How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

In this article, I am going to show you how to create macOS High Sierra bootable USB installer on Windows 10. If you want to install macOS High Sierra on PC Hackintosh or Macintosh, then you need a bootable USB Installer of macOS High Sierra. To create macOS High Sierra bootable USB Installer, you need to have a Macbook or iMac but don’t worry because we have covered you. Now you can easily create a bootable USB installer for macOS High Sierra on Windows 10, 8 or 7 using the dmg that we have provided.

Warning: If you are using this method to create a bootable USB Installer on Windows 10 to install macOS on your Mac computer (Macintosh) then do consider that it might damage your native boot files as we have received some feedback from our visitors. Please do consider this important point; otherwise, you might end up damaging your Macintosh. We do not take any responsibilities, and the guide below is for people who want to install macOS on PC (Hackintosh).

Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Firstly, you need to download macOS High Sierra DMG file from the link below. Also, with the DMG your should the download the TransMac software from the link down below, and for the flash drive, you need 8 GB or higher. It’s better to use a USB 3.0 while creating the USB Installer but If you want to use it for a Hackintosh then make sure to connect your USB 3.0 to a USB 2.0 port.

Note: This method works on Windows 7, 8 and 10.

Related Post: Install macOS High Sierra on PC Hackintosh 2018

Step #1. Download the following DMG and software.

Step #2. Install TransMac just by open it’s setup.exe and clicking next couple of times.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Install TransMac Software

Step #3. Right-click on TransMac icon and select Run as Administrator.

Step #4. Right-click on your the USB then select Format Disk for Mac.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Format Disk For Mac

Step #5. Make sure to backup all the data before going ahead because it will wipe all the data then name the USB Installer anything you like, finally, click OK.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Name Drive for Mac Volume

Step #6. Again right-click on the USB and select Restore with Disk Image.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Restore with Disk Image

Step #7. Click on 3 dots to browse and select macOS DMG.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Browse DMG

Step #8. Select macOS High Sierra DMG that you download from the link above and click Open.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Select and Open DMG

Step #9. Wait for a couple of minutes for TransMac to write the DMG to USB; the times depend on your device.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

Restoring Image to Disk

Step #10. Finally, after the restore process finished the USB Installer is ready to use, and you can use it to install macOS High Sierra on any Mac computers or Hackintosh.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer on Windows 10

USB Installer is ready

It was all about, how to create macOS High Sierra bootable USB Installer on Windows 10. If you faced any problem, feel free hit a comment down below, and we try to answer as much as possible. We’re waiting for your suggestion.


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  1. blankChip Gunter Reply

    Just wanted to say thanks .. A customer had tried to up to Montery and it had an aftermarket ssd (M2) that the firmware did not support.. the drive disappeared because of the drive not being OEM . Only 2 choices were to find a used Oem drive on Ebay or reinstall the os the Mac came with .. you saved the day by having the Dmg for download .. Thanks ! Keep up the great work !

  2. blankwoodsybaby Reply

    can i use terminal to force boot from usb as it doesn’t work on keyboard command
    i interrupted the erase disk half way through and the hdd is corrupted i think. advice?
    in recovery mode, i cannot access the install.dmg built in to the system as it is greyed out in the disk images directories?
    when i goto startup disk to select the usb option there is no bootable drive available, ssd or usb both are not there, it is blank and then i have no choice but to restart and cmnd r for another try.
    how do i boot the mac when it’s not got a os installed, and in recovery mode it doesn’t pass the reinstsall screen when i select it, it contacts apple but stays doing nothing.
    what terminal commands can i use to reformat the internal ssd. what command functions are to change the internal clock and date.

  3. blankValtor Reply

    The loading extensions(lines of code in white color in the black screen) after booting into clover GUI keeps going on.
    The lines of code keep appearing, it never goes into macos installer.

  4. blankAbdalrahman Jarbou Reply

    i have used this method on a lot of macs from MacBook pro 2010 2011 2012 both 13″ and 15″ and MacBook air also iMac 27 2012 its all working fine all you need to do is reset the date to the firmware release date in this case 2012 and erase the hard drive that’s it.

  5. blankDiovs Reply

    Followed the steps correctly but during boot it says, “No bootable device found – insert boot disk and press any key”

    Laptop used: Acer Travelmate 5744z

    1. blankbabylard1 Reply

      this only works for Macs not any standard laptop or desktop computer, the installer is created from windows, but you can only run the installer on a Mac, if you want to run MacOS on any other computer try making a Hackintosh

  6. blankDevid kamerun Reply

    Unfortunately after completing the bar only white screen appears.
    For 1 icon EFI boot, when I enter to install mchighsierra, the apple logo appears and 3 beeps sound ringing non-stop.

