Yes, the macOS 10.15 Catalina was released earlier this year but I’m still stuck with installing macOS 10.14 Mojave on VMware on with AMD Processors. Well, I promised those users and behind it took some time to figure out why AMD Processors are troublesome for installing. All the errors occur because of the VMWare version and the Virtualization technology. However whatever the deal must be, right now you can install and test macOS 10.14 Mojave on computers with AMD Processors. When I said AMD Processors, it means it covers the AMD Rayzan systems too. Get into the steps below to install macOS Mojave on VMware with AMD processors.
Install macOS Mojave on VMware with AMD Processors
Installing macOS 10.14 Mojave was impossible on computers with AMD Processors, however it solved. Since the AMD and Intel processors differ with only some basics pieces of stuff, AMD processors require a bit of more attention compared to Intel.
What do I mean by Attention?
When the Virtual Machine is created on VMware, for the configuration we are adding a small piece of code. This code will bypass and move forward to the installation mode of Mojave on Windows. The SMC is code for Intel processors are so small but for AMD users that codes increase dramatically.
Step 1. Install the Required Files
installing VMware and others are the main priority of this concept to be accomplished. Start the Installation with WinRAR or 7-Zip, then Install VMware Player/ VMware Workstation Pro. If you are using an older version of VMware, the Unblocker is needed to unlock the Apple services on Windows. If you are using VMware version 14 and higher, there is no need for installation of Unblocker.
Extract the Unblocker, find their the Win-Install.exe, Right-click and run it as Administrator.
Step 2. Extract the macOS 10.14 Mojave
With the WinRAR or 7-Zip, you can easily perform the extraction of macOS 10.14 Mojave. However, the extraction will take some time because it’s the size.
Step 3. Create a Virtual Machine
On the homepage of the VMware, create a New Virtual Machine must be clicked.
On the welcome window of New VM Wizard, use the custom options.
Select the VMware Hardware compatibility, I will leave it as default. However, for users who have the AMD Processors, I recommend using the Workstation 10.x.
Further, in this post, you will find the answer.
Select I will install the Guest Operating system later.
The Guest Operating system must be Apple Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.14 version.
Give a name for the VM and save in a location where you can find the VM easily. Because later you are going to bring changes over the configuration using the VMX file.
For Processor configuration, the two processors are enough.
Configure yourself the amount of RAM but keep in mind the least of RAM for macOS Mojave is 4 gigs of RAM.
Leave the Network Configuration NAT.
Also, leave the Controller type to default too.
The HardDisk type must be SATA.
Select use an existing Virtual Disk.
Click browse and load the macOS 10.14 Mojave which was extracted before.
Now review all the settings of the VIrtual machine and click Finish.
Step 4. Reconfigure the Virtual Machine settings using Codes
To reconfigure the settings of the created Virtual Machine, open the location where the created VM is saved. Find there a file which has the vmx extension with it, right-click and open it with the Notepad.
Copy the below code and paste it inside the 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 = “0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111” featureCompat.enable = “FALSE”
Once you saved the changes with the VMX file, started to move to installation, you may face the virtual machine requires AVX2 but AVX is not present error.
Step 5. Install macOS Mojave on VMware on AMD Processor
OK, on the homepage of the created VM to power on the Virtual Machine and start the installation.
if you stuck on the Apple logo, power off the Virtual Machine> then open the settings of the VM. Move to the Options tab, and change the guest operating system from Microsoft Windows to Apple Mac OS X. In case the Apple Mac OS X is selected already, change it to Microsoft Windows and start the installations.
- Power on the VM.
- Hang tight for Some seconds until the apple logo leaves.
- Select the country where you live.
- choose your Keyboard layout.
- Select, don’t move any information to this PC.
- Choose to sign in with Apple ID or Not.
- Agree to the Terms and conditions.
- Make an Account for the macOS Mojave 10.14.
- Choose a look for the macOS 10.4 Mojave.
- Continue on the Express Set up.
- Hang tight for Some seconds until your Mac is set up for use.
That’s all for this post