How to install macOS Mojave on VMware VM?
Want to check macOS Mojave but don’t have a Mac computer to test it out? Look no further than running macOS Mojave as a virtual machine on your computer using VMware. It’s a simple and easy way to explore the features and benefits of macOS Mojave without breaking the bank. Let’s dive into the world of macOS Mojave and see what it has to offer!
macOS Mojave is the fifteenth major release of the macOS operating system for Apple computers. It was released in 2018 and includes several new features and improvements, such as a new Dark Mode, desktop stacks, and enhanced privacy controls. One way to experience macOS Mojave is by running it as a virtual machine on a VMware. This allows users to test and use the operating system without needing to own a physical Mac.
Requirements to run macOS Mojave on VMware
To install macOS Mojave on a VMware virtual machine, you will need to ensure that your computer meets the following requirements:
A compatible Windows or Linux host operating system that supports VMware, such as Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04, or CentOS 7.6.
A 64-bit processor with at least two CPU cores, such as an Intel Core i5 or i7.
At least 4GB of RAM is dedicated to the virtual machine, but preferably 8GB or more for optimal performance.
At least 40GB of free disk space for the virtual machine and macOS Mojave installation files.
The latest version of VMware software, such as VMware Workstation Player or VMware Fusion.
Also don’t forget to enable the virtualization feature from BIOS. As with this feature, you won’t be able to run any guest OS inside your VMware.
By ensuring that your computer meets these requirements, you can create a virtual machine and install macOS Mojave on it using VMware software.
Install macOS Mojave VMware in VM?
Installing macOS Mojave on a VMware VM in Windows 10 is a great way to explore the features and functionality of the latest macOS without having to buy an expensive Mac. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps required to install macOS Mojave on a VMware virtual machine running on Windows 10.
Step 1: Download and Install VMware
The first step is to download and install the latest version of VMware software on your system. You can download VMware Workstation Player or VMware Fusion from here too.
Once downloaded then you will install VMware on your system. The installation is quite straightforward, follow the prompt and do the installation.
NOTE: before you proceed any further, you will need an unlocker to use macOS on VMware. You will download the unlocker here.
When you downloaded macOS Unlocker for VMware from GitHub then extract it. Open the extracted folder. Right-click on “win-install.cmd” and click Run as Administrator. Click Yes, if you are prompted.
Wait for the CMD prompt to complete. Once completed then you will continue to the next step.
Step 2: Create a New Virtual Machine
Open VMware and click on Create a New Virtual Machine on the welcome screen.
In the wizard that appears, select Typical and click Next.
Choose the Installer disk image file (iso) option and click Next.
Click on the Browse button and navigate to the location where you saved the macOS Mojave installation file. Select the file and click Open. Click Next to proceed.
Step 3: Configure Virtual Machine Settings
In the Virtual Machine Name and Location, enter a name for the virtual machine and choose a location to store it. Click Next to proceed.
- In the Processor Configuration screen, select the number of CPU cores you want to allocate to the virtual machine. We recommend using at least 2 CPU cores for optimal performance and clicking Next to proceed.
- In the Memory for the Virtual Machine, select the amount of RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine. We recommend using at least 4GB of RAM.
- Click Next to proceed.
- In the Network Type screen, select the network type you want to use for the virtual machine. We recommend using the default NAT option. Click Next to proceed.
- In the I/O Controller Types screen, select the default option and click Next.
- In the Disk screen, choose Create a new virtual disk and click Next.
- In the Disk Type screen, select the default option and click Next.
- In the Virtual Disk screen, set the disk size to at least 40GB and click Next.
In the Ready to Create Virtual Machine screen, review your settings and click Finish.
Step 4: Customize the Virtual Machine
Select the macOS Mojave virtual machine from the list of virtual machines in VMware and click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings.
In the Hardware tab, you can customize the virtual machine settings according to your preferences. For example, you can adjust the display settings, add USB devices, or change the network adapter. Click OK to save your changes.
Step 5: Start the Virtual Machine
Select the macOS Mojave virtual machine from the list of VMs in VMware and click on Play Virtual Machine.
Follow the on-screen instructions to boot up the virtual machine.
Select your preferred language and click Continue.
In the macOS Utilities screen, select Install macOS and click Continue.
Agree to the terms and conditions and click Agree.
In Select the disk where you want to install macOS, choose the virtual disk you created earlier and click Install. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the macOS Mojave installation process.
Step 6: Install VMware Tools
After the macOS Mojave installation is complete, you will need to install VMware Tools to enhance the virtual machine’s performance and functionality.
In the VMware menu bar, click on Player and select Manage > Install.