How to Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox PC -VMDK

Install macOS High Sierra On VirtualBox on Windows -VMDK

In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on PC. macOS High Sierra’s 10.13.6 (17G14019) latest update was released on July 15, 2020. It is been a while since that macOS High Sierra is released. In this guide, you will learn the complete step by step pictorial tutorial to run macOS High Sierra 10.13 latest version on Windows operating system. As our previous articles, we’ve shown you how to install macOS High Sierra on VMware. So in this post, I’ll install it on VirtualBox on Windows PC.

Update: Before we get started, let me mention that several versions of macOS have come out since macOS High Sierra and we have already created a step by step guides to install them on VMware or VirtualBox. So if you want to install the newer versions of macOS then please check out the links below:

System Requirements

Before we start, make sure to read the following requirements. Please do not skip this step because it’ll help you to successfully install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC.

  • Minimum 2 GB memory (Recommended 8GB or higher)
  • Minimum 2 cores of processors (Recommended 4 cores or higher)
  • Hard disk free space 20 GB (Recommended 100GB or higher)
  • Your system should support Intel or AMD VT (Virtualization Technology)
  • Intel/AMD VT (Virtualization Technology) Should be enabled from BIOS setup

Required: If you haven’t already then you should enable Virtualization Technology (aka Intel VT or AMD-V).

Furthermore, it’s highly recommended that you install macOS High Sierra on SSD (Solid State Drive) instead of HDD (Hard Disk Drive) because you will have a much faster performance with SSD rather than HDD

Steps to Install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox Using  VMDK

  1. Download the Prerequisites
  2. Install VirtualBox on Windows  PC
  3. Install & Update VirtualBox Extension (Optional)
  4. Create a New Virtual Machine for macOS High Sierra
  5. Execute the VirtualBox Code
  6. Perform a Clean Installation of macOS High Sierra
  7. Update macOS High Sierra to the Latest Version (Optional)

To install macOS High High Sierra on VirtualBox on Windows PC, you must download the following files and read the step by step guide to avoiding any problems.

Step 1: Download the Prerequisites

  1. Download macOS High Sierra VMDK (Required)
  2. Download VirtualBox & VBox Code (Required)

Step 2: Install VirtualBox on Windows 10

From the “Download the Prerequisites” section of this post, you should have downloaded VirtualBox and if you didn’t, download VirtualBox latest version and install it on your Windows system. If you’ve already installed VirtualBox, then you can skip this step. Otherwise, follow the steps below to install VirtualBox on your Windows machine.

  1.  On the welcome Wizard page, click Next.
  2. Keep the default setting on the Custom Setup page and click Next.
  3. Again Click Next to accept the default options unless you want to change something.
  4. On the warning Network interface page, just click Yes to process with Virtualbox installation.
  5. Click the Install button to install VBox. Again click Yes if required.
  6. While installing VBox, you might see a security warning about “Oracle Corporation”. You need to click Install on this page to process with the installation. If you click Don’t install, the installation process will be terminated here and you can’t go ahead. If you see the security warning again click the Install button
  7. Finally, click Finish.

Step 3: Install & Update VirtualBox Extension (Optional)

This step is not 100% necessary but it’s highly recommended to do this step because macOS High Sierra might not function properly on VirtualBox. For this reason, it might cause problems during the installation. Go to the Virtualbox download page. Under VirtualBox 6.1.10 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack section, click All supported platforms to download the latest version of Virtualbox Extension Pack.

Download Virtualbox Extensions

Download Virtualbox Extensions

Once you’ve downloaded the Extension pack. Now, follow the steps below to update the Virtualbox extension pack.

  1. Open up VirtualBox, navigate to Tools>Pereferences>Extensions.
  2. Click on Plus (+) icon and select VirtualBox extension which you’ve downloaded at the beginning of this section. Click Install or Upgrade and then Agree to the terms and conditions. Click the OK button.

Finally, you should see something like the screenshots below.

Step 4: Create a New Virtual Machine for macOS High Sierra

After installing VirtualBox, now you will need to create a new virtual machine on Virtualbox. Creating a virtual machine for macOS High Sierra is kind of the same as you create a VM for the Windows Operating system or Linux but with some minor changes. In this post, I’ll outline those changes. Follow the steps below to create a new virtual machine for macOS High Sierra using the VMDK file.

    1. Open up your VirtualBox application and click New.

      Create a New VM

    2. Click Expert Mode and select the following options then click Create.
      1. Type a suitable Virtual Machine Name.
      2. Virtual Machine Location (a separate drive is recommended).
      3. Type (Mac OS X).
      4. Version (Mac OS X 64-bit).
      5. Memory 4 GB (recommended 8 GB or higher).
      6. Hard Disk: Select Use an existing virtual machine hard disk file. Click on the Folder icon to browse the macOS High Sierra VMDK file.
      7. Click Add and select the Sierra VMDK image
    3. It’s time to edit the virtual machine to make it works. Select macOS High Sierra VM and click on Settings. Now, bring the following changes to macOS High Sierra VM.
      1. Under System>Motherboard, increase the Base Memory to 12048MB. However, you can use a bit lower memory if your system doesn’t have this much RAM.
      2. Uncheck Floppy from the Boot Order section.
      3. Under the Processor tab, increase the processors to 4 or higher.
    4. On the Display window, increase the Video Memory to 128MB.

Step 5: Execute the VirtualBox Code

Once you’ve created and customized your virtual machine, it’s time to run some codes in order to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox. First, you should note your virtual machine name because later on, we will use it. Open the VirtualBox code which you should have downloaded from the “Download the Prerequisites” section of this post. If you’ve not downloaded, doesn’t matter. Just use the following code.

Note: Before, you execute the code by command prompt. You should read the following steps.

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "VM Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac19,1"
VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-AA95B1DDAB278B95"
VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1
  1. When you opened VirtualBox code via notepad or any other text editor, use the replace function of the program to Replace the “VM Name” with your virtual machine name. See the picture below to get an idea of how to do it.
  2. Now, you’ve two choices. First, if you want to fix your macOS High Sierra screen resolution in the first place. You should also execute the following code. You have to change “VM Name” with your virtual machine name and HxV with a screen resolution such as “1280×720“. For more supported screen resolution on VirtualBox and detailed guide, visit fix macOS Catalina screen resolution on VirtualBox.
    VBoxManage setextradata "VM Name" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution HxV

    Important Note: We highly recommend to quit the VirtualBox program before executing the code. If you don’t do it, your virtual machine might not proceed to the installation step.

    Exit VirtualBox

    Exit VirtualBox

  3. Once you replaced the “VM Name” with your virtual machine name, then run the code one by one via command prompt (CMD). You can open the command prompt by pressing the Windows+X key in Windows 10 and select Command Prompt from the list. Or simply press Windows key and type CMD. Click Run As Administrator and click Yes.
    How to Fix macOS Big Sur Screen Resolution on VirtualBox

    Run CMD as Admin

    Replace the VM Name

    Replace the VM Name

  4. Now, that you’ve executed the macOS High Sierra VirtualBox code. Open the VirtualBox app then click the Start button to power on the VM. A black screen with a lot of white text will appear on the screen. Just wait for a few minutes and the macOS High Sierra installation will start.
    Start macOS High Sierra VM

    Start macOS High Sierra VM

    High Sierra Code Running

    High Sierra Code Running

Step 6: Perform a Clean Installation of macOS High Sierra

Once you hit enter, a whole bunch of code will run on the screen, but you should not worry about it. Wait for a few minutes, and you should see the macOS High Sierra installation window. Have a cup of coffee until the installation complete. It’s going to take around 15 minutes to finish.

  1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

    Install macOS High Sierra On VirtualBox on Windows -VMDK

    High Sierra Welcome Page

  2. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.

