If you want to install and test macOS Mojave on virtual machines like VirtualBox then you’ll learn here the process to install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox in Windows 10/11.
In 2018, Apple introduced macOS Mojave, the company’s sixteenth major operating system. The name is derived from the Californian Mojave Desert, similar to the earlier edition of High Sierra, which was also named after a location in the state. New upgrades and features have been added to the OS to help Mac machines perform better. Mac computