How to Install Mac OS X Mojave In VirtualBox


It is very easy to install and use the virtual machine. You can follow this guide to install the Mac OS X Mojave on a virtual machine. Mac OS X Mojave is now available! But what if you’re using Windows 10 as your operating system? Or do you have an older Mac that’s not compatible with Mojave?

I was stuck on Windows 7 because of my old Macbook Pro. However, I recently upgraded to a new Macbook Pro and was excited to upgrade to Mojave. But what if I want to use my Windows PC instead?

That’s where VirtualBox comes in. It lets you run macOS Mojave on Windows 10 and even Windows 7. In my previous article on How to install macOS Mojave in VirtualBox, I showed you how to install macOS Mojave on a MacBook Pro.

If you haven’t read that article, please read it before reading it. We will install macOS Mojave inside VirtualBox on a Macbook Air this time.

Mac OS X

What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is an excellent virtualization tool for Linux and macOS. It’s free, very easy to use, and offers many features.

You can use VirtualBox to run a variety of operating systems. While there are better virtualization tools, I’ve had good results with VirtualBox.

How do you use it?

Download and install VirtualBox from the official website. Open VirtualBox, select File > New, then click OK. Select “Create a new virtual machine” and follow the instructions. You will need to choose a type of guest operating system. I selected Mac OS X Mojave, but you can choose whatever operating system you want. Select a memory size, and click OK. Once your virtual machine is ready, close VirtualBox and double-click on the icon on the desktop.

How to install Mojave on a virtual machine

VirtualBox is a free virtualization software. It allows you to run a full version of macOS Mojave on Windows 10.

You can download VirtualBox here.

Step 1: Download VirtualBox

Step 2: Create a new virtual machine

Step 3: Boot into macOS Mojave

1. Launch VirtualBox

2. Select New

3. Choose a MacOS version and enter your settings.

4. Click OK

5. Click on the MacOS Mojave icon on the left pane

6. Select Start

7. Enter your password when prompted

8. Follow the on-screen instructions to boot into macOS Mojave

Connect to macOS Mojave.

Once you’ve booted into macOS Mojave, you can connect via the VMWare app.

1. Launch the VMWare app on your Windows PC

2. Click on Connect

3. Enter your macOS Mojave credentials

4. Click on Connect

Follow the on-screen instructions to log into your macOS Mojave

You can also follow these steps to start a macOS Mojave VM on your Windows PC.

1. Download VirtualBox

2. Create a new virtual machine

3. Boot into macOS Mojave

4. Install the MacOS Mojave VirtualBox extension

5. Launch VirtualBox

6. Select New

7. Choose MacOS Mojave and enter your settings

8. Click OK

9. Click on the MacOS Mojave icon on the left pane

10. Select Start

11. Enter your password when prompted

12. Follow the on-screen instructions to boot into macOS Mojave

How to install the Mojave Developer Preview

The developer preview is a beta version of macOS Mojave. It’s a free download from the Mac App Store with some cool features.

Mojave includes the following new features:

Improved iCloud features

The iCloud service is now available on Mojave. You can back up your data and documents to iCloud and access them on all your devices.

iCloud Backup

The iCloud Backup feature is now available on Mojave. You can back up and restore your data and documents to iCloud.

Enhanced Apple Pay

Apple Pay is now available on macOS Mojave. You can purchase with Apple Pay on Safari, Maps, and Messages.

More Siri shortcuts

Siri is now more responsive and proactive. You can give voice commands to Siri on macOS Mojave.

Better Siri Shortcuts

There are more shortcut commands available on Siri.

Enhanced iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive is now integrated with the Finder. You can easily access and edit your files.

Better iCloud Drive

You can now browse the iCloud Drive interface directly from the Files app.

Safari improvements

Safari is now more secure, and it can automatically block harmful websites.

More customization options

You can now customize the macOS Dock.

iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain now syncs your passwords and keys between all your devices.

Frequently Asked Questions, Mac OS X

Q: How does it work?

A: You install Mac OS X on the host computer (Mac or PC) and VirtualBox on the guest computer. Then you install Mac OS X on the guest computer. Finally, you copy the virtual hard disk file from the Mac OS X install to the VirtualBox virtual hard disk file.

Q: Do I need a Mac?

A: You can install Mac OS X in VirtualBox on any operating system, like Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.

Q: Do I need to buy anything else?

A: You need a USB flash drive with at least 2 GB of storage space. You must also download and install Apple’s “VirtualBox Extension Pack” from Apple’s website.

Q: How can you install Mac OS X in a virtual machine using Vagrant or VirtualBox?

A: You would need a computer running Windows.

Top 3 Myths About Mac OS X

1. You must have at least Windows 7 for a virtual machine (VM)

2. It’s not possible to boot from a USB

3. It’s impossible to make a VM with Mac OS X Mojave


Mac OS X Mojave is an interesting update to the OS X line. The new version of Mac OS X is built on the new Swift language. Apple has been focusing on Swift for quite some time now, but it still seems like a strange choice for the company. The biggest change to the Mac OS X interface is the introduction of Dark Mode. ‘It may look pretty, but I don’t particularly appreciate changing the color scheme whenever I want to work. It’s a nice addition, but I’m not sure I like to use it daily.

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