    Select Your Keyboard

    Select Your Keyboard

  3. Now, select Don’t transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue.

    Don't Transfer any Information Now

    Don’t Transfer any Information Now

  4. In this step, you can Sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, create a free Apple ID by following this article, “how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch”. We recommend to not log in with your Apple ID at this point. Just select  Don’t Sign in and click on Continue and Skip.

    Sign in with Your Apple ID

    Sign in with Your Apple ID

  5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  6. Fill out the Full name,  Account name, Password, Hint, and click Continue to create your user account for macOS High Sierra.

    Install macOS High Sierra On VirtualBox on Windows -VMDK

    Create a Computer Account for High Sierra

  7. Click Continue on Express Set Up page. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run on the desktop of the macOS High Sierra.

    Installed macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox

    Installed macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox

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

Step 7: Update macOS High Sierra to the Latest Version (Optional)

You should do this step if your macOS High Sierra is not updated and not the latest version. So, you can update it by following the instructions below.

  1. Click on the Apple logo at the top-left corner of your screen and click on the App Store.

    High Sierra App Store

    High Sierra App Store

  2. On the App Store window, click on Update. You’ll see Software Updates are available.
  3. Now, you should see different kinds of updates are available. Just click Update All. Click Download & Restart.

    Software Update Available for High Sierra

    Software Update Available for High Sierra

  4. Wait for a couple of minutes so that the update should be installed. It might take 5-15 minutes to download all updates. However, it depends on your internet speed.
  5. Once the update is downloaded, your system will restart automatically. Again wait for 15-20 minutes for update installation.

    Installing Updates

    Installing Updates

  6. Once the installation update process finishes, you’ll see the macOS High Sierra login page. Type your user account name and password and log in. If you check our below screenshot with the one on Step #6 of this guide, the last screenshot. You can check that our macOS High Sierra (17G14019) July 15, 2020, is updated to the latest version.

    macOS High Sierra Updated to the Latest Version

    macOS High Sierra Updated to the Latest Version

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In this guide, we have covered the following steps. These are the summarised of the above steps.

  • Download the Prerequisites
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows  PC
  • Install & Update VirtualBox Extension (Optional)
  • Create a New Virtual Machine for macOS High Sierra
  • Execute the VirtualBox Code
  • Perform a Clean Installation of macOS High Sierra
  • Update macOS High Sierra to the Latest Version (Optional)

If you have any kinds of questions or have suggestions on how to install macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox, feel free to leave a comment down below this post and will answer your every question and get your suggestion for our future works. Thanks for being with us.


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  1. blanksomebody Reply

    i followed all instructions carefully, but when i start it up, there is white text, but it loads indefinitely!

  2. blankJosef Reply

    For me it seems that the newest version of High Sierra: 10.13.6 won’t work with VirtualBox. I tried two things:
    * First the install of the file: “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G66) Latest”, but I got the start shell. Somebody mentioned that It is possible to select the boot device. I tried that, but I got: “mac os could not be installed on your computer installer resources have expired”
    * Then I tried “macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Stable”. This worked. Afterwards, I did the update, but the system didn’t boot again.

    So, I guess VirtualBox is not compatible with that macOS. I’m using VirtualBox version: 6.1.16.r140961

    1. blanknobody Reply

      I am slowly getting closer and closer to having it work on my machine… so far I have had to do the following:

      I have a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and that seems to be incompatible. Next to all the code mentioned in the guide, I also ran:

      VBoxManage modifyvm “VM Name” –cpu-profile “Intel Core i7–6700K”

      After that, I did the following:

      1. At UEFI prompt: Type exit

      2. Select Boot Maintenance Manager

      3. Select Boot From File and click

      You should see some entries, select macOS HD -> macOS Install Data -> -> Boot Files -> boot.efi

      I get all the way to a screen that says “mac os could not be installed on your computer installer resources have expired”

      Maybe you will have better luck though.

