Download & Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware in Windows

The Apples macOS Sierra has approached high version which is called “macOS High Sierra”. Unlike usual this time again, the OS is innovatively designed and focused on core features. Except this, there are tons of major changes and enhanced graphics level like its better photos, 5k resolution, and file system. These brillant features has attracted users and attempt them to install specially on PC. No worries, you can do it now, no need to wait if you’re on PC or Mac. If you are a Mac users, so you can download the macOS High Sierra 10.13 from App store but if you are PC user then you’ve got the chance to do it from the guide here. In our previous article, we downloaded the macOS High Sierra VMware Image. In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware in Windows 10, 8 or 7.

macOS High Sierra
macOS High Sierra

Unlike before, this time, we’re covering every section of guiding users to get what they want from this article. As in our previous article, we downloaded macOS High Sierra 10.13 simply. Now we’re going to install macOS High Sierra on VMware in Windows. Except it, following your comments, if you had problems or errors during installation, we will cover and solve it if possible by us in an article, stay on and enjoy.

Important: Hey Folks, the next version of macOS is out, here’s you can find and really download + install, with the complete guide.


Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware in Windows

Before we get started, there are several points you need to make sure you have full-filled the requirements and accomplished the important notes from below.

Remember: Before we begin installation, make sure you have enabled virtualization on your PC and VMware too. Here’s how to do it:-

#Step 1: Download & full-fil the requirements

Required System
  • 2GB Memory(RAM)
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • Hard Disk: 80GB
  • Graphics memory: 256 MB

Want to give a quick shot to Mojave? Here’s how to do it actually with step by step shots.

Upgrade to Mojave
Upgrade to Mojave

Required files to download

Google Drive (One Full):
Google Drive (5 of 5):


VMware Workstation:

Fix Download Limit:

If you wish to download macOS High Sierra latest version please use to link below ;

#Step 2: Extract & run the downloaded files

1. After download, the files, extract them in a folder.

Extract Files
Extract Files

2. Now open Unlocker208 and open ” win-install” and Run as administrator.


#Step 3: Create a New Virtual Machine in VMware

1. Open VMware Workstation and click on “Create a New Virtual Machine” or simply press ” Ctrl + N” to open New Virtual Machine Wizard. When opened, let it by default and click Next.

New Virtual Machine Wizard
New Virtual Machine Wizard

2. On this page, select “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.

Guest OS Installation
Guest OS Installation

3. Yes, you’re right, select Apple Mac OS X and OS version then hit Next.

Select an OS
Select an OS

4. Personalize and select a preferred location for the virtual machine and click Next.

Name Virtual Machine
Name Virtual Machine

5. Here specify the disk capacity by storing virtual disk as single file and 40 gig-byte for maximum disk size then continue installation by hitting Next.

Specify Disk Capacity
Specify Disk Capacity

6. On the finish line, customize hardware if you want and go for Finish.

Final View
Final View

#Step 4: Configure & Edit the Virtual Machine

1. When the virtual machine created, you’re ready to edit the VM, hit Edit virtual machine settings to continue.

Edit Virtual Machine
Edit Virtual Machine

2. Remove the existing hard disk by selecting the hard disk and click Remove.

Virtual Machine Settings
Virtual Machine Settings

3. After removing the hard disk, hit Add on the Virtual Machine Settings and follow the instructions from below.

Add Hardware: Hard Disk: Disk Type:

4. Here you need to select use an existing virtual disk and click Next.

Select a disk
Select a disk

5.  Browse the MacOS High Sierra (VMDK) from the extracted folder that you had downloaded then click Finish then click Ok on virtual machine settings.

Select Exisiting Hard Disk
Select Exisiting Hard Disk

#Step 5: Edit the Virtual Machine & Insert Code

1. When you have finished configuration, now you need to edit the virtual machine and insert command from below. To do that navigate to virtual machine files and open “virtual machine configuration(VMX)” with Notepad like the shot below.

Open With Notepad
Open With Notepad

2. On the Notepad, insert the command below or you can copy and paste from below.

smc.version = “0”

Enter Command
Enter Command

#Step 6: Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 on VMware

Once you have completed the steps above, then you’re able to install it right now. To do that, press the power button to start the virtual machine. When the machine started, on the first screen you’ll see the welcome page, choose your country then click Continue.

If you encounter “Failed to open a session for the virtual machine” or “VT-x isn’t available” you may check out this.

Welcome Page
Welcome Page

Now choose a keyboard layout and hit Continue.

Keyboard Selection
Keyboard Selection

Select Don’t transfer any information now and hit enter.

Transfer Information to this Mac
Transfer Information to this Mac

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:-

How to Create an Apple ID Without a Credit Card? 

Sign in with your Apple ID
Sign in with your Apple ID

Read the Terms and conditions fully and click Agree.

Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions

Step #8: Personalize Your Mac

So let’s personalize our computer by filling out the required details then Continue.

Create an Account
Create an Account

This new express setup page works as location services and it will locate your location, Continue.

Express Set up
Express Set up

Now your account will be create within few minutes and you’ll finally got it like the shot below.

macOS High Sierra 10.13 Installed
macOS High Sierra 10.13 Installed

All right, now the only thing you need to do is installing VMware Tools which is very important.

that’s all. Hope you could install without error and if you got any issue, place it in comments form. We will reply as soon as possible also we will create another article based on your problems for other users if they got, so they can solve it quickly. Stuck booting up or can’t change the screen or do you have another problem? No matter, here’s the solution, click the link below and try one the solution methods from the list.

