VMware Workstation 10, 9 and 8 Unlocker to Run Mac OS X Guests in Windows 8 and 7

If you are a Hackintosh user in desktop virtualization software VMware, then the “VMware unlocker” is a compulsory utility to run Mac OS X guests. This unlocker utility replaces few VMware program files to be able to install and run latest 10.9,10.8 and 10.7 Lion OS X guests. Here is the download links of working (possibly) unlocker for VMware Workstation10, 9, 8 and 7 series versions (tested by me) on Windows 8/7 32 bit host.

UPDATE (13-09-2013) This post has been updated after couple of users’ confirmation about working unlocker for VMware workstation 10

Earlier Mac OS X versions like Snow leopard 10.6 and leopard 10.5 can run on VMware desktop virtualization products without this patch. But the latest Lion OS X needs this patching.

Sysprobs already published few guides about installing Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion OS X on VMware workstation by using this unlocker. I have demonstrated and tested the unlocker in VMware Workstation 7 series in previous post, but once it was upgraded to version 10, 9 or 8, it stopped working. Obviously, the upgrade process would have replaced patched files, therefore I could not able to uses OS X guests. Using this VMware unlocker patch did the trick and I could able to use my hackintosh virtual machines.

Unlocker for VMware workstation 10, 9, 8 and 7

I have not updated the screenshots for latest 1.1.1 unlocker or VMware workstation 10/9. The all below screenshots remain same with earlier versions (almost one year ago). But, I can confirm that latest 1.1.1 unlocker works well with VMware workstation 9 on Windows 8 or 7 Host. Unfortunately, it did not work with VMware workstation 10 on Windows 8 host for me. But after seeing couple of positive feedback from users regarding this patch for VMware workstation 10 (in this link), I thought to update this post.

Kindly leave your comment in comments area if the unlocker worked for VMware workstation 10 on your host computer.

before unlocker

After applying patch with VMware unlocker – One more Guest OS type and versions.

after unlocker

Unlocker for 10, 9 and 8 Download Links

This unlocker works well with 9,  8.0 and 8.0.1. All credits go to developer of this patch. You can download and check for the updates and comments here. Make sure you are download the latest version from developer. As on today 1.1.0 is the latest one.

For VMware workstation 7.0 series.

You can download our earlier Sysprobs_lion files set which is having unlocker for 7.0 series.


How to Use Unlocker

Its very simple. Close all VMware programs (if opened)

Extract the downloaded file. The latest Unlocker is having patch for Windows, Linux, Fusion 4.0 on Snow Leopard and Lion and VMware ESXi 5.

Before run the patch, its recommended to take a backup of VMware program folder, because this patch will replace the original files. Even though the utility takes backup which can be replaced later if required, but its good to have a backup copy taken by you.

Right click on install.cmd file and select run as administrator option as shown below. ( or you can start the command prompt as administrator in Windows 7 computer and execute install.cmd from command prompt)

right click and patch

The successful patch will return the following screen (and disappears automatically)

running patch

That’s it. You patched the VMware workstation 10, 9, 8 in Windows 7 host to run Mac OS X Lion guest. Restarting the host computer is not required here.

Here is the working Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 in VMware workstation 9 with Windows 7 32 bit host after running unlocker.

working guest

I will be publishing several articles in coming days about running a Lion OS X with pre installed VMware image based on this VMware workstation 9 unlocker.

Stay tuned.


  1. says

    great sir many many tnx to you i m proud of you sir i wnat to instakk mac os on lion on gigabyte mt-s2pt rev 2.1 plz provide me dsdt my processor core 2 duo e7500

  2. Matt says

    I got the OS loaded on the Installing OS screen and I am stuck on the “Select the disk where you want to install” It does not list an option. ANy help?

    • Ron Foley says

      Did you figure this out? You have to back up a screen and select disk utility from the menu above. Select the VM HD and erase and format it. Then you will see a disk to install to on the next screen.

      • Matt says

        I did figure it out thanks. I eneded doing exactly what you posted. I figured since its a VM, creating/formatting etc would not hurt anything other than having to create a new one again. I am up and running now. Thanks

  3. Sonty says

    I don’t have graphic card on my laptop i had 4 GB ram and DUAL CORE 64bit processor, I had downloaded ISO. file of Snowleopard and Virtual machine, but it says a error for Graphic card. can this vmware help me out ??

  4. Nick says

    I’m running in to an error when trying to use the unlocker on windows 8.1 with vmware workstation 7/8/9 when trying to run the programs or the BAT files it says in a windows security pop up that “the file cannot be opened” & “Your internet security setting have prevented this file from being opened” I have ran this as admin as well but still no go! and im not sure how to run it from command terminal, any help would be greatly appreciated

    • says

      You can ONLY run it from the commandline, in the terminal window.
      Make sure the bat file is in the same directory as the vmx file.
      Open the CMD Terminal so you have the black screen.
      CD to the directory containing the bat and vmx files.
      At the > prompt, type the name of the bat file ie: patch.bat and hit Enter.
      Wait …..
      Wait ….

      Type Exit. Double click the vmx file.

  5. Asif Hassan says

    Firstly thanks for your brilliant job. But in detail it is worse than mac snow leopard. It’s shared folder and internet is not working at all. Beside the vmware mac guest unlocker is not working. Please do something soon about it. :)

    • Asif Hassan says

      After a little work I fixed everything but internet connection is not working, please post a detailed on it. plz plz plz

  6. vishnu says

    hi i just wanted to ask, why should i do this unlock? because i tried it with out actually unlocking and it worked just fine for me.. i double clicked on the vm file.. and it opened up and started working.. so what is the real need for unlocking the vmware?

  7. says

    When i run install.cmd as an administrator using command prompt, in the lines of code it runs in command prompt i see some “access denied” and it didnt copy any files. Please help.

  8. says

    When i run install.cmd as an administrator using command prompt, in the lines of code it runs in command prompt i see some “access denied” and it didnt copy any files. Please helpp.

  9. datum says

    With unlock-all-v120 or unlock-all-v110 installed, you won’t be able to disconnect USB devices from host and connect them to virtual OS, all the virtual OS are affected, including the Mavericks image, and the Windows & linux images. I have tested this on multiple machines and that seems to be a bug in the unlocker.

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