Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 PC in 2020

In this article, I am going to guide you Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 PC. You might know that it is the latest operating system of Apple Inc. It is newly announced by worldwide developers Conference 2019. Moreover, macOS Catalina has a new amazing improvement and high security in order to not get hacked. So, using and testing it’s new amazing features and improvement on VMware will give you more information and experience to the macOS Catalina. macOS Catalina is having super feature more than macOS Mojave if you try this then you will have fun using it on the virtual machine. There are many outstanding features but the main feature is to use the iPad as a second monitor.

Installing in VMware is very complicated and lengthy you need to wait till the end then, at last, you will get the result of macOS Catalina on VMware. If you want to install it on a VMware then you will be in need of an image file of it otherwise you will not be able to install it on any virtual machine. So, macOS Catalina is named from Santa Catalina Island which is based in California, United States. Running macOS Catalina on a VMware has a different method and procedure than an installing macOS Catalina on a VMware. So, first, you have to get the required file that will be in need while installing macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 PC. Therefore, let’s get started and get the idea about macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 PC which will be very interesting it’s method and procedure.


Required File to Install macOS Catalina on VMware:

Install VMware Workstation on your Windows 10 PC:

When you successfully download the VMware from the above link. Now it is time to install it on your PC, If you install any operating system on VMware first you need to download and install it. The downloading method is very easy so, if you can’t install then here are the procedure to install VMware on your PC. Follow the below guide to install it with easy steps.

  • Once downloading is finish, launch the VMware then the welcome screen will appear so, you have to click Next.
  • Then read the terms and conditions, you have to agree with that otherwise you will not be allowed to install it.
  • Again click next.
  • In the last step, you have to click install in order to install VMware workstation on your PC
  • After that, if you have license key then enter if you don’t have you need to click finish. Then you are able to use it for 30 days.

Patch VMware to avoid the error:

VMware is one of the best virtual machines on the internet. Therefore, we are going to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware. So, you can’t install directly because it won’t allow you to install it by default. Therefore, at the that we will need a patch tool, the method and steps are quite easy. So, download the patch tool from the above link.

Moreover, once the patch tool is downloaded, open the that, then there is file by the name of Win-Install.cmd. When you find you it, right-click on that, then you click on the run as administrator. So, it will automatically install it on your PC for VMware. Furthermore, Once the patch is installed, then you will be able to install macOS Catalina 10.15 without any worries and tension.

Create a Virtual Machine for macOS Catalina 10.15:

Step 1. Open the VMware, then you have to click on Create a new virtual machine.

Step 2. Then choose the configuration type, you will have two option, so you need to select the first one which is typical.

Configuration type

Step 3. For the guest operating system, choose the last option which is I will install the operating system later.

Guest operating system Installation

Step 4. Then select the guest operating system, choose the Apple Mac OS X then choose the version macOS 10.14.

Select operating system

Step 5. After that, give the name to your virtual machine, click next.

Step 6. Specify Disk Capacity, select the size 40GB then choose the first option which is Store virtual disk as a single file.

Specify disk capacity

Step 7. If you are ready to create a virtual machine. So, click finish.

Edit Virtual Machine for macOS Catalina 10.15:

Step 1. Select the virtual machine which you have created, then click on the Edit Virtual Machine Setting.

Edit virtual machine

Step 2. Select the Memory option, then increase the size of it from 2GB up to 4GB.

Increase the memory

Step 3. Select processor option, then increase the number of process up to 4.


Step 4. In this step, select Hard Disk (SATA), click remove after that click add in order to add a new hard disk


Step 5. Now, choose the hard disk type, select the first option which is Hard Disk.

Hard Disk Type
Install macOS Catalina on VMware

Step 6. Then choose the disk type, select the SATA recommended.

Disk Type
Disk Type

Step 7. Select disk, you need to choose the second one which is Use an existing virtual disk.


Step 8. Click on Browse… then select the macOS Catalina 10.15 vmdk file which you have download from above link.

Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on VMware:

When you successfully did all the steps therefore, it is time to install the macOS Catalina on VMware with very easy steps. For that, you need to select the virtual machine which you have created and edited that then click on the play virtual machine.

Step 1. A welcome screen of macOS Catalina will be opened, so you have to select the country.

Welcome screen

Step 2. Next window, you have to choose the keyboard layout.

Select your keyboard

Step 3. In this window, you will be asked about Data and Privacy. Therefore, read it carefully and click on Continue.

Data and privacy

Step 5. Now choose Transfer Information to This Mac. Tick the box on Don’t transfer any information now. and click continue.


Step 6. Now sign up your apple id or click on sign up later.

Step 7. We agree with terms and conditions.


Conclusion: I hope you have successfully Installed macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 PC with his procedure. Further, if you face any problem to write in the comment box below. Comment your feedback.


Hi, I am Azzaz Sheikh a passionate blogger. I am a tech lover guy who spends most of the time trying new things in the world of Technology. I love to discover latest material related to Technology and loves to share with you guys.

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  1. Hi but why can’t I update in VMware WST 15. my version of Catalina osx from beta DP1 to DP6 on the first reboot (when installation continues) is planted on bitten apple

  2. Thanks. These instructions worked well for me. Question: Now that I have VMware patched for macOS 10.15 and Catalina installed, can I patch VMware for macOS 10.16 and install the Big Sur upgrade inside the same virtual machine—or do I have to start from scratch with a new virtual machine for Big Sur?

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