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How to Install OSX on VMware Workstation Pro/Player For Windows Host

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How To Run OSX ON VMware Workstation 10/11/12

This a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X on VMWare Workstation running in a Windows host. The VM is an useful for testing osx and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.There are many guides and videos on the internet about running OS X on Windows machines.So google it if want to lean more.Here i am testing on 10.11 but it will work for 10.6 to 10.12.

Things you need:

  • Intel System with Quad or more cores running Windows 7 X64 or later
  • 4GB(min) or more RAM
  • Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine
  • VMware Workstation 12 (i'm using Pro)
  • VMware Unlocker 2.0.8 (by Donk)
  • CMD files for making iso ( only for Real Mac and Hackintosh)
  • Install OS X app and Real Mac or Hackintosh to prepare installation ISO or Download ISO
  • USB drive (exFAT or FAT32 or NTFS formatted)

Making installation ISO on Real Mac or HACK:

1.Download "Install OS X .app" Mavericks,Yosemite,El Capitan,Serria(DP) from the App Store into your Applications folder.
2.Download and unzip the xx.tool (attached below ). Open Terminal and drag n drop xx.tool file or

cd downloads
chmod +x xx.tool
./xx.tool

N.B. For new macOS 10.12 still in DP or Beta, so to make iso you need edit First line for XXX.tool

VM link @Credit :MSok, colt2,Donk,Zenith432,fusion71au

3. Copy all the needed files to USB/HDD drive.Login in to Windows and copy/ paste all files including ISO.

Install and Patch VMware:

Here I'm using VMware Workstation 12 Pro and it also has VMware Player.Installation and patch will be same.
1.Extract Unlocker 2.x.X
2.Install VMware pro/player
3.Open files>locate 'win-install.cmd' right click and Run As Administrator .
4.Wait until windows cmd finishes ? and closed itself.

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Create Virtual Machine:
1. Open VMware Workstation 12 Pro/Player and click 'Create a New Virtual Machine'.Choose "Typical" (only for VMW Pro) For player Choose? "I will install the operating system later".

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2. Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and the version you want to install and press Next .
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3.Choose where OSX folder will be created .By defaults its in Documents /Virtual Machines folder/OSX Version name .so just leave it defaults.Next
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4. Make VM Disk Size 40 GB and Select 'Store virtual disk as a single disk"then Next.
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5.Now Choose "Customize hardware" and Click new CD/DVD and select Use ISO image File and Located you ISO file.
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6.Select 'USB controller' and from left panel change 'USB compatibility' to USB 2.0.press OK and finish configuration.

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7. Now Got to VM configuration folder .If defaults then it will be in Documents /Virtual Machines folder/OSX Version name (e.g. OSX10.11). Open OSX 10.11.vmx file in Notepad/Word pad.Change under virtualHW.version = "12" to "10" and add below smc.version = "0" Save changes.
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8. Now play or power on Virtual Machine.If you see Apple logo then you are good to go.
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OSX installation:

Installation should be simple.Just fellow the prompts on install screen.
1.Select Language and agree on terms.
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2.Open Disk utility.choose VM disk and format it partition as "GUID Mac OS X Extended".
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3.Quite Disk Utility and choose your installation partition(e.g. VM 10.11)
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4.Installation will take about 20-40 min depends on hw spec you configure.After finish VM will reboot automatically.
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5.Configure your newly installed osx.(e.g. user account,Time zone,icloud login)
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6.At last you will be on osx Desktop.Now eject CD driver and install VMware tools software.To do that you need to go ...... and install VM Tools
If player: Click on  Player>Manage> Install VMware Tools...
If Pro: Click on VM >Install VMware Tools...
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7.After installation finish reboot VMware
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Enjoy osx on VMware.

 

iMessage fix:

Only if not working add the following to VMWare configuration file (OS X 10.11.vmx).But chances are still 50/50.
efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.ROM = "XXXXXX" [6 digit decimal]
efi.nvram.var.MLB = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" [16 digit hexadecimal]
You can use a random number for ROM and MLB.Use Clover Configurator to generate ROM and MLB.

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