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.

When the macOS High Sierra installed successfully, now step through essential setting up your Mac after installation. Click the link below and follow the steps.

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    • Same problem here. I got HS installed and running properly in VMware Workstation 12.5.7, thumbs up. The exactly same VM, copied over 1:1, will freeze at the Apple logo on different hardware (Dual CPU XEON based HP Workstation with 8 Cores and 16GB RAM). Seems there is a dependency with the underlying hardware. On another machine the VM won’t boot properly (crash after approx. 10% progress bar) unless I remove the USB device from the VM, which is pointless, since this will kill keyboard and mouse support in the VM. High Sierra will, however, boot right to the login screen.

  1. i got error
    C:\Users\Amjad\Downloads\Copy of macOS High Sierra Beta 2 by Techsviewer.part4.rar: Packed data checksum error in macOS High Sierra Beta 2 \macOS High Sierra Beta 2 by Techsviewer.vmdk. The volume is corrupt

  2. Currently, have the issue,

    “0# I have the same error with displaying as follows. Please help me to solve this immediately…..
    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1178
    A log file is available in “C:\Users\User\Documents\Virtual Machines\OS X 10.11\vmware.log”.
    You can request support.
    To collect data to submit to VMware support, choose “Collect Support Data” from the Help menu. You can also run the “VM-support” script in the Workstation folder directly.
    We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

    -> Just add smc.version = “0” on your Notepad.”

    I did that and still keeps giving me an error even tho I added smc.version code. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

  3. The operation on file “C:\Users\Soham Mondal\Downloads\Compressed\macOS High Sierra Final by Techsviewer\macOS High Sierra Final by Techsviewer\macOS High Sierra Final by Techsviewer.vmdk” failed.

    If the file resides on a remote file system, make sure that the network connection and the server where this disk resides are functioning properly. If the file resides on removable media, reattach the media.

    Select Retry to attempt the operation again.

    Select Cancel to end this session.

    Select Continue to forward the error to the guest operating system.

    I am having this issue.

  4. Sir, I have followed the every steps,but, whenever I am going to power this virtual machine,The error comes like below:–
    VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)
    vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/physMem_monitor.c:1180;

    ——– Now, what to do? Please tell.

    • Another problem occurs, that after installation,the file sharing is not possible.I am not able to see the file of windows from Mac and vice versa.Kindly, rectify it.

  5. Worked for me with latest Workstation Pro (build 7528167) under Linux. Note however that it did not work with VMWare Player for me (macOS crashes during boot).

  6. The latest version of VMWare Workstation/Player won’t accept the Tools, win-install, so it fails. No Mac shows up in the setup.

  7. I don’t know how to turn a file from .iso format to .vmdk format. When I use Winrar tool for conversion, I cannot find the option to convert the file to .vmdk. I also tried 7-zip but I am not able to do the conversion with it either. Please explain to me how to convert the operating system file to .vmdk format. Thanks.

    • You don’t convert iso to vmdk. The guide here is for setting up the virtual machine using a pre-made virtual disk. Download the vmdk file from the link provided.

  8. You don’t convert iso to vmdk. The guide here is for setting up the virtual machine using a pre-made virtual disk. Download the vmdk file from the link provided.

  9. Can you please help me with the latest unlocker because its not extracting, its shows error that the archieve is either damage or format

  10. I ever successfully run mojave in vmware workstaion 15.0 but after upgrading to 15.1 mojave keep restarting
    so I reinstall mojave again but I can’t see the hard disk
    downgrade to 15.0 didn’t solve it
    delete hd and readd hd still problem
    any idea?

  11. Hello,
    At the end of step 4 when I add the .vmdk file it gives me this error:
    The selected virtual disk is incompatible with this Workstation 12.x virtual machine. Adding this disk would make this virtual machine incompatible with older VMware products.

    I appreciate if you help me.

  12. Use VMware Workstation pro 15 and Macos Hight Sierra installed on Windows 7 64bit.
    When the installation is clicked on Power on this virtual machine is presented
    first the window of VMware and then the one with Apple’s apple and the progressive bar that starts to scroll.
    However, the VNware window is immediately reintroduced and again with the Apple apple again
    the progressive bar starts again from zero and the cycle continues to repeat without reaching the conclusion. Where should action be taken to remedy the problem or the normal practice of installing Macos?

  13. For Those Getting a reboot during the Apple logo in a loop, you may want to try masking the CPUID by editing the VM .vmx file.

    Add there lines.

    cpuid.1.eax = “00000000000000110100011010101001”
    cpuid.1.edx = “10111111111010111111101111111011”

    Worked like a dream on my install.

    Basically the OS install sees the Proc ID and knows it isn’t Mac hadware and invokes a kernal panic and shuts down then VMware restarts the install, and panic again and thus the loop.

    If it doesn’t work for yours google the code and you’ll find there are a bunch of other lines you can use to try to mask the CPU ID.

    Good luck to all.

  14. bro pls can’t you compress this file to be smaller and pls upload to media fire please…..i really need this mac virtual box image ……pls but i need it to be smaller in size pls compressing it will be good…..i have been sent here by a friend that you have helped pls

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