      1. blankJosef

        I have an Intel i7-7700HQ, but it didn’t work as well, so, I did what you said. There is a slight difference on step 3. On my case it should be:
        * Select Boot From File > macOS HD > macOS Install Data > Locked Files -> Boot Files -> boot.efi

        I guess you forgot “Locked Files”. On my case, it started to install macOS, but it ended with:
        “mac os could not be installed on your computer installer resources have expired”

        Same thing happens when not using the cpu-profile option.

      2. blankJosef

        I could solve my problem. This is what I did:
        * Instead of “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G66) Latest”, I chose: “macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Stable”
        * When creating the VM, if you name it like: “macOS HIgh Sierra”, it will suggest you: “macOS 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit)” unter “Version”. There, I changed it by: “Mac OS X (64-bit)”

        I’m not sure, which of those options fixed the problem. I think it may be the second one, but since it takes long time to download the latest High Sierra version, I won’t tried this.

      3. blankJosef

        Ok, I gave a try to: “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G66) Latest”, but it didn’t work, so, I guess that image may be defect. With the file: “macOS High Sierra 10.13 (17A365) Stable” works on my case.

  3. blankrady kotb Reply

    this message Appear when start the Moc “BSD PRpcess Name corresponding to current thread :ernal _Task
    attempting system restart Mach reboot

  4. blankrady Reply

    this message Appear when start the Moc “BSD PRpcess Name corresponding to current thread :ernal _Task
    attempting system restart Mach reboot

  5. blankjean l forichon Reply

    It does not work for me. I use VB 6.1. When I start the machine I get the cmd line screen with Mapping table BLK0 and BLK1 and Shell> but notthing else!!!!!

    1. blanknobody Reply

      I am slowly getting closer and closer to having it work on my machine… so far I have had to do the following:

      I have a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and that seems to be incompatible. Next to all the code mentioned in the guide, I also ran:

      VBoxManage modifyvm “VM Name” –cpu-profile “Intel Core i7–6700K”

      (apparently its incompatible with certain CPUs and you have to trick it)

      After that, I did the following:

      1. At UEFI prompt: Type exit

      2. Select Boot Maintenance Manager

      3. Select Boot From File and click

      You should see some entries, select macOS HD -> macOS Install Data -> -> Boot Files -> boot.efi

      I get all the way to a screen that says “mac os could not be installed on your computer installer resources have expired”

      Maybe you will have better luck though.

  6. blankfederico filippi Reply

    Can you upload the iso file again, please?? Because when I click on the one at the top of the guide it says that it has already been downloaded too many times

  7. blankrao saqib Reply

    am running mac os high sierra but i cant connect my ifone to high sierra i have installed all usb setting and extension but cant see my ifone in high sierra……..any suggestionss ?????

  8. blankGene Joy Reply

    I am having difficulty upgrading from macOS High Sierra 10.13 to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on Virtualbox. The upgrade appears to finish installing, but nothing changes. This update is needed for XCode 10 installation.

  9. blankferdous Reply

    Hi i get this error
    VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

    Result Code:
    E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

  10. blankTim Timmay Reply

    I’m pretty good with this stuff, but this has me stumped … I went through your process VERY specifically (even deleted and started over) … but no matter what OS I select, it still starts to a black screen … nothing moves.

    I’m on an 8 core Windows box with 64GB RAM so I allocated it 32GB ram and put the vmdk file on the local SSD drive. Should have plenty of resources…
    Any thoughts?

    1. blankMukhtar Jafari Reply

      First, make sure that your system is compatible with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. If the answer is Yes follow the steps below.
      1. Go to App store and Download macOS High Sierra latest version.
      2. After the download has completed then a window will appear that telling you to install.
      3. Follow the window instruction.
      Follow this guide if you hesitate.

      1. blankJosef

        And where are the requirements of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 in terms of Intel processors? I only found the requirements for 10.13, which is at least an i7 of the sixth generation.

  11. blankAndrew Strachan Reply

    Updating macOS 10.13 to 10.13.6 under VirtualBox seems to require the method described here.

