How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on Windows PC/Laptop using VirtualBox

In this article, we will install macOS 10.13.5 on a Windows PC/Laptop using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program.

How to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on Windows PC/Laptop using VirtualBox

How to Setup macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 on Windows PC/Laptop using VirtualBox 6.0.8

You can use virtualization programs to run and use the MacOS operating system on a desktop or laptop computer without an Apple Mac computer. You can install High Sierra on a Windows 10 using one of the VMware Workstation or VirtualBox virtualization programs.

VMware requires the VMware Unlocker program for Mac OS setup. To set up Mac OS with VirtualBox, you also need to configure a few settings in the same way.

In our previous articles, we used both VirtualBox and VMware Workstation to install the High Sierra.

With the virtualization program, you can use ISO files to run MacOS on PC or Laptop. You can download the ISO setup image files for macOS to your computer from the following links.

You can download the ISO files of the Mac OS operating system you want to install with Oracle VM VBox from the above links.

How to Install macOS High Sierra on Windows 10 using Oracle VM VBox

Before proceeding with the installation of macOS 10.13.5 with virtual machine, install VirtualBox on Windows.

Once you have installed Oracle VM VirtualBox, follow the steps below to install High Sierra 10.13.5 step by step.

   Step 1

To create a new virtual machine for macOS on VBox, click on the image below to see the related article.

Creating a New Virtual Machine for macOS

   Step 2

Once you have created the VM, add the ISO file you downloaded to the virtual machine. Click the Start button to launch the VM.

Starting macOS Virtual Machine

   Step 3

Wait while macOS is booting.

macOS Boot Screen

   Step 4

Opening macOS…

Starting macOS

   Step 5

Select your system language and click the Continue button.

Selecting System Language for macOS

   Step 6

To configure the hard disk of the virtual machine, select Disk Utility and click the Continue button.

macOS Utilities

   Step 7

On the Disk Utility, select VBOX HARDDISK Media and then click the Erase button.


   Step 8

Type in the name of the hard disk and click the Erase button again.

Configuring Hard Disk to Install macOS

   Step 9

After the hard disk is formatted, click the Done button. Then, close the Disk Utility.

Formatting macOS Virtual Disk

   Step 10

To start the macOS 10.13.5 installation on VirtualBox, select Install macOS and click the Continue button.

Install macOS

   Step 11

Click the Continue button on the macOS installation window.

macOS High Sierra Setup Screen

   Step 12

Accept the license agreement.

Accepting Apple OS Licence Agreement

   Step 13

Select the disk to install the Mac OS system and click Continue.

Select macOS Disk

   Step 14

Wait while the installation is copying the files. After copying the files, the VM will restart.

About 4 minutes remaining

   Step 15

If the virtual machine restarts and then the Utilities window opens again, close the virtual machine completely.

Power Off Virtual Machine

   Step 16

Remove the ISO file on VBox and click OK. Then, restart the VM.

Remove Disk from Virtual Drive

   Step 17

On the Shell screen, execute the following commands in order and proceed to the next step.

cd "macOS Install Data"
cd "Locked Files"
cd "Boot Files"

macOS Shell Configuration

   Step 18

Add the ISO file to the VM again.

Adding ISO to VM Again

   Step 19

Now, to continue setting up macOS 10.13.5, type boot.efi on the Shell screen and press Enter.


   Step 20

Wait while it installs the Mac OS 10.13.5 on VirtualBox.

About 21 minutes remaining

   Step 21

Select the region you live in the Mac OS registration window and click the Continue button.

Choose Your Country

   Step 22

Add the keyboard layout you want to use and click Continue.

Choose Your Keyboard

   Step 23

In the Apple Data & Security window, click Continue. If you would like more information about using Apple’s personal data, you can click Learn More.

Apple Data & Privacy

   Step 24

Select Don’t transfer any information now and click the Continue button.

Transfer Information to This Mac

   Step 25

If you want to sign in with an Apple ID, type your email account and sign in. If you want to log in later on Apple, click Set Up Later and then click Skip.

Apple Sign In

   Step 26

Click the Agree button to accept the macOS software license agreement.

Terms and Conditions

   Step 27

Create a new user account and click Continue.

Create a Computer Account

   Step 28

Click Continue directly to use Apple’s maps and other applications and participate in Apple’s customer experience program. If you want to configure these options, click Customize Settings.

Express Set Up

   Step 29

Wait while your Mac is preparing…

Setting Up Your Mac

   Step 30

After successfully completing the setup on Windows PC/Laptop, click on the Apple Logo and then click About to check the operating system version.

macOS High Sierra Version

How to Configure Display Resolution on VirtualBox

You can easily increase or decrease the screen resolution of the virtual machine running on VirtualBox. To get rid of the screen resolution problem, first close the VirtualBox virtualization program and follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Open the CMD command prompt as administrator and execute the following commands on the CMD respectively.

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your Virtual Machine Name" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1920x1080

You can change the VirtualBox Mac OS screen resolution with the following values.

1280×720 (HD)
1920×1080 (FHD)
2560×1440 (QHD)
2048×1080 (2K)
3840×2160 (4K)
5120×2880 (5K)

Change macOS Screen Resolution

   Step 2

After changing the screen resolution of the virtual machine on Oracle VM VirtualBox software, run the virtual machine. You can check the resolution value from the Displays section.

macOS Display Settings

   Final Word

In this article, we have made the installation of the new version of macOS 10.13.5. In the next article, we will install macOS Mojave with VirtualBox software. Thanks for following us!

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  1. Avatar for John Doe John Doe 18 June 2018

    Hi, archive for VMware Unlocker 2.1.1 for 6.7 looks corrupted. I got a rar archive that I can’t open 🙁

    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci 29 June 2018

      Hello, John.

      I updated the post, you can browse again.

  2. Avatar for Maarten Van Casteren Maarten Van Casteren 30 July 2018

    Thanks, works !!!

    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci 31 July 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear that. Thanks for your feedback!

  3. Avatar for Sérgio Sérgio 11 October 2018

    “fs1: is not a correct mapping”

  4. Avatar for didier andre didier andre 20 October 2019

    Hello as you graphic card show only 3mb instade 128
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