In this article, I am going to guide you on How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on VMware on Windows. Mac OS X is an eleventh major release of the Mac operating system. It was announced in 2014 in WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference). The version of Mac OS X is 10.10 which is a very old version of the Mac operating system. Though it may be older than the current macOS, it is still one of the best Mac operating systems. It has some cool features including the ability to make and receive calls as well as chat with friends directly from your computer. However, Mac OS X Yosemite is right now one of the most interesting operating systems. Because of it’s some outstanding and simple feature. And it was also famous in 2014 when it was released for the first time.
If you are a Mac user then you have the easy option in order to use Mac OS X Yosemite. Using Mac OS X Yosemite on the physical Pc of Mac is very simple and doesn’t need any hard work to install that. But for the Windows operating system users, it is somehow complicated because they are not able to use Mac OS X Yosemite on their physical pc. Therefore, If windows user wants to install, use, try, and test the Mac OS X Yosemite operating system then it needs some hard work and it is also somehow complicated. However, for the windows users, there is one way that they can use that is the virtual machine.
As you might know that there are too many virtual machines in the market. But according to our information, the most famous and popular virtual machine is VirtualBox and VMware. Both virtual machines will allow you to use Mac OS X Yosemite as a second operating system. And the virtual machine will give you full functionalities in order to use any operating system without any problem.
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Before going to install Mac OS X Yosemite you need to know something. So, if you make your self ready to install Mac OS X Yosemite then you need to have a high-performance PC. In weak PC you might face problems while installing that on VMware. And download the dmg file from the below if you forget to download the DMG file then you won’t be able to install Mac OS X Yosemite on VMware. After that, also download the macOS Unlocker in order to enable the macOS Option on VMware.
Create a Virtual Machine For Mac OS X Yosemite
Before going to create a virtual machine. You need to download the Mac OS X Yosemite DMG file, once the downloading process finished. Therefore, you will see that the file is compressed with Winrar. For that you need to download and install WinRar, then Extract the DMG file just right click and click on the Extract Here all the file will be unpacked from compress.
Step 1. For creating a new virtual machine, you have to launch the VMware Workstation, once the VMware appears after that you will have three options on that so you have to click on the Create a New Virtual Machine.
Step 2. When the next screen appears, you will see two options so that you have to select Typical (recommended) because if you choose the second option then the procedure will be somehow complicated.
Step 3. After that, on the next window, you will be asked to choose the Guest operating system installation. So, you will have three options but you need to choose the third option which is I will install the operating system later. And click on the Next.
Step 4. In this step, you will be asked to select a guest operating system. So, as you all know that we are going to install Mac OS X Yosemite. Therefore, you will have many options but you have to select the third option which is Apple Mac OS X.
Step 5. When you did all the steps above, it is time to give the name to your virtual machine. So, I will simply enter the name of the virtual machine Mac OS X Yosemite.
Step 6. Now, you will be asked to specify the disk capacity. So, the recommended size is 40 but I think its too much for that. You have to select the size 25GB because it will be more than enough. And below that, you will see two option so you need to click on the First option which is Store virtual disk as a single file then clicks on the Next.
Configure the Virtual Machine
When you complete and successfully created a virtual machine for Mac OS X Yosemite. It is not finished yet because you need some more configuration to do the created virtual machine in order to have better performance and clean installation of Mac OS X Yosemite on the VMware.
Step 1. First of all, you need to click on the Edit virtual machine setting under the power on. So, on the edit virtual machine setting window, you will have many options to edit that. First, you need to click on the Memory from the left side. And you have to increase the size of the memory up to 8GB.
Step 2. After that, click on the Processors from the left side under the memory option. There you need to increase the number of cores per processor up to 2. And under that, you need to tick the first option which is Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI.
Step 3. Now, you need to click on the Hard Disk (SATA) there you need to click Remove first which is located at the bottom. And after clicking on the remove then click on the Add.
Step 4. When you click on the Add, a new window will appear, you will be asked that to choose Hardware Type. Therefore, you will see many options and you have to choose the first one which is Hard Disk.
Step 5. In this step, you will be asked to select a disk type. So, you need to select the third option which is SATA (Recommended) then click on the Next in order to continue.
Step 6. After that, you need to select a Disk. So, select the Use an existing virtual disk. And click on the Next.
Step 7. Then, you need to add the DMG file of Mac OS X Yosemite which you have downloaded from the above. For that, you need to click on the Browse and select the existing file.
Step 8. After following all the steps. You need to go to the DMG file folder which you downloaded and select the macOS Yosemite file and open it with notepad.
Step 9. Once your notepad opens with macOS codes, therefore, scroll down and write this at the end of code smc.version = 0 and you need to save it.
Installation Process of Mac OS X Yosemite on VMware
Step 1. When you have done each and everything successfully. Now you are ready to install Mac OS X Yosemite on VMware Workstation. Therefore, launch VMware and click on the power on this virtual machine.
- Step 2. On the welcome screen choose your country then click Continue.
- Step 3. After that, you need to Select your Keyboard and Continue.
- Step 4. Select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
- Step 5. Don’t Sign in, then click Continue and click Skip. Therefore, if you have Apple ID you can Sign with your Apple ID.
- Step 6. Then read the terms and conditions and be agree with that.
- Step 7. In this step, fill out the following information to create your computer account. Therefore, you need to fill the Full name, Account name, Password, and Hint and mark the Time zone. Then click Continue.
- Step 8. After that click on the continue to in order to send Diagnostic and usage.
- Step 9. That’s it! Now you are successfully done with the installation of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on VMware. However, enjoy this operating system as a second operating system on your Windows 10 or any other Windows.
That’s all about How to Install Mac OS X Yosemite on VMware on Windows. I hope that you will enjoy the Mac OS X Yosemite operating system on VMware as a second operating system on windows. I am pretty sure that the procedure is lengthy but not complicated to follow. So, if you faced any sort of problem or having any question then feel free to comment below. And don’t forget to comment your feedback and suggestion about Mac OS X Yosemite.