  12. blankD. Oliveira Reply

    Friends, I configured 128MB of video memory in VirtualBox but the Mac OS only recognizes 4MB.
    Does anyone know how to solve it?

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear, you can’t do that, for that we have to create a new file, which is very time consuming for us. Sorry for that but now we can’t do it.

  13. blanksunil singh Reply

    hi Friend after running commands, i click on start button on virtual box and its just showing me blank screen without any information. Please help me on this

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      i: Change the Video Memory Size to 128 MB from Virtual machine settings
      ii:Change operating system version from macOS 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit) or macOS 10.12 Sierra (64-bit) to just the Mac OS X (64-bit)

  14. blankMichael A Reply

    Hi does anyone know if it is possible to run this on older CPUs? I would be interested to know.

    In my testing I could only get this booting on a system with an Intel Coffee Lake CPU, otherwise it would just give a blank screen, or hang at the line Got boot device =

  15. blankPierre Reply

    Thank you for the tutorial, it is really great. Though, I have a problem: I can start my VM and use it normally, but it is painfully slow.
    VirtualBox and my VM are on a SSD disk. I give more than 6 Go of RAM to the VM, and it is still really slow.
    What can I do for that?

  16. blankOntealain Reply

    Thanks for the guide.
    But I have a problem. I just download macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra iso file from another source and searched through the internet for an installation guide and found your page. And during following the guide, found out that I don’t have any ‘vmdk’ file. Could you give some download link or email me only the vmdk file, please? Or I have to download the whole 5-6 gigabytes again?

  17. blankWarren Reply

    This worked great. I have tried before with other systems and had problems, but this was very easy to get MacOS up and running. The only problem is the reason I wanted MacOS is to run Xcode, but the current Xcode requires at least 10.13.2 but the image here is only 10.13(.0)
    I haven’t yet worked out how to update the OS nor how to get a new later version image. It would be great if you could do an update or another article about how to upgrade.

  18. blankdhems Reply

    I get this error on boot, can I have some help?

    Error allocating 0x1835 pages at 0x0000000001c95000 alloc type 2
    Error loading kernel cache (0x9)

    Any help will be appreciated

  19. blankAmritpal Reply

    I have install mac OS Sierra 10.13 on my Pc windows 10. We require xcode on it but it tell require 10.13.4 version. when I try to update 10 10.13. 4. It restart after update and show me same version. kindly guide me how to upgrade Mac to 10.13.4. It very urgent.


  20. blankAndras Reply

    I need Xcode to be installed on the virtual Mac, but it needs at least High Sierra 10.13.2. I tried to update it to 10.13.4 in the app store, but after restart I got the original 10.13.0. Any help could be a big one. Thx

  21. blankDylan Reply

    I have done every step tried different version of tb new old and then old and new again tried multiple time of reinstalling and im still stuck on a black screen that has nothing on it

  22. blanknobodei Reply

    Easy process that worked really well on Linux too, just having to tweak the VBoxManager commands a little. Thanks for the guide!

      1. blanknobodei

        Hi saint,
        Virtualbox’s network settings should be identical whether on Windows or Linux, and on both platforms, using the guide’s defaults (also the Virtualbox defaults for me) worked.

        Does the machine work, but you simply lack an internet connection? If so, it could be as simple as ticking the “connect network adapter” box on the VM’s panel. Otherwise, and this might sound dumb if you already did it, but make sure you added the extension pack to Virtualbox since things probably won’t work/show up without it. Odds are you’ve tried these already but good luck!

  23. blankMatias Reply

    Hi there! I’d like to install the Xcode App but it asks for a v10.13.2 or later, and when I try to upgrade it doesen’t work. Can you help me, please? Thanks in advance.

  24. blankTony Tan Reply

    I did all necessary steps needed to do after that the booted it worked perfectly but when it finished everything it rebooted again resulting in the codes coming back

  25. blankTreamon Reply

    OK. having an issue with amd ryzen 3 cpu running on win 10 professional. vm loads but only see a black screen. already changed all of the video settings to ones stated before. any suggestions for a fix?

