When starting a fresh installation of an operating system on your computer, you’ll need a few things to get started. First, you will need the Operating System image or installer file with you. For example, if you want to install Kali Linux on VMware or VirtualBox, you’ll need the Kali Linux ISO image file for installation. For this, you can head over to the official Kali Linux website and download the latest genuine version of the Kali Linux ISO image file, which works well with VMware and VirtualBox. In this article, you will need to download macOS High Sierra VMware and VirtualBox Image.

To continue with your install macOS High Sierra on VMware or install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox, you’ll undoubtedly require the installer file. If it’s not readily available, you’ll need to download the installer filefor a virtual machine. You might assume that you can quickly get it from App Store or Apple’s official website, but unfortunately, this is not the case. That’s because Apple doesn’t support installing High Sierra or other macOS versions without an Apple computer such as a MacBook Pro or Airbook.

If you want to proceed with this type of installation, you will need the High Sierra (or any other version you want to install) installer file. A Virtual Image (VMDK) file is specifically for VMware or VirtualBox. If you were looking around for that, look no further because we have you covered with all the resources you’ll need. We should mention that updated versions are also available, and you can download and install them on your Windows system for free.

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Download macOS High Sierra VMware & VirtualBox Image File
Download macOS High Sierra VMware & VirtualBox Image File

Download macOS High Sierra VMware & VirtualBox Image

You can directly download High Sierra VMware and VirtualBox Image (which is the same for both virtual systems) stored on a robust cloud service like Google or Mega. There are many other ways to download installer files if downloading this way doesn’t work for you. Once more I want to note that macOS High Sierra VMware and VirtualBox file is compatible with VMware and VirtualBox. Please note before continuing. This post is for educational purposes only.

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When you’ve downloaded the file and extract them, you can start with the installation.

Here’s how to install macOS High Sierra with the new method.

Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows PC [New Method]
Install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows PC [New Method]
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  1. leenderthakvoort Reply

    I can’t download the file anymore!!! I don’t know if anyone will see this but aperantly the max number of downloads is reached.

  2. I messed up the command for “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc” to efi instead of smc.

    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine.

    Unknown configuration value ‘/DeviceKey’ found in the configuration of efi instance #0 (VERR_CFGM_CONFIG_UNKNOWN_VALUE).

    Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component: ConsoleWrap
    Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

    What can I do to reverse it? please help

  3. Harsh Saxena Reply

    I downloaded it in 6parts from Google drive but I was getting acces denied error in part 4 how to fix it?

  4. So far I followed your detail instruction to intsall macOS high sierra into virtualbox of Windows 10. However, after to the stage installed on the disk “macOS High Sierra” followed the apple logo appeared for remaining installation, I never get the Welcome windows but instead loop back to “macOS Utilities” screen to ask for installing macOS. If selected “install macOS”, it was looped back again. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  5. Wow.. that “thing” on the left side of the page is amazing at making the page completely unreadable. Well done.

  6. Leonardo Luiz Reply

    It’s regarding the chipset type, you need to edit some config file to change the chipset for a high sierra compatible. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to do that on linux.

  7. As anyone been able to Visualize MacOS Catalina in the AWS Cloud? I am just curious to see if this has been done… 😉

  8. UC MAFIA LTD Reply

    i keep getting this error
    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mac.

    UUID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} of the medium ‘C:\Users\ADMIN\Desktop\Mac OS\macOS High Sierra Final by Geekrar (6 of 6)\macOS High Sierra Final by Geekrar\macOS High Sierra 10.13 by Geekrar.vmdk’ does not match the value {c17c59b0-b46f-4f26-a19a-874bfa8e88c0} stored in the media registry (‘C:\Users\ADMIN\.VirtualBox\VirtualBox.xml’).

    Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component: MediumWrap
    Interface: IMedium {ad47ad09-787b-44ab-b343-a082a3f2dfb1}

  9. Boot loop on VMWare Wrokstation Player 15 after OS x update.

  10. Emil Rylander Reply

    how do i put the text in the vr when i start the machine?

  11. on ubuntu stays at “End RandomSeed” dont know if it is meant to hang there or what?

  12. Mohamed Tarek Reply

    after Downloading in 6 parts form Media Fire get extracting error (damage or unknowing format )

    • Patman Rick Reply

      Wow thank you – this finally fixed my bootloop problems.
      I found a similar instruction for an earlier version of Sierra, the –cpuidset was different and the boot was unsuccessful. Yours finally worked.


    • Nhlaluko Garry Reply

      Never mind… fixed it
      – In the System tab on settings: change chipset from ICH9 to PIIX3
      – In display : Enable 3D excellaration

  13. Also, the – in front of cpuidset is the wrong character in english language. delete it and retype it and it will work better.

  14. Just confirming that nikiink’s post works, although I had to add .exe to each instance of vboxmanage, and the -cpuidset modifier should be –cpuid-set

  15. To solve boot loop run the following on vbox 5 / 6:

    cd “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\”
    VBoxManage.exe modifyvm “MacOS High Sierra” –cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
    VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct” “iMac11,3”
    VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion” “1.0”
    VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct” “Iloveapple”
    VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc”
    VBoxManage setextradata “MacOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC” 1

    If network not working, choose Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (82545EM)

  16. uniballer1965 Reply

    Boot loop on a Windows 10 hosted VirtualBox machine as well.

  17. Installing it from the ubuntu virtual box is just in an boot loop.

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