How to Install macOS on Windows 11 in a Virtual Machine!

Experience The macOS On Your Windows 11 Device

Are you looking to try macOS? Is it worth the hype? Why don’t you find it yourself, you can easily install macOS on Windows 11. You can install macOS on your Windows 11 by using VirtualBox by Oracle, read on for our step-by-step guide.

Steps to Install macOS on Windows 11

  1. Get macOS Installation File:

    You will need to download the macOS Big Sur From Apple Store or the Internet. Even though you can get files from many sources on the internet, it is not advisable to get files from shady places. You might need an Apple computer to download the installation file in the first place.
  2. Install VirtualBox And VirtualBox Extension Pack

    Virtual Box Oracle Website Once you finished downloading the macOS file, download VirtualBox and VM VirtualBox Extension Pack from Here.
    Install VirtualBox first and then install VM VirtualBox Extension Pack.
  3. Create a New Virtual Machine:

    VirtualBox 1
    Now we need to create a virtual environment using Oracle VirtualBox. After installation is done, Launch Oracle VirtualBox on your Windows. In the next window, you will need to enter the following details.
    1. Name: You can name this Virtual Machine anything but just use a simple name such as macOS
    2. Folder: This is where your Virtual Machine will be stored, you will need at least 100GB of free space, so choose the location accordingly.
    3. ISO images: Here select the macOS file you downloaded recently.
  4. Setting Configuration:

    VirtualBox 3

    1. Now you will need to allocate at least 50% of physical RAM. You can use the slider to increase the memory size up to 8GB.
    2. Allocate at least 2 CPU cores for the Virtual Machine.

    VirtualBox 2
    3.  You will need to create the Virtual Hard disk and allocate it storage space. It is recommended to allocate 60 GB or more for the virtual machine.
    4. Then Click on “Finish”.
    VirtualBox 4
    5. Now click on Settings > Display and increase the slider of Video Memory to 128 MB.
    6. And click on System > Motherboard tab > Boot order. Uncheck Floppy and keep the optical and Hard disk, make sure the order of the optical is first.
    7. Now close VirtualBox and open Command Prompt as an administrator.
    Copy and paste the following lines into the command prompt and hit Enter. Make sure you installed VirtualBox in the default location and named Virtual Machine ‘macOS’.
    Make sure every line is executed separately.

    cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
    VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "macOS" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
    VBoxManage setextradata "macOS" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
    VBoxManage setextradata "macOS" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
    VBoxManage setextradata "macOS" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
    VBoxManage setextradata "macOS" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
    VBoxManage setextradata "macOS" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1
  5. Install macOS in VirtualBox

     1. Now open VirtualBox.
     2. Start the macOS VM you created
     3. Select the Language and Continue.
     4. On the Disk Utility page, click on VBOX HARDDISK MEDIA > Erase.
     5. The Recovery page will open where you need to select “Install macOS Big Sur”.
     6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Note: The above process is only intended for research or appropriate use cases. It’s not meant to be an alternative to the full macOS experience. In case you wish to experience macOS with all its bells and whistles then buying a Mac is recommended.

Disclaimer: If any errors arise in your system due to following the above process then we won’t be liable for any damage. You can follow this guide at your own risk. 

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