Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware step by step
Update: The Steps below works on macOS Sierra 10.12 Final Version the nearly released by Apple. (20 September)
Now there are several materials that you have to download from the links below.
- Download VMware Workstation
- Download macOS Sierra Final (1 Part)
- Download macOS Sierra Final (7 Parts)
- Download Patch Tool Folder
Step 1. Extract macOS Sierra Image File
Once you have downloaded the macOS Sierra image file, then you must extract it via WinRAR or 7zip. To unzip the file, just right-click on file then choose “Extract Here.“ It’ll take some minutes to obtain so wait for a while, before moving to the next step.
Step #2. Install VMware Workstation on Your PC
Step #3: Patch the VMware
Open Patch Tool folder then right click on win-install.cmd file, Select “Run as Administrator”
Step #3. Create & Edit New Virtual Machine
#1 Now open VMware and click on “File>New Virtual Machine”(Ctrl+N) then select Typical(Recommended) and click Next
#2. Choose “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.
#3. Now select “Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list then select macOS 10.12 from version and click Next.
#5. Don’t Specify the disk space just select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next. Becuase we don’t need this; we will remove it later.
#6. The VMX file for macOS Sierra has been created, so go ahead and click finish.
Note: Don’t run the Virtual Machine before the editing steps finished successfully because it may create problems for you on further steps.
#2. Increase the Ram memory from 2 GB to 4 GB of Ram memory.
#3. Increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to 4 cores.
#4. Now select the hard disk and click Remove.
#5. When the previous hard drive removed then, click Add then select Hard Disk and click Next.
#6. Select the SATA(Recommended) virtual disk type and click Next.
#7. Now select “Use an existing virtual disk” then click Next
#8. Click browse and choose the VMDK file from the extracted folder(Step 1), that downloaded macOS Sierra virtual machine(VM) image and tap Finish.
Step #6. Edit VMX File of macOS Sierra VM files
#1. Now navigate to macOS Sierra virtual machine files that you browsed and located in step 4,4. Then navigate to the VMware virtual machine(VMX) and open it with Notepad.
#2. Scroll down to the end, and type (smc.version = “0”) then press Ctrl+S to save it
Step #7. Power on the Virtual Machine (macOS Sierra)
Open the macOS Sierra VM window then click Power on this virtual machine. When you played the VM, then it should take you to the next step setting up macOS Sierra in VMware.If no then you may miss any action or fail in any move, comment below and we will try our best for you.
Step #8. Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra
Now while installing macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox then we don’t need to install that on separate disk because while editing the VM we choose the virtual disk type SATA, and this is the one and only way for now to install macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox. So that’s why now in the very next step we have to perform a clean installation and to set up macOS Sierra.
#1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.
#2. Select a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.
#3. Now choose your method to transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue.
#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.
#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you have one, then create a free Apple ID to the article, how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and Click on Continue.
#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
#7. Fill out the Full name, Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then finally click on Continue to create your user account for Mac OS X El Capitan, which will be installed.
#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & Usage and click on Continue.
#9. Wait a minute while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run to the desktop of macOS Sierra.
Finish Installation of macOS Sierra
After performing a clean installation and Set upping your macOS Sierra then you should see your final result that, macOS Sierra has successfully installed on VMware.
Step #9. Install VMware Tools for macOS Sierra (Full-Screen Mode)
#1. Right Click on the macOS Sierra tab then click on Removable Devices > CD/DVD (SATA) > Settings.
#2. From the Devices Status, Check the box of Connected and Connect at power on. Then from Connection section “Select Use ISO image file:” and click on browse.
#3. Now Navigate to Patch Tool folder > Tools and select VM Tool.ISO file that you download and click Open.
#4. Now on the Virtual Machine settings click on OK to save the changes that you made.
#5. After that go to OS VM and enter full-screen mode, Wait a while for the file and then it will run automatically, so when VMware Tools dialog box appears then click on Install VMware Tools.
#6. appears the introduction Page click on Continue
#7. Then click on Install
#8. Again click on Continue Installation.
#9. Then type your Password and click on Install Software to allow this.
#10. Wait for Installer to complete the installation process and when the installation was Successful then click on Restart to finish installing the software.
Done Installation of VMware Tools
So when your OS VM reboots then VMware tools is installed on your VM, and it must work correctly like Auto selecting the Display Size and other drivers.