In this post, we’ll install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC with macOS High Sierra ISO. New update, new version. Apple’s non-stop update makes another new version of macOS with a few changes to its name but huge changes to itself from inside. From it’s name which is High Sierra, which is another high mountain, it lifts up pretty much everything in macOS. This probably continues another series of new features, much enhancements, fixes of the problems from the old version and more importantly security updates and more and more updates. With everything update, we’ve also come up with another install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC.
While we had chances of installing macOS Catalina on VMware and install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows PC, we’ll continue not to skip install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox with a new method. Just like we did install macOS High Sierra on VMware on Windows with a new method, we’ll also install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox with a new method in addition to the old method we did.
For those who are new, typically, there are two ways to install macOS which is install macOS on VMware and install macOS on VirtualBox. Now inside this, each one of this is done into two another ways. Like install macOS Mojave on VMware, and the next one is installed macOS Mojave on VMware in a new method or install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox and the next one is installed macOS Mojave on VirtualBox with a new method.
Another example we could make is of installing macOS Catalina on Windows. First, we install macOS Catalina on VMware and next up, we’ve install macOS Catalina on VMware in a new method or install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox, and next up, we’ve install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox in a new method. That moves on like this with installing other versions on Windows.
The purpose is the same but the path is different. This difference probably includes different steps to install, different files and different stuff to complete the installation. The primary reason that it’s made is to try and install macOS High Sierra and other versions with a new method when the first method doesn’t work, so no one should fail from installation. For the installation particularly, we’ve prepared the files uploaded to servers which can be easily obtained or create, and also the instructional step by step tutorial with shots. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC in a completely different way and different files.
Step One – Create or Download High Sierra ISO
Whether macOS Mojave or macOS Catalina or other new versions should be out, macOS High Sierra will still be preferred for most. Just like Windows, that announced Windows 10 but users still love Windows 7. Whatever the reason, now unlike installing High Sierra with the previous version, for installing macOS High Sierra, we’ll need a couple of files that are completely easy to get from us.
First, for those who would like to create macOS High Sierra ISO themselves, they could probably do that but requires an actual macOS or macOS running machine like macOS on VMware or VirtualBox and speed and reliable internet connection which shouldn’t interrupt when downloading.
Creating High Sierra ISO might be a bit difficult for some, so for this purpose, we’ve created macOS High Sierra beforehand and put it online to make use of it. This is definitely easy as it’s only a matter of clicks. We’ve shared the file plus even in two sections that is in one file and the second one is within parts. It’s completely safe, secure and easy to approach within a few clicks, so catch it easy. We’ll also update the file when a newer version is out.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Final Version (17G66) September 26, 2019
- The macOS High Sierra updates has almost come to end but still remains favorite for most. Like its previous and newer version which we’ve covered up. We’ve taken this part under our hand and created and provided the file online through multiple service so users shouldn’t have problems with it. Apart from this, we’ve also covered up other supported files of High Sierra, like macOS High Sierra DMG which is required for installing High Sierra on Mac. While the High Sierra DMG installer file is provided within the App Store but in terms of macOS High Sierra ISO, it’s nowhere and isn’t easy to find.
From the BIOS, watch out if the Intel VT-x hardware acceleration options are enabled.
Step Two – Install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows
In terms of installing High Sierra particularly on virtual machine, there are two options. First, we’ve install High Sierra on VMware and install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox. So as we did install High Sierra on VMware, we’ll now install High Sierra on VirtualBox in a new method. For this installation, we’ll need VirtualBox first. From the BIOS, watch out if the Intel VT-x hardware acceleration options are enabled.
Goto VirtualBox Download page and install it.
Click Next on the wizards a few times, and it will be installing.
On the finish line, let the VirtualBox launch after the installation so hit Finish.
Step Three – Install VirtualBox Extension Pack
As long as installing VirtualBox Extension Pack is important, it’s more important than anywhere else. Installing VirtualBox Extension Pack not only enhances features like installing Guest Tool but also makes mouse and keyboard work in High Sierra on VirtualBox. Even we’ve created a seprate tutorial for that. Here’s how to install VirtualBox Extension Pack.
Here’s how to Fix Mouse & Keyboard Stuck on macOS VirtualBox.
Step Four – Create a New Virtual Machine
In this important step, write down macOS High Sierra for the name and it will automatically detect the type, version. Then set up 50% of your system’s memory and click on Create a virtual hard disk now. In the end, click on Create.
For the hard disk, set 100GB of space and select VMDK for the disk then click Next.
Step Five – Set up Virtual Machine Settings
One of the important parts of working a virtual machine is setting it up. While virtual machine won’t work without setting it and also adding a disk or removing something else so we’ve done it. For making the installation sucessful, make sure you change the settings to the one carefully otherwise the installation may fail so take care.
From the top, click on the Settings.
Then select the System tab and uncheck Floppy, change the chipset to PIIX3 and also enable EFI (special OSes only).
Next, click on the Processor tab and increase the processor to at least 2 Cores or more and enable PAE/NX also.
Jump to the Display tab and increase the amount of video memory to the maximum.
Now head to the Storage tab and click on Empty disc icon and click on the disc on the right side and click Choose/Create a Virtual Optical Disk.
Now click on Add and choose High Sierra ISO then click on Choose.
When the settings finished, click on OK on the virtual machine settings window.
Step Six – Apply Commands To The Machine
The settings is near to end except a simple step we need to take. Here’s how to do it.
First, close the VirtualBox simply by clicking on close.
Now open Notepad and copy and paste the following command into it. Once done, press Ctrl + H to open the replace the panel. There,
type “Your virtual machine name” in the Find What then type “macOS High Sierra” in replace with tab and click Replace All.
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
Now open Command Prompt from Start Menu.
On Command Prompt, copy and paste the commands into it and hit Enter.
Step Seven – Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox
When done, close it and open VirtualBox and start the machine.
On the first window, simply Continue.
When this window appeared, click on Disk Utility and click on Continue.
Next, click on VBOX Harddisk which is VirtualBox’s default disk and click Erase from the top then name it and click on Erase.
Click on Done then close the window.
Now select Install macOS and click on Continue.
Continue with this window.
Accept the terms and conditions.
Select the disk for the installation and click on Install.
The macOS will soon begin installing, so be patient.
Once it does install, it will reboot and the loading will also take some time.
After it’s finished, it will appear on the Welcome window. The actual installation has started and its ready to use.
Continue with the installation steps, creating your account, enabling or disabling some features, and you’ll be all done. Once it’s done, the Mac will set up everything and you’ll see the macOS High Sierra Desktop.
The macOS High Sierra has now finished installing and is ready to work. The macOS should be completely working fine and there’s no problem with it. This macOS works completely like an actual macOS on Mac and there’s no difference in it.
Recommended – Fix macOS High Sierra Screen Resolution
One more thing we recommend is to increase or fix High Sierra screen resolution which could turn into your actual screen resolution. While this step is completely optional, but for a better view and better experience, we recommend this step. For this step, we’ve prepared a completely different step by step tutorial, here’s how to do that.
The most interesting part is, it can be updated to the latest version when a newer version is out. While macOS High Sierra’s update has come to end but still you can do it. Besides this, we recommend taking a snapshot of the machine which will take a complete backup even better than a backup that can be restored when required.
If there are some problems with performance, you could easily fix speed slow running macOS High Sierra. Else if there’s problem other than the performance, we’ve catch you up with all. Here’s how to fix them all.
With that done, there’s nothing more to do. From the installation to the optional steps and fixing problems, we’ve done all that.
That comes to the end of this. If there’s some problem or would like to add or make some cool suggestions, we’re happy to hear that.