The new macOS Catalina is the latest Mac operating system which is the came after macOS Mojave. Therefore In this article, I will guide you How to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows. After macOS Mojave recently at worldwide developer’s conference 2019 (WWDC19), macOS Catalina was announced and released. Although macOS Catalina is the sixteenth major release of Apple Inc. successor to previously released macOS Mojave. Thus this new operating system was announced June 3, 2019, perfectly made for Macintosh and Desktop. However, Catalina is the first operating system of macOS to support 64-bit applications. Also, macOS Catalina will be released later this year as a free update in September. Here the developer version is out which you can install and run on VMware and Virtualbox.
So before you take risk of upgrading your Mojave to Catalina you should first try it in Virtual Machine. VMware and Virtualbox are some of the best virtual machines for testing new operating system before you make changes to your real operating system. Moreover, macOS Catalina is named after Santa Catalina Island in California. Because of the new version, we all know that it’s going to be better than the previous one. Which also going to difficult to install from macOS Mojave on VMware. So before you install macOS Catalina you need to create the VMDK file from the beta version to ISO file of VMware and VirtualBox image. The VMDK files will be Zipped (compressed) for which you need to install WinRAR to uncompress files. And the files for macOS Catalina will come into two parts.
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Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows PC
Tip: The two parts are working so if you have a better internet connection download from one full part. However, you have a connection problem then download from 6 by 6 parts.
How to Install VMware Workstation on Windows
To install WMware Workstation go and download the installation package (link given above). After that, you have downloaded it go to the file location and open the setup. Then easily install it on your operating system. However, If you don’t know how to install here are a few steps of installing VMware Workstation on Windows.
- Open the setup
- Then you will see the Welcome screen, just click on Next
- Now agree to License, Terms, and Conditions
- Here press on Next and click on Install to the complete installation of WMware
- Now that you installed enter your License to activate and Finish the process
Create a new Virtual Machine for macOS Catalina
Reminder: You need to install Unlocker before you start to create a new Virtual Machine. Furthermore, Unlocker tool is a simple tool that enables Apple Mac OS X Guest option.
- Launch VMware Workstation Pro. Click on Create a New Virtual Machine from the three options you see on Window.
- Now choose Typical (Recommended) and press Next.
- Here choose the option says I want to install the macOS Catalina operating system later and Next.
- After that, select the Apple Mac OS X guest operating system option for your macOS Catalina and Next.
- Enter a name for your Virtual Machine (macOS Catalina 10.15).
- Now specify disk capacity for macOS Catalina and choose Store virtual disk as a single file.
- So finally we have created Virtual Machine for macOS Catalina then click Finish.
Edit Virtual Machine setting for macOS 10.15 Catalina
To have a better performance of macOS Catalina you need to edit Virtual Machine. Now that you have created macOS Catalina Virtual Machine.
Step 1: Click on the Edit the virtual machine settings make sure you have selected macOS Catalina.
Step 2: After that, click on Memory and increase the memory to 4GB.
Step 3: Now select Processors and increase processors to 4.
Step 4: Then select Hard Disk and Remove after that Add a new one.
Step 5: Here on Hardware Type click on Hard Disk and Next.
Step 6: In this step, Choose SATA (Recommended) and Next.
Step 7: After that, select Use an existing virtual disk.
Step 8: In this step, Browse for macOS Catalina VMDK file and insert it then press Finish.
Step 9: Now that we have done almost everything, we have to add a code to the VM file. Then go to the location where you created the Virtual machine. Moreover, Find and open the text MacOS Catalina 10.15.vmx and open it with notepad. Once you have open you will see some codes then scroll down to the bottom and add this code smc.version = “0”. Finally that you have added the code save it and close it.
Step 10: Finally, open VMware Workstation and go to the settings of the virtual machine that you created. Then click on Options, press on General. Here select Microsoft Windows from Guest Operating System also select Windows 10 x64 from Version.
Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10
Why should you use VMware Workstation Pro for running macOS Catalina? Because VMware is one of the most trusted and useful virtual machines out here. However, you can also use the VirtualBox depends on your choice. Here you going to learn to install and use the macOS operating system on VMware. Now let’s start using two operating systems in Windows.
Since everything ready let’s get started with the installation of macOS Catalina on WMware. So open the VMware Workstation Pro. Here click on the virtual machine that you created earlier. Then, click on Power this virtual machine option and start. However, if you face any error here than you may have done something wrong. Also if you face nothing than you are good to go.
Step 1: Once you have pressed on Power this virtual machine. Then It will take around 15 to 20 minutes to install the necessary files of macOS Catalina.
Step 2: Soon as the installation is done “Restart” it.
Step 3: In this step, go the virtual machine settings. Here click on General and select Apple Mac OS X then select macOS 10.14 from the version and OK.
Installation of macOS Catalina on VMware 10.15
Step 4: Now let’s get to the process of installation of macOS Catalina on VMware. In this step again go to VMware and select the virtual machine that you created, after that, click on the Power on this virtual machine option. Then select a country and press on Continue.
Step 5: After that, customize your own custom keyboard or choose a keyboard and Continue.
Step 6: Then read the Privacy and Data and continue.
Step 7: As of now we don’t need to transfer any data so choose Don’t transfer any data now and Continue in this screen.
Step 8: Here It will ask you for Apple ID, It up to you if you want to login. However, I recommend you to skip it for later.
Step 9: In this step, agree to terms and license and press continue.
Step 10: Now fill up your identity to create a computer account and press continue.
Step 11: Here you will see Express Set up option then click Continue.
Step 12: Then you will see Analytics just click on Continue here.
Step 13: Ignore the screen time in this step and Continue.
Step 14: Finally, Choose a look for your macOS Catalina. there are three options you can select any of them and continue to finish the installation of macOS Catalina on WMware.
Step 15: Here you go, you have just successfully installed macOS 10.15 Catalina on Windows 10. At last, go explore your new macOS Catalina on VMware Virtual Machine.
Here you are that was all about How to install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10. It will easy if you do it step by step and installing macOS Catalina on VMware should not be a problem for you anymore. During the process, if you face any kind of problem let me know in the comment. Thanks for reading.