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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): Download Link
Google Drive (6 of 6): Download Link
Fix Download Limit: https://techsviewer.com/fix-download-limit

Code for VirtualBox (New): New Link
VirtualBox: https://goo.gl/MztVe5

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:
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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691 Comments

  • How does one update such an installation? I’m on 10.13 beta 1 (17A264c), App Store sees an update to beta 6, but I tried installing twice, and it remains on beta 1.

      • Sure, but how does one update without losing the current settings and data – only the OS? Is it possible to somehow use the App Store update mechanism instead of swapping out for new VM images, which I presume would destroy all existing data/accounts/etc?

          • But the vmdk contains everything – the whole disk. Not just system data that we can swap out for another updated vmdk.

            So updating using the App Store’s native system update process is impossible?

            I’m not familiar with Mac OS much – what’s the best strategy to back up just the installed apps, preferences, and user data, and then restore that data to the new updated OS vmdk?

  • Hello there,
    Nice job ! One thing though, I can’t set the screen resolution to more than 1024×768, which is pretty bad. How could I get a fullHD resolution ? Like that I’ll b able to use it in fullscreen mode
    Thanks !

      • Hello !

        Thank you for this amazing image.
        The tutorial is also really easy to use.

        I just post this comment to be notified when you’ll be answering.

        I was just wondering. will you use the multibeast program to add some features and modify the org.chameleon.plist file in /Extra ?

        I used another tutorial to install Mountain Lion and I also had to enter this following code in cmd “vboxmanage setextradata “vm_name” “CustomVideoModel” “x32″”

  • Set everything as it shows here … double checked everything and goes on black screen on boot . ;( ….
    AMD Ryzen 5
    16 GB RAM
    nVidia GTX 1060
    Virtualization : ON
    Hyper V : OFF

      • Thank you for the quick response . I hoped it will work with Ryzen’s but since they are new on the market it will be a problem for now. I hope someone will create a AMD version. Anyway I will try Yesemite . Good day !

  • VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
    VBoxManage.exe: error: Code CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0x80080005) – Server execution failed (extended info not available)
    VBoxManage.exe: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.

    my error

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