Installing MacOS on VMware Player

13 May 2023 4 minutes Author: Lady Liberty

What is a Unix-like operating system?

Simply put, it’s like Linux, only closed source, written and supported only by Apple. Plus, if you’ve worked on Linux before, you’ll find the usual terminal in MacOS, which will usually be a little different, but the functionality and most of the commands will be the same as in Linux. and infamous encryptors like WannaCry or NotPetya, which can paralyze entire organizations. Apple devices are less prone to such threats due to the decentralized software acquisition system – strict moderation in the App Store simply will not miss the notoriously malicious application. Of course, there are still third-party sources of software, but if you buy applications from serious developers and abandon pirated software, the problem of viruses disappears. Of course, MacOS is not invulnerable, so it will be useful to have an antivirus even with basic capabilities, unlike Windows, where a strict scanning system is almost mandatory. Despite the fact that macOS is famous for some specific programs, and is positioned primarily as an operating system, the total number of programs available in the App Store and third-party sources is still inferior to Windows. This is due to the fact that computers with a “window” operating system are much more popular than Apple and macOS devices in economic terms.

Technically, MacOS is free – despite the fact that it is a commercial product, it is impossible to buy separately from Apple devices, but you can easily download from the App Store. Unlike Windows, the system installed from the official image does not require activation. Thanks to this policy, before you fully switch to MacOS, you can install it on a virtual machine and try it in real tasks. What we will do now.

Installing MacOS on VMware Player

1. Install VMWare Workstation Player. Unzip the archive from Unlocker and run win-install.cmd on behalf of the administrator. This adds macOS support to VMWare.

2. Open VMWare and click “Create a new Virtual Machine”. Select “I will install the operating system later”.

3. Select Apple Mac OS X version 10.14 or just click Next. If Mac OS does not appear in the VMWare settings, try another version of Unlocker, removing the previous one before through win-uninstall.cmd.

4. Specify the folder in which the virtual OS will be installed. Remember her way.

5. Open the settings of the created VM from the home screen and remove the Hard Disk.

6. Add a virtual hard disk: Add >Disk >.

7. In the disk parameters, I advise you to choose “Store virtual disk as a single file” as the most productive option.

8. In the disk parameters, I advise you to choose “Store virtual disk as a single file” as the most productive option.

9. Do not forget to allocate enough memory for the VM (> the total amount of computer RAM and preferably at least 4GB). Click OK and close VMWare, otherwise an error message will appear when starting the VM. ⚠️

10. Everything, now you can start VMWare and start the installation of macOS Mojave!

11. To opt out of your Apple account, click Set Up Later.

12.After the installation is complete, connect VMWare Tools: >Manage > After a while, an image of the patch with the installer should appear on the Desktop.

13. The VMWare Tools patch is needed primarily for VMWare to run faster and maintain native screen resolution.
Performance issues may occur within 10-15 minutes after the desktop appears, as the installation process is not yet complete.

Install VMWare Tools.

14. The macOS Mojave security system will block VMWare Tools as an unknown extension. Go to the OS settings (gear icon), then to the “Security and Privacy” section and unlock the patch with the Allow button.

15. Reboot the VM. You may need to do this several times. Done! Now macOS Mojave should run on Windows as a virtual OS!

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