How to Run Mac On Windows -XP,7,8,8.1,10

Mac OS X is an advanced operating system, easy to use and extremely stable when used daily, and sometimes one would prefer to have OSX on PC rather than using Windows 7 or latest Windows 10. Well we have brought something interesting for you – The Guide to Run OSX on Windows which means users can Run Mac OS alongside Windows 7,8,8.1. The aim of installing Mac On Windows will be achieved by Virtual Technology. Many users aspire to buy Apple powered Macbook or any other premium Mac OS X running Apple device, but as we know that all can’t afford it, but atleast one can make ends meet by getting Mac OSx experience on Windows with very few steps.

Here is the glimpse of the result that you will see after you install mac on windows 7 on laptop :install mac on windows 7, install osx on pc, VMWare Workstation mac

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Methods to Dual Boot Mac alongside Windows on PC or Laptop

We actually have two methods by which you will be able to use Mac On Windows PC –

  1. Buy Apple’s Macbook which will cost you three times you buy a new Window powered Laptop.
  2. Use this tutorial and little tech work which will cost you nothing but will give you a feeling of self-satisfaction that you have installed Mac OS on PC without spending even a penny.

So I would like to go by procedure 2 as that is very easy and hope you will not mind it 😛 So now the basic question that arises is – How to Run Mac On Windows -XP,7,8,8.1,10 – Follow up this easy tutorial to Install or Run OSX on Windows PC without losing important data or compromising with the Speed of your PC.

Requirements to Run Mac On Windows

The Basic Requirements to Run MAC on PC or Laptop or to Install Mac OS X (10.5 and above) on Virtual Machine VMWare. As VMWare is a virtual machine so it runs alongside windows and unlike other Operating System which we run using VMware, we need little more hardware requirements to run Mac on Vmware.

  • 8 GB RAM will give you more than enough speed to cope up with the load of Mac OS on Virtual Machine
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 will work like a charm.
  • 128 GB of storage available on the hard disk to make Mac run without errors on PC.

It is not compulsory to have the above requirements. But lower than this will result into slow performance by the VMWare Workstation while loading MAC. But one can always give it a try to Run OSX on Windows with whatever config you have.

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Tools Needed to Install Mac On Windows PC or laptop

To run mac on windows VMware one need to have few essentials that will equip you up to Run MAC OS-X alongside windows smoothly.first and the foremost software we require is the VMWare Virtual Machine itself. Download

First and the foremost software we require is the VMWare Virtual Machine itself. Download VMware Workstation from here.

VMWare is not the only one software required to Install MAC on Windows 7,8 or 10; You require an essential Unlocker as well. Download Latest MaC Unlocker required to Install Mac OSX on Windows from link in the Social Locker Below. [Like/+1/Tweet in order to Download latest Mac Unlocker]

[sociallocker id=”3682″]Download Unlocker 2.0.8[/sociallocker]

Now Download the Essential VMDK Disk image of OSX that you will be using for running mac on windows from here and extract the same with xnohat as password 🙂

How To Run Mac On Windows [Guide]

