administrator”. This will install the patch file in the VMware for macOS Sierra and older versions.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

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

How to install macos sierra on VMware

Typical Configuration & Guest Operating System Installation

#2. Now select “Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list then select OS 10.12 from version and click “Next“. Name the virtual machine “macOS Sierra” then browse a location to install the VMK files and click “Next”.

How to install macos sierra on VMware

Select Guest Operating System & Name the Virtual Machine

#3. Don’t specify the disk space just select “Store virtual disk as a single file” and click “Next.” Becuase we don’t need this; we will remove it later. The VMX file for macOS Sierra has been created, so go ahead and click “Finish“.

How to install macos sierra on VMware

Specify Disk Capacity & 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 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 in further steps.

#2. Increase the RAM or memory from 2 GB to “4 GB” of Ram memory.

How to Install macOS Sierra on VMware

Choose Memory or Memory

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

How to Install macOS Sierra on VMware

Set Processor to 4

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

How to Install macOS Sierra on VMware

Remove Hard Disk

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

How to Install macOS Sierra on VMware

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 click “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. 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.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Edit VMX File

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

Open the macOS Sierra VM window then click “Power on this virtual machineWhen you played the VM, then it should take you to the next step setting up macOS Sierra on VMware. If no then you may miss any step or fail in any step, 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, Install macOS Sierra on VMware and enjoy using the new Mac operating system of Apple. I’m not going into details because we have the article that shows the complete step by step guide to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra 10.12.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

Select Your Country

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 macOS Sierra 10.12 or Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 visit this article. Complete Guide to Fix VirtualBox Errors While Installing Mac OS X

How to install macOS Sierra on PC?

How to install macOS Sierra on VMware

Mukhtar Jafari is the CEO of wikigain.com and he is a blog writer on different technology platforms such as Android, iOS, PC and Macintosh. He would like to share his experiences with IT enthusiast via this blog. He loves IT stuff and currently studying CCNA, Linux and MCSA.

28 Comments

  1. Gordon Miller Reply

    when I start the machine it just takes to boot configuration, nothing else….I guess I wasted my time downloading it

  2. shashank singh 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\shashank singh\Documents\Virtual Machines\Mac os High Seierra\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.

    i am facing this error even after following your steps , so tell me what to do , plz help me

  3. B Reply

    Hi, one question. I want to use Xcode etc on there to start building apps but it says I need a newer version of MacOS High Sierra for that. When I update the version via the updater from Apple the system fails to boot after that and I am forced to restore the .vmdk. any idea on how I can fix this?

    thanks

    B

  4. sachin thakur Reply

    sir i have sierra 10.12 file in .dmg file not in .vmdk file this causes i don’t install macOS sierra .
    if u tell me to convert .dmg file to bootable .vmdk file or another method to insall sierra.dmg install in vmware.

    and another quetion which boot option are correct for this one.
    1. bios
    2. EFI
    PLS TELL ME URGENT.

  5. Rick Reply

    Heh guys, GREAT step by step but I am getting hung up after I run the virtual machine. A little window pops up and says SMC value cant be 0 its going to use -1 and then I get an error message saying :

    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

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

    A log file is available in “C:\Program Files (x86)\MacOs\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.

    Any ideas how to help me ?
    Also any way I can get a free vm ware player. Really dont need it for anything else but running Mac OS ?

    Thanks

      1. Rick

        Hi Mukhtar,
        Thanks for the reply, sorry, I did do that.
        I redid everything and now it seems to have taken the SMC text step. but I still get an error message and the image wont load. Any ideas? Can I send you a log file ?
        Error Message is :

        VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)

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

        A log file is available in “C:\Users\rick.hoedt\Documents\Virtual Machines\macOS 10.12\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.

        Thanks

  6. ISK Reply

    Hi
    I was able to install it without any problems and was also able to make it full screen after reading another article of yours on that problem.
    There are only 2 issues which I am facing and would like some help on them.
    1. Scrolling function of my laptop touchpad is not working in macos sierra.
    2. Mac OS Sierra is slow when I open any windows in it, it takes 4 – 5 seconds to open a window.

    My laptop has i3 3110m processor and 6gb ram, is it sufficient to run mac os sierra smoothly or should I upgrade to new laptop ?
    Please also inform how to fix the issues mentioned above

    Thanks

      1. ISK

        It says no track pad found and any solution to fasten the mac os sierra or do I need to upgrade laptop ?

  7. ISK Reply

    Hi
    I have downloaded the patch tools file from the mediafire link shared above.
    The file is password protected, can you please provide the password for the patch tools file.

    Thanks for all your efforts of providing very easy and useful tutorials on mac and various other platforms

    Thanks
    ISK

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