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How to Update macOS Catalina in Virtual Machines to the Latest Version

How to Update macOS Catalina in Virtual Machines to the Latest Version

Do you want to update macOS Catalina in Virtual machines to the latest version? It’s common that when operating system releasing at the beginning the OS is having bugs error and other issues. Also, when macOS Catalina 10.15 comes out for public was having bugs error, simply we can say not clean. When macOS released for the first time in WWDC” Worldwide developer conference in 2019, then the developers started testing on Virtual machines to clear the bugs. By the duration of time, most 0f people installed on VirtualBox and VMware, or on there Macs PC, to take out the errors and report for Apple Inc.

When macOS Catalina comes out at that time the version was 10.15, then after fixing the bugs released the 10.15.1 version. Now the complete version of macOS Catalina comes out with a 10.15.2 version newly available in Mac App Store. Update your macOS Catalina in your Mac to the latest version, because we got important that the security issues inside an operating system are an essential part of a computer. To keep safe your file now update your OS to the latest version. With every update of an OS, they are doing experiments to add some exclusive features. And also fixing the bugs which were reported by developers or users.

In this guide, I will provide you step by step to update macOS Catalina in Virtual machines to the latest version. Stop losing your data and files and make sure your computer is updated properly.

Update macOS Catalina in Virtual machines to the latest version

Update VMware WorkstationIf you want to want to update macOS to the latest version. Be sure that your VMware Workstation is updated. Also, if you are using Windows 10 new release update then, the VMware Workstation is not compatible with that version. Or if you are not using the latest version open your browser download the latest one. Also, you can update VMware on its on App.

Open the VMware Workstation official site, download the latest version. Which is now available in version Build 15.5.1 then install it on your PC. Also, there is the second option that you can update your old VMware version to the latest one. Open the VMware Workstation/VMware Player, then click on the “Help” tab and click “Software Updates”. If the update exists it will automatically download the update and install.

Update VMware Workstation
Update VMware Workstation

Customize and Edit VMX file of macOS Catalina 10.15

Open the folder of the macOS Catalina virtual machine to edit the VMX file. You might specify the place where you install macOS Catalina, again if you didn’t find that the location is Document>Virtual machines. And finally when you found right-click on VMX file then open with notepad. Also, completely close the VMware Workstation before editing the VMX file.

Open the macOS Catalina created virtual machine then find VMX file right-click and open with notepad.

Open with notepad
Open with notepad

Once the VMX file opened in notepad, go ahead and navigate to the code “GuestOS = “darwin18-64”. Then replace it with code “GuestOS = “darwin19-64”. And press Ctrl+S to save the file.

Edit VMX
Edit VMX

Note: The above VMX code allows you to use macOS Catalina in VMware Workstation new version. Without that, I think the VMware could not support macOS Catalina.

Now open VMware Workstation and launch the macOS Catalina.

Power on the virtual machine
Power on the virtual machine

Once the macOS Catalina window appeared then navigate to Mac App Store. Then download the new version of macOS Catalina. Once the download is completed the installer automatically starts installing. After the installation is completed virtual machine will restart.

Download macOS Catalina
Download macOS Catalina

Update macOS Catalina 10.15 on VirtualBox

If you are getting sure the macOS Catalina is running properly on VirtualBox. After that, you can upgrade macOS Catalina on VirtualBox to the latest version. Before getting started to update firstly, close or turn off the macOS Catalina if it is already running on VirtualBox.

Download Update image, once the download is complete. Then Select the macOS Catalina virtual machine then click on “Setting”.

Setting
Setting

Once the macOS Catalina setting opened click on “Storage” then click on the disk icon.

Storage
Storage

Click on Add button

Add
Add

Find the macOS Update then choose and click open.

Open
Open

Now the update is available in the add list.  Select that and click choose.

Choose
Choose

Update.vmdk is added on the storage click OK.

Click OK
Click OK

Once you have done with all settings select macOS Catalina virtual machine and click the start button.

Start
Start

Open the Mac App Store and in the search bar type “macOS Catalina” then hit enter, after that, click Get.

Get
Get

After clicking Get wait a while until the macOS Catalina download button prompts up, then you have to click on the blue download button.

Download macOS Catalina
Download macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina update file is 8.1GB, then you need to have a nice internet connection for downloading. Once macOS Catalina latest update downloaded click restart button, to restart the virtual machine.

Downloading the updates
Downloading the updates
  • Once the update completely downloaded, for the installation it needs to restart. After that, on the black screen windows press Esc key to open UEFI shell screen. And type Fs1:\update.nsh then press enter.
  • Now you are ready to use macOS Catalina’s latest version on VirtualBox.

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Final Point

To update macOS Catalina in virtual machines to the latest version. Firstly, you need to perform a clean installation on VMware and VirtualBox. After that, for updating on VMware also update VMware to the latest version as above I mentioned for you. I hope you have gotten and updated your macOS Catalina. If you like the article share it with your friends on social networks. Also, share your feedback or problem in the comment section.

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