  26. blankLau Re Reply

    I have a problem with the USB devices.
    The VM has been perfectly installed. Everything is working. I’ve installed xCode. However, I can not connect my iPhone to this VM. Indeed, I have activated all the options in USB (2.0), I mounted my iPhone and when I launch the VM, the iPhone is well captured however I do not access to it.
    Itunes tells me that no device is connected to my VM.
    I do not know where the problem may come from. I tried everything, but to no available.
    I use as host Windows 7. The version of virtual box that I use is 5.2.8. I installed the oracle extension which has the same version of virtual box.
    If anyone could help me.

  27. blankChandan Das Reply

    I’ve tried many sites macos high Sierra installing on virtualbox 5.2.x but got same error: I start the vbox, then it shows virtualbox logo, then it shows codes in black screen, then it restarts the VM and again the same process repeats. I’ve tried many solutions and many other sites macos. Please give me any solutions for this problem to fix. Thanks in advance. From regards Chandra Das

  28. blankSimone Reply

    The virtual machine it’s really slow. Is this normal? I’ve set 128MB video memory and 4GB RAM and 4 CPU and I have 16GB RAM on my host. Any idea?

  29. blankTumo Reply

    Umm.. so for those of us with unstable internet connections, any chance of getting a .torrent version of this 5GB+ file. Thanks if it’s doable.

  30. blankASIM Reply

    when I paste this command line(
    VBoxManage setextradata “MAC” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey”
    tells me it is not recognized as internal or external command

  31. blankBror Reply

    Great work. The install works fine. For going full screen I used next command: VBoxManage setextradata “VM station name” VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920×1080

    But I’m wondering if there is a fix for following issues which I am facing:
    Location service: seems to fail. However my windows host is able to perform this without any issue. I guess this is the reason why Maps remains black as well.
    iMessage and Facetime : unable to log in.
    Mail and Safari: whenever I hover over a hyperlink, the full frame becomes black.

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Currently, There is no fix to this issues on VirtualBox because macOS do not support it and but in VMware, there are not this issues.
      Remember that iMessage and Facetime don’t work on VMware too because Apple knows that it’s not real MacBook or iMac then it can’t authenticate.

  32. blankThrux Reply

    It worked! Thank you so much for providing this tutorial.
    I am experiencing 1 problem, cannot log in to itunes for use of imessage.
    Any insight on how to correct?

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. Quit VirtualBox and reopen then go to the VM settings and you should be able to select NAT.
      P.S. make sure the Virtual Machine or macOS is shut down.

    1. blankMrQuickFX Reply

      For sound install unmodified AppleHDA.kext from 10.13.1 using Kext Utility 2.6.6. Remember to disable SIP first as you can’t change system kexts with SIP on. It should also speed things up little bit.

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Yeah it can be updated, but sometimes it doesn’t work then I don’t suggest you to update it, in that case, we will try to update the file to the latest version as soon as possible.

  33. blankAlice Reply

    Very Helpful! I now have maxOS and Xcode running on my Windows 7 after following the steps and using the files provided here! Thank you very much!

      1. blankJolan

        First, thank you for these guides, they are really helpful.
        Unfortunately I’m still blocked before instalation. The VM only reboot again and again.
        I followed every steps in your guide but still have the issue.
        Do you have any other way to fix this?

        Thank you!

      2. blankJolan

        Ok. Don’t know why but it works… I had just shutdown VM Oracle. Re-open CMD and enter each line one by one. Close it.
        Start VM Oracle again and launch the Mac OS Virtual Machine and I can now reach the instalation. 🙂

        Thank you again !

  34. blankSACHIN THAKUR Reply

    I am having a problem of boot looping of mac OS High Sierra in virtualbox and also In VMWare.
    I am follow every step and also reinstall Virtualbox and VMware. But no solution yet.

    First problem in my virtual box having black screen but it is solved changing mac 10.13 to mac 10x 64x selection, but bootlooping arises every time.

    pls give me solution.

    and very important thing why we not run this by dmg file of mac if we done this so giving me a new tutorial for this topic.