  • Step 1: Install the latest virtual technology powered VMWare Workstation which can be done easily by following on-screen instructions.
  • Step 2: Now the real task starts here- Unzip the Unlocker 2.0.8 which you downloaded from second link and then Run the file named “win-install.cmd“. We would recommend that you run the file as Administrator. run osx on windows, Mac OS Unlocker VmWare, how to install mac on windows 7
  • Step 3: Once you run the file, wait for a while until the patch gets complete to Unlock Mac OS X on VMware. Now Open Vmware Application and go to New VMWare Virtual Machine (Auto Method). Now New Virtual Machine Wizard will pop up, select Apple Mac OS X from the list and in the Version select the latest version Mac OS X 10.7 or any later version.osx on pc, create mac os on windows, run mac os on windows
  • Step 4: Tap on Next and you will see Mac OS X 10.7 Virtual Machine Created that will be running Mac OS on Windows via Virtual Technology. Now we need to configure the Hardware in order to run Mac OS X smoothly on PC. So to do it, tap on Edit Virtual Machine Settings that will appear inside Mac OS X 10.7 tab –add harddrive to mac os, install mac on pc, mac vmware
  • Step 5: Click the Add button in the next window that pop-ups to select Hard Disk Space and tap on Next for twice and then select ” Use an Existing Virtual Disk”, tap again on Next. Now select Disk File [Downloaded Earlier], i.e the Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk. Now tap on finish. By this you will link your Hard Disk with Mac Os for PC.
  • Step 6: Once you successfully finish the setup of Virtual Machine of OS x On Vmware, Tap on Blue coloured Play Button that will trigger Mac on windows via VMware.run-mac-os-on-pc, install mac on pc, play mac games on PC
  • Step 7: This is it, Now just follow the on-screen instructions that will lead to install Mac OS X on laptop or Mac on Windows 7 without any problem.

You can hereafter link your CD Drive, Internet connection etc via editing settings of the Virtual Machine! If you are facing any problem to run OS-X on windows or if you want to share your views, do comment here, We will be at your service!

Running Mac OS X on Windows via Dual Boot is not a very hard task as well, but then the procedure mentioned here to Install Mac alongside Windows using VMware is of much use compared to totally formatting the system for Hackintosh. Do let us know if you are looking for Hackintosh tutorials in the comments section. This setup is all for free to get Mac Os X running on your Windows pc with all official udpates.

Somesh Chaudhary

Tech Blogger and Android Expert who loves surfing Internet and finding new tech stuff and frame new articles over the same and help the world with the knowledge attained!

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Windows 10 100 disk usage fix - February 5, 2018

Good and Awesome very informative thank you for sharing get knowledge

Gourav - July 23, 2017

vm workstation works in 32bit win7
it show 64 bit…..

Will - June 8, 2017

Hello, I’m having the same problem as ‘Hope’ in a January 2017 post. She said “Mine is saying ( Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V. )… What will i do to run it ?” She never gave you her specs. My computer is running Windows Home Permium, with an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W FD6300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor, ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, and 16 gigs of Ram. Any help?

    Will - June 8, 2017

    Forgot to mention that’s Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks.

    Kaj - July 21, 2017

    You have to change something in the BIOS on your computer, to enable AMD-V. Google it 🙂

NateTheGreat - May 2, 2017

I am running Windows 10 and trying to do this. When I get to step 2 I can only open it and it says open as… and I open it in VMware and it says: “Could not open Virtual Machine: VMX file is corrupt.” Please help!

    Somesh Chaudhary - May 8, 2017

    Make sure you have the correct version of VMware!

      Marc Silberkleit - May 27, 2017

      what is the correct version of VM WARE I downloaded Workstation 12 and it does not support MAC OS?

Nicolas Lambert - April 5, 2017

There’s no Hard drive to select when the OS X installation setup asks “Select the disk where you want to install Mac OS X”. When I’ve added the new VM on step 3, it asked to “Specify disk capacity”. I’ve choosed 60 GB. I was thinking this was the disk on which I would be able to install OS X 10.7. Did I miss something? Do I need to add another HDD?

    Nicolas Lambert - April 5, 2017

    Nevermind that, I didn’t see the “Utilities” menu that enables us to format the previously created HDD to Mac format… I got it now 🙂

      Somesh Chaudhary - April 5, 2017

      Always happy to help 🙂

        Umer - May 2, 2018

        how can I format the drive for MAC OS

          Somesh Chaudhary - May 2, 2018

          We meant to say that make formattable drive using the instructions provided.

learningIT - March 27, 2017

Will this work on the virtualbox?

