Installing macOS Monterey in VMWare

Apple HATES when you install their operating system on anything becides their own hardware… so in this video, we’ll be installing macOS Monterey inside of VMWare Workstation on a Windows machine.

Monterey ISO (not my link)

smbios.reflectHost = “TRUE”
hw.model = “MacBookPro14,3”
board-id = “Mac-551B86E5744E2388”
smc.version = “0”

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  1. FIX FOR AMD CPU'S. put this text (click show more for text) in the vmx file instead of the one in the description… also if you have already started the virtual machine and got the "the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system." error you should first delete the current system and create a fresh one… that works best with the vmx file.
    (please note that the quotes need to look like this: "…" and not like this: “…”)

    text for vmx file:

    smc.version = "0"

    cpuid.0.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011"

    cpuid.0.ebx = "0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111"

    cpuid.0.ecx = "0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110"

    cpuid.0.edx = "0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001"

    cpuid.1.eax = "0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:0111:0001"

    cpuid.1.ebx = "0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000"

    cpuid.1.ecx = "1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011"

    cpuid.1.edx = "0000:0111:1000:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111"

    smbios.reflectHost = "TRUE"

    hw.model = "MacBookPro14,3"

    board-id = "Mac-551B86E5744E2388"

  2. wow, this is the first tutorial that i've tried and it works. no matter how many times i tried with virtualbox it didn't work. but one try and it worked with vmware player.
    i'm using an amd processor but the text that is pinned worked for me.
    running macOS 13 beta, Ventura.
    edit: it keeps restarting after finishing the install.

  3. Hi, I Installed MacOS The Same Way But With Another Tutorial I Commented This Message In My Virtual macOS Monterey

  4. Is there any possible way to use my powerful gtx 1660ti graphics power to VMware ? So that our Mac OS works good?

  5. Idk what to do but when i install VMware tools and restart it kernal panics and restarts then when it boots up and gets past the apple logo it just goes onto a black screen and idk how to fix it

  6. I keep getting Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine.

  7. Is 80gb is mandatory for installation. Just if we want to work on it with few applications. Can we do it with 35 gigs space?

  8. Does this work on the free version of VMware (VMware Workstation 16 Player)? Because whenever I restart the machine, it doesn't boot, it just has a spinny thing at the bottom on a black screen

  9. Unfortunately this has been LONG patched and no longer does work, anymore.

    I've tried downloading the ISO file, and I did exactly everything this guy did (single file, placing that text inside the vmx, using tools and selecting 11.1 since it's the only one,etc).
    Each time I create the virtual machine, it just gives me "Failed to power on 'D:macosmacOS 11.1.vmx'". I tried everything, from restarting windows, disabling firewall and antivirus to even retrying multiple times and ending task all VMware processes.

  10. Hey, I get this error that says installation cannot proceed because the installer is dammaged. Redownload the installer and try again. Can someone please help me fix this?

  11. i use ryzen but when i run the vm with the fix it says Virtualized AMD-V/RVI is not supported on this platform and it fails to start

  12. Everything worked just fine for me. After I shut down and try to run in again, it shows the apple logo and loads fine, But after that nothing comes, just a black screen and the mouse pointer. Can anyone please help me🙏

  13. Hello bro
    I am getting a problem,
    When I booted it stuck at apple logo can you please help me to solve that error please

  14. Download from the link above was corrupt for me, had installer error, downloading full iso from techrechard worked for me (AMD threadripper 1950x )

  15. All you have to do to get a network connection is to go inside your .vmx file and then change:
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e100e"

    to this:

    ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"

    Make sure that your network connection is on bridged.

  16. TY SO MUCH it helped bc im using AMD and im seeing other websites and they say "only intel" ty for the help

  17. My VMware shows "installation cannot proceed because installer is damaged" when I'm trying to install macOS, what should I do?

  18. I followed this guide, but why am I still getting VMware Workstation VCPU Errors Ranging from 0-7

  19. @19.03.2022

    Hello everyone, There is Solution for some (intel?) problems.

    Problem 1 – After doing everything and reboot, Black f#$½ screen. (No way to open macOS again when you see that screen but reinstalling new one (3 hours ??)).
    Solution – Before your Reboot (or even eject the first cd driver) !! Apple Logo > System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Click the Lock to make chages > "Set your Mac name as a -Automatic Login-" > Click the Lock again.

    Problem 2 – No Ethernet Connection (Solution works for Ethernet cable idk the WiFi).
    Solution – I select the "Use bridged Networking" when Creating Virtual Machine then when your vm is offline -> Open VM directory > Open ".vmx" file as a notepad > Change your " ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e" " line with " ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3" " save then open vm.

    Good Luck guys. Best wishes.

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