I was pretty unsure myself whether I would want to jump onto a Mac ever since I first googled “latest cool pacifiers” when I was like 6 years old (don’t ask me) on my computer which ran on Microsoft’s Windows.
Since then, it took me awhile to get used to Apple’s macOS (Apple’s version of Windows) and the way I did it was rather than buying the Mac itself I tried it out on my Windows PC.
The all-new macOS Sierra 10.12 by Apple is the latest version of Mac system software right now (updated March 2017) and it brings with it a whole lot of new tweaks and changes that you might like.
Here’s a video on the new macOS Sierra 10.12. 🙂
Siri just doesn’t get enough of you does she? 😉
Well, literally every geek in the Apple-cult has been dying to have Siri on their Macs (it’s the only substitute for their single lives) and it has been one of the main talking points of the new macOS Sierra 10.12 alongside all the other new additions.
Apple has made it free for both you and me to download the latest macOS Sierra 10.12 for free but yet again it takes a few simple steps if you want to get this if you’re not a Mac user and instead are on a Windows 10 PC.
I’ll show you exactly how.
VirtualBox is one tiny, powerful dude, and it is capable of installing macOS onto your Windows 10 computer as an app.
It works like a charm with Sierra, but before you get onto the guide, there are three little requirements that your Windows 10 computer is going to need in order for you to install the macOS onto your computer. 🙂
The minimum requirements that you are going to need are:
• a 64-Bit Computer
• at least 4GB RAM
• a Dual-Core processor
Got all of that? Splendid! Once your have got that out of the way, you can now proceed to install macOS Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10
Here are the links to the downloads that you’ll be needing to install macOS Sierra onto your VirtualBox successfully. 🙂
Now I know what you’re thinking, “Which one of the two macOS Sierra 10.12 download links should I download from?”
The reason why I have included two Google Drive download links for you is that, the (One Full) download link has the entire macOS Sierra 10.12 file from Apple as one 5GB file. So if you are alright with letting your computer run all night to download the 5GB file then you can go for this
The (5 of 5) download link has the entire macOS Sierra 10.12 file as 5 separate 1GB files, so if your internet connection is pretty weak or if you just simply want to take your time and download one by one then you can go for this. 🙂
Once, you are done with the download ‘stuff’, you can now go on with the 5 quick and simple steps below.
1. Extract the Image File with Winrar or 7zip.
Step 1: The first thing that you should do is go ahead and Install Winrar. (I have included the latest (Feb 2017) link for WinRar for you 🙂 )
Step 2: Once you have done that, Select Image file.
Step 3: Next, Right click on the file and then select Extract Here.
2. Install VirtualBox
Step 1: Download the latest version of VirtualBox (I have included the latest (Feb 2017) link for VirtualBox for you 🙂 )
Step 2: It’s pretty shit easy to install VirtualBox. Just keep clicking Next and then Finished and you’re good to go.
3. Create New Virtual Machine
Step 1: Now you have to create your new Virtual Machine. So what you have to do is, Open the VirtualBox you’ve just downloaded.
Step 2: Next click on New which you can see to your upper left-hand side.
Step 3: Sweet! Now all you have to do is follow on by adding each of the below details into each of the fields. 🙂
Name: macOS 10.12 Sierra
Type: Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 bit) or 10.12 Sierra
Memory size is 4 GB ( 70% of your Ram )
Virtual disk file: macOS 10.12 Sierra.vmdk
4. Edit Your Virtual Machine
Step 1: Once you have created your Virtual Machine, now it’s time to edit it. So first tap on Settings.
Step 2: Then, you should be able to see General to your right hand side, so put everything into default there.
Step 3: After that, under General you should be able to see System. Click that.
Step 4: You’re doing a great job so far! Alright, from here onwards, it’s pretty shit easy. You just have to follow what I selected for each of the fields based on the pictures below. 🙂
(Don’t worry if you find any part confusing, or if you have any questions. Just drop a comment below or snap me your problem on Snapchat, and I’ll be with you in a few seconds.)
CPU: Select 2 CPU (you can choose more tha n2 if you want but it is entirely according to your CPU) and then enable PAE/NX
System: Now you have to enable EFI and then disable Floppy. Next make sure you choose the Chipset as IHC9 (you can also choose PIIX3)
Graphics: Set your Graphics to 128MB
Storage: Finally, choose your macOS 10.12 Sierra.vmdk and make sure that under Attributes, you set the Hard Disk to SATA Port 0. Once done, click OK.
5. Add Code to VirtualBox with Command Prompt (cmd)
Before you add the code onto VirtualBox with your Command Prompt, you have some slight changes that you have to make to make things easier for you.
Step 1: Replace “Your VM Name” in the code with your virtual machine name which you can find in General, then under Basic.
Step 2: Copy and Paste this name onto each of the “Your VM Name” areas in the code in your Command Prompt.
Step 3: You’re almost done! What you have to do now is find your Command Prompt (cmd) and Run as an administrator.
Step 4: Finally, add the code below, one by one onto your Command Prompt. Take all the time in the world that you need. 🙂
Code for Virtualbox 5.x.x
cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Your VM Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternalDevicesefi0Config DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternalDevicesefi/0Confi gDmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternalDevicesefi/0Confi gDmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternalDevicessmc/0Confi gDeviceKey" " ourhardworkbythesewordsguarded pleasedontsteal(c) AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternalDevicessmc/0Confi g/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1
Done! Run Your Virtual Machine
That’s it, you did a great job! Now you can go ahead run your Virtual Machine new macOS Sierra in your VirtualBox on your Windows 10 computer. 🙂
Step 1: Open your VirtualBox then click on Start or Run the macOS Sierra VM. and run your Virtual Machine new macOS Sierra in your VirtualBox on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 2: Again you’ll see another black screen with all geeky code on it. Don’t worry, it’s just doing its thing. You can go grab a donut whilst you’re at it.
Step 3: From here on out, you can continue on with Sierra’s introduction.