In this article, I want to show you about that how to install macOS Sierra on VMware on your PC. Apple has just announced the latest Mac operating system which is “macOS Sierra 10.12.” This is the new version of Mac operating system now. Now I will try to tell you in very simple words and method about macOS Sierra that you enjoy reading and get something from this article.
macOS Sierra Installation Requirements
- An Intel-based processor
- VMware Player or Workstation
- 128 Video Memory
- 20 GB Hard Drive Space
- macOS Sierra VMware Image File
- Patch Tools
- 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.
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.
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“.
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”.
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“.
Step 5. Edit Virtual Machine (Ram, CPU, Hard Disk)
1. Open the macOS Sierra VM window then click on “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.
3. Increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to 4 cores.
4. Now select the hard disk and click “Remove“.
5. When the previous hard drive removed then click “Add” then select “Hard Disk” and click “Next.”
6. Select the “SATA (Recommended)” virtual disk type and click “Next”.
7. Now select “Use an existing virtual disk” then click “Next”.
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“.
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“.
2. Scroll down to the end and type (
smc.version = “0”) then press Ctrl+S to save it.
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 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.
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.
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.