  7. blankAsh Reply

    Thank you it works perfectly with my second hand iMac. and I was not able to install OS using disk utilities. Following the procedures I was able to create bootable USB on my PC and install the OS in the iMac.

    1. blankSeabass Reply

      i just put a new hd on my Imac 2012 and upgrade my ram, now the system is showing me a file with a question mark, i have tried getting the system online but it takes hours and disconnect on last minute, I downloaded a high sierra-dmg to do a bootable usb but it wont read on my mac, I struggle to change the usb from MRB to GPT. Technicians are very expensive here in South Africa and tend to be useless with apple products. can anyone please help.

  8. blankYash Reply

    Hello, all steps were followed by me correctly but I’ve a question.
    Is Clover Boot Installer already installed on my PC Windows 10 or do I need to download it? If I need to download Clover, please send me a correct link. Or can I use BIOS instead of Clover?

  9. blankMuhammad Naufal Alauddin Reply

    I can boot to the clover boot manager,
    But once i installing high sierra it shows up a circle and a cross

    i read that you must edit config.plist file, but how? because i can’t even access the usb drive anymore after the images being restored by transmac,,,

    so how do i browse my usb drive and edit the config.plist file?

    PC Specs:
    Asus Maximus X Formula
    32 Gigs of G.Skill TridentZ RGB
    500 Gigs of Samsung 960 Evo M.2 NVMe

  10. blankVlad Reply

    Hello! I installed it on my imac, and after that it asks for the “name” and “enter password”, but I don’t know them, when I restart, the recovery shows the EFI password, please help unlock my imac!!!

  11. blanklato Reply

    Don’t use this tutorial to install on a real Mac. This method uses Clover and it will BRICK your Macbook. I’ve bricked my Macbook Air 2014 and had to buy a new EFI Chip. You’ve been WARNED!!

  12. blankCheers Reply

    No one mentioning Transmac isn’t able to handle lfzse compressed dmg images from apple. I’m unable to write image to usb because Transmac isn’t compatible. Any suggestions on how to get a dmg image onto a usb drive and make it bootable?

  13. blankBob Reply

    Now i am downloading file,trying to install it.I hope i will work,bcs i am tired of searching internet how to create bootable be honest i dont like boss told me to do this.i cant explain him to use windows 10 instead of this macshit 🙁

  14. blankAbdussalam Fariz Reply

    If I have created the Mac OS X Siera usb clover boot loader installer on my external usb hdd dental, install it to boot on my UEFI PC desktop computer,

    then says I want to use it on the 2015 MacBook Pro 13 A1502 retina to access my personal data.

    Guess – it’s safe if I connect his hdd external usb when Mac velum is turned on, then turn it on without accessing the bootmanager partition “clover” and ask debates to access my personal data on the MacBook Pro 13 retina via Mac OS X and Windows 10?

    please for your answer

    I’m worried about this

  15. blankalabaster Reply

    Can you reupload the tutorial video that have been taken down?
    Or perhaps summarize what’s inside the video and post here.

  16. blankSeam Reply

    Lol some comments make me laugh and also makes me mad .

  17. blankHasan Reply

    It sounds that this is completely unsuitable for Mac users.. it will damage the mac hardware.. and this is for fact.. so you shouldn’t just make a warning and say I am not resposible.. becuase you still claim that it works with mac with exceptions.. there are no exceptions.. you should completely make it clear that this damages the mac hardware and never try it.

    1. blankDakota Reply

      How would this damage mac hardware?? its software and at the very most it would cause you to format the hard drive. a mac is still just a pc with efi instructions. calm down

    2. blankSean Reply

      Expectation? Lol on your hardwares? I call it too much expectations. Just don’t expect way too much on your old things and let them into suicide. Who is the abuser?

  18. blankBhabanisankar Das Reply

    Hello Faiz Orz,
    I followed each and every step and tried put the sandisk 16gb usb drive to boot with my Dell T5500 workstation, but nothing happen. Even it did work at all. Could you please let me know what steps i have to take so that i can install it easily.

    Waiting for your reply.


