The MacOS Sierra has been launched recently, and it has been installed on almost all of the Mac computers because of its stunning new features. Now the happiest part is Windows users can also experience the MacOS features with the help of a third party software called VirtualBox. Here is a simple step by step guide to help you install Mac OS Sierra on Windows computer using VirtualBox.
What Will You Need?
You must have the three files given below to get started.
- Installed and working Oracle VM VirtualBox,
- VirtualBox Code, and
- MacOS Sierra Media File (DVD, CD or an ISO image).
Steps To Install Mac OS Sierra On VirtualBox:
Step 1: To get started, download the Oracle VM VirtualBox from its official website and install it on your computer. Installing the VirtualBox is a simple task and you can do it by following the on-screen procedures.
Step 2: To create a new virtual machine, open the VirtualBox and click on New icon in the top left corner of the taskbar. Create Virtual Machine dialog box will open up now. Enter the details as shown below and click “Next“.
Name: macOS Sierra
Type: Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)
Step 3: In the next screen, you will have to select the size of the VM. You need to choose at least 4 GB of RAM space for the Virtual Machine as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 4: The next screen will let you create a virtual hard disk for your Virtual Machine. Either create a new virtual hard disk or choose an existing hard disk.
Select “Use an Existing Virtual Hard Disk File“, and select the file with the browse icon. Click “Create” once done.
Step 5: Now the Virtual Machine will be created. To edit the virtual machine, open the virtual box and select General from the right pane. Next, navigate to System tab in the left pane. Under Motherboard, set the base memory as minimum 4 GB.
Note: Here you need to uncheck the Floppy option from the Boot Order and make sure that the Chipset is set to ICH9.
Step 6: Under the Processor tab change the number of processor to 2 or above.
Step 7: Now navigate to Display from the left pane, and increase the video memory to 128MB. Click “Ok” and exit the VirtualBox.
Step 8: Open the virtual box code that you have downloaded, and replace the Virtual Machine Name with your VM’s name as shown below.
Step 9: Now go to start and type “cmd” in the search box. Right click on Cmd and select “Run as administrator“.
Step 10: In the Command Prompt window, carefully enter the Virtual box code one after the other. Close the command prompt window once done.
Step 11: Now open the Virtual box again and click Start to start installing the Mac OS X Sierra. The screen will now display some codes with a black screen. Just wait for the welcome screen.
Step 12: In the welcome screen, select the location and click continue.
Step 13: Next, you have to select a keyboard layout. Choose a layout from the available options and click continue.
Step 14: In the next screen, select Don’t transfer any information now and click continue.
Step 15: The next screen will let you enable the location services. Check enable and click continue.
Step 16: If you have an apple id, sign in with your credentials in the next screen. Else select don’t sign in and click continue.
Step 17: Click continue in the next screen to agree to the terms and conditions.
step 18: You can create a computer account in the next screen. Fill the necessary details and click continue to create the account.
Step 19: Next, you will get an option to enable SIRI. Select enable SIRI and click continue.
Step 20: Wait for a while until the setup is finished. Once done, your Mac desktop will be ready.
Welcome to your new Mac OS X Sierra Desktop.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.