Yeah. You gotta give it to Apple.
As much as it sounds hilarious beyond comprehension on why the world’s most innovative company decided to add “High” to Sierra (the predecessor macOS version) it must have taken them a lot of creativity and sleepless nights to come up with that. (if you didn’t know I am being sarcastic btw)
Like really, Apple sounds like one of your older relatives who says “dope” without knowing the multitude of could-be-misunderstood meanings which comes with it.
But aside from all that, High Sierra is not that bad. In the sense, Apple hasn’t really changed what has worked well for their macOS users yet they have paid very close attention to the finer details and idiosyncrasies that have become too stale for us macOS users lately.
It’s not a major upgrade unlike what we first expected it to be off but at least it’s an improvement. So if you want to get macOS High Sierra on your Windows 10 using Virtualbox, then here’s how.
This guide is using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 which is the final version. If you instead don’t want to get macOS High Sierra and you just want macOS Sierra (the predecessor) then you can always follow this guide: How to Install macOS Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10
VirtualBox is one tiny, powerful dude, and it is capable of installing macOS onto your Windows 10 computer as an app.
It works like a charm with High Sierra, but before you get onto the guide, there are three little requirements that your Windows 10 computer is going to need in order for you to install the macOS onto your computer. 🙂
The minimum requirements that you are going to need are:
• a 64-Bit Computer
• at least 4GB RAM
• a Dual-Core processor
Got all of that? Splendid! Once you have got that out of the way, you can now proceed to install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10.
Here are the links to the downloads that you’ll be needing to install macOS High Sierra onto your VirtualBox successfully. 🙂
Download (Updated February 2019)
- VirtualBox 6.0.4
- macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final (One Full)
- macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final (6 of 6)
- MediaFire (One Full)
- VirtualBox Code
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Now I know what you’re thinking, “Which one of the two macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final download links should I download from?”
The reason why I have included the two Google Drive download links for you is that the (One Full) download link has the entire macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final file from Apple as one 6GB file. So if you are alright with letting your computer run all night to download the 6GB file then you can go for this.
I have also included a MediaFire link to the One Full file if one of the other Google Drive links get busted or removed.
The (6 of 6) download link has the entire macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final file as 6 separate 1GB files, so if your internet connection is pretty weak or if you just simply want to take your time and download one by one then you can go for this. 🙂
Once you are done with these prep work, you are ready to begin.
Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10: 5 Steps
Step 1: Extract the Image File with Winrar or 7zip.
- Go ahead and install WinRAR. (I have included the latest (March 2018) link for WinRAR for you).
- Once you’ve done that then right click on macOS High Sierra 10.13 file that you had downloaded.
- Then select Extract here.
Also, make sure that you have enabled Virtualization in your computer’s BIOS.
You can use this helpful guide:
Step 2: Install VirtualBox.
- Download the latest version of VirtualBox (I have included the latest (March 2018) link for VirtualBox for you above)
- It’s pretty easy to install VirtualBox. Just keep clicking Next and then Finished until the end and you’re good to go.
Step 3: Create a New Virtual Machine
- Now you have to create your new Virtual Machine. So what you have to do is, Open the VirtualBox you’ve just downloaded.
- Next click on New which you can see to your upper left-hand side.
- Sweet! Now all you have to do is follow on by adding each of the below details into each of the fields. 🙂
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
- Select Use an existing virtual hard disk file and Open macOS high Sierra 10.13.vmdk File.
Step 4: Edit Your Virtual Machine.
- You’re almost there! Now click on Settings to edit your virtual machine.
- Next, it’s important that you set these settings:
Motherboard: Enable EFI, and change chipset to PIIX3 or IHC9
CPU: 2 Core (70% of CPU Core) and Enable PAE/NX.
Display: Change video memory to 128 MB.
Now close your VirtualBox. Then proceed with the next step.
Step 5: Add Code to VirtualBox with Command Prompt (cmd).
Before you add the code into VirtualBox with your Command Prompt, you have a few little changes that you have to make things easier for you.
- Replace the phrase “Your Virtual Machine Name” in the code (below) with your own virtual machine name which you can find in General, then under Basic. It’s best if you copy the code below into your Notepad and then replace the areas where it says “Your Virtual Machine Name” with your own virtual machine name before moving on the next step.
Code for Virtualbox 5.x.x and Virtualbox 6.x.x
cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Your Virtual Machine Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple" VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1
- You’re almost done! Now, all that you have to do is find your Command Prompt (cmd) and Run as an administrator.
- Finally, add the code one by one into your Command Prompt. Take all the time in the world that you need. 🙂
Done! Run Your Virtual Machine.
That’s it! Amazing work.
- Now all that is left for you to do is Open VirtualBox and click Start which will run your newly created Virtual Machine with the new macOS High Sierra. 🙂
- From here on out, you can continue on with High Sierra’s introduction.
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