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How to Fix macOS 10.15 Catalina Errors to install VMWare on PC? Part 1

There was a time where installing and configuring macOS was a big deal but yet enough the problem was carried out of the error boxes. The basic computer nerds are seeking to discover and test new things which can not be tested on their computer, such as macOS, Linux, Zorin OS, Android, iOS and more.  However, the virtualization technology is so astonishing which creates a separate environment with completely practical PC framework with virtual Hardware devices.

After you’re essentially finished with the virtual machine setup, everything should work extraordinary. In any case, things don’t go consistently true as you have in mind, maybe you will confront any of the beneath errors.

  1. The Selected Virtual Disk incompatible with this Workstation.
  2. This virtual machine requires AVX2 but AVX is not present.
  3. Fix The CPU has been disabled by the guest OS

How to Fix The Selected Virtual Disk incompatible with this Workstation?

The selected virtual disk is incompatible Error


Installing macOS 10.15 Catalina is not tough as it used to be but still, there are several errors while installing.

Navigate to the saved location of the VM> then open the VMX file as Notepad, have a look at the picture for better guidance.

Configuring the VMX file

On the third line, change the “16” to anything version of VMware you wish for.

Change the VMWare Version

How to Fix This virtual machine requires AVX2 but AVX is not present?

How-to-Fix-This-Virtual Machine Requires AVX2 But AVX is Not Present Error

There is a slight difference between the intel and AMD processors in the Hardware compatibility. That slight differs casues many errors for installing macOS 10.x on VMware or VirtualBox. On Intel Processors the Hardware acceleration 90% disabled by default but in AMD processors it is against that. You can enable or disable the Hardware acceleration from BIOS, both on AMD and Intel Processors.

If the Intel VT-x is enabled skip this step, if not follow the instructions to enable it.

How to Enable Intel VT-x On Your Computer’s UEFI Firmware?

Method Number 1: Enable VT-x using the BIOS

Enabling the Virtualization technology is not a bizarre thing that many user fear, and saying my pc can not support mac. it is the simplest thing you could ever do as long as you know the BIOS of your Computer.

Reststart your computer and hit the BIOS key of your computer, since every computer’s BIOS key different. It is hard to say which button is a specific BIOS Key, so you have to search it your self and find out the BIOS key of your computer.

The moment the BIOS is reached find the Virtualization technology or Intel VT-x, >then enable it.

Methods Number 2: Incase you couldn’t access the BIOS follow the below instructions.

To enable the Intel VT-x, you have to visit your computer’s UEFI Firmware from Recovery tab on the settings, In simple words, Windows Settings> Head over to Update and security> recovery and advanced startup.

Advanced startup

After the system restarted, select troubleshot> then select the advanced options.

Select UEFI Firmware Settings> after that select restart.

Once you reached the BIOS of your computer using the Firmware> find their the Intel VT-x, or it is also called the Virtualization technology, enable it and save changes.

If the Virtual technology is enabled again you facing the problem, you have to follow the below instructions. It is a little bit long but it will fix the error you are facing.

Step 1. Change the VMWare Player /Workstation Pro compatibility version to 10.x

Turn on the VM, which contains the macOS 10.x in it,> then head over to the VM Menu> Manage> change hardware compatibility.

Access the Hardware Compatibility

Changing hardware compatibility requires a little time, so to accomplish it you have to click next.

Welcome Wizard of Hardware Compatibility

Change the Version from 15.x to the 10.x and click next.

Fix macOS 10.x Errors
Change the Hardware Compatiblity to 10.x

Here, the VMware warns, that some of the features from the VMware Workstation will be removed. You have to ignore it by selecting continue.

Are your sure to for conversation

The VMware Hardware compatibility gives you two options to change it.

  1. A clone
  2. Altr

The clone will simply take a copy of the original VM and it won’t alter any changes to it but Alter doesn’t care about the original and brings it changes no matter what.

Fix macOS 10.x Errors
Hardware Compatibility options

If you choose the clone option, the next step will be a specific new window but the Alter option will be telling you the summarize of settings.

Reviewing the changes

Once the conversation is done, close the window and move to the next step.

Fix macOS 10.x Errors
Conversation is done

Step 2. Add the Config key for Virtual Machine (Only for AMD)

Head over to the location where the VM is saved, find the File which has the extension of VMX, right-click and open it with Notepad.

Scroll down to the end copy and paste the below codes their.

smc.version = “0”
cpuid.0.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011”
cpuid.0.ebx = “0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111”
cpuid.0.ecx = “0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110”
cpuid.0.edx = “0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001”
cpuid.1.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:0111:0001”
cpuid.1.ebx = “0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000”
cpuid.1.ecx = “1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011”
cpuid.1.edx = “0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111”
featureCompat.enable = “FALSE”
Configure the Virtual Machine settings

Step 3. Change the VMWare Workstation Service to Automatic- Delayed

Since it is a service specifically built for Vmware Player and VMware Workstation pro, you must set it to Automatic-Delayed. To do that, Open run dialog box and search services.msc.

Fix macOS 10.x Errors
Open Services

Find there the VMware Workstation Server> right click and open its property. Change the startup type from remote to automatic.

That was the last step, now you are ready for installing macOS 10.x on VMware.

How to Fix The CPU has been disabled by the guest OS?

Fix macOS 10.x Errors

To fix this problem you need to change the VMware version from version15.x to VMware Version version 10.x. There are two ways which can change the VMware Versions, however, I already told you both methods.

Method 1: Change the VMware version using the VMX file

Open the location where all the files of the VM are saved, find there the file with an extension of vmx. right click and open it with Notepad, then on their line change “16” to 10.


Method 2: Change the VMware version using the Graphical Interface

Its screenshot is provided before above with the title of Step 1. Change the VMWare Player /Workstation Pro compatibility version to 10.x.

  1. Go to the VM tab> Manage > change Hardware incompatibilities.
  2. Click next on the Welcome Wizard.
  3. Click on the drop-down menu and change the VMX version to 10.x
  4. Click yes
  5. VMWare Hardware compatibility provides you with two options of Clone and Alter. The clone is a version which will duplicate it but Alter is the other option which will change it pretty much well. Here you have to select Alter and move on to the next step.
  6. Finally, Finish it.
  7. Open the VMX File, scroll down and paste the below code.
smc.version = “0”
cpuid.0.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011”
cpuid.0.ebx = “0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111”
cpuid.0.ecx = “0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110”
cpuid.0.edx = “0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001”
cpuid.1.eax = “0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:0111:0001”
cpuid.1.ebx = “0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000”
cpuid.1.ecx = “1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011”
cpuid.1.edx = “0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111”
featureCompat.enable = “FALSE”
Fix macOS 10.x Errors
Configure the Virtual Machine settings

Ending thoughts

It is the problems and errors which is making us think even more as we used too. I remember those moments when I was studying server, those days we were confronting errors. Since we were a group, every one of us was dropping an error out of the box. So, in this Post, 3 errors are killed, I will be with you in the next post.

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