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How to Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on Windows PC?

This Year Apple has released and announced the new macOS which is called macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta on WWDC19 ( Worldwide Developer Conference 2019) 3rd June 2019, The old version of Mac was macOS 10.14 Mojave and the new macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta which is the 16th Major release of Mac operating system of  Apple company product which is totally based on Desktop and Macintosh. On that day Apply announced more products like Apply watchOS 6, TVOS, iPad, and Mac Pro 2019 and macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta. Apple took the name of Catalina from  Santa Catalina Island which is located in Southern California, USA. MacOS 10.15 Catalina can support 64 Bit applications.

The complete version of macOS Catalina Beta will be released till the end of this year and the Public Beta will be available in July 2019. Any of you have a developer you may use it from right now but any limitation. Apple has developed some cool new features like Apple Pencil, Communication Limitations, Apple TV, Apple Music, you can use iPad Apps on mac for the first time, extend your desktop with iPad, high-security privacy, and more. So if you are new to this software I recommend you to text macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta one way or another.

However, You can test this new product on many Platforms like Vmware workstation, VirtualBox, Hyper – V, Boot Camp and many more which makes you possible to install macOS operating system on windows on PC, Virtual machine makes possible for you to install windows, macOS, and Linux so in this case, Virtual Box is an open-source but Vmware workstation is not free but it has many functionalities than other platforms so I am going to show you how to install macOS Catalina on Vmware on Windows PC.

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Some Features of macOS 10.15 Catalina

  • Update on Photos
  • Connectable Apple watch to macOS Catalina
  • Find Me
  • Screen Time
  • white and Black Desktop mode
  • Connects with iPad and Monitors
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Pencil 

How to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows on PC

For the installation of macOS Catalina on VMWare on Windows PC you need some files to download so download them all for the installation 

Required Files to Download

Download macOS 10.15 Catalina VMware Images ( Beta)

macOS Catalina Vmware images are the VMDK file in Vmware so you need to create a macOS installer iso image for the creating of Vmware images but you can download the images from google drive below I have given the link and it is ready for you to use and open it. So you need to unzip them all one by one in the mentioned folder so the file size is 6 GB for  macOS Catalina Vmware Virtual Images

Steps to Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 On PC

For the installation of macOS 10.15  Catalina on Vmware you need to do some steps so be patient and follow the steps carefully 

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Step 1. Install VMware On Windows On PC

For installation of macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows 10 on PC, you need to install VMware workstation pr or VMware workstation player, and if you do not have a premium version of the VMware, you can select and install the player due to it is free and open-source.  The installation steps are so easy and simple any of you know how to install it then you may skip this step.

  • You can Pass the welcome window by selecting the next button
  • Have to agree to license and agreements
  • Now click next, next and next, after that click on the install button to install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows on PC
  • When installation has been completed then license the VMware after that click on Finish button to close the window  

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Install VMware Workstation Pro

Step 2. Create New Virtual Machine On Windows on PC

1. Run the VMware workstation pro, on the home page click then create a New Virtual Machine

2. After that welcome windows with the default setting by clicking selecting the next

3. When the macOS 10.15 Catalina is a Virtual Images you should Select I will install the operating system Later

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Install the operating system later

4. Select Apple Mac OS X with macOS 10.14 in guest OS window

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Select Apple mac OS X


Note: If you do not see the mac OS X, you have to unblocker, this tool will enable the apple guest os for windows

5. Provide a name for VM then specify the location where you want to save it

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Specify the Location

6. Specify an amount of storage for the VM with Selecting store virtual Disk as a single File

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Specify the Amount of VM with Selecting store virtual Disk

7. Now click Finish

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Click on Finish Button

Step 3. Customize and Edit VMware to install macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta

1. Now you have to open the setting of the VM that you created by the selecting edit Virtual Machine setting

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Edit Virtual Machine Setting

2. Increase the amount of RAM from 2 GB to 4 Gb in Memory Tab

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Increase the amount of RAM

3. Go to Hard Disk ( SATA), remove it first then click add after

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Remove and add a hard disk

Click on the Hard Disk in Hardware types window

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Select Hard Disk

Now you need to Select default setting (SATA)

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Select SATA

Here select use an existing virtual disk

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use an existing virtual disk

You can browse the macOS 10.15 Catalina which you extracted after downloading

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Select existing disk

Now, Finish it

4. Go to Manu file click Exit

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Find out the location in which you saved macOS 10.15 while you creating a new VM by default, Find the file with VMX extension, right-click, and open with notepad. The file will be saved on documents directory

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Open .vmx File with Notepad

Now scroll down to the end and paste the smc.version= “0”

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Step 4. Install macOS Catalina On VMware On Windows PC

  1. To Run macOS Catalina on Vmware workstation Pro just click on the play button
  2. Select your language and country in the welcome window
  3. If you want another keyboard just add it otherwise it is optional
  4. Select does not transfer any information to this Mac
  5. You can add Apple ID, if you do not you can go with the basic local setup without Apple ID
  6. Agree to the license and agreement of apple
  7. You need to create an account for the computer it is necessary
  8. Optional theme (Light or Dark)
  9. In the end, click on continue

How to install macOS Catalina 10.15 On VirtualBox on Windows

Installing macOS Catalina 10.15 on VirtualBox on windows is another way of using macOS Catalina on windows PC. The way of installing is somehow the same but it has its differences.  VirtualBox and Vmware are two different Virtual machines that you need to install it first in your computer then install the VMware or Virtualbox software.


To install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows on PC, you need to download all the files like WinRAR, VMware workstation pro, Code, and images. I suggest following the steps carefully so if any of you face problem so you may comment on the comment box plus or anything you want to share with us

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