How to install MacOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware?
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.
- Ram: 2 GB
- Processor: 2
- Hard Disk: 40 GB
- 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.
After Downloading Unblocker and Mac Sierra, you have to extract them with Winrar, so you have to download that too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step #6. Given A Name for the Virtual Machine, and specify the location, where to save the files.
Step #7. Specify the disk Capacity and click next.
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.
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.
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.
Step #4. For selecting a Disk type, select SATA and click next.
Step #5. For selecting a Disk, select Use an existing Virtual Disk and click next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step #3. Select your keyboard layout and click continue.
Step #4. For transfer information to this Mac, select Don’t transfer any information now. Because we are installing MacOS Sierra not upgrading.
Step #5. After that, you have to enable your Location services and click 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.
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.
Step #8. Here you have to create your account for MacOS Sierra to log in.
Step #9. For Diagnostics and Usage click Agree. And now you are in the interface of MAC Sierra.
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