I have a win 7 computer with vmware workstation 11 and I need to install Yosemite in it. I got the Yosemite OS iso after downloading the os in a mac from the appstore, as outlined in this guide (Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file). Now what I cant seem to find anywhere is how to create a vm with that iso. When I create a new vm in workstation it asks for the iso file, then I don't see the option to specify OSX as my OS in the wizard. Is there a way to create a vmx with this iso? Have any of you done this before?


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    Suggest you read 2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions. of the Apple SLA for OS X Yosemite as what you're asking violates it and is not a permissible question here. Mar 4, 2015 at 20:18

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Mac OS X EULA/SLA doesn't allow to run Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware.

VMware Workstation - usually running on non-Apple hardware - adheres to this restriction and doesn't allow offer the possibility to install Mac OS X (even if run in Bootcamp!).

Check sysprobs to get an impression how the OS X installation in VMware Workstation running in a Bootcamp environment on Apple hardware may work.


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