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How to Install macOS Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows

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Apple has announced the Mac OS Sierra as the next version of Mac system software. During its presentation that took place at the WWDC 2016 conference, the new macOS sierra was versioned as Mac OS X 10.12 and will be accessible as a free copy for all compatible Macs. The Mac OS 10.12 final comes with a lot of amazing features. One major feature is the debut that Siri makes on the Mac. Siri has been designed with new capabilities for the Mac desktop. This is the only way to make the Mac desktop a smart device. Now, You can install macOS Sierra on Windows.

VirtualBox is capable of installing an macOS in your computer as an application. it works perfectly well with Sierra and in order to run macOS on windows, you need a computer with windows that has to be 64-bit, at least 4GB RAM and a dual-core processor. Installing macOS Sierra in VitualBox is very easy; you download virtual disk and open it with VirtualBox, then create new virtual machine. Here are the steps to install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows.

Latest preview: 10.12 Final (16A323). September 20, 2016
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Steps to Use macOS 10.12 Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows

Step 1: Extract Image File with Winrar or 7zip

Install Winrar, Select Image file, Right click then select “Extract Here”

Right Click then Extract Image

Right Click then Extract Image

Step 2: Install VirtualBox

This tutorial working with VirtualBox 5.0.

Install VirtualBox 5.0

Install VirtualBox 5.0

Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine

Name: macOS 10.12 Sierra
Type: Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 bit) or 10.12 Sierra
Memory size is 4 GB( 70% of your Ram)
Virtual disk file: macOS 10.12 Sierra.vmdk

Create New Virtual Machine

Create New Virtual Machine

Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine

CPU: 2 CPU (my CPU is core i3) and Enable PAE/NX

Processor

Processor

System: Enable EFI, Disable Floppy, Chipset is PIIX3 or IHC9

System

System

Graphics: Set 128 vRam

Display

Display

Storage: macOS 10.12 Sierra.vmdk

Hard Disk

Hard Disk

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

Run CMD as Admin

Run CMD as Admin

Replace “Your VM Name” with your virtual machine name then Copy – Paste to Command Prompt

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

Code for Virtualbox 4.x.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 VirtualBox

Add code to VirtualBox

Done! Run Your Virtual Machine:

Sierra Welcome Screen

Sierra Welcome Screen

macOS Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows

macOS Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows

Mac’s tutorial: macOS Sierra Slow? Fixes Here

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261 Comments on "How to Install macOS Sierra Final on VirtualBox on Windows"

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Justin
Guest

hey. when i boot it up on virtual box i see a bunch of code that starts loading, then it stops loading code and i see the “loading wheel” that is on a macbook when somethings loading. but its not booting up i need help!

Robert Huang
Guest

Got Sierra running perfectly. signed into icloud without any issues.

Internet is working well. Safari runs without any issues.

The primary reason for me to run Mac OS X on my PC is so that I can stay in touch with family.

So7t
Guest

Everything working fine!! Close Virtual Box before running the commands!!

Config: Virtual Box 5.1.12
Notebook: i7 – 2670 QuadCore
Ram 12Gb
Virtual Disk 40Gb

koolbugs
Guest

Thanks a lot.

Erich
Guest

Very comprehensive and easy to quick start.
it is very important information to CLOSE VirtualBox before run cmd scripts.

David
Guest

Hi there, thank you for the image and detailed guide. I would however like to ask if anyone has any idea why it would just boot to a black screen. Never saw anything other than black screen. Also not getting any error messages and am running in latest version of vbox.

Aly
Guest

“The system cannot find the specified path” after writing the first code after VBoxManage setextradata “Your VM Name”

Camara
Guest

Please is it compatible W10?

Jeff Ledwin
Guest

I don’t see why not. I’ve got Windows 10, and I intend to try this soon, so I guess we’ll find out.
As long as you’re running VirtualBox, I think it will.

Joseph
Guest

Hello, I followed all the steps using VirtualBox 5.0.0, but when I click start I get this error:
Failed to open a session for the virtual machine macsierra
The virtual machine ‘macsierra’ has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).

