How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

Hello, dear friends. In this article, I’m going to show you that how to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox. Have you ever tried to install Mac operating system on Windows PC? Or have you used Mac OS X El Capitan on Windows PC? Don’t worry! Now, I’m going to show you how to do this task. It is a long process, so I want to shorten this topic. First, you will learn to download Mac OS X El Capitan for VirtualBox then how to prepare it for installation. The next topic, I’m going to show you that how to install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox on Windows PC.

Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox

First, what you are going to do is download the VirtualBox for Windows from its website. Once you have downloaded the VirtualBox, then install it on your computer. If you run VMware or Hyper-V so, you should not use them at the same time. Because you can not run two different Virtualization software on one PC. Because one Virtualization software you can use at the same time.

  1. Free Download VirtualBox
  2. Free Download Mac OS X El Capitan VM Image

Step #1. Extract OS X El Capitan Image File

To extract Mac OS X El Capitan image file, you have to navigate where the image is located. For this task, you need an extractor like (WinRar or 7Zip). Just right click on the image file then choose “Extract Here“.

Step #2. Install VirtualBox on Your PC

Download VirtualBox from the link above. Once you have downloaded the VirtualBox, then Install it on your Windows PC. To install VirtualBox, just click on the setup then hit next and next. Finally, click “Finished”.

Step #3. Create New Virtual Machine

#1. Now, you have to create a new Virtual Machine. Open the VirtualBox then tap on “New” at the upper left-hand side and name the Virtual Machine “OS X El Capitan“.

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

Choose name and Operating system

#2. When you clicked next, then a new window will pop up. Choose at least 2 GB of RAM space for the Virtual Machine.

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

Choose Memory Size

#3. On the Hard Drive window, select the last option “Use existing virtual hard drive file” then tap on the folder icon and select the Mac OS X El Capitan image file.

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

Use an Existing Virtual Hard Disk File

Step #4. Edit Created Virtual Machine

#1. Open the VirtualBox then tap on “Settings“. In the “General Tab“, put everything to the default.
Go to the next option “System“. You will see three main tabs. Click on the first tab “Motherboard“. Setting everything like the screenshot below. Also, set the Processorr to 2 CPUS.

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

VirtualBox Settings

#2. Go the “Network option” then choose an appropriate network adapter.

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox?

Managing-Network-Adapter-Type

Step #5. Add code to VirtualBox

Copy and paste this code to your command prompt. Follow closely the instructions.
Frist, replace the “OS X Name” with your Virtual Machine name. Copy the below code and paste it into the notepad text editor. Then whatever you have called your Virtual Machine, so you have to replace it. Do it likes the below screenshot.

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

Code for Virtualbox 5.0.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

Now, run CMD as administrator. Copy and paste each code to the cmd. If you have downloaded the VirtualBox version 5 so, you just need the code for version 5. If you are using version 4 of VirtualBox, so you need the code for version 4.

Install Mac OS X El Capitan VirtualBox

Copy and Paste The Code to the CMD

If you didn’t understand this step, put a comment down below this post.

Step #6. Install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox

#1. Now, everything is ready for installation of Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox.  Run VirtualBox then click on the “Start” button at the top.

Installing Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on VirtualBox

Start Virtual Machine

#2. Right after tapping on start button then some code will be loaded. Don’t worry about those laws.

Installing OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox

Installing OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox

After this step, it’s very easy and straightforward. You have to create a new user account. Read how to install Mac OS X El Capitan article. But again here, we will show you that how to create a new user account on Mac.

#3. Choose the keyboard and Language then click the “Continue” button.

Choose Language

Choose Language

#4. Select the last option “My computer does not connect to the internet”. Some Service requires an internet connection. To select a different configuration, click try again. To process with this setting. Click “Continue“.

How do you Connect

How do you Connect

#5. In the transfer information to this Mac window, you have three options to select. But here you have to select the last option “Don’t transfer any information now”. Hit the continue button.

Transfer Information to this Mac

Transfer Information to this Mac

If you want to enable the location services, check the enabled service on this Mac. But I don’t want to enable location service. Click continue.

#6. Read the terms and conditions of Mac OS X Software License Agreement then tap on “Agree” button. Now, feel the user account information. Type full name, account name, password, and hint.

Create New User Account for Mac

Create New User Account for Mac

Select the time zone and hit the continue button. Uncheck the diagnostics & usage then hit on continue button.

It’s done! Now you can start using Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox on the Windows operating system.

Installed OSX El Capitan on VirtualBox

Installed OSX El Capitan on VirtualBox

Important: For any kinds of fixing errors while installing Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra visit this articles.

Video tutorial

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Conclusion

Installing Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox is somehow difficult so read the article very carefully. If you make a mistake, so you will not be able to install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox. Again if you have got any question regarding this article “How to install Mac OS X El Capitan on VirtualBox on Windows”, so feel free to hit a comment below this post. We will response it as soon as possible. Thanks for being with us.

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