Step by step to Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on Windows PC

Step by step to Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on Windows PC
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In this tutorial, We will show you guys a very specific instruction with screenshots to get macOS 10.15 Catalina installed successfully into a Virtual Machine using VMware on a Windows PC.

What is the unique value of our guide? Almost available sources from internet provide their Catalina.vmdk (a disk which is installed Catalina already by the author) and some needed configurations with your current VMware to run it immediately on your PC. You may take potential risk by doing that way. Our instruction will help you to download the official macOS 10.15 Catalina from Apple Store, then create a bootable Catalina.ISO image, and finally install Catalina into VMware machine your own.

How to Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on Windows PC

Take the following 3 steps:

Step 1: Download macOS 10.15 Catalina.app from Apple Store.

You will need a Mac to download macOS 10.15 Catalina.app from App store.

macOS 10.15 Catalina.app will be downloaded into Applications folder.

Otherwise, we share the original one from our another topic: Download MacOS Catalina Installer.DMG, .ISO, .APP without App Store.

Step 2: Create a bootable macOS 10.15 Catalina.iso

In another specific instruction, we make it so easy to help you to do: How to Create Bootable MacOS Catalina.ISO and .DMG images in both MacOS and Windows

Install macOS 10.15 Catalina into VMware virtual machine

  • You may want to download VMware Workstation Player here. Otherwise, you could download the latest VMware Workstation Player from here.

Install Install VMware Workstation 15 Player
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+, Set the RAM

+, Set CPU

+, And it’s so important to add the Install macOS 10.15 Catalina.iso into the CD/DVD.

+, Go to USB Controller and choose USB 3.0 at USB Compatibility.

+, Add the Add the following code at the bottom, then save the configuration file by “Ctrl+S”.

smc.version = “0”

AND NOW WE ARE REALLY READY TO TURN ON THE VIRTUAL MACHINE TO START INSTALLING macOS Catalina.

The following topic would be helpful on Virtual Box users: Step by step to Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows PC.