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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.
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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


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

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Guest

Hi, great job! i got the same problem. do you have an idea to resolve the continuos boot?

Robert H
Guest

Not working for me, the MacOS goes in a continuous boot loop.
VirtualBox v. 5.1.22, i7-2630QM, 8GB RAM
I’ve double checked all my VM settings and ran the CMD codes.

Robert H
Guest

Never mind, seems I made an error somewhere with the CMD codes. However it seems to freeze up when trying to log in.

Sachin Malhotra
Guest

Really nice thread. But unfortunately I just got a black screen and nothing else. Can you please help me with this. I am trying it for the first time ever.

Maksym
Guest

Still cannot get it to work, getting black screen on boot.

I know that the settings have been applied correctly, as this is what I see in my macos_dev.vbox:

And yet, nothing.

VT-x is enabled. The CPU is the latest i7-7500U KobyLake. 16gb of RAM, NVidia GTX 970 4G video card. And just black screen, nothing else.

Any ideas?..

Pal3 Kuno
Guest

how to enable full screen on virtualbox?thanks

Luke
Guest

Hi!! Great review. I believe I am having the same mouse issue as others. The os boots just fine, but on the start up page I have no control of the mouse or keyboard. The mouse doesn’t move and they keyboard doesn’t work. I tried disabling the autocapture function in settings but still nothing. Thank you so much.

~Luke
i5 6500
16 gb of ddr4
xfx rx 480 8gb
windows 10 pro 64 bit

Patricia
Guest

Hello! I already run my macOS High Sierra but I can’t control my mouse integration. How can I turn it on?

Cheeser
Guest

Hey Patricia, I had the same issue and started messing with the USB settings. I had to install the VirtualBox Expansion pack first. Then I switched the USB setting to USB2. Make sure your pointing device is set to USB Tablet

Patricia
Guest

thank you!! mine work when i changed it to USB 3.0.

bryan
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mac os is not showing up in the guest operating system

stef
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stuck in bootloop. doesnt work

Nattan
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Im getting error downloading part 4. Kindly fix please.. thanks

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