  19. blankSean Reply

    I guess this guide requires medium intermediate skill to resolve random problems when it materializes in a sudden (even though it never occurred to me). Or at least you should know what recovery mode is.
    I have never read this guide in full because I’m an engineer. Nevertheless, I appreciate the writer provided straight forward booting USB method (this is the pain in whole time). I successfully installed osx without a trouble and wasting time.

  20. blankAdi_marda Reply

    this didnt work my macbook air is now frooze to a blankscreen where nothing is working, now you only tell me what shall i do and there was no mistake in follow up of the steps. it stucked on Apple logo for hours and noting happened and now it is black screen , i have tried every step but nothing is working , please help me now!!!

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear, Some visitor have faced the same error as you have. Sorry about that but now try to fix it via recovery mode. Google how to enter recovery mode on macbook air and follow on.

  21. blankBricked Mac Reply

    MAC Users DO NOT DO THIS INSTALL! i read a few comments above and the same thing happened to me. the install includes “clover”which will damage the hardware of your mac. I tried to do a Recovery Mode Boot through Clover, and now my powerbook is completely unresponsive to anything. won’t restart, won’t recognize any bootup keys.Seriously not cool that this guide doesn’t come with a warning.

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear, thanks for letting us know about the error you faced because personally we have faced such error. I will update the article ASAP.

  22. blankFarhan Zafar Reply

    Hello Faiz Orz
    How are you thank you for given me my answer
    And now i have second question can you tell me how to bootable USB windows 10 from window 10
    I am already use RUFUS but after finish booting setup nothing start setup windows 10
    So please tell me good one software about how to
    bootable USB windows 10 from windows 10
    I am using HP Pavilion 15-bc200nx
    Thank You….

  23. blankJulio Puentes Reply

    I used this software and when I tried installing it, it bricked my macbook pro 2013. I cannot see anything on the screen, no sound comes on or lights. Just a dim screen. Im stuck now and Apple wants me to pay 450.00 for a repair. Not sure what went wrong here. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it.

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Try to boot into Recovery mode or safe mode by holding Command + R or holding Shift key on your keyboard and if you don’t know how to do that do a quick google search, you will find plenty out there.
      If the Recovery or safe mode didn’t help or you can’t manage to get in there then probably your Macbook’s hardware is damaged in someway, so you need to get it to fix by apple or an apple authorised service.

  24. blankFarhan Zafar Reply

    Hello Faiz Orz
    I am new user of mac book air. every thing running very well but now i want to try complete reinstall mac os and after then i want to fresh install mac os and i am already download transmac & mac os from your link
    my problem is in i download your link mac os the capacity is 4.9 gb but i also download in original apple website and i see here is only 1.8 gb
    what is the different

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      That is not a version of macOS that you have downloaded from the apple website. That is only an update version, because you can only download macOS from the App Store but not from apple website and from the apple website you can download the update files. It’s the reason that’s only 1.8 GB.

  25. blankFrank Reply

    I can’t watch the video tutorial because it says “this video is unavailble” when I try to play it. Could you please tell me where I can find the video? I have a problem of installing the MacOS, which is it always showing the apple logo when I choose intall it. Thanks.

  26. blanksean Reply

    Thank you for the fast and straightforward method.
    I hate those hundreds of websites talk too much and doesn’t work at the end.

  27. blankszsifat Reply

    Hi there, i have done everything well, i am using windows 7
    after black loading screen in a apple logo
    i got a white screen and it stuck there for unlimited time.
    what’s wrong with that?
    should i try with windows 10?

  28. blankYus Reply

    I booted from USB and got 2 icon on 1)efi boot and 2) install mc high sierra. When i click the 2nd icon i saw apple logo and bar running. Unfortunately after completing the bar only white screen appears.
    For 1 icon efi boot, when i enter to install mchighsierra, apple logo appears and 3 beeps sound ringing non stop. What have i done wrong. Appreciate your assistance.
    FYI i had replaced a new hard drive in my imac

  29. blankHisham Reply

    After successfully creating the bootable USB thumb drive with macOS High Sierra using windows 7, then booting the macbook air mid 2011 with the created bootable USB thumb drive plugged in and then choosing the boot and install macOS High Sierra (the default highlighted option.
    How long does it usually take to finish? (my screen is now showing the silver apple logo with white background screen)

  30. blankAustin Reply

    Hey I followed you’re steps of trying to install Mac OS High Sierra on my 13 inch Macbook Air because when I was factory reseting the whole Mac I accidentally erased Mac OS High Sierra. While I was in the process of installing the OS the whole screen of the Macbook froze. I tried taking out the USB and restarting the Macbook but now the screen won’t start up again. Even putting the USB back in get the screen back up again. I see the Macbook turing on as the back of the Macbook Air glows along with the charger. What should I do in this situation?

