After the big announcement by Apple in WWDC 2020. Tech enthusiastic are trying to get their hands on one of those releases. Users are eager to upgrade their macOS from their old macOS Catalina. Here we have found a way for the users to upgrade their earlier version of macOS to macOS Big Sur on VMware Workstation on Windows 10.
You can perform the procedure of upgrading macOS Catalina to macOS Big Sur on your own. There is absolutely no need for any technical information. By just following the procedure given below, your upgrade will be completed easily.
Upgrade macOS Big Sur on VMware Workstation
This method of upgrading macOS is highly suitable for the users who have already installed macOS on their system. For users who don’t have any macOS on their VMware, here is a guide on installing macOS Catalina on VMware and to install macOS Big Sur on VMware.
Remember that the official macOS has not been released yet and we are going to use the beta version. Upgrading macOS using beta or the full version can differ. To perform the procedures given below, you are required to have access to Apple Developers Program. Without the Developers program, you won’t be able to download macOS Customer Beta.
Related topic: Download macOS Big Sur without developer’s account
If you want to download the beta version without developers’ accounts then just perform the simple installation.
1. Download Beta Access Utility Tool
The first thing you are going to do is to visit Apple Developer Program page. There you will need to open Enroll your devices and select the macOS.
Download the beta by clicking on Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility.
2. Run utility tools
Now, install the utility tools on your guest OS. The installation is super easy, there is an agreement for terms and conditions, the destination to install, installation type, and installation. We have skipped the installation, as we know you are quite smart enough to do it yourself.
3. System preferences in software updates
Automatically the system preferences will open on your desktop. If by any chance it won’t open then I would like to direct you to open System Preferences > Software Update.
4. Download the macOS
On the arrival to Software Update, the system will fetch the latest version of macOS Big Sur. Soon a small tab will be there. Inside the tab, you will see the Update now button. Click on Update now.
The macOS file size is quite big as it is about 9-10 GB. So, it will take a while if you are having a slow internet connection. Even for the users with good bandwidth, it may take up to an hour or more.
5. Upgrade the macOS
As, soon the download gets completed an Upgrade now will appear inside the tab. Now, click on Upgrade now.
6. Agree terms and conditions
A small pop up window will appear, continue the installation by clicking on Agree.
Without delay select the disk where you want to install the macOS Big Sur. Below the disk, there is a Continue button. Click on Continue and the installation begins.
During the installation, your virtual machine will restart several times. It is quite normal if your system restarts. However, you have to keep in mind that during the installation you should not shut down your system. Performing such actions can cause corrupt files, lost files, performance issues, or the macOS won’t be installed.
And congratulation, you have successfully upgraded your macOS on VMware workstation to macOS Big Sur.
Why are using whiling to upgrade their system to macOS Big Sur?
Basically, users are willing to upgrade their system due to major improvements made in Big Sur’s interface, silicon support, and for those new features.
In WWDC 2020, Apple has announced and made some major releases. Out of all those releases, macOS Big Sur is on the top. This is the biggest major release been made after macOS Yosemite. Major improvements are made in macOS Big Sur. Amazing new features are added while major changes are also made in the interface. The interface is friendlier, cleaner, and has a new design.
Basically, macOS Big Sur has all the requirements to be called the best macOS. Earlier this year, macOS Catalina was released. Many improvements were made. Numbers of beta versions were released before they released the macOS. However, after many updates to macOS, Catalina was still unstable.
Users are experiencing different problems with stability. macOS Mojave was one of the best versions of macOS, however, it has been almost three years since the release. Numbers of new features are present in macOS Catalina and Big Sur that are not available in macOS Mojave.
The macOS is not released yet. Only the beta version are present. It is expected, macOS Big Sur will be released in the October of 2020.
And that is all that we thought you need to know to upgrade macOS Big Sur on VMware workstation. If you have any kind of suggestion, please comment down in the comment section.