Result Code:
E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component:
MachineWrap
Interface:
IMachine {f30138d4-e5ea-4b3a-8858-a059de4c93fd}

Any help?

Dan
Guest

Hi,

I am being taken into UEFI Interactive Shell prompt, can you please help me by pointing if I am doing any wrong ?

Nidrax
Guest

Make sure, that when you set up the Virtual Machine, VirtualBox recognizes the operating system as 64-bit Mac OS X, not 32-bit. It was the problem in my case.

Mario
Guest

hi i have the same issue, how do i fix it? because it doesnt show me the 64bit version only 32bit

Nidrax
Guest

And remember to select the OS version before typing any name for your Machine as it suggests OS version to VirtualBox 😉

Scott
Guest

I’d also like an answer to this if anyone has one. Thanks.

Seth
Guest

I would like to know how to adjust my resolution so that I can make the VM full screen and the resolution match my computer. Also, I have noticed the audio is extremely distorted if I try to do things like watch a YT video, if I was programming an app with sound I’d like to be able to hear it. Is there any way to fix that? And finally. I’d assume that’s changing the serial number to be something other than 0, but how do I do that? Sorry for all the questions, thanks for the tutorial!

Chris
Guest

VBoxManage setextradata “box name here” VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N
Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5 referring to the 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1900×1200

Arthur
Guest

My Virtual Box always reboot from the black screen lines codes… Fix ?

Joe
Guest

Same here:
unexpected session: 100000 uid: -1 requested by: 31
AppleKeyStore: operation failed (pid: 31 sel: 7 ret: e00002c2 ‘-536870206’)

Zen_101_
Guest

Same here

Laine
Guest

Can i set the model on the virtualbox 4.x one on 5.x? id prefer to make osx think im running a macbook, since im on a laptop.

Daniele
Guest

VD: error VERR_IO_SECTOR_NOT_FOUND opening image file ‘C:UsersDani-SystemDesktopmacOS 10.12 Sierra Final by TechReviewsmacOS 10.12 Sierra Final by TechReviews.vmdk’ (VERR_IO_SECTOR_NOT_FOUND).
Failed to open image ‘C:UsersDani-SystemDesktopmacOS 10.12 Sierra Final by TechReviewsmacOS 10.12 Sierra Final by TechReviews.vmdk’ in read-write mode (VERR_IO_SECTOR_NOT_FOUND).
AHCI: Failed to attach drive to Port0 (VERR_IO_SECTOR_NOT_FOUND).

Codice ‘uscita:
E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Componente:
ConsoleWrap
Interfaccia:
IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

How to fix i have intel processor…

ekb0
Guest

I got some guru meditation error

Kshitij Kumar
Guest
Hi, I have installed the image and its working perfectly fine till now. Thanks for giving such a detailed tutorial. I have been running XCODE 8 for development activities, though everything just works fine, but i am not able to connect my iPhone to the Xcode, it hangs on Iphone busy: processing symbol files. I have waited nearly 3-4 hours for it to finish multiple times. I have restarted my iPhone and Virtualbox multiple times. I have tried changing cables multiple times I have cleaned the code multiple times and restarted xcode app I have even tried deleting Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/ModuleCache I… Read more »
Bill
Guest
I was able to get it to install ok, and it even successfully updated (but seemed like it took forever). I’m not an iDevice user, but installed this to be able to FaceTime with the kiddo at Christmas. However, as a couple of other comments pointed out, I was not able to login into FaceTime with the AppleID I created. Looking in the console logs, there are lots of messages about “apsd Certificate not yet generated”, “apsd : Rescheduling request”. Checking the Internet, the first error seems related to not being able to login to iMessages or FaceTime (duh). Some… Read more »
Matt
Guest

Mine isvery very slow to boot and I only ever get a tiny grey screen with an occasional spinning cursor.

Any ideas?

Using latest version ov VBox with a core i7

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Guest

Can you do 10.8 or 107 or even 10.9? I am very curious to use mountain lion and lion and mavericks.

coolgamer1029
Guest

having a problem signing in to apple id just keeps loading

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