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Upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual machines

Upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual machines

When the latest update of an OS is releasing we are getting a notification on any platforms to update it to a new version. Sometimes upgrading to the latest version can be more essential to our systems. Upgrading can bring a positive effect on our system. Like, if our system should face lagging, low performance. That time by upgrading to the latest version can fix all issues easily. However, every year Mac and Windows are releasing their new OS to the public. At the current time, Mac released there a new operating system named macOS Catalina to the public.

We can say that upgrading to the latest version of an OS can be an interesting part for us sometimes. But sometimes it can cause issues. The upgrading for those who are not familiar with upgrading. When an OS is releasing newly it can be doubtful to everyone. According to there security performance and harmful for a system. In case it is possible to lose your important data from your system. Besides upgrading, there are multiple ways that you can do to have the latest version of the operating system on your PC. Again there is no need to prepare the dmg file of macOS Catalina for separate installation. Easily you check the article below how to upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual Machines.

Before Upgrading what do you need to do?

Before getting started with the upgrading of macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina on Virtual machines. You have to install it on two platforms. Whether you are installing macOS Mojave on VMware Workstation or installing on VirtualBox. Again if you are already installed it on VMware & VirtualBox then there is no need to reinstall it. Go ahead and start the upgrading. Consider that upgrading from one operating system to another operating system is easy using a USB drive. But it can be harmful and risky. But upgrading on the Virtual machines platforms is more difficult than the actual PC upgrading. Moreover, for completing out knowledge with upgrading we’ve to do it.

For Windows users, Virtual machines are the best open-source platform to install macOS Catalina on VMware or install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox. But there is no need to install separately if macOS Mojave is installed directly upgrade it to macOS Catalina in few clicks. Upgrading to macOS doesn’t need any requirements except you have to get macOS Catalina from the Mac App Store. However, there are a couple of things that users are in doubt about it. Like losing their old data, corrupting the files during upgrading. A recommendation that if your system is compatible and supported macOS Mojave. Of course, it can support macOS Catalina.

Upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual Machines

When you are running macOS Mojave on Virtual machines on your Windows PC. So why not use the latest update of the macOS operating system. While upgrading there are no differences between upgrading on VMware Workstation and VirtualBox. Let’s dig in and upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15. Follow each step one by one doesn’t miss any portion.

First of all, you have to install macOS Mojave, after that, go ahead and hit power on this virtual machine.

Power on the virtual machine
Power on the virtual machine

After you signed in to macOS Mojave, click on the Mac App Store. Then on the left-handed search bar type “macOS Catalina” and press enter. When macOS Catalina appeared then click on “View”.

macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina

After clicking view this window will come so click on “Get”.

Get
Get

A pop-up will come, ” do you want to download macOS Catalina?” head over the download option.

Download
Download.

Now click on Upgrade now, the macOS Catalina update is 8.18GB it means for downloading you need a nice internet connection.

Upgrade Now
Upgrade Now

The downloading process will take a while, have patience until it should download.

Downloading macOS Catalina update
Downloading macOS Catalina update

After the update downloaded it will automatically install the updates, then restart the virtual machine.

Installing updates
Installing updates

Installing macOS Catalina 10.15

After the virtual machine restarted, the macOS Catalina installation window will appear. To set up the installation of macOS Catalina click continue.

Click continue
Click continue

Click agree for the terms and conditions of macOS Catalina.

Agree to terms and conditions
Agree to terms and conditions

Click install

Install
Install

Again click the install button, then a pop-up will appear, enter your password and click OK.

Enter the password
Enter the password

Wait until the installation should complete.

Installing macOS Catalina
Installing macOS Catalina

Once the installation is done macOS Catalina will restart automatically.

Restarting
Restarting

Wait for this step of the installation.

macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina

Enter the password and press enter.

Enter login password
Enter login password

On this window, click continue.

Click Continue
Click Continue

On the screen time window simply click continue.

Click continue
Click continue

If you wanted, then you can enable Siri after that, click continue.

Enable Siri
Enable Siri

Select the option “Not Now” and click continue.

Improve Siri & Dictation
Improve Siri & Dictation

Setting Up your Mac

Setting your Mac
Setting your Mac

That’s it macOS Mojave is upgraded to macOS Catalina on Virtual machines successfully. Go ahead enjoy using macOS Catalina in place of macOS Mojave at the same place with it’s all features. Overhead to Finder and check the version.

Upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15
Upgrade macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15

Update macOS Catalina to the latest version

When all is done and macOS Mojave is upgraded to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual machines. Navigate to macOS Catalina latest update which prompts up download it and install it.

The update is available click update now

Update Now
Update Now

Now system preferences are trying to unlock the software update preferences. Enter the username password and click Unlock.

Click Unlock
Click Unlock

To update, you need to restart your Mac, so click Restart.

Restart
Restart

Wait for the Apple logo to bypass

Apple Logo
Apple Logo

Now macOS Catalina is there and updated to the latest version.

macOS Catalina updated
macOS Catalina updated

That’s it macOS Catalina is updated to the latest version, overall enjoy using macOS Catalina on virtual machines with the latest version.

macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina

Conclusion

Did you enjoy the method of upgrading from macOS Mojave to macOS Catalina 10.15 on Virtual machines? If yes then share it with your friends on social networks. Also, don’t forget to share your ideas with us in below comment section.

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