The Apple macOS has some of the best-operating systems. Therefore in this article, I will show you How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows. The macOS High Sierra was preceded by macOS Sierra thirteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc. Through the years Apple has changed the desktop and server operating systems for Macintosh computers. Moreover, the brand is one of the most used OS in the world. First, macOS High Sierra was announced at 2017 WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference). Later on, the operating system was released 25 September 2017.
The macOS High Sierra is an amazing operating system and you can get great performance by using it. But not everyone can use it because of expensive prices. However, with VMware Workstation Pro you can use macOS High Sierra for free. You can get good virtualization with the virtual machine such as VMware and VirtualBox. Further, new features were quite good and people were excited about it.
macOS High Sierra offers tons of cool things and you can use them freely. However that’s limited and only available for mac users but finally, you can get hands-on it. Installing it on VirtualBox can be a little complicated and time-consuming. Further, I’ve already written a tutorial on Installing macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox and you get can the link in this post.
In this case, you’re going to use VMware Workstation Pro for easy installation. It’s free and compatible for any version of macOS, therefore, you need to install. However, now you can install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows and get most of it. The installation process will be in different parts and it’ll be very easy.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- VMware Workstation Pro: The virtual is free and secure and above all, it’s one of most used for virtualization. In addition, you can work on VMware easy compared to VirtualBox. It provides multiple features and functions which you can’t find in any other virtual machine. Therefore click on the link, download it and then install. If you don’t how to install VMware Workstation then in the next step. I’ll show you the installation Method.
- macOS High Sierra Final Virtual Image (One Part): You can download the virtual image of Sierra from the following link. The file is compressed into a zipped file, therefore, it’s safe and free of any virus. Download it from here if you have a fast internet connection and it will save you time.
- macOS High Sierra Final Virtual Image (6 of 6): The file of Sierra is large in size therefore if you have a slow internet connection then make sure to download it separately from the given link.
- Unlocker: While installation you’ll need to patch up VMware to get macOS Option. However, the latest version of VMware supports macOS system.
How to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows
I’m about to start the installation therefore if you haven’t downloaded the requirements. Then download it and lets the complete process of installing macOS High Sierra on VMware. If you’re familiar with the virtual machine then this thing will be an easy task for you. Further, if you don’t any clue about virtualization then make sure to read and follow according to the step. This will not harm your operating system and if you don’t like it then you can delete it. Right away everything will be erased.
In this article, you will learn how you can use two operating systems on your windows, therefore, you can good experience. Since it requires some steps which can be complicated for you. Further, I’ve explained them in an easy way which will no longer be a problem for you.
Step 1. Install VMware Workstation
Download the installation package from link given above. Once you click on the link it’ll get you to the website and you can see the download option for Windows. Thus, click on it to download. Now that you have the installation .exe file of VMware Workstation therefore first open that file. After that, the installation wizard will guide you through the installation process and it’s very easy. If you already have VMware in your windows then make sure to upgrade it to the latest version. Otherwise, It won’t work probably and Launch VMware Workstation once you’ve completed the installation.
Step 2. Install Patch Tool
In this step, close the VMware and go to the unlocker that you downloaded. Select that and extract it with WinRAR or any other unzipper. Further, now select win-install and run it as administrator. After that, a command prompt will open and run some codes then will close. There’s nothing to worry about that your patch will be installed.
Step 3. Create a New Virtual Machine on VMware
First off, open your VMware virtual machine and on the window, you can see the option of Create a New Virtual Machine. Therefore click on it to start working your virtual machine. After that, on the wizard window comes to choose Custom (Advanced) and click on Next>Next. You are going to create it in a different way therefore if haven’t performed this way. Then I recommend you to focus on each step closely so that you don’t miss out anything.
In this step, check on I will install the operating system later and Next.
After that choose Apple Mac OS X from Guest Operating System and macOS 10.13 for Version.
Enter the name for your Virtual Machine Name and select a specific location for it.
Increase the Number of Processors and Number of Cores Per Processors.
You can now add Memory for the Virtual Machine the more you can add will be better for your VM performance.
In addition, select Use network address translation NAT (Give the guest operating system access to the host computer’s dial-up or external Ethernet network connection using the host’s IP address.)
Let it be as default LSI Logic.
For Disk Type select SATA (Recommended).
After that, choose to Use an existing virtual disk.
In this step, browse for macOS High Sierra VMDK Image and inert it. Moreover, click Keep Existing Format once you chose Disk File.
On the Ready to Create a Virtual Machine click on Finish to complete.
Step 4. Edit Virtual Machine VMX File
You need to edit virtual machine VMX file once you’ve created a new virtual machine. Therefore go to the location of your VM VMDK folder and you can see the VMX file. Further, select it and right-click>Open with>Notepad.
Once your VMX file opened up with notepad, therefore, you’re going to codes on the screen. Further, scroll all the way down and copy the code below and paste it into it. After that make sure to save it.
smc.version = 0
Step 5. Install macOS High Sierra in VMware
Finally, it’s time to install macOS High Sierra in VMware. In this case, go ahead open the VMware Workstation and follow the following instructions. On the first window, select macOS 10.13 High Sierra and click on Power on this virtual machine. After that, you’ll be redirected to installation setup.
Next, you’ll get the option to select your region, therefore, select your Country and Continue.
After that, select your Keyboard and Continue or click on Show all and select any other keyboard.
Read about Data & Privacy then Continue.
After that, select the option of Don’t transfer any information now and Continue.
As for Apple ID click on Set Up Later and Skip.
Now read all about Terms and Conditions then Agree.
In addition, enter your information in order to Create a Computer Account.
On the Express Set-Up window click on Continue. After that, your Mac will be setting up.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows.
Now that you know how to install macOS High Sierra on VMware. If you know about VMware then you probably heard of VirtualBox, therefore, I’ve made a whole article on installing macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows. VirtualBox is another alternative way of using macOS on Windows without charges.
- Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows
- Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows
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Step 6. Install VMware Tools on Virtual Machine
Moreover, you’ve already installed the macOS High Sierra on VMware but as you want to experience your new virtual machine. Therefore you are going to install VMware Tools on Virtual Machine. This step is optional and you can skip it if you want. However, installing VMware Tools will help you to get more out of your new virtual machine. For instance, you will get full-screen resolution mode, moving data between Mac and PC and more.
On top of your screen, you can see the option VM from the menu. Therefore, you’ll get a list of options and you need to click on Install VMware Tools.
Thus, now you get two option of Install VMware Tools and Uninstall VMware Tools. From the two options, you are going to double click on Install VMware Tools.
After the installation starts just Continue>Install>Continue Installation>Enter Your ID and Install Software>Restart. The installation will be completed but if it asks for System Extension Blocked. Therefore, click on Open Security Preferences and click on Allow > Close Window and Restart. Once the Window restarted then again click on the pop-up of VMware Tools and click on Open Security Preferences>Allow and close the window. Thus, do the installation again and then your Mac will work probably.
That’s the easiest way to Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows. If you follow each step as it was performed then you’ll face no problem of having your own Mac on Windows PC. Therefore you get the best operating system of Mac and Windows together. The amazing features that Mac offer you can get them for free without any cost. macOS High Sierra is still one of the most amazing works of Apple Inc in terms of the operating system. If you face any problem or got stuck in any step then feel free to let me know in the comment section. I’ll respond to you as soon as possible.