September 23, 2015

VMware Workstation 11 Unlocker to Run Mac OS X Guests in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

If you are a Hackintosh user in desktop visualization software, then VMware Workstation is a must so as to make USB installer, restore images and many more. For doing all these on your VMware Workstation, it is mandatory to have “VMware unlocker” which is a necessary utility to run Mac OS X guests. VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. If you’ve never ever tried the Mac OS X Operating system using VMware, then you need to know that we use a patch called VMware Workstation Unlocker that helps to unlock the option to create virtual machines in Mac OS X.

Unlocker utility is capable of replacing few VMware program files which allow you to install VMware and run the latest 11, 10.10, 10.19 and earlier versions of Mac OS X guest virtual machines. Here are the download links of perfectly working unlocker for latest VMware Workstation 11, 10, and other series versions that works on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 (64 bit) and Windows 7 (32 bit) physical computer.

Unlocker Utility

Unlocker utility is a patch which is used to unlock the option to create virtual machines in Mac OS X. By unlocking it using Unlocker utility, you can easily create virtual machines in Mac OS X as guest operating systems. There are many virtual machines such as Yosemite, Mountain Lion and Mavericks that can be used as guest operating systems on VMware workstation. Now, this unlocker utility patch is required if you want to install and use the above mentioned Mac OS X virtual machines as guest Operating Systems on VMware workstation 11 or 10. Earlier, there were some versions of Mac OS X like Snow leopard 10.6 and leopard 10.5 that run on VMware desktop virtualization products even without using this unlocker utility patch. But now, the latest versions of Mac OS X requires patching.

How to patch (or) unlock VMware workstation 11 using Unlocker 2.0.2 in Windows 10, 8.1 & 7

Before unlocking or patching VMware workstation using the unlocker utility, you need to download and install the latest version of Unlocker 2.0.2 from the official website given below:

Download Unlocker 2.0.2 (Requires Free Registration)

Alternative Download Unlocker (No Registration Required)

Step 1: Initially, make sure that VMware is installed on your system. Before Unblock or patch, it looks this way as shown in the image:

Before Unblock or patch on VMware

Step 2: Download the Unlocker Utility version 2.0.2 from the above links.

Step 3: Now, you need to extract the archive & open the folder.

Step 4: Make sure that you close all the virtual machines and VMware workstation program that are currently running on your system. Right click on ‘win-install.cmd’ and select Run as administrator.

VMware workstation unlocker

Step 5: You need not do anything for few seconds as the Terminal window will be opened so as to run that particular unlocker file. In the command prompt, you can see some scripting stuff that stops the VMware services and some other scripting stuff. Then, it will start the VMware services.

Patching - Command prompt

Step 6: Once it has successfully patched the VMware workstation 11, you will be then able to see the Mac OS X guest support as shown in the image below:

VMware - After Unlock or patch

That’s it. You have successfully patched or unlocked the virtual machine that you wish to run it on the VMware workstation. The below image shows the working Mac OS X 10.10.1 on Windows 8.1 with VMware workstation 11.

New virtual machine

Note: The same method can be followed so as to unlock or patch on other versions of Windows (10 and 7) operating systems.

This is the way you can successfully patch or unlock any virtual machine so that you can run it on latest VMware workstation 11. Hope this tutorial helps you to install a patch on your Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 operating system and run multiple virtual machines on your VMware workstation.

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Imran Uddin

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