In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install mac os x el capitan on VMware workstation. OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) is the twelfth major release of OS X (now named macOS), Apple Inc.’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. It is the successor to OS X Yosemite and focuses mainly on performance, stability and security. Following the California landmark-based naming scheme introduced with OS X Mavericks, El Capitan was named after a rock formation in Yosemite National Park, signifying its goal to be a refined version of Yosemite. El Capitan is the final version to be released under the name OS X; its successor, Sierra, was announced as macOS Sierra.
Your PC must meet the following minimum system factors
- 2GB Memory(RAM)
- Number of Processors: 2
- Hard Disk: 80GB
- Graphics memory: 256 MB
Requirement for VMware
- Download MacOS 10.11 El Capitan VMware VMDK
- Download unlocker208
- VMware 12 Full version is downloadable
You need the VMware Unlocker tool. OS X support is built in to every VMware hypervisor product, but it’s coded to prevent exposing it unless you’re running on Apple hardware. The unlocker program hacks the VMware binary to open up the OS X guest features.
Adding Apple Guest OS in VMware:
Download Unlocker208 from here and extract, then Right mouse on ‘win-install.cmd’ > Run As Administrator.
Once it has successfully patched the VMware workstation, you should be able to see the Mac OS X guest support on VMware.
Creating a New Virtual Machine
Step 1: Lunch and Start the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Choose File > New Virtual Machineto begin creating your virtual machine.
Step 2: Choose the Typical virtual machine configuration option, then click next.
Step 3: For the Guest OS, you have to select I will install the Operating System later. Because we don’t have the ISO to install, instead we have VMDK file.
Step 4: Since you have installed unlocker208, you are now able to select Apple Mac OS X as operating system. for version select OS X 10.11 and click Next to go further.
Step 5: Choose a name for your Virtual Machine as well as a location where it will be stored.
Step 6: Next up is creating your virtual disk. The advised maximum limit is 60 GB, which is okay. I advise you to stay with the “Split virtual disk into multiple files” option, otherwise VMware will immediately allocate the space on your hard drive.
Step 7: if you want to get fancy, you can customize the hardware that your VM will use I’ll go ahead and do this to show you some of the option you can change, but if you are okay with the VMware default you can go ahead and select “Finish”.
Editing VM to add VMDK
Step 1: Click on Edit virtual machine settings. > Remove current Hard Disk> Select Harddisk (Sata) Click Remove.
Step 2: Once you Remove Current Hard Disk, click “Add”. Select Hard Disk and click next.
Step 3: From the select disk type page, select “SATA (Recommended)” and click Next.
Step 4: From select disk page, select “Use and existing virtual disk”, then click Next.
Step 5: browse the Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan VMDK (El Capitan VMware image) file from the extracted folder that you downloaded. Then click on Finish, then click on OK.
Editing VM Configuration
Once you insert existing disk, it’s time to editing vm configuration. Navigate to that folder where you have saved your VM of Mac OS X El Captain.
Step 1: Open the New folder that we create for the virtual machine and open the file .vmx using notepad.
Step 4. Scroll down and add this code ( Smc.version = 0 ). After typing that save it.
Installing Mac OS X El Captain 10.11 on VMware
Step 1: Once you’re ready to begin installing, simply click on “Power on this virtual machine”. From here on the install should begin.
Step 2: After you will see the welcome page, select a language then click Continue.
Step 3: Choose a keyword layout and then click Continue.
Step 4: From here Check “Enable Location Services on this MAC” and then Continue.
Step 5: From screen shot below, select “Don’t transfer any information now” then Continue.
Step 6: Now you are in authentication page. It is asking from you whether you have to be log in with Apple ID account or without. Click Continue.
Step 7: Now you must agree with the terms and conditions.
Step 9: Select a name and account name and enter your password then Continue.
Step 10: For Diagnostics and Usage click Agree. And now you are in the interface of Mac OS X El Captain.
Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.
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How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware