This is to inform that our earlier 10.9 virtual machine can be upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite on VMware workstation with Windows host.
We have used pre installed Mavericks OS X 10.9 and online Apple app store Yosemite update installer for testing purpose and it worked well.
If you don’t want your bandwidth to be used by software updates without your own trigger of that function, you can disable them instead by unchecking the appropriate settings in the System Preference App Store panel.
While this feature is not for everyone, using Automatic Updates for system updates and for installed apps is a great option for those users who are forgetful and frequently fall behind on system updates, and for those who just want an automated maintenance schedule maintained for them.
That changed with Mac OS X Sierra, Yosemite, and El Capitan, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates can choose to automatically check for and install core system updates.
This is in addition to the existing options for automatically updating their Mac apps and installing important security updates too, making some of the more important maintenance tasks for Macs completely automated for the users who choose to enable these features.
Mostly you will have single hard disk to select.4) Virtual machine will reboot and continue the installation.5) Once the update is done, you will land on OS X 10.10 Yosemite desktop in VMware workstation on Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 7 PC.
Still I could not figure out the way to do fresh installation of OS X 10.10 on VMware since the update is available through existing app store in Mac OS X only.It’s around 5.7 GB file.2) Once it is downloaded, start the update process.Make sure you have taken the snapshot at least by now.3) Select the existing disk for installation.If you decide to turn the automatic update setting off, you’ll want to get in the habit of manually checking for available updates once a week or so in order to not fall behind on critical security updates, app updates, and Mac OS X updates.The easiest way to do that is through the Apple menu and choosing “App Store” (yes you now download system updates through the App Store, this used to be named Software Update, but it was changed in Mac OS X Yosemite) For users who want to further tweak the automatic updates function, you can turn to the command line to modify how often updates are checked for from Apple servers.