Mohamed_Adel - January 23, 2017

the rar password xnoha is invalid
the correct one is xnohat

Hope - January 17, 2017

Mine is saying ( Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS X you need a host on which VMware Workstation supports Intel VT-x or AMD-V. )… What will i do to run it ?

    Somesh Chaudhary - January 21, 2017

    What are the specs of your PC?

      Sanny - April 28, 2017

      plase, i have the same problem…..

Jared - December 29, 2016

Do I have to pay for VMware or have I missed something?

    Somesh Chaudhary - December 30, 2016

    Please try with the Free Version of VMWare Tools! And if you loved using it, then you can head over to Buy one of the Best VMWare Tools!

Mohamed Adel - December 28, 2016

can i upgrade this OSX lion to Yosemite

    Somesh Chaudhary - December 30, 2016

    But for that you yourself need to create VMD File!

Nick - December 22, 2016

hi, we downloaded the mac OS rar file but when trying to extract the file it asked for a password. What is the password to this rar file? thanks.

Leo Mora - December 22, 2016

The MacOSXLion10.7WareInstalationVMDK.rar file is encrypted and we arent given the password, what’s the password?

    Somesh Chaudhary - December 22, 2016

    The Password to the file is : xnoha
    Please Try again!

      joseph - June 5, 2017


mper - November 1, 2016

my virtual mac os cannot find the disk to install Mac OS X..why’d this happen?
I would like to send the screenshot but unfortunately cannot post on this comment

    Somesh Chaudhary - November 2, 2016

    Please try changing the Drive you have installed OSX on! It should solve your problem!

peter rose - May 27, 2016

what about machine that has lower specification than those since my laptop is a dual core and has a processor of 2.93Ghz

    Somesh Chaudhary - June 6, 2016

    Well it will be hanging a lot! So better do not work with this laptop when you want to install Mac on your Dual Core Processor!

TJW - May 17, 2016


I’d like to try this, but the instructions seem to be missing links to the most important item:

Step 5 reads, “Now select Disk File, i.e the Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk.” ==> where do we get this .vmdk file from?



    Somesh Chaudhary - May 18, 2016

    Sorry for that!
    One can find the tutorial link attached for the same 🙂 in the step itself !

JB - May 9, 2016

So… one needs i3, i5 or i7… AMD A10 cannot run MAC OS? Thks!

Anna Krimlowski - May 6, 2016

HI! Just tried to follow your steps.But when starting the VM it asks for an ISO….?

    Somesh Chaudhary - May 6, 2016

    And that iso is the image of Mac which you will be using to Run Mac OS Virtually!

Huntress88 - April 27, 2016

Where can I get the bootable iso for Mac OS X?

huntress88 - April 26, 2016

will this work on any hardware configuration that meets or exceeds those minimum requirements or will only certain configurations run it?

Huntress88 - April 26, 2016

Does it run tablet systems (eg.android/iOS) too? I guess I’ll find out when I get it whenever this lousy of mine decides to finish my download at this rubbishy speed I’m getting from the connection. Oh, and is the OS free too? I’d imagine it is

Help - February 28, 2016

Hi i am facing this problem after clicking the Play button (step 6).
Unable to open file “C:\Users\XXXX\Documents\Virtual Machines\Mac OS X 10.7\Mac OS X 10.7.vmdk”:

One of the disks in this virtual machine is already in use by a virtual machine or by a snapshot.

Please help on this?

    Somesh Chaudhary - March 4, 2016

    Please shut down VMWare and Re Start again! Hope this will solve!

Pradhish - December 1, 2015

Hi where does the vmdk file comes from in this tutorial

Smit Shah - May 24, 2015

if yes can u provide d link …thks in advance

Smit Shah - May 24, 2015

somesh like mac OS can we run kali linux also in VMware

    Somesh Chaudhary - June 3, 2015

    Yes, we can do that more easily! Simply Download Kali Linux iso image and follow the same procedure to Install or Activate Kali Linux in Vmware windows 8,7,10


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