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New Way to Install Catalina or Any Mac on VMware On Windows.

excellentspirit profile image Michael Jr A. Obi ・3 min read

I now have a MacBook Pro, so, I don't need a Mac on VMware on Windows. Having a Virtual Machine should be out of a necessity. For instance, if you are a student and your projects require having a Mac, but you can't afford it right away. It is understandable why you should attempt to have a Mac Virtual Machine.

Then, you should strive to rightfully pay for the brainwork of others, which in this case is a Mac and a VMware Workstation.

Second, paying rightfully for the service and product of others, keeps the laws of seedtime and harvest favourable towards you when it becomes your turn to receive pay for your brainwork. You wouldn't want people to be using your diligent brainwork for free.

That brings us to copyright matter. Which primarily serves to ensure the right owners of any intellectual work are recognised and rewarded well.

Having said that, let's talk about why this method of installing any Mac on VMware on Windows is different.
This new method eliminates adding smc.version = "0" in the vmx file before you run the Virtual Machine.

During installation of a Mac on VMware, loop is one frustrating challenges that forces many to give up. At times, the virtual machine would run up to about 90% and start again. To solve this loop, most YouTube videos say to change the operating system to Windows 10 x64 and later to MacOS 10.15. Even so, the loop doesn't go away. When you look at the VMware log file, this error would be pointed out: "DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\cfg\vsphereFeatures\techPreview.cfg": The system cannot find the path specified." Going on to add the missing file doesn't stop the loop in most cases.

Another challenge this new method tackled is being stuck for long on the Apple logo as you don't need to add, smc.version = "0", to the vmx file before you run the virtual machine.
This entirely new method also doesn't require changing the operating system in the VMware to Windows 10 x64 at any point of the installation.

The method totally eliminated any type of loop and the typical error pointed out in the VMware log file.
The method was birthed out of curiosity, the burning desire to help others facing common challenges. It was also birthed out of learning from others and a genuine love of learning. The method took many hours of sleepless nights too.

Now, I supposed you already know how to install, and unlock VMware Workstation. You already know how to create a Virtual Machine on VMware, but the challenges described earlier impeded you from a successful installation.

First step, open your VMware Workstation.
Second step, click create a New Virtual Machine.
Third step, Choose Typical (recommended) as your answer to "What type of configuration do you want?"
Fourth step, Click I will install the operating system later as your choice for "How will you install the guest operating system?"
Fifth step, select Apple Mac OS X as your option for Guest Operating System.
Sixth step, name the Virtual Machine whatever you want.
Seventh step, choose the Disk Capacity, that's, the size of Virtual Machine's Hard Disk and click, "Store virtual disk as a single file."
Eighth step, edit virtual machine settings. Give it 4 GB of Ram and 2 processors. Next, under, CD/DVD (SATA) click Auto Detect and under connection, select, Use ISO image file: and fetch your Mac ISO image from where you saved it on your host computer.
Ninth step, still in Virtual Machine Settings, click option and under version, you should select, "MacOS X Server 10.6"
save and proceed to run, and install Mac on the VMware Workstation.

Later on, you would need to install the VMware Tools ISO to get a full screen of your Mac on VMware on Windows.

Your Mac should work perfectly. The audio and sound of your Mac on VMware on Windows work unlike the Macs on Oracle VirtualBox on Windows.

You should see the YouTube video on this new way of installing any Mac on VMware on Windows. The ISO image for Catalina and VMware Tools ISO are included, without requiring passwords to use them. Also, there is a second video on how to successfully update your Mac on VMware on Windows.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU8JRu3qVt0&t=3s

Let me know if the method worked for you and other feedbacks please. Thank you for your time.

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