How to Install Mac OS on Windows PC using Virtual Machine

Mac OS is the second most popular operating system after Microsoft Windows. Although you are comfortable using Windows for a very long time but there are many scenarios where you need a Mac OS machine.

Whether you want to develop your iOS app on Xcode, using apps like Final Cut Pro or iMovie which only comes on Mac OS, you need to buy an expensive Apple Macbook. So, without making a hole in your pocket, the alternate solution to this installing Mac OS on your Windows computer. Let’s get started with this tutorial

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Step One: Download Mac OS ISO Image file

Download Mac OS Mojave Image file

As you are on a Windows PC, you don’t have access to Apple Store to download Mac OS. You need to download Mac OS from an external trusted source. You can download the latest Mac OS Catalina 10.15 or Mac OS Mojave 10.14 Installer files from our website.

Step Two: Download Virtual Machine for Windows

VMware Workstation 15 Pro

There is various free Virtual Machine software available for Windows such as Oracle’s VirtualBox. But I recommend using VMware Workstation Pro, although it’s a paid software but you can use it free for 30 days trial. You can download Vmware Workstation Pro 15 from this link.

Step Three: Install VMware Patch to run Mac OS X

Run VMware Mac OS Unlocker Patch
  1. Go to the VMware macOS Unlocker page to download. Click the Clone or download button, then click Download ZIP.
  2. Power off all virtual machines running and exit VMware.
  3. Extract the downloaded .zip file in step 1.
  4. On Windows, right-click on the win-install.cmd file and select Run as Administrator to unlock. Also, run win-update-tools.cmd for VMware tools for macOS.
  5. After the unlock process is complete, run VMware to create the macOS virtual machine.

Step Four: Create an Apple Mac OS Virtual Machine

Create Apple Mac OS X Virtual Machine
  1. Click File, select New Virtual Machine…
  2. Select Typical (recommended) and click Next.
  3. Select I will install the operating system later. and click Next.
  4. Select Apple Mac OS X in the Guest operating system section and select macOS 10.14 in the Version section. Click Next.
  5. In the Name, the Virtual Machine window, name the virtual machine and virtual machine directory. I personally would put it on a different drive than the system drive.
  6. Select the size for the new virtual disk in the Specify Disk Capacity window. This is the virtual disk to be installed macOS. Click Next and then Finish.

Step Five: Run you Mac OS Virtual Machine with VMDK or ISO file

Run Mac OS Mojave 10.14 on Windows PC using VMware

After successfully creating an Apple Mac OS Virtual Machine, you need to run the machine with an actual Mac OS file such as Mac OS Mojave 10.14 ISO file or Mac OS Mojave 10.14 VMDK Image

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Tutorial to Install Mac OS on Windows using VMware Workstation

If you face any driver issues, Try installing VMware tools from the VM tab in the VMware window. Also, I would recommend assigning a minimum of 4GB RAM and 40GB of Hard Disk to your Virtual Machine.

That’s it for the tutorial If you face any issues or had any query then please let us know in the comment section below. You can also send us an email via the contact us page for personalized support.


  1. hi so far so good but i’m getting this message, any ideas?

    The selected virtual disk is incompatible with this Workstation 12.x virtual machine. Adding this disk would make this virtual machine incompatible with older VMware products.

  2. I have VMWare 15.x, and downloaded the .vmdk file.
    Followed every instruction to the letter, except can’t set BIOS or EFI, and stuck at Apple logo.
    What’s the problem?
    How to fix it?

  3. Thank you very much for doing this tutorial, now I’m running macOS Mojave and it works wonderfully 🙂

  4. I followed all of the instructions but when i go to launch the macOS through VMware (step 4) it says it in unsuccessful.

  5. Everything works until I try and boot the VM. I get the following error
    Your host does not meet minimum requirements to run VMware Workstation with Hyper-V or Device/Credential Guard enabled. Refer to VMware KB article 76918 at for more details.

  6. I download the Catalina as was recommend “Mac OS Catalina 10.15 or Mac OS Mojave 10.14” and its limit in 10.14 OS version after Unlock so i download the Mojave 10.14 now…and i am suing VMWare

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