Virtual macOS: Use macOS Sierra on a Virtual Machine with VMWare

Whether you want to try out macOS, run Xcode or make a hackintosh you can use a virtual machine to get started on macOS. Remember the performance of macOS, particularly graphical support is very limited on a virtual machine so performance with graphical animations will be subpar compared to a real mac or hackintosh, but it will still get the job done.

This video guide will walk you through the steps to run macOS through a virtual machine on your Windows PC.

This is a free offered by VMWare you don’t need a licesne or pay up.

We’ll need to download torrenting software inorder to complete step 3. My favorite torrent program is QBitTorrent.

This is the torrent you want to use. Any VMWare Sierra imae will work however i prefer this one because it already has VMWare tools and Darwin set up allowing us to avoid those extra steps:

Use the Magnet link to torrent the VMWare image.

Copy the following: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6a8463acf621f1b4107a7f73c827fd80530f5952&dn=macOS+Sierra+v10.12+%2816A323%29+Image+For+VMware+%5BSadeemPC%5D& QBitTorrentClick FileClick Add Torrent Link…Click Download

When the torrenting is complete you will have a .rar file in your download folder. Uou will need to extract it’s contents using a program like WinRar

Download WinRarInstall Winrar.exeWhen done right click the downloaded torrent  macOS Sierra v10.12 (16A323) Image For VMware [SadeemPC].rar and select Extract to…  macOS Sierra v10.12 (16A323) Image For VMware [SadeemPC]

We will now enable VMWare to run macOS in a virtualized environment

Open the extracted folderOpen folder called VMWare UnlockerRun file Unlocker.exe 

To run a virtual machine on your computer two settings in your motherboards BIOS must be set properly so restart your computer and enter your BIOS.

Set Intel Virtualization : EnabledSet VT-d : Enabled

Now it’s time to run the virtual machine it may take a minute or two to boot up.

Open VMWare PlayerClick Open a Virtual MachineNavigate to the location of extracted torrent folder and open inClick Sierra folderDouble Click macOS SierraClick Play Virtual Machine

The language is set to non english in the VMWare image to change it to English:

Open System PreferencesClick Language & Region (flag icon in the first row)Click [+] buttonSelect English U. S.Press the blue buttonClose System PreferencesPress blue button when it prompts you to restartVirtual system will restart

The specific VMWare image has the dark menu bar enabled if you don’t like this you can disable it by:

Opening System PreferencesClick General at top leftUncheck Use dark menu bar and Dock



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