How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

In our previous post we have shown you that how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VMware and now in this article, I’m going to show you that how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox. Apple has announced the next version of its Mac operating system: Sierra. Of course, the real change is that, after fifteen years, Apple has finally ditched the “OS X” moniker. All things old are new again, and the new operating system will only call “macOS.” We don’t yet know if Sierra carries a “10.12” version number, but with developers getting their hands on the OS later today, we should soon have that question answered.

Apple’s Craig Federighi ran through a whole bunch of new features to be included in the revised operating system. He started by mentioning Continuity and Auto-Unlock, which now combine to let you seamlessly unlock a desktop or laptop Mac merely by bringing your Apple Watch close, using what Federighi described as “time-of-flight networking” to detect the watch’s proximity. It was unclear from the presentation whether or not this feature is an Apple Watch exclusive; Federighi did not explicitly say that Auto-Unlock would work with iOS devices.

So, I’m not going to discuss anymore regarding Apple new release “macOS Sierra” instead; I’m gonna talk about installing macOS Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows operating system.

Related: Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox

Install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox

Update: The Steps below works on macOS Sierra 10.12 Final Version the nearly released by Apple. (20 September)

First, what you are going to do is make available the following materials.

Step #1. Extract macOS Sierra Image File

Once you downloaded the macOS Sierra image file then, you must extract it via WinRAR or 7zip. To extract the file, simply right-click on file then choose “Extract Here.” It’ll take some minutes to extract so wait for a moment.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Extract macOS Sierra VM File

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 “macOS Sierra” then hit the “Next” button.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Name and choose the Version

#2. Now, you’ll be prompted to select memory size for VM. Choose at least 4 GB of RAM space for the Virtual Machine.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Choose Memory Size

#3. If you wish, you can add a virtual hard disk to the new machine. You can either create a new hard drive file or select one from the last or another location using the folder icon. Here, you should choose the last option “Use an existing virtual hard disk file“. Select the file and click “Create“.

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Select Hard Disk type

Step #4. Edit the New 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“. Uncheck “Floppy” drive and set the chipset to “ICH9“.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Motherboard Settings

#2. Choose two core processors or more than two.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Select Processor amount

#3. Navigate to “Display option” then put the video memory to 128 MB.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Choose Video Memory

#4. Now, navigate to “Network” tab then “Enable Network Adapter”. And choose the adapter type “Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (82545EM)”.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Enable Network Adapter

 

Step #5. Add VirtualBox Code to the CMD

#1. Before adding the code you’ve to edit the code first. Open the VirtualBox code then replace the “Virtual Machine Name”. Get help from the screenshot down below.

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Replace the Code

Note: To install macOS Sierra on VirtualBox you must “QUIT” VB otherwise it won’t work.

#2. Now, run CMD as administrator. Open VBox code and Add the code to the CMD one by one.

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Copy and Paste the VirtualBox Code

Step #6. Play the Virtual Machine

#1. In this step, you have to open VirtualBox then “Start” or run the macOS Sierra VM.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Launch the Virtual Machine

#2. After running the macOS Sierra VM, you will see some white code on a black screen. You’re not going to do anything in this step. Just wait for a moment and macOS Sierra welcome page will appear.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Installing macOS Sierra on VirtualBox

Step #7. Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra

Now while installing macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox then we don’t need to install that on separate disk because while editing the VM we choose the virtual disk type SATA, and this is the one and only way for now to install macOS Sierra or El Capitan on VMware or VirtualBox. So that’s why now in the very next step we have to perform a clean installation and to set up macOS Sierra.

#1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Choose Language

#2. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.

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Choose Keyboard Layout

#3. Now select your method to transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue.

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Transfer Information to this Mac

#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.

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Enable Location Services

#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you have one, then create a free Apple ID, by the article, how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and Click on Continue.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Sign in with your Apple ID

#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

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Terms and Conditions

#7. Fill out the Full name,  Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Sierra, which will be installed.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Create a Computer Account

#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & Usage and click on Continue.

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Diagnostics and Usage

#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run on the desktop of macOS Sierra.

How to Install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Setting up macOS Sierra

Important: For any kinds of error while installing Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra visit this article.

Watch the full video tutorial

Conclusion

After performing a clean installation and Setting up your macOS Sierra then you should see your final result that, macOS Sierra has successfully installed on VirtualBox. In this post, That was all about, how to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox and I have covered;

  • Extract macOS Sierra Image File
  • Install VirtualBox on Your PC
  • Create New Virtual Machine
  • Edit the New Virtual Machine
  • Add VirtualBox Code to the CMD
  • Play the Virtual Machine
  • Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra

Thanks for being with us.

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