    1. blankMukhtar Jafari Reply

      I’m not sure about this error but you can create a new USB flash drive with the correct version macOS and try again. Also, try to check the laptop hardware.
      I hope you fix this annoying error.
      You can get help from this video:
      UPDATE: Sorry, the links are removed from YouTube. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  31. blankElle Reply

    Hi, I accidentally chose the “U Boot” option instead of the “install macOS high Sierra” so now my MacBook Air (2014) has a grey screen with no Apple logo after powering up. Is there something I can do to fix this before I bring it to the Genius Bar? Please help. Thank you!

  32. blankekam Reply

    i need a help sir
    i installed high sierra in my pc
    but when i restart it after it would’nt start
    thn i have start the whole installation process again

  33. blankDaya Reply

    Thank you very much for the complete guide. I have MacBook Air on which Linux Mint is installedand MacOS deleted. So I wanted to install again MacOS. I created created bootable USB as per your guide but it does not boot from USB. Do you know how to fix this?

    1. blankDaya Reply

      I I managed to boot from USB but when Clover Boot Manager appear I click to boot from Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra and I get macOS logo and nothing happens. I put it so for 12 hours to see if it will something happen but nothing and I have to shoot it down. Any suggestion what to do?

      1. blankElle

        This happened to me too. Now my MacBook has a grey screen without the Apple logo. Let me know if you found a way to fix this!

      2. blankMukhtar Jafari

        I think the USB flash drive you’ve created is having a problem otherwise, it must work without any issue. If you followed everything and didn’t work for you so there is another method you can use.
        First, you need to make sure that the USB is functioning well. Because sometimes the USB is having a problem and it’s not correctly bootable.
        Second, Try to create a Bootable USB via UniBeast. You need an Apple device or VMware that run macOS Sierra.

  34. blankFlardryn Reply

    I want to ask about the dual boot windows + mac os.
    Now i have 1 ssd and 1 hdd.
    I want the ssd as the windows os storage and hdd as important files storage and mac os storage.

    So, can i do the dual boot windows on ssd and mac on hdd without format hdd ? ( because i just move my hdd C driver to ssd, so probably theres some space for it to boot the mac os)

      1. blankMukhtar Jafari

        Now, what you want to do, create a new partition and go ahead. Be careful that don’t vanish your data. If it doesn’t work, let me know in the comment section below.

      2. blankFlardryn

        i already prepare all partition before .. i just tried the mac os boot from this article .. but my laptop keep restart when i tried to enter the mac os installer :/ .. and i just notice this from ur website .. when i post a comment .. i cant open ur page anymore xD

      3. blankMukhtar Jafari

        It’s not that much easy but it’s not impossible too. You can change your config.plist file then it’ll work. The default config.plist file may not work most of the time.

      4. blankFlardryn

        what can i change inside that config.plist ? .. this is kinda annyoing .. somehow ur comment stuff prevent us to get into your website or page .. cant u not make it so troublesome ? .. this is my 3rd banned browser for this website already ..

  35. blankMr. Success Reply

    This method is not work at all for Kaby Lake Laptops like my own i.e. Aspire E15 E5-575G intel i5-7200U, with M.2 SSD, and nvidia 940MX etc. Do have any solution for this

  36. blankViki Reply

    Hey Im trying to install this on my PC
    Spec for my PC are:

    CPU: i7 6700 3.4ghz
    GPU: Gtx 970 Windforce
    SSD: Intel 250gb
    HDD: WD Blue 1tb
    RAM: 8 Gigs of Corsair Vengeance Lpx ddr4 ram
    Motherboard: MSI b150 pro-vdh

    I followed every step above and booted from my 8 gig usb. Got the Clover boot screen and tried to install serria. I got the Applt logo but after that i got a circle with a line across it.

  37. blankNdaka Reply

    Hello…I have hp ay011nx with intel 520 AMD R7 m340 graphics , how do I get both working?…and sound too,its working but volume is very low…how do I improve the sound?

      1. blankParth

        i have an acer aspire a515g with core i5 8th gen(8250u),and mx150,it also has intel hd 620 graphics,can i run mac os high sierra?

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