What's the difference between the two download options for Sierra 10.12? The first is a full download. You should only attempt this if you have a fast internet connection or during periods when not many devices are connected and/or using your internet connection. However, if your internet is slow, then you should opt to download the 6 separate 1GB files in option 2.
How To Install macOS Sierra In VirtualBox On Windows 10
Once you complete the above downloads, you are now ready to install and run MacOS Sierra on Windows 10. In the following sections, we take you through the 5 quick and easy steps to do this.
Extract The Image File With Winrar
Firstly, you need to use a program such as Winrar or 7Zip to extract the contents of the image file. Do you already have an extractor? Then, go ahead and extract the file. If not, download Winrar via the link above and then follow the extraction information below:
Right click on the downloaded macOS 10.12 Sierra file.
Then, select Extract Here.
Double click the VirtualBox file you downloaded earlier.
Then, follow the onscreen instructions to install VirtualBox on your PC.
Create A Virtual Machine
Once the VirtualBox installation completes, launch the application. Then, in the upper left-hand side, click New. In each of the fields, input the following (view image for reference):
Name: macOS 10.12 Sierra
Type: Mac OS X
Version: Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 bit) or 10.12 Sierra
Memory size is 4 GB ( 70% of your Ram )
Virtual disk file: macOS 10.12 Sierra.vmdk
Steps For Creating A New Virtual Machine In VirtualBox
Firstly, using a program such as Notepad, replace the phrase “Your VM Name" in the below code with your own virtual machine name which you can find via General, under Basic.
cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Your VM Name" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "Your VM Name" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1
Once you edit the code, launch Command Prompt (cmd) and Run as an administrator. To do this, press and hold the Windows Key and X at the same time. Also, if you do not see CMD, PowerShell is the equivalent. In the window that appears, paste the code one by one (line by line).