How to Install macOS Mojave Final on VMware on Windows PC


The macOS 10.14 was published by Apple at the recent World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 18) that as held on 4th June 2018. This is an outstanding operating system with enhanced performance and a myriad of awesome functions.

What is macOS Virtual Machine?

A Virtual Machine is one which does not exist physically but is made to exist using the VMWare Workstation software. Once you completely install this macOS Virtual Machine, you will be able to use a Windows PC and experience a Mac on the same computer through a virtual machine. As a matter of fact, the VMware Workstation Player is like any other application or program on your Windows computer

The installation process actually requires you to have various things to generate this virtual machine. You will need the Mac OS X VMware image, the VMware Player and the Patch Tool which can be downloaded through these provided links below.

What is the Mac OS X VMware Image?

Mac OS X VMware Image basically includes all the necessary files for the installation of OS X operating system on a Windows PC. The image, however, is clean and not difficult to install it. The only thing that you need is to make sure Winrar or 7zip (we also provide a download link) is already installed on your computer because you will need it to extract the macOS Mojave VMware image.

Download links:

macOS Mojave Final: 10.14.0; 18A391 (September 24, 2018).
Mojave APFS 10.14.0 VMware Image: Download Link - Unzip password:
macOS Mojave 10.14.2; 18C54 (December 5, 2018)
Mojave APFS 10.14.2 VMware Image: Download Link

Download Patch Tool & VM Tool
Download VMware Player: Free download

Mojave Final (18A391) on VMware on Windows:

What is Patch Tool?

You will not be able to setup VMware Mac OS X by default due to VMware Workstation. The Patch Tool is designed to make it possible to run macOS on VMware simply. The fact is that this tool is not only compatible with macOS but also Linux and Windows.

Follow the guidance below to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware on Windows

  • Step 1: Extract the macOS Mojave Virtual Image

As aforementioned, you will need Winrar or 7Zip software and the macOS Mojave 10.14 virtual image file (.vmdk) . You can scroll up and find links above to download them all.

Extract Virtual Image File (RAR file)

Head out to the folder containing the virtual image file, and right-click on Rar file (or Part1.rar). Select “Extract Here.”

  • Step 2: Install the VMWare Player

Access the provided link and download VMware and install it in your PC.


Install VMware Player

  • Step 3: Install Patch Tool

In this step, you need to access the Patch Tool folder. Then, right click on “win-install.cmd”. Choose “Run as Administrator”.

  • Step 4: Create a Virtual machine on VMware

Launch the installed VMware player and hit “create a new virtual machine”.

You will see a virtual machine wizard appears. Select to install the operating system later from the options and click on “Next”. Next up, choose the macOS 10.14 as Guest operating system. Hit the “Next” button.

VMX Folder Location

Afterward, give a name for the virtual machine and specify the location to store it. This is known as the VMX folder. Then, hit the “Next” button. Next up, enter the storage space to be allocated to the virtual machine. This value is recommended to be set to 40GB by default and it is not necessary to modify it since it will be deleted in the following steps. Select “Store virtual disk as a single file” and click “Next”. Verify everything and click on “Finish”.

  • Step 5: Edit the Virtual Machine

To do this, launch VMware and select “macOS Mojave 10.14” . Click on "Edit the virtual machine"
Select the Memory tab and set 50% – 65% of your RAM

Set the CPU to 50% - 70%. Click “OK” for the customization to take effect

Then, choose the virtual "Hard Disk" In the list of devices. Click on “Remove” button.

Then click "Add".

Next, tap on Hard Disk on the list of devices then choose “SATA” à “Use an Existing disk” to create a new virtual disk on VMware,

Select the disk by using the browse button to open the location where the “macOS Mojave 10.14.vmdk” file is stored and click on “Finish”.

Open macOS Mojave Virtual Image

  • Step 6: Editing the VMX File

The VMX file is the configuration of the VMware Virtual Machine. To edit it, open the macOS 10.14 folder where you stored it (VMX folder in step 4). If you did not specify its location, look in Documents\virtual machines.

Right click on the VMX file and choose “Open with”. Choose “More Apps”. From the list of apps that will be seen, choose “Notepad” and press Enter.

This will open the VMX file in Notepad. At the bottom; add the code:
smc.version = "0". Save the changes by clicking on “Ctrl+S”.

  • Step 7: Play macOS Mojave

Start the VMware and tap on “play virtual machine” , and create a new account.

Then, the macOS Mojave will be installed.

  • Step 8: Install VMware Tool

To do this, click "Player" , then hit “Removable devices” - “CD/DVD” - “Setting” then launch the “VM Tool.iso” file. Next, check the “connected” button and click “OK”.

Installation of VMware tool will need time to operate. Next, you can hit "Install VMware Tool" . Then, you need to activate VMware system extensions by clicking on “Open Security Preferences” - Click on the “Allow” button.

Hit the “Restart” button to restart the virtual machine.

That’s it! macOS 10.14 Mojave Final on VMware on Windows PC

To conclude…

The VMware now gives you the ability to run 2 operating systems Mac and Windows PC at the same time. This is considered as the best free virtualization software for those who prefer experiencing the two operating systems paralelly.

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