Steps to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware on PC. Before going to start creating a new Virtual machine for Mac OS X El Capitan you need to install unlocker for VMware. Unlocker is a light software that simply builds to appears macOS operating system on VMware Workstation.
To accomplish this tutorial you already need a previous copy of OSX installed on VMWare Player or Workstation.
0) Acquire a copy of OSX 10.11 El Capitan
First of all you need to acquire a legal copy of OSX El Capitan from the App Store. This tutorial will not cover this part. Sorry :)
1) Unlock OSX option on VMWare
Download the latest version of VMWare Unlocker and use the relative binary to unlock it ( based on your Host OS ). Pro fit gym.
2) Create a 8GB Virtual
This will help us to create the Installation Media for a fresh new install of OSX El Capitan. Remember to attach it as
SATA on your current OSX Virtual Machine where you acquired your OSX El Capitan copy.
3) Initialize the 8GB
vmdk as HFS+ journaled
Assign the label
InstallMedia, we will use this later :)
4) Create the installation media
Open app the
Terminal.app and run this command:
and wait for it then to be finished. Meanwhile you can drink a Coffee or a Tea if you prefer :)
5) Create a OSX Virtual Machine container
Upon creation use the
OSX 10.11 option. Everything else can be as it's suggested by default. Attach then the
InstallMedia vmdk we created before as
6) Boot and enjoy
Now it's just as a normal installation on a Mac. You know what to do :)
PROTIP: Remember to not format or install OSX over your installation media. You'll see it as normal Hard Disk, so don't be confused!
7) Install the VMWare Tools
Remember to do it so you can get more Video Memory, better performances and the clipboard integration.