During the WWDC 2018 keynote, alongside the iOS 12 apple also announced the macOS Mojave. It’s the successor of macOS High Sierra, and brings a lot of new visual changes. Now you can install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware in windows PC. VMware allows you to experience all of the features of macOS Mojave side by side with windows. Let’s discuss the features of macOS Mojave 10.14 .
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Apple has brought several iOS apps in macOS mojave desktop such as voice memo, home, apple news. Apart from that, macOS Mojave has an inbuilt dark mode that allows to switch to a dark screen whenever required. In one click, use can switch to a dark desktop, and the dark theme will reflect to each and every installed applications like maps, messages, calendar, photos etc. To add a pinch of salt, apple has implement dynamic desktop wallpapers. The color of the desktop background will change following the time of day. The desktop wallpaper will turn darker as the end of the day appears to offer perfect working environment.
The final version of macOS Mojave is said to support 32 bit apps. The new desktop finder automatically manages files into groups based on its type, so that user can sort it by tags, date, attributes. Now you can chat with 32 people using group facetime. While there’s much more useful features. Here in this tutorial i’ll show you how to install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware in windows PC.
Minimum Requirements to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMWare in Windows –
- 64 Bit Windows 10/8/7 running desktop.
- 8GB RAM and SSD drive is recommended.
- VMWare workstation player latest version – Download.
- macOS Mojave 10.14 Beta 1 (18A293u) virtual image file – Download. Alternative download link – click here.
- Patch tool – Download.
Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMWare –
Step 1 –
Download VMWare workstation pro from the give link. Launch VMWare and it’ll ask you to enter product key, click on “i’ll try VMWare for 14 days” and install this in trial mode.
Step 2 –
You’ll need to download the patch tools zip file. After downloading extract the file contents. In the patch tool folder, you’ll get this two folders Unlocker208 and Unlocker210. So if you’re using VMWare 14 latest version, then use Unlocker210, else user the another one. Open up Unlocker2018 folder, browse and find “win-install.cmd” file.
Right click on the file and choose run as administrator. A command prompt will open, and after running some preset commands it’ll close automatically.
Step 3 –
Now download macOS Mojave 10.14 virtual image file from the provided link. Extract the file in your PC. Use winrar or 7zip to extract it. Just right click on the downloaded macOS Mojave 10.14 virtual disk image file and choose “Extract to macOS Mojave 10.14” and it’ll extract the file contents.
Step 4 –
We’ve to create virtual machine followed by proper settings to install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware. Launch VMware application from your PC and choose “create new virtual machine”.
Click on “i’ll install the operating system later” and hit next.
From the net screen, select a guest operating system. Choose “Apple mac OS X” from the listed operating systems and click on version. From the drop down list select “macOS 10.14” as version. Click on next.
Step 5 –
It’ll open up a new virtual machine wizard, now provide a virtual machine name. In the name filed, for quick identification type any short name such as “macOS 10.14 Mojave“. Now browse the location where you want to store the files. Go to next.
In the next screen, the setup wizard will ask you to specify disk capacity, in the disk size select 40.0 GB and and choose “store virtual disk as a single file“. click next and hit finish.
Step 6 –
Here we’ve to change and modify the vmware preset settings to install macOS Mojave 10.14 .Launch VMware and select “macOS 10.14” and then click on “edit virtual machine settings“. Now go to memory tab, and in “memory of this virtual machine” filed enter 50% of the capacity of your installed RAM. If you’ve 8GB RAM in pc, then choose 4096MB.
Now go to the processor tab, and choose the half amount of your CPU cores. For instance, if you’ve 4 cores or quad core processor, in the field of “number of processor ” input 2 and in the number of core per processor select 2. Click on ok for the changes to take effect.
Just right below processor tab, go to Hard Disk (SATA). From the bottom of the screen, click on remove. It’ll remove the earlier created virtual disk, now need to create a new virtual hard disk to install macOS Mojave 10.14 on vmware in windows.
Now click on add, on the next screen from the drop down list choose hardware type as “hard disk” and hit next.
Then choose SATA and click next. From the next screen, select “use an existing virtual disk” and go to next.
And now you’ve to browse the location where you’ve stored the macOS 10.14 Mojave virtual disk image file. Browse and select the file, click open. Hit finish.
Step 6 –
Here you’ve edit the VMX file to install macOS Mojave 10.14 on vmware. Browse the location that you’ve selected in step 5. Or Go to the documents folder and search for macOS 10.14 Mojave VMX file. you can find it in Documents\virtualmachines\ folder. To edit the file, right click on the file and click on open with. Then the system will ask you how do you wan to open this file, click on more apps and choose notepad and hit ok. It’ll open up the macOS Mojave 10.14 in notepad. At the end of the code, add this line: smsc.version = “0” and save the changes by pressing ctrl+s from keyboard.
Step 7 –
That’s all what that you’ve to do to install macOS Mojave 10.14 on vmware. Now open vmware workstation player, choose “macOS 10.14 ” and hit “power on this virtual machine button“. It’ll boot macOS mojave 10.14 on your windows pc.
After booting, create a new account and set up up. Choose your look from light mode or dark mode, after this step you’re done. Now play with macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware. But keep it in mind, if you don’t have a SSD storage on your computer, you might experience a bit of lag.
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