How to Run Mac OS on Windows 10 with VMware Player
If you want to try out Mac OS on your Windows 10 PC, you don't need to buy a new Macbook or iMac. You can use a virtualization software like VMware Player to run Mac OS as a virtual machine on your Windows 10 PC. VMware Player is a free and easy-to-use tool that lets you run multiple operating systems on one PC. In this article, we will show you how to install Mac OS on Windows 10 with VMware Player.
What You Need to Install Mac OS on Windows 10 with VMware Player
Before you start, you need to have the following things:
A Windows 10 PC with at least 4 GB of RAM and 40 GB of free disk space.
A Mac OS restore image file that contains the installation media for a specific version of Mac OS. You can download the latest supported Mac OS image from Apple's website[^2^] or use an existing image file on your disk.
A VMware Player software that can run Mac OS as a virtual machine. You can download the latest version of VMware Player from VMware's website[^3^]. Note that VMware Player is not available for Mac OS, but you can use a similar product called VMware Fusion for Mac users[^1^]. VMware Fusion has two versions: Fusion Pro and Fusion Player. Fusion Player is free for personal use and can be obtained by registering at the official VMware website[^1^]. Fusion Pro costs $149.00 and has more advanced features.
A patch tool that can unlock the Mac OS option in VMware Player. By default, VMware Player does not support running Mac OS as a virtual machine, but you can use a patch tool to enable this option. You can download the patch tool from GitHub[^4^] and follow the instructions to apply it.
How to Install Mac OS on Windows 10 with VMware Player
Once you have everything ready, you can follow these steps to install Mac OS on Windows 10 with VMware Player:
Open VMware Player and select Create a New Virtual Machine.
Choose I will install the operating system later.
Select Apple Mac OS X, and change the Version to match the version of your Mac OS image file. For example, if you have a macOS Monterey image file, choose macOS 12. If you don't see the Mac OS options, it means that the patch tool did not work correctly.
Name your virtual machine and choose a location to store it.
Specify the disk size for your virtual machine. We recommend at least 40 GB of disk space for Mac OS.
Click Finish to create your virtual machine.
Select your virtual machine and click Edit virtual machine settings.
Go to the Memory tab and adjust the amount of RAM for your virtual machine. We recommend at least 4 GB of RAM for Mac OS.
Go to the Processors tab and adjust the number of cores for your virtual machine. We recommend at least 2 cores for Mac OS.
Go to the CD/DVD (SATA) tab and select Use ISO image file. Browse to your Mac OS image file and select it.
Click OK to save your settings.
Select your virtual machine and click Power on this virtual machine.
The installation process will start. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Mac OS on your virtual machine.
Once the installation is complete, you can enjoy running Mac OS on your Windows 10 PC with VMware Player.
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