In this article, I will show you how to install Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox on Windows. If you are curious to know information about, this operating system here I will give you the full information about this great operating system. OS X Yosemite is an 11th major release of the Mac operating system. That named as macOS, OS X Yosemite can be supported for server, operating system and Macintosh computers. OS X Yosemite was announced and published for developers on June-2-2014 by WWDC. And OS X Yosemite was released to consumers on October-2014. Therefore, OS X Yosemite names were taken from a national park Northen California.
If you are a heavy user of Mac. You are wishing to have a Mac computer, but only by buying a Mac computer you don’t want to spend your money. Therefore, there is one of the easiest ways to take a review from OS X Yosemite 10.10 on Virtualization Box.
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What is VirtualBox?
VirtualBox is a light software where it allows the users to create a virtual machine on their computer. This great software can be run by OS X Yosemite 10.10 or any other operating system. And in here I have chosen to install OS X Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox on Windows 10. Because OS X Yosemite 10.10 is one of the greatest operating systems among other operating systems. I feel thanks to VirtualBox software builders, that build such great software that in one time we can run many operating systems on our computer. To install Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on your Windows PC just by some click you install the operating system on your computer.
The requirement to install Mac OS X Yosemite on VirtualBox?
Certainly, while you are going to install Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox. So, in this era, you need some good quality PC that I will share you the information about that. To run Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on VirtualBox, you need at least corei3 or corei5 PC to have better performance. Because you will run at the same time to the operating system in one computer, and also you need to share RAM, ROM to the OS operating system. The RAM that required in the installation of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, that is 4GB up to 6GB of RAM the minimum one. And the Hard Drive is needed for 20GB.
To install OS X Yosemite on your computer, you need to download VirtualBox and install that on your PC. Therefore, you need the ISO file of OS X Yosemite to download on your computer. However, while the download is complete you need to Extract on unpack from the zip file, whether with WinRAR or 7Zip. Therefore, I will provide you the download link of OS X Yosemite below, and you can download for free, Don’t forget to install WinRAR or 7Zip on your computer, Read More.
- Mac OS X Yosemite part 1 Google Drive
- Mac OS X Yosemite part 2 Google Drive
- Download Mac OS X Yosemite part 3 Google Drive
- Download Mac OS X Yosemite part 4 Google Drive
Create New Virtual Machine for Mac OS X Yosemite
Step #1. After that, you download successfully OS X Yosemite, then you need to Extract or unpack from the compressed file. Therefore, to Extract that Right>click then choose extract here.
Step #2. After that, you successfully download and extracted the OS X Yosemite. Therefore, you need to install that on VirtualBox. For that, you double click on VirtualBox, while the VirtualBox is launched then click on New option, and go to further option.
Step #3. In this step, you will be asked that give a name to the operating system. For that, you type macOS Yosemite 10.10 then automatically VirtualBox will select Type of operating system and version of the operating system.
Step #4. In this step, you will be required to boost up the memory size, as the recommended memory size is 2048 MB for VirtualBox. But you should select more then that because if you select more then you will have better performance. In here as I have selected the memory size up to 5302 MB.
Step #5. In this step, you need to select the Hard disk type. For that, you should select the third option that is Use an existing virtual hard disk file. Then click on the yellow folder and browse for Mac OS X Yosemite operating system.
Step #6. After that, you clicked on the folder another window will pop up on your computer screen. Then you need to find the ISO file Mac OS X Yosemite operating system. Therefore, you have selected Mac OS X then click on the Open button.
Step for settings of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10
While you are done with creating a new virtual machine for Mac OS X Yosemite. Therefore, you need some more settings for better performance and work of this operating system. Such as. RAM, Processor, motherboard, storage, USB 3.0 settings. I recommend you to be careful of these settings, otherwise, you will face different kinds of issues and errors during the installation. For that, open VirtualBox then selects Mac OS X Yosemite in the operating system list and click on settings.
Step #1. After that, you clicked on settings, therefore, another screen will pop up. For that, just uncheck Floppy disk.
Step #2. In this step, on the left-handed select system then the processor and increase the processors Core up to 4. And check the Extended features also.
Step #3. In this step, select Display setting and increase the Video Memory up to 128 MB, then uncheck the Acceleration.
Step #4. In this step, select storage then, check the Use Host I/O Cache.
Step #5. In this step, select USB then Enable USB controller and select the third option which is USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller.
Add codes to VirtualBox
After that, you are successfully done with creating a new virtual machine for Mac OS X Yosemite and done with its settings. Therefore, in here one of the most important work do that is copying the VirtualBox. Because without this code you are unable to run Mac OS X Yosemite on VirtualBox. The purpose of this code is these make sure the CPU that Mac OS X Yosemite or any other operating system is valid for the VM machine.
Step #1. In this step, go to start menu type CMD while the CMD has appeared, therefore, right-click and select Run As Administrator.
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
Step #2. In here, you open VirtualBox then macOS Yosemite 10.10 and select the settings. After that, on General settings copy the name of the operating system. However, replace the name of the operating system with the name of Virtual machine Codes and click Replace all in below screen.
Step #4. In this step, you need to copy and paste each code into CMD, by pressing enter.
Note: While you are copying the codes into CMD, remember that close the VirtualBox which is running in the background.
Start a clean installation of Mac OS X Yosemite
After that, you copied the codes to VirtualBox, therefore, you are too much curious to install Mac OS X Yosemite soon on VirtualBox as a second operating system. For that, you need to open VirtualBox while VB is launched click on the Start button to run the installation.
Step 1#. After that, you clicked on the Start button, therefore, you will face the black screen full of codes. Don’t do anything just wait for some seconds to complete this process.
Step #2. In this step, you need to select your country where you are located in and press Continue.
Step #3. Now you are gonna select your keyboard, and choose a keyboard layout. Then click Continue button for further options.
Step #4. In this step, you will be asked to select the Transformation method. Therefore, this method will permit you to share your information from one Mac PC to another Mac. For that, I recommend you to select the third option, Don’t transfer any information now, and click Continue.
Step #5. In this step, you need to Sign in with your Apple ID. Therefore, if you have any Apple you can provide here, but if you don’t have select Don’t Sign in. And click Continue then Skip.
Step #6. In this step, Agree on the terms and license agreement and click Continue, then click Agree.
Create a Computer Account
Step #7. In this step, Create a computer account, full name, account name, password, then give the Hint and mark on set the time zone based on current location. And finally, click Continue.
Step #8. In this step, of Diagnostic & Usage don’t do anything click Continue.
Step #8. In this step, wait for some seconds to set up your Mac.
Step #9. Congrats you are done with the installation on VirtualBox. Therefore, to check the version you need to go to Apple icon on the left-handed, then click about Mac. However, the list of information will appear on the screen about OS X Yosemite and just enjoy using it as a second operating system on your computer.
That’s all about How to install Mac OS X Yosemite on VirtualBox on Windows. Therefore, if you faced any kind of problem in this process feel free and comment on the solution. And need your great ideas and suggestion about this article, don’t forget to give us feedback and subscribe with your email address to our website. And get the latest notification about our latest post updates.