  35. blankRico Reply

    Is there a guide to installing High Sierra as guest OS, in VirtualBox that is running on a CentOS7 host? I am able to complete everything in this guide except for the commands run in a dos box in the windows environment. I am not sure how to translate those commands to Linux.
    Thank you.

  36. blankflorin Reply

    VBoxManage setextradata “macOS High Sierra” “VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey” “ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc”

    that command give me error

  37. blankWalter Reply

    Hi there, thanks for this tutorial, it worked for me under Windows 7, i have a quick question, not sure if there is a solution for this:

    Is there a way to change to make the screen bigger, i guess to run in full screen mode so that it can cover the whole screen, i found several methods online but none of them seem to work, any ideas?


  38. blankboldfacealbie Reply

    I’ve followed the instructions, but the install screen goes through the inital white lines of text and then it reboots. Never gets to the Mac OS install splash screen.

  39. blankRok Reply

    Anyone know how to fix Apple ID issues? I always get the same response:
    “This action could not be completed. Try again.”
    Help please!

      1. blankRok

        No, no idea on how to solve it. It connects to the store, so it shouldn’t be a blocking issue… I don’t know.

  40. blankJon Reply

    After I follow all the instructions, the VM turns and a screen flashes to a logo for an instant and then goes black. Windows 10 Pro, AMD Ryzen 1700, 16gb RAM, nVidia GTX1080, Gigabyte Gaming 5 AM4 motherboard

  41. blankJon Reply

    Hi, I followed all the instructions and tried everything in the comments concerning the ‘black screen’. When i start the VM some white logo pops up real quick in the VM monitor, and then it goes black and doesn’t do proceed to boot. I’m not sure if it enters POST or not.

  42. blankAntonio Reply


    I’m trying to connect my iPhone to the virtual machine and I have an error like the following:

    Failed to create a proxy device for the USB device. (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS).
    Code d’erreur : NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Composant : ConsoleWrap
    Interface : IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

    Then when I disconnect the iPhone from the computer it restarts.

    Do you have any suggestions regarding to this problem?


  43. blankPsyka Reply

    Hello, I have a small issue with the macos, the install work fine, but when i try 2 modification, any modification like move a file or remove a program from the dock, the hole vm freeze and i don’t know why maybe something i miss somewhere. pls help me ^^

  44. blankBala Reply

    Thanks for the wonderful job, the only problem i have is about the audio and it crackles like a robotic voice. How can i sole this issue..

  45. blankRyan Reply


    cd /D “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\”

    (note the added /D to also change drive) in case you run the vbox code from a different drive such as D:

  46. blankArtem Russakovskii Reply

    How does one update such an installation? I’m on 10.13 beta 1 (17A264c), App Store sees an update to beta 6, but I tried installing twice, and it remains on beta 1.

  47. blankjeff Reply

    I have tried to install this a couple times. I get to the screen with the coding installing it then it gets to the point where is says boot-args =usb=0x800 keepsyms=1 -v -serial =0x1 as the last line and it freezes from there and doesn’t move.

      1. blankjeff stewart

        I thought it meant the virtual machine itself not the whole program. I will try that though. Thanks

  48. blankGeorge Love Reply

    when i am trying to put the code in cmd i keep getting errors that these are not recongnised as commands

  49. blankVoteForPEdro Reply

    Worked like a charm. The only problem i had was VM was not giving me the option to implement a 64 bit virtual machine. All i had to do was to enable “virtualization” in the BIOS. Thanks!

  50. blankDimo Reply

    Sven, black screen indicate that 128 MB has NOT been assign to the Display. Make sure to slide the Video Memory indicator from left all the way to the right.

  51. blankAndi Reply

    Did all steps multiple times. All ended with apple logo loading and then unresponsive grey screen. Please help.

  52. blanksven Reply

    did all steps two times, same result. a black screen with no code . running win 10 enterprise, amd a10 , 16gb ram

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