The new MacOS Sierra is out and has been installed on almost all of the Mac’s because it’s new features going to spirit everywhere, especially, Siri that have been more compatible and smart which finds the best results for you, moreover you have the universal clipboard, Auto unlock with Apple Watch and many more. Sounds exciting? Do you think its only for Mac users or you can’t install it? ha, of course, no, because you can do them all just in Windows using VMware within some easy steps. However, as we have covered the previous OS X El Capitan installation on VMware, this time again we’re having a surprising gift for our users means we’ve covered this too, so let’s get started.
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Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware Step by Step Guide
Hey, before beginning the installation you need to take care them in order to install it fully on your computer.
Minimum system requirements
- 2GB Memory(RAM)
- Number of Processors: 2
- Hard Disk: 80GB
- Graphics memory: 256 MB
Now download the Winrar files from below you need:-
After downloading the files extract them and install VMware from here or if you’ve installed before that’s ok. All things set? Ready, steady go…
Step 1# Create a New Virtual Machine
#1. Open File Explorer and navigate to unlocker208 extracted files and right click on win-install and select Run as administrator, when the windows ask your permission click Yes. This will unlock or start VMware services of Mac so that you can choose and install Mac on VMware.
#2. Now open VMware and click on File>New virtual machine(Ctrl+N), when the new virtual machine wizard pops up, just click Next.
#3. In this step, you’ve to select I will install the operating system later and click Next.
#4. Here you just need to select Apple Mac OS X as operating system and choose 10.11 from OS X version then click Next.
#5. Customize your virtual machine name and location for the installation like the shot and hit Next.
#6. Now you don’t need to do anything just hit Next due to we won’t use the drive for our installation.
#7. Everything is ready now, customize hardware if needed or finalize the virtual machine settings creation by hitting Finish.
Step 2# Edit the Virtual Machine & Replace the VM Hard Disk
When the virtual machine created, point out your mouse on Edit virtual machine settings and click on it.
Notice: After the virtual machine has been created, don’t turn it on otherwise you might lose the virtual machine and begin the steps from the beginning.
Now here you can increase memory, processor if your system allows you and then select Hard Disk option and click Remove. When the hard disk removed, click Add then select Hard Disk and click Next.
On this page, let all things by default, just click Next.
Here you need to select use an existing virtual disk and click Next.
Now browse the VMDK file of MacOS Sierra from the extracted folder that you had downloaded then click Finish then click Ok on virtual machine settings.
Step 3# Edit the Virtual Machine (VMX) & Write Down the Command
It’s time to edit the VMX file of the virtual machine, to do that navigate to the macOS Sierra virtual machine files you had created and right-click on it and open it with Notepad.
When the file opened, scroll to the end and type the command down then press Ctrl+S to save it.
smc.version = “0”
Note: If you got the error later saying the value 0 in Smc.version = “0” is not valid, take away the quotations and it will work.
Smc.version = 0
Step #4 Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware
All you’ve done is right till now and what you’re going to do next is just powering on the VM, just click on the button above Power on this virtual machine.
When the VM powered on, on the first screen you’ll see the welcome page, choose your country then click Continue. This installation is similar to other OS X installation, so just enjoy.
Now choose a keyboard layout and hit Continue.
Select Don’t transfer any information now and hit enter.
It’s your choice whether you allow or disallow location services, choose one and click Continue.
On this page, sign in with your Apple ID otherwise select Don’t sign in and Continue or if you don’t have an Apple ID and want to create one here’s how to do:-
Read the Terms and conditions fully and click Agree.
Step #5 Personalize Your Mac
So let’s personalize our Mac by filling out the required details then Continue.
Watch out, it isn’t finished it’s the final one, help Apple to improve its products and services automatically by having Diagnostics & usage just hit Continue.
After continuing, you’ll exactly be in MacOS Sierra and finally, you’ve got your final result.
Ok, fine that’s it, can’t install or got confused, check out our video below based on install MacOS Sierra on VMware step by step. Notice that if you face boot manager problem or any other problems, check out the step #3 and use the code without quotation marks or you can try the whole tutorial once again if again not succeed, then try to check your laptop/PC if it’s not AMD, if it is then you can’t do it or if your system is Intel then go and check the steps clearly and check once again or do it on another computer.
And don’t forget to install VMware tools when the installation has finished, go now:-
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