On 2019, Apple company blessed us with its new and biggest operating system which is macOS Catalina. MacOS Catalina contains a bundle of features and functionalities which blows the mind of Mac user and as well as Windows PC users. This time we have it with a unique and interesting name. We didn’t expect this name from Apple which is Amazing. This operating system is one of the most successful and advanced. Now we want to install macOS Catalina on VMware on windows PC.
I will explain how to install macOS Catalina on WMware on windows. Apple announces the new version of operating system every year. And they announced the latest version of their operating systems in WWDC 2019. So our team can tell you how to install macOS Catalina on VMware on windows. When a new version comes out then depending on how many bugs fixes and vital fixes it has. If you are Windows users and willing to install macOS Catalina on Windows PC, Then you are in right place. You can install it with the help of a dual boot process but it needs much to get done and much difficult for the beginner users. We have a new way which will work successfully.
For the target of this article, We are going to use VMware Workstation. It is a kind of virtual machine in which you can effortlessly install different kinds of operating systems. It will work the same as you use on your physical computer. When you get installed macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows PC. Then you can do whatever you want. Once you install any operating system on VMware.
Step #1: Download The Prerequisites Software For installing macOS catalina on Windows
Before to start, You need to download some applications and install, During the installation of macOS Catalina installation on VMware you will require these files. Anyway, I give you the direct link below to download and install the Prerequisites software.
Download VMware WorkstationPro 15.5.x or VMware Player 15.5.x.
Step #2: Install the Prerequisites Software for installing macOS catalina on Windows
Now from the above link you may install WorkstationPro15.5.x or VMware Player 15.5.x, First you must wait till the download completes then install VMware Workstation to your windows. If you have already installed it. So, No need to install again simply skip it.
Step #3: Install MacOS Unlocker On VMware To Install MacOS Catalina On Windows
Before to start, You have to close the VMware Completely. Otherwise, It won’t work.
Exit VMware Workstation
VMware Unlocker is a lightweight tool that allows the user to have the Mac OS X option on VMware Workstation/Player. Make sure that, If you don’t install the macOS Unlocker then you won’t be able to install macOS on VMware. It will cause to VMware to install macOS on VMware.
You have download macOS Unlocker V3 for VMware from GitHub or the direct link. Extract the macOS Unlocker V3.0. Right-click on win-install.cmd and select Run as Administrator.
Note: You may always uninstall the previous version of the Unlocker before using a new release. Failure to do this could render VMware unusable. – David Parsons
Unlocker 3.0.2 for VMware Workstation
Unlocker 3.0.2 for VMware Workstation
Step #4: Create A New Virtual Machine For MacOS Catalina
Once you have installed VMware Workstation on your Windows PC and as well as installed macOS Unlocker. Whenever you want to install any kind of operating system on VMware then you will need to create a special virtual machine for that. For Creating a new virtual machine for macOS Catalina, you have to follow the below guidance.
#1. Now open the VMware workstation on your PC, Which you have installed that. When the home Page of VMware appeared just click on create a new virtual machine.
Create a VM
#2. Then select the Typical or Recommended option.
Select typical (Recommended)
#3. Now select the option I will install the operating system later then click next.
#4. Then on the Select A Guest Operating System popup you may select Apple Mac OS X and version 10.16 Once you did then click next.
#5. Write a name for your virtual machine and brows the location then click next.
Select name & Save
#6. After you named it, Then select maximum disk storage 150GB or more for macOS Big Sur to support, click next.
Specify Disk Capacity
#7. On Ready to Create Virtual Machine, Click Customize Hardware.
#8. Increase the Memory from 4 GB to 8 GB or higher for better performance.
#9. Select Processor menu then increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to 4 or Higher cores for better performance.
Note: If you don’t have enough resources then you may not increase the Memory and Processor since the minimum requirement is 4 GB Memory and 2 Cores of Processor.
Increase Number of Processors
#10. Select New CD/DVD (SATA) from the menu then click Use ISO image file: and click Browse.
#11. Locate the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101).iso file then click Open. If you don’t have this file then you should download this from Step 1: Download the Prerequisites section.
Open macOS Catalina ISO
#12. After selecting the macOS Catalina ISO, to save all the changes click Close.
#13. Morally you have created new virtual machine for macOS Catalina on VMware. So, Now click finish.
Step #5. Now Edit VMX File of MacOS Catalina On windows PC
#1. Now you have to open the virtual machine folder where you have selected. If you didn’t specify the location then probably the default location is Document > Virtual Machine. You have to right-click on the macOS Catalina.vmx and open it via Notepad.
Open macOS Big Sur Beta VMX with NotePad
#2. Scroll down to the bottom of texts and add the following code; then click on File > Save. After that, you may close it as you don’t need it anymore.