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If your machine is part of the mainstream configuration or you have unsupported Hackintosh hardware but still want to use MAC then this article will help you .The following article use virtual machine method using VMware Workstation ,(This tutorial configuration needs: support hardware virtualization technology (Virtualization) of the CPU. Current mainstream Intel Core series and AMD Athlon series CPU virtualization technology is supported, the name was Intel VT-x and AMD-V.)

 

1.Download Mac OS X Mavericks, & extract to get "Install Mac OS X Maverick.dmg" (don't run the installer otherwise it'll delete itself) --> Download App store or Any Torrent but its free by Apple.

 

2.Convert the installer into an ISO:

On Windows, use dmg2img to convert:

- Because "Install Mac OS X Mavericks.dmg" is actually an archive (in XAR format), use 

7-Zip program to extract the actual setup dmg file which is located at "Install Mac OS XMavericks.dmg/InstallMacOSX.pkg/InstallESD.dmg"

OR

Download Mavericks app which is in a zip format from App store and navigate this

Maverick app/ShowPackageContains/Contains/SharedSupport/ InstallESD.dmg

- With InstallESD.dmg, run in Windows Command Prompt the following command:

 

dmg2img -i "InstallESD.dmg" -o "Setup.iso"

to get the actual setup file in ISO format.

 

3.Install VMware Workstation 10.

 

4.Run VMWare Unlocker 1.2.0

Run "unlock-all-v120/windows/install.cmd" (see unlock-all-v120/readme.txt for more info and other options) See Guide Here for Unlocking VMware

 

5.Create a new virtual machine for the Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64 bit) Source installation be the CD/DVD 

 

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Choose you desired Language

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Format you Disk for Mac

 

6.Install Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks inside the virtual machine
(REMEMBER to format the disk with Disk Utilities during the installation)

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And install 

 

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7.Install VMWare tools to get the native resolution using darwin.iso that came with the unlocker.  

8. That's all.

 

Source 

http://hackintoshmumbai.blogspot.com/p/vmware-retail-guide.html

 

NOTE:

1:- This tutorial is Also valid for Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 & Lion 10.7.5

2:- For Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6, you don't need to find "InstallESD.dmg", just convert the original "DMG" (>6GB) to iso format using dmg2img.

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hi freind

i have very big problem i found that installESD and converted that to a iso file and fallowed  your tutorial

but when i start  machine this message showes to me : efi vmware virtual sata cdrom drive unsuccessful

efi vmware virtual sata hard drive unsuccessful

what can i do ?

my vmwere is 10

mavericks 10.9.1 (applestore version)

i searched 1000000  sites and i did not found nothin about how to fix it

can u help me plz????

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hi freind

i have very big problem i found that installESD and converted that to a iso file and fallowed  your tutorial

but when i start  machine this message showes to me : efi vmware virtual sata cdrom drive unsuccessful

efi vmware virtual sata hard drive unsuccessful

what can i do ?

my vmwere is 10

mavericks 10.9.1 (applestore version)

i searched 1000000  sites and i did not found nothin about how to fix it

can u help me plz????

 

Which bios does you have Legacy/EFI/UEF that is also important ...Make sure use EFI and UEFI or

Use any live cd like robot or hackboot

Or use another guide the distro guide 

see  http://hackintoshmumbai.blogspot.in/p/vmware-distro.html

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sorry friend  i kant understand what mean did you have!

where can i see these options?

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sorry friend  i kant understand what mean did you have!

where can i see these options?

Dude do 1 thing download niresh maverick iso and try but make sure unlock VMware before making a new virtual machine : :)

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