But not all hardware is supported, and you also need to refer to a lot of documentation so that macOS can be installed and running on your computer. The advantage of this is that you will be familiar with the installation and use without affecting the settings on the computer. By using virtual machines, you can use macOS and Windows or Linux simultaneously.
Using virtual disks ensures that all data on the real disks will not be affected. I created a virtual disk containing the macOS installer, you just downloaded it, attached it to the virtual machine, and installed it. I tested on VirtualBox and it does not work. Skip this step if you were able to create a macOS virtual machine. Creating a macOS virtual machine is very simple, here are the steps to create a virtual machine on VMware Workstation:.
After creating the virtual machine, we have a virtual disk to install macOS Mojave. Now we just need to add a new virtual disk containing the macOS installer. Now you can boot the virtual machine to install macOS Mojave. I encountered an error when I clicked the Power on this virtual machine button:.
The easiest way is to run Command Prompt under Admin find cmd. Open Virtual Machine Settings , select the disk and click the Remove button. It is very important that you install VMware Tools in the virtual machine. Installed VMware Tools will improve the performance and support for additional features. Good luck! Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. If you get the following message in vmware. Did I miss a step? Still working for me after upgrading to VMware Workstation Pro I just downloaded the lates one manually 2.
That will fix it. Expect Windows security to quarantine unlocker. Hi there!.. Please check out my problem. But it did not last long and the resolution is going back automatically to the other option : y I restarted but no change. I want to say, your article is awesome and your method was worked out for me. I need to set this up, but before I do is the version of MacOS the latest the one with apple news plus , I would hate to install only to find out it is an old version.
Power off or reset the virtual machine. For this guide, we used 7-zip.
Both apps have free versions for personal use, and both are equally capable of handling the Mac OS X virtual machine. VMware is one of the leading companies in virtualization.
At the time of this writing, the latest version of VMware Workstation Player 12 is There is also a later VMware Workstation Player version However, as of this writing, an essential patch to allow VMware to support the Mac OS X virtual machine is not available for v. Thus, we have to stick to 12 for the time being.
There is no version 13, probably VMware considered it bad luck, or was afraid its customers would do so. Installation is easy, and it won't try to install third-party software. The first time we run the VMware Workstation Player, it will ask us whether we have a bought license key for professional use.
To use the program for free, we just enter an email address. It doesn't even need to be valid; VMware won't request any confirmation.
We need to patch the player to unlock this capability manually. For that end, we will use the unlocker that the splendid fellows at InsanelyMac have created. You need to sign up to the InsanelyMac forum to download it. After downloading the "unlocker If you did it correctly, you will have an unlocker or whichever newer version folder in your C: drive, which will contain the patch files. This is vital for the correct application of the patch.
A few readers in the comments section had a problem running the unlocker from their D: drive, or from a path that contained spaces, e.
Having a single-named folder at the root of the primary local disk C: offers the highest possible compatibility. Finally, we right-click on the "win-install" Windows command script inside the unlocker folder, and select "Run as administrator. After we confirm this action, a command line window will come up and execute a series of commands to patch VMware Workstation Player to run a Mac OS X virtual machine.
If you see any "File not found" and "the system cannot find the file specified" messages, it means that the patcher has failed. With the patch finished, we can open the VMware Workstation Player again.
As of this writing and with the current 2. We choose a name for the virtual machine, and optionally change the location, in case our C: drive doesn't have enough storage capacity for the Mac OS X virtual machine. We will need to change the contents of a file there later on.
Give this tutorial a try! Did you test whether the macOs virtual box can read attached iOS devices, access wifi, and audio as expected? September 14, pm. From the File menu, select New. I've followed the instructions to the T and upon execution, a message by Virtual Box - Guru Meditation??? Ironically, I actually do spend some time on Apple hardware, but my setup is customized such that it's not really recognizable.
This will help the Mac OS X virtual machine to run a lot smoother. We must leave the default 2GB. If we have a four-core i5, we must also leave the processors at "2". With an i7, we can increase them to "4". We must now make a choice, where we want to have the Mac OS X virtual disk permanently saved.
Because once we connect the disk to the virtual machine, if we move it we will have to go again through this whole process of removing and adding a drive.
Remember when we advised you to write down the path where we created the Mac OS X virtual machine? This is where we are going to need it. Inside we will find a VMware virtual machine configuration.
We will get a couple of messages from the application, as we would on any first-run virtual machine. It might seem stuck near the end, but just give it a couple of minutes, and soon the set-up screen for macOS High Sierra will emerge. A turducken of operating systems, if you will.
In , Sun Microsystems acquired Innotek. Even though it changed many hands, VirtualBox has always been a popular virtualization application, with numerous features.
All in all, a worthy opponent to VMware's free solution. As of this writing, the current version is 5. The installation is dead simple, and won't try to force upon us any unwanted third-party applications. Just click on "Next-next-next. On the pop-up window, we choose a name for the virtual machine. Just to make things easier, we went for "macOS.
Finally, on the last screen, we choose the last option, to use an existing hard disk drive. Is there a more reliable way to get these files? These files are all corrupted; even when I download them successfully. I dont have any issues downloading from these websites for other files. Is there a better way to get these files? The mouse cursor is also stuck on the top left corner of the screen. Let me know if it works.
In any case, I managed to get the issue resolved in a weird way. I have a macbook. I need to install macOS on my windows so that I can run some code that requires xcode. I want to create my own image from my macbook then follow these instructions. As I will be using my personal account information in that vm, its natural to not wanting to use something that someone else uploaded.
Hi, following the instructions smc.