Install macOS High Sierra 10.13 in VMWare on Windows

  • Download the hard disk image of macOS High Sierra from or
  • Ensure that you download the latest version 2.1.1 of the unlocker from this github.  It works on vmware workstation 14.
  • Also download the latest version of VMware workstation 14.
  • Install vmware and then reboot your machine.
  • Extract the unlocker zip file and run it as follows:
    • Open a command prompt with administrator priviledges.
    • Go to the tools folder and run the file win-install.cmd.
    • It will patch vmware workstation and also download the latest macOS guest tools. The iso image of the guest tools will be stored in the tools folder.
  • Create a new virtual machine in vmware. Follow the steps below.


2 hardware compatibility.png

3 wizard.png

4 os.png

5 name of vm.png

6 processor.png


8 bridge.png

8 bridge.png

9 logic.png

10 sata.png

11 disk.png

12 existing disk.png

At this stage, the wizard will ask whether to convert the vmdk file to the new file format. I didn’t do it for mine and it works fine. Can’t say whether there will be a performance improvement for the new file format. Guess, I have to try it.

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Your virtual machine is created.


Edit the Virtual Machine Configuration file (VMX)

Edit the “virtual machine configuration(VMX)” with Notepad and insert the line below.

smc.version = “0”

Now, you can run your virtual machine. It will boot and ask for country, keyboard, etc.. Once done, your virtual machine is ready.

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After all the configuration steps, you will be greeted with the macOS desktop.

macos desktop.png




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