How to install macOS as a Guest OS on VMware Workstation?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 25, 2018

To learn macOS, I want to install macOS as a Guest OS on VMware Workstation.

Host OS is Windows 10 and hardware configuration is i5 8th Gen with 1TB HD and 12GB RAM.

I did Google searched for Installing macOS on VMware Workstation and I found some links.

All links have similar steps and I have gone through steps explained in the link.

As an example, After Step 7: Editing the VMX File, VDX file doesn’t open.

Please guide me so that I can install macOS as a Guest OS.




macrumors 601
Mar 4, 2005
.. London ..
You're asking in the wrong place. Technically we're not supposed to talk about it here on Macrumors. The terms of the Apple licence is that you can only run OSX / macOS as a Guest OS while running on Apple hardware. ie run OSX virtual machines on a Mac Pro / MacBook / Mac Mini / iMac. These are the only legal options you have.

That said, I used to run OSX / macOS in VM on Windows VMware and there are several guides out there. I can't say much here for obvious reasons but here are some useful threads / message boards on alternate sites:

Enjoy your journey.
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