macOS is a lifetime operating system for Apple Mac computers. Now there are lots of techniques to install macOS on your PC-Hackintosh, or Windows PC, and Dual Boot Boot macOS with Windows 10 is a single drive. Or you can install some of the supported computers. But not all the hardware can support the macOS operating system. Again without any worries, there are many ways to experience macOS Catalina versions. Like macOS Sierra, High Sierra, macOS Mojave, or the latest version macOS Catalina. Even you can install or experience Linux, Ubuntu, Zorin OS, using the professional and complete platform by the name of VMware.
Did you know about the effects of the VMware virtual machine’s side effect? That VMware Workstation doesn’t have any kind of side effects on your computer. Using the VMware Workstation Virtualization machines, you can install or use Windows, macOS, Linux, or Mobile OS at the same time on the platform of Virtual machine. Although beside this as I experienced Windows or Linux doesn’t affect much on the computer. Besides, that macOS operating system effect much on a computer cause the computer to run slow.
Installing macOS Catalina on VMware isn’t enough for our experience. Still, you may think that some cool features or unused Apps remain to be tested in VMware. There are many ways to install macOS Mojave on VMware, Using the VMDK file of macOS Mojave. Or installing macOS Mojave on VirtualBox. But don’t worry we make it easy. As in the developer, era creates various ways of installation of macOS. Also, if you know there aren’t any differences between the installation of macOS operating systems on VMware or VirtualBox. Installing an operating system in the virtual world we don’t complete accessibility to every function. Because that is not the actual OS. Exactly we install as a guest operating system on Virtual machines. The exact OS we install on our PC.
However, VMware is one of the perfect and advanced Virtual machine for running different kinds of OS at the same time on it. VMware can be found in two sorts of versions, the version we use freely is VMware Workstation, VMware Player. But to use the VMware Pro version you have to pay money and buy it.
If you installed macOS Mojave previously on VMware or VirtualBox with VMDK file. But in this article, I will use macOS Mojave ISO for the installation process. Also, macOS Mojave can be found in two separate methods, whether you create the ISO file by yourself. Or you have to download the ISO file from our website. Again it depends on you which you want to decide. After that, install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC with a new method of experimentation.
Download macOS Mojave ISO File for VMware
While we are using macOS Mojave VMDK “Virtual Machine Disk File” to install on VMware and VirtualBox. It is the same to use a macOS Mojave ISO file to install on VMware or VirtualBox. Do you know what is ISO? It is a combination of files and stored in a disk. Above I declared for you whether you have to download firstly for Mac App Store and create by yourself. Or whether you have to download from the below link. When the installation of the macOS Mojave process is different using the VMDK and between ISO. Also, there is a huge separation between the VMDK file and ISO below.
Download macOS Mojave ISO File final Version
When the ISO file is downloaded you will see that file is compressed. Use the WinRaR to unzip the ISO file, Right-click on the ISO file click on Extract Here.
Install VMware Workstation
In this step, for installing macOS Mojave on VMware you have to install VMware. The installation process is easy you can perform it in a few clicks. Firstly, download it from its own official site. When the file downloaded to launch the setup and it will some times. Then at the last step click Finish option to end the installation.
Install VMware Unlocker Patch tool: However, by default, the VMware Workstation doesn’t provide the option to create the Mac OS X option in the list. Don’t worry there is a tool to unlock the macOS option in VMware Workstation using the Unlocker tool. Use the below and download Unlocker.
After you downloaded the Unlocker extract the file. Then Power Off the Virtual machine VMware if running. Open the folder go ahead find the file Win-install right-click and select Run As Administrator to unlock.
When you run as administrator wait for this black screen to download the features and install on VMware.
Create a New virtual machine
Now VMware Workstation is ready to create a new virtual machine for macOS Mojave.
To create a new virtual machine open up the VMware Workstation, or VMware Player. Then click on Create a new virtual machine.
Select Typical (Recommended) then click next
Select the option “I will install the operating system later” then click next
When you installed the macOS Unlocker, of course, the options Apple Mac OS X will appear in the list. Again if the option doesn’t appear. Change the VMware version or the version of the macOS Unlocker. However, select the guest operating system “Apple Mac OS X” and the version “10.14” then click next.
Choose a name for the virtual machine, the name is optional type a name and click next
Specify the Disk Capacity then choose the option “Store virtual disk as single file” then click next
That’s it the virtual machine is created click Finish to end
Edit the Virtual Machine Settings
To perform a clean installation of macOS Mojave with ISO file and for better performance. There you have to edit some equipment needed in VMware settings for macOS Mojave.
To edit the setting select the created virtual machine and click on Edit Virtual Machine. Or another way right-click on the virtual machine and click Edit virtual machine.
When the settings open on the hardware tab select “Memory” then increase the memory.
Click on the Processors tab, then increase the number of the core processor
Select CD/DVD (SATA) Tab, then choose “Use ISO image file”, and click on “Browse…” then choose the macOS Mojave ISO file and click Open.
Select the USB Controller, on the connections menu change the USB compatibility into USB 3.0
Edit macOS Mojave VMX file
Wow! you have done successfully all the settings of macOS Mojave on the VMware Workstation for better performance. It is time to insert a small number of codes into the VMX file of macOS Mojave. Therefore, close the VMware Workstation, Open the Documents>Virtual Machines>macOS Mojave 10.14>Right-click on the VMX file>Open With>Notepad.
Scroll down at the last, type (Smc.version = “0”) and sometimes it is not working. In place type (Smc.version = 0). Then click “File” from the top menu and click “Save” to save changes. Or simply press the shortcut key Ctrl+S.
Install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC
You have done everything correctly, it’s time to start the installation. To install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC, simply click on Power on this virtual machine.
After a moment the Apple logo will appear, wait until it to bypass.
Here you have to select the existence country, after selecting click continue.
On the macOS Utility window, click on Disk Utility then click continue.
Select the drive which you want to format, in my case, I want to erase the “VMware Virtual SATA”. Then click on Erase option, give a name to the disk “macOS Catalina”. Select the format “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)”, select the scheme “GUID Partition Map”, then click Erase button. Go according to the below screenshot.
When the disk erased, simply click finish. And also close the Utility window.
Hit on “Install macOS” and click continue.
Again to set up the installation of macOS Mojave, click continue.
Agree to the terms and conditions of macOS Mojave by clicking agree for two times.
Select the disk which you erased in the Disk Utility option, then click continue.
Wait for the installation to complete
Once, the installation completed the virtual machine will restart, coming back wait for this step of installation also.
Now select your country and click continue
Click Sign up later and click Skip
Agree to terms and conditions
Create a computer account and click continue
Once the installation completed the actual look will be like the below screenshot.
Install VMware Tools on macOS Mojave
The last step is about the installation of VMware Tools on macOS Mojave after the installation succeeds on VMware. VMware Tools is a beneficial tool for macOS on VMware. It has an essential effect to fix the full-screen mode, Speed up the high performance, drag and drop from a virtual machine to the actual OS.
Once you completely signed in the macOS Mojave window. Navigate VM tab> click on Install VMware Tools…
Once you clicked on Install VMware tools, after that the VMware tools installation software will appear on the desktop. Double click on that to launch the installation wizard. Complete the full installation to fix the features.
After VMware tools installed you will see the full-screen size of macOS Mojave on VMware. Again if you are getting confused check the below article.
That’s it about how to install of macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC with a new method. I hope all the things were fine and well for you. Again if there should be any confusion feel free to share below in the comment section.