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Install Windows 10 On Mac Using Virtualbox

By using VirtualBox, you can install Windows on your Mac. This enables you to run Windows-only applications on your Mac. Here are the main steps involved in installing Windows on a Mac: Download and Install VirtualBox; Create a Virtual Machine; Download and Install Windows; Here they are in more detail. Download and Install VirtualBox. To run Windows on a Mac, you need to use virtualization. This video will show how to download and install VirtualBox 6 and Windows 10 on Mac. The installation is quick and relatively easy. Each computer may need di.

  1. How To Install Windows 10 On Mac Using Virtualbox
  2. Mac Os X Iso For Virtualbox
  3. Virtualbox For Windows 10

Prerequires

  • SIP disabled. I don't have a native GPU so no boot screen, but I just hold CMD+R 10s after chime sound and wait until I see the recovery screen.
  • A drive where windows will be written (avoid partitioning to keep things clean). Mine is plugged into the optical drive bay.
  • Bootchamp 1.7. Bootchamp is discontinued but works fine for me. Let me know if you have something better.
  • A Windows 10 iso img. I got a 10 pro edition but the home should be fine too

1 Prepare VM

1-1. Create a new VM for windows (8Gb RAM is enough). Do not add a storage to the vm yet. We will link the drive directly.

1-2. Quit virtualbox

2 Prepare disk

2-1. Erase your disk in disk util (i set mine in exFat but you will reset it during the windows installation)

2-2. Find the disk number. Start a terminal and type

Install

Locate your disk and note its number. Mine was disk0.

During the next steps ALWAYS replace disk0 with your disk. Be extra careful here not to use an incorrect drive as it will be wiped out.

2-3 Change owner and permission. Replace user with your mac user and disk0 with your disk.

2-4 Unmount your disk in diskutil. This is important for concurrency issues between macOS system and virtualbox.

3 Virtualbox

3-1. Create the raw vm disk linked to your physical disk. (replace disk0 with your disk)

How to install virtualbox on windows 10

I set my vmdk next to the vm files but feel free to put yours anywhere you want.

3-2 Launch virtualbox. Attach the new created raw disk. Attach also the iso to the optical drive

4 Windows vm installation

4-1 Start the vm and install Windows. When partioning, I prefer to remove all exisiting partitions and create only one

The next steps must be run inside the vm.

4-2 Download brigadier.exe.

4-3 Open a command prompt in admin mode. Cd to brigadier folder and run

Let it do its magic (installing bootcamp drivers).

4-4 Shutdown the VM and quit virtualbox

5 Rebooting to windows

5-1 Launch Bootchamp, click on the icon in the menu bar and click on Restart into windows.

5-2 When you are in Windows, go to update center and make the updates (like the drivers for your GPU).

5-3 You will need to reboot during the update installation. The mac will reboot to macOS, and then you can reboot to windows with bootchamp to finish the updates

Enjoy !

Here I explain how to install Windows on a Mac using the (free) virtualization software, VirtualBox.

VirtualBox is free software that allows you to install different operating systems on your machine. By using VirtualBox, you can install Windows on your Mac. This enables you to run Windows-only applications on your Mac.

Here are the main steps involved in installing Windows on a Mac:

How To Install Windows 10 On Mac Using Virtualbox

  1. Download and Install VirtualBox
  2. Create a Virtual Machine
  3. Download and Install Windows

Here they are in more detail.

Download and Install VirtualBox

Virtualbox

To run Windows on a Mac, you need to use virtualization software such as VirtualBox. While there are other options available (such as Parallels and VMware Fusion), VirtualBox is free. And while Bootcamp is also a free option, it doesn't let you run macOS and Windows simultaneously (you have to reboot the machine every time you want to switch to the other operating system). So with VirtualBox you get the best of both worlds — it's free, and it allows you to run both Windows and macOS simultaneously so you can switch between them as required without having to reboot.

  1. Download VirtualBox

    Go to the VirtualBox download page and click OS X Hosts.

  2. Install VirtualBox

    Double-click the VirtualBox.pkg icon to install VirtualBox. This will enable you to run VirtualBox from your Applications folder.

Create a Virtual Machine

Now that you've installed VirtualBox, you can create a virtual machine. This virtual machine is where you'll install Windows.

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Mac Os X Iso For Virtualbox

  1. Launch VirtualBox

    Launch VirtualBox via the Applications folder (just as you'd launch any other application).

  2. Start the Wizard

    Click New to start the process of creating a new virtual machine.

  3. Name and Operating System

    Enter a name for the virtual machine (make it descriptive, such as Windows 10 or similar).

    Also choose Microsoft Windows and select the 64 bit version (unless you have reason to choose the 32 bit version).

    Click Continue.

  4. Set the Memory Allocation

    Use the slider to specify how much memory is allocated to the virtual machine. I selected 4 GB (4000 MB), which should be sufficient to run SQL Server inside Windows. If your Mac has a lot more RAM, then you might be able to allocate more to the virtual machine.

    Click Continue.

  5. Hard Disk

    Leave it at the default setting and click Create.

  6. Hard Disk File Type

    Leave it at the default setting and click Continue.

  7. Storage on Physical Hard Disk

    Leave it at the default setting and click Continue.

  8. File Location and Size

    Leave it at the default setting and click Create.

  9. Done!

    Your new virtual machine has been created. It appears in the left pane of the VirtualBox home screen.

    This is where you launch your virtual machine from whenever you need to use Windows.

Download and Install Windows

Virtualbox For Windows 10

  1. Download the Windows Disk Image

    Go to the Windows download page and select the latest version of Windows. Follow the prompts to download the ISO file to your Mac.

    Alternatively, go to the Microsoft Evaluation Center and download a free evaluation trial. This is the option I used in this tutorial. This tutorial uses the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation edition (which is free to use for 90 days).

    Download the file to your VirtualBox VMs folder (e.g. /Users/Dave/VirtualBox VMs/) or move it there once downloaded.

  2. Start the Installation

    Double-click on the virtual machine that you created previously.

  3. Select the Windows Disk Image

    Use the interface to browse to, and select, the Windows ISO file that you downloaded.

    Click Start.

  4. Select Language, etc

    Select your language and other preferences, then click Next.

  5. License Agreement

    Select I accept the license terms and click Next.

  6. Installation Type

    Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

  7. Select the Drive

    Here, the 50 GB drive (that you created when you created your virtual machine previously) should already be selected. If not, select it.

    Click Next.

  8. Select Keyboard Layout

    Select your preferred keyboard layout and click Yes.

  9. Add Another Keyboard?

    Click Skip (unless you want to add another keyboard, in which case click Add layout and follow the prompts).

  10. Join Domain

    Microsoft wants you to sign in but for the purposes of this tutorial, we won't be doing that.

    For this tutorial, click Domain join instead.

    If you have an account with Office 365 or other business services, then feel free to sign in using that account instead.

  11. Add Name

    Add your name (or pseudonym) and click Next.

  12. Confirm Password

    Enter your password again to confirm and click Next.

  13. Cortana?

    Click either Yes or No depending on whether you want to use the Cortana personal assistant. (In this case I chose No.)

  14. Privacy Settings

    Disable any privacy settings you want to, then click Accept.

  15. Finally... Done!

    Windows is now installed. The Windows desktop is displayed, and you can now go ahead and start using Windows on your Mac!