VMware Workstation guide for Vanilla osx on Windows host

This a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X on VMWare Workstation running in a Windows host.  The VM is an  useful for testing osx and also for creating installers for use on a real mac/hackintosh
There are many guides and videos on the internet about running OS X oWindows machines.So google it if want to lean more.Here i am testing on  10.11 but it will work for 10.9 to 10.12 (10.12 is in  DP)
Things you need:

Making installation ISO on Real Mac or HACK :

1.  Download “Install OS X .app”Mavericks,Yosemite,El Capitan or Serria DP (if you have DP account or from other way)  from the App Store into your Applications folder.
2.  Download and unzip the xx.tool (attached below ). Open Terminal and drag n drop xx.tool file or

cd downloads
chmod +x xx.tool

VM link

N.B. For new macOS 10.12 still in DP or Beta, so to make iso you need edit First line for XXX.tool

Credit :MSok, colt2,Donk,Zenith432,fusion71au

3. Copy all the needed files to USB/HDD drive.Login in to Windows and copy/ paste all files including ISO.

Install and Patch VMware :

Here I’m using VMware Workstation 12 Pro and it also has VMware Player.Installation and patch will be same.
1.Extract Unlocker 2.o.8
2.Install VMware pro/player
3.Open files>locate ‘win-install.cmd‘ right click and Run As Administrator .
4.Wait until windows cmd finishes   and closed itself.

Create Virtual Machine:
1. Open VMware Workstation 12 Pro/Player and click ‘Create a New Virtual Machine’.  Choose ‘Typical” first only for VMW  Pro For player Choose  ‘I will install the operating system later’.

2.  Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and the version you want to install and press Next .
3.Choose where  OSX folder will be created .By defaults its in Documents /Virtual Machines folder/OSX Version name .so just leave it defaults.Next
4. Make VM Disk Size  40 GB and Select ‘Store virtual disk as a single disk”then Next.
5.Now Choose “Customize hardware” and Click new CD/DVD and select Use ISO image File and Located you ISO file.

6.Select ‘USB controller’ and from left panel change ‘USB compatibility’ to USB 2.0.press OK and finish configuration.

7. Now Got to VM configuration folder .If defaults then it will be in Documents /Virtual Machines folder/OSX Version name (e.g. OSX10.11). Open OSX 10.11.vmx file in Notepad/Word pad.Change under  virtualHW.version = “12” to “10” and add below  smc.version = “0” Save changes.

8. Now play or power on Virtual Machine.If you see Apple logo then you are good to go.

OSX installation:

Installation should be simple.Just fellow the prompts on install screen.
1.Select Language and agree on terms.

2.Open Disk utility.choose VM disk and format it partition as  GUID Mac OS X Extended.

3.Quite Disk Utility and choose your installation partition(e.g. VM 10.11)
4.Installation will take about 20-40 min depends on hw spec you configure.After finish VM will reboot automatically.

5.Configure your newly installed osx.(e.g. user account,Time zone,icloud login)

6.At last you will be on osx Desktop.Now Eject CD drive and install VMware tools software.To do that you need to go …… and install VM Tools
if player: Click on  Player>Manage> Install VMware Tools…
if Pro: Click on VM >Install VMware Tools…

7.After installation finish reboot VM

Enjoy osx on VMware.

iMessage fix:
Only if not working add the following to VMWare configuration file (OS X 10.11.vmx).But chances are still 50/50.
efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = “FALSE”
efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = “FALSE”
efi.nvram.var.ROM = “XXXXXX” [6 digit decimal]
efi.nvram.var.MLB = “XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” [16 digit hexadecimal]
 You can use a random number for ROM and MLB.Use Clover Configurator to generate ROM and MLB.


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19 Responses to VMware Workstation guide for Vanilla osx on Windows host

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  2. Al Herrera says:

    I was looking for the VM password too. Thanks!


  3. Furqan A says:

    The Installation stucks at the Apple logo. Seems progress bar below Apple logo is stuck at 70%. Can you please let me know how to fix it?


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  5. Leo says:

    The ISO link is down, can I download it from torrent?


  6. Rachit Dongre says:

    gives a error “TO run Mac OSX you need a host on which VMware workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V”..pls tell me where i am going wrong


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  9. cannot download CECI.tool @for El Capitan 10.11


  10. what is the password vm mac users?


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