Dear VMware Community Members,
My host OS is Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 version 6.1.7601 and I was running VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.6 with the guest OS, macOS 10.14.3 Mojave successfully installed, running and booting up fine.
I then tried to update to VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.8. After successfully doing this, on starting up my macOS virtual machine, I received a similar message to "your computer was not shut down properly... either wait a few seconds or press any key to attempt to restart your computer".
Either waiting a few seconds or pressing any key brings me back to the same screen and the whole process seems to loop.
1. Should I have to update my virtual machine hardware machine version number?
2. Is there any way that I can update my VMware version without affecting my guest macOS installation? Any fixes/workarounds?
Thank you in advance for your advice.
You are violating the EULAs of both Apple and VMware by running macOS on that setup. You are only permitted to run virtualized macOS on official Apple hardware via either Fusion or ESXi. As a result we cannot and will not help you here on these forums.