How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC

During this year’s WWDC22 event, Apple unveiled macOS 13 Ventura. As you would expect from Apple, each iteration of macOS improves in performance, security, and functionality. The one thing that each Windows user wants to do is test out macOS without purchasing a Mac. This is a possibility. You will learn how to install macOS 13 on a Windows PC in this article.

macOS Ventura introduces a plethora of new capabilities, including the option to use your iPhone as a camera, undo and edit iMessages, share grouped tabs, and search across diverse information in the dedicated mail app. To use macOS, you must normally possess a Mac machine. Fortunately, there is a method to run macOS Ventura on your Windows PC. Read this article to learn how to install macOS on a Windows PC.

How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on Windows

We will require a few things to be able to run macOS 13 Ventura on your Windows PC. Here is what you will be needing.

  • The latest version of VMware Workstation Pro
  • VMware Unlocker
  • macOS 13 Ventura ISO file
  • Windows PC running Windows 10 or Windows 11

Setup VMware Workstation Pro

VMware Workstation Pro is software that lets you create multiple virtual machines of your choice. With this software, you can run almost any desktop OS available. Follow these steps to set up and install VMware Workstation Pro.

  1. On your PC, launch your favorite web browser and head over to the downloads page for the latest version of VMware Workstation Pro.
  2. Once the download has been completed, run the installer.
    How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC
  3. It will ask for permission to make changes to your PC. Click on OK.
  4. Read and accept the terms and conditions of the agreement.
  5. Once you have accepted it, the program will begin to install on your PC.
  6. In a few minutes, the installation will be completed. Click on the Finish button to close the installation screen.

Download VMware Unlocker

Before going ahead to install macOS on VMware Workstation Pro, you will need to install a few patch files for VMWare to be able to read macOS files properly. You can make use of a tool called VMWare Unlocker. Here are the steps to download and install it.

  1. First, open your web browser and head over to this GitHub page, and download the zip file to your PC.
  2. Once downloaded, extract the file to reveal its contents.
  3. Open the folder and look for the file that says win-install.cmd. Right-click on it, and select Run as administrator.
    How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC
  4. The program will now look for macOS VMware files. Since the files are not available, the program will download and install these files to your PC.
  5. The download size of the file will be around 600 MB.
  6. Once the download has been completed, the program will automatically close.

Download macOS 13 Ventura ISO file

If you are a mac user, you will know that the file format for macOS installers will be in the .dmg format. Now, this format works perfectly with macOS systems. And since it won’t be readable on Windows PC or by VMware, you will have to search for the ISO file version of macOS 13 Ventura. A simple Google search will show you a number of places from where you can download the ISO file of macOS 13. Do note that the file size will be larger. You can expect a file size of 12GB or more. Also, ensure that you download the ISO file from reputable and trusted sources.

Install macOS 13 Ventura on VMware

Now that you have all the right tools, let’s take a look at the steps on how you can install macOS 13 Ventura in VMware on a Windows PC.

  1. Open VMware and click on Create a new Virtual Machine.
    How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC
  2. Choose Typical Installation from the dialog box that appears.
    How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC
  3. Now, choose the radio button that says ‘I will install the operating system’.
    How to Install macOS 13 Ventura on a Windows PC
  4. In the next dialog box, choose Apple macOS X and pick the latest version of macOS that is available in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click on the Next button to name your virtual machine.
  6. Let the location path be the default one that is displayed.
  7. You need to allocate the maximum disk size and choose the store as a single file option. At least 80GB is recommended.
  8. The next screen lets you choose the CPU, RAM, and other aspects of your virtual machine.
  9. And finally, click on the NEW CD/DVD SATA option to browse and select the macOS 13 Ventura ISO file.

There is one more step that you need to follow before you go ahead to power up the macOS 13 Ventura virtual machine. You need to make changes to the vmx file in order to have the macOS 13 Ventura file running. You will find this file in the Documents folder under Virtual Machine > macOS. Right-click on the .vmx file and open it using Notepad. Scroll to the end of the code and type in

smc.version = “0”

Now, save the notepad file and close it.

Setup macOS 13 Ventura on VMware

The last step is to start the virtual machine and launch macOS Ventura. To start your macOS computer, select the Power this virtual machine option. The Apple logo will appear. You must choose a language and give your Mac a name. On the screen, select macOS 13 beta and press the proceed button. The installation procedure should now begin. After the installation is complete, you will need to do some one-time configurations. Create a username and password, accept numerous terms and conditions, and choose whether or not to enable or disable Siri.

And that’s how you use VMware to install macOS 13 Ventura on your Windows PC. Sure, it may be extra steps for some, but it is worth it to give it a shot and experience macOS 13 Ventura. Because this is a beta version of macOS 13, you should expect some issues, glitches, crashes, and a few items that don’t operate correctly. This is to be anticipated with beta software. When the stable version of macOS 13 Ventura is released, you may download the ISO and install it on your VMware.

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