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How to Install macOS High Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows

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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.

Latest preview: 10.13 Final (17A365). September 25, 2017.
Google Drive (One Full):
Google Drive (6 of 6):
Fix Download Limit:

Code for VirtualBox (New):

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

Replace “Your VM Name” with your virtual machine name, Close your VirtualBox then Copy and Paste this code to Command Prompt.

Code for Virtualbox 5.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 High Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows PC

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275 Comments on "How to Install macOS High Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows"

Juan Carlos

Hello Techsviewer, I followed all steps flawlessly but, when I tried to start the software it gives me an error message as shown in the screenshot in the link attached.

What could it be?


Can this virtual machine be used for practicing development of apps? I can’t seem to connect my devices to the virtual machine


I have black screen using VirtualBox 5.2.0. I solved by selecting Version: Mac OS X (64-bit) instead of macOS X 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13

Himay Fumakia

I am getting the black screen when i start the macos vm. My processor i5-7200u. i have 4 gb of ram . Running virtualbox 5.2.0


I have just run my first ever virtual Mac and it was so easy to do I followed your instructions to the letter (I had to download an older version of VirtualBox than I already had). Apart from that I was up and running in no time at all. I am quite sure that is down to some very hard work by yourselves. So thank-you very much for making my life easier.

Thank you so much for this! You put a ton of time and effort into it and I really appreciate it. I’m doing some ARKit work and needed the latest macOS on my PC. I have the following suggestions for improving your instructions. 1. Place the Virtual Machine file folder into the Oracle or VirtualBox folder before creating your new VM in VirtualBox. When I installed mine, I realized I still had it in my downloads folder, which I regularly clean out. 2. Make sure name of the Virtual Machine is one word. You can’t leave the quotes in the… Read more »

Hi! Thanks for the manual. I’ve installed macOS successfully and run it. But after it loads, it works only 1 or 2 minutes and hangs after this period. Mouse and keyboard not working, and graphics guest macOS freezes. Why can it happen? Need help!

Ioana Haraga

Hi. I tried a bunch of times. it doesn’t even go into the install screen. I have an amd processor amd fx 8320 e it has the virtualization enabled and everything. I checked the code, the settings, everything and same things happen. I made sure to close the virtual box when writing the code, tried all kind of settings…don’t know what to do.


Do you have commands for Linux?

Caroline (KGirl)

Hi, when I tried to install the lastest update (10.13.1) on my virtual machine, it remains on 10.13 with the update not actually installed. Any further comment on this new update? Thank you for your cooperation and I look forward to the reply.