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How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on VirtualBox on Windows

Written by John

Virtual Software like VirtualBox allows the creation of a virtual machine which can operate parallel to the main operating system. It allows Windows users to be able to enjoy other operating systems like Ubuntu and macOS without the need to buy a separate computer. In this case I will teach you on how to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC.

Why macOS High Sierra? New technologies will be used to improve all the important functions of a Mac. The data will be managed better to allow users a fast access with just a click. For added security, this OS will come with in-built encryption, easy backup and crash safe protection. For better game playing, the macOS High Sierra Final comes with Metal 2 which unleashes the full power of graphic cards. For the photoholics they will have fun with the better photo editing features this OS will come with. There are many more features that will be in this new OS when it is launched.

For those on Windows you can use this macOS by using VirtualBox. This will install the High Sierra Final as an application that runs within Windows. To enjoy this you need a 64-bit computer that has at least 4GB RAM. In this computer you will be required to download and install the VirtualBox software and download the macOS High Sierra Final image file. You will then be required to create a new virtual machine and install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox. You will then be able to use the macOS High Sierra within Windows just like you would any other application.

macOS High Sierra Final: 10.13.0 (17A365)
Drive (One Full): Download Link

New Version: 10.13.6 (17G65),  July 24, 2018
Google Drive (One Full): Download Link
Google Drive (6 of 6): Download Link
Media-fire: (One Full): Download Link

Fix Download Limit:

Code for VirtualBox (New): New Link

Steps to Install macOS 10.13 High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows

Step 1: Extract Virtual Machine Image File

You can use Winrar or 7Zip Software to extract this image file. Right Click on “macOS High Sierra.rar” then select “Extract here”.

Extract Virtual Machine Image

Step 2: Install VirtualBox

This virtual disk image working with VirtualBox 4.x and 5.x version.

Install VirtualBox

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine

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

Create New Virtual Machine

Select “Use an exsting virtual hard disk file” and Open “macOS high Sierra 10.13.vmdk” File.

Add macOS High Sierra Disk to VirtualBox

Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine

Click “Settings” button to edit your virtual machine.

Motherboard: enable EFI, change chipset to PIIX3 or IHC9

System in VirtualBox

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

Number of CPU Core

Display: Change video memory to 128 MB.

Display in VirtualBox

Step 5: Add Code to VirtualBox with Command Prompt (cmd)

Type “CMD” in search box, right click on CMD then select “Run as admin”.

Run Command Prompt

Close your VirtualBox before run this commands. Replace “Your VM Name” with your virtual machine name, then copy and paste this code to Command Prompt.

Code for Virtualbox 5.x and 6.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

Code for Virtualbox 4.x:
cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Your VM Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3"
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

Add Code to CMD

Step 6: Create a New Account

Open VirtualBox and click “Start” button then you can create a new account.

Create a New Account

Done! macOS High Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows

macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC

Next Tutorial:
How to Install macOS Mojave Final on VirtualBox on Windows
How to Enter Full Screen Mode in macOS in VirtualBox

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  • the installation also works with Virtualbox on a linux centos host.
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  • Hi John,

    Figured it out. Had an issue with the OS. Redownloaded and reattempted.

    Deleted the folder and the instance and restarted. Big thing is to make sure to use the right CMD updates for your version of Virtual Box.

    Thank you for this amazing post.

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