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How to install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?

Posted in Mac1 year ago • Written by Ghulam AbbasNo Comments

Since Apple has revealed  the New operating system  Mac is now known as MacOS Sierra. This year’s update, 10.12, is called MacOS Sierra, and it was rolled out officially on 20 September 2016.  MacOS Sierra enters the fray as a solid, dependable operating system just like the final two versions of OS X. It offers clear benefits when used in conjunction with iPhones and Apple Watches, while the addition of Siri and iCloud Drive are a boon for working with files and retrieving information on the desktop.

Finally, sees Apple move away from the OS X nomenclature given to every version of its desktop operating system since 2001. You might be thinking, “Why MacOS?” Well, the answer is simple: the new naming convention brings it in line with Apple’s other operating systems: iOS, watchOS and tvOS. After previously naming versions of OS X after big cats of some description, the company turned to locations in California for recent releases.

System Requirments:

  1. Ram: 2 GB
  2. Processor: 2
  3. Hard Disk: 40 GB
  4. Graphics Memory: 256 MB

Requirements of VMware:

In order to install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware, You have to download and install VMware on your PC. Since VMware don’t have the Apple Guest Operating System, You have to download unblocker208 from given link. For Installing MacOS Sierra 10.12, we need VMDK ( Virtual Machine Disk File).

Note:  We can’t install MacOS Sierra on Virtual Machines with DMG file. Because Apple has converted this Version from MBR to GPT, but you can install it with an ISO.

  1. Unblocker208
  2. MacOS 10.12  Sierra VMDK image

Other Requirements:

After Downloading Unblocker and Mac Sierra, you have to extract them with Winrar, so you have to download that too.

  1. Winrar

Adding Apple Guest OS in VMware:

Already, I said Vmware don’t have the Apple Guest Operating in itself, So we have to add that by the help unblocker. After downloading and extracting Unblocker, open the folder, and find their win-install file. In order to install it, right click and Select run as Administrator. Wait for some seconds, until it should be installed. For better understanding take a look at the screenshot.

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Installing Unblocker

Creating a new Virtual Machine

In order to install and configure MacOS Sierra in Vmware, we have to create a new Virtual Machine.

Step #1. Launch VMware after installing.

Step #2.  Go to file menu, select New Virtual Machine, and New VM( Virtual Machine) Wizard will appear.

Step #3.  In the Wizard Select Typical and click Next.

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New Virtual Machine Wizard

Step #4. 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.

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Guest OS Installation

Step #5. For a Guest OS ( Operating System), select Apple Mac OS X, for version select OS X 10.11 and click Next to go further.

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Selecting a Guest OS

Step #6. Given A Name for the Virtual Machine, and specify the location, where to save the files.

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Name the Virtual Machine

Step #7. Specify the disk Capacity and click next.

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Specify Disk Capacity

Step #8. Now you are to go. You can Customize your VM settings like I have customized 2GB RAM to 4 GB and other settings. When you are done with the customization click Finish. Take a look at the screenshot.

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Ready to go

Editing VM to add VMDK

Since we have created VM but yet we haven’t added VMDK file, in order to add VMDK file follow steps:

Step #1. Select Edit VM.

Step #2. Select Hard disk (SATA), and remove it because it doesn’t have VMDK file.

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Remove HD Sata

Step #3.  After Removing HD (Hard Disk) we need to add another one instead. In order to add click add. Select HD and click Next.

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Add HD

Step #4. For selecting a Disk type, select SATA and click next.

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Select Disk Type

Step #5. For selecting a Disk, select Use an existing Virtual Disk and click next.

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Select a Disk

Step #6. Now we have to select the (EVM) Existing Virtual Disk, in order to select EVM, click Browse and select the VMDK file and click finish.

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Select an Existing Disk

VMware VM Configuration

We had created VM, We had added VMDK file, now it is time to configure it. in order to configure it follow the steps:

Step #1. Open the Folder where you have saved the VM of MacOS Sierra.

Step #2. Find a file by Name of your Virtual Machine, and it is type file is VMware Virtual Machine Configuration.

Step #3. Right click on that file and select open with Notepad.

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Open VMX

Step #4. Scroll down and add this code ( Smc.version = 0 ). After typing that save it.

Note: In some PCs, this code won’t work without the inverted comma, so if It didn’t work type this code smc.version = “0”  and save it.

If you want to learn more about this code, click here to read them.

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Add Command

Installing MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware

After setting up all other things, finally, we are here to install it.

Step #1. Power on Virtual Machine, Apple logo will appear, some seconds later it will disappear.

Step #2. After that, you will in the welcome page. Here you have to select your Country and click Continue.

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Step #3. Select your keyboard layout and click continue.

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Select your Keyboard

Step #4. For transfer information to this Mac, select Don’t transfer any information now. Because we are installing MacOS Sierra not upgrading.

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Transferring Files

Step #5. After that, you have to enable your Location services and click Continue.

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Enable Location services

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.

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Sign in with Apple ID Account

Note: If you want to sign with and an apple ID, you don’t have the account, click here to watch the video How to create Apple ID account without Credit Card?

Step #7. Now you must agree with the terms and conditions.

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Step #8. Here you have to create your account for MacOS Sierra to log in.

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Create your Account

Step #9. For Diagnostics and Usage click Agree. And now you are in the interface of MAC Sierra.

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Diagnostics Usage


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