High Sierra…

 

Yeah. You gotta give it to Apple.

 

As much as it sounds hilarious beyond comprehension on why the world’s most innovative company decided to add “High” to Sierra (the predecessor macOS version) it must have taken them a lot of creativity and sleepless nights to come up with that. (if you didn’t know I am being sarcastic btw)

 

Like really, Apple sounds like one of your older relatives who says “dope” without knowing the multitude of could-be-misunderstood meanings which comes with it.

 

But aside from all that, High Sierra is not that bad. In the sense Apple hasn’t really changed what has worked well for their macOS users yet they have paid a very close attention to the finer details and idiosyncrasies that have become too stale for us macOS users lately.

 

It’s not a major upgrade unlike what we first expected it to be of but at least it’s an improvement. So if you want to get macOS High Sierra on your Windows 10 using Virtualbox , then here’s how. 🙂

 

 

 

Note

This guide is using macOS High Sierra 10.13 which is the Final version and also the official Apple version.

 

If you instead don’t want to get High and just want Sierra (the predecessor) then you can always follow this guide.

5 Steps to Install macOS Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

 

So what’s new on macOS High Sierra 10.13?

 

 

 

 

meet VirtualBox

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 High 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 High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10.

 

 

Here are the links to the downloads that you’ll be needing to install macOS High Sierra onto your VirtualBox successfully. 🙂

 

Download (Updated March 2018)

 

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Which one of the two macOS High Sierra 10.13 Final 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 High Sierra 10.13 Final 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 (6 of 6) download link has the entire macOS High Sierra 10.13 Final file as 6 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.

 

 

 

How to Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10: 5 Steps

 

 

 1.  Extract the Image File with Winrar or 7zip.

 

Step 1:  Go ahead and install WinRAR. (I have included the latest (March 2018) link for WinRAR for you).

 

Step 2:  Once you’ve done that then right click on macOS High Sierra 10.13 file that you had downloaded.

 

Step 3:  Then select Extract here.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10
Like this.

 

 

Note

Also make sure that you have enabled Virtualization in your computer’s BIOS.

You can use this helpful guide:

 

 

 

2.  Install VirtualBox

 

Step 1:  Download the latest version of VirtualBox (I have included the latest (March 2018) link for VirtualBox for you above)

 

Step 2:  It’s pretty easy to install VirtualBox. Just keep clicking Next and then Finished until the end and you’re good to go.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

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 10.13 High Sierra

Type: Mac OS X

Version: macOS 10.13 or 10.12

Memory size: 3GB to 6GB ( 65% of your RAM)

Virtual disk file: macOS high Sierra 10.13.vmdk

 

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

 

Step 4:  Select Use an existing virtual hard disk file and Open macOS high Sierra 10.13.vmdk File.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

4.  Edit Your Virtual Machine

 

Step 1:  You’re almost there! Now click on Settings to edit your virtual machine.

 

Step 2:  Next, it’s important that you set these settings:

 

 

Motherboard:  Enable EFI, and change chipset to PIIX3 or IHC9

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

 

CPU:  2 Core (70% of CPU Core) and Enable PAE/NX.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

 

Display: Change video memory to 128 MB.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

Note

Now close your VirtualBox. Then should you proceed with the next step.

 

 

 

5.  Add Code to VirtualBox with Command Prompt (cmd)

 

Before you add the code into VirtualBox with your Command Prompt, you have a few little changes that you have to make to make things easier for you.

 

Step 1:  Replace the phrase “Your VM Name” in the code (below) with your own virtual machine name which you can find in General, then under Basic. It’s best if you copy the code below into your Notepad and then replace the areas where it says “Your VM Name” with your own virtual machine name before moving on the next step.

 

 

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" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

 

 

 

Step 2:  You’re almost done! Now all that you have to do is find your Command Prompt (cmd) and Run as an administrator.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

Step 3:  Finally, add the code one by one into your Command Prompt. Take all the time in the world that you need. 🙂

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

Done! Run Your Virtual Machine

 

That’s it! Amazing work.

 

Step 1:  Now all that is left for you to do is Open VirtualBox and click Start which will run your newly created Virtual Machine with the new macOS High Sierra Beta. 🙂

 

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 High Sierra’s introduction.

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

 

 

 

Share this guide with anyone, your family or your  friends and help them if they’re looking to try out Apple’s macOS operating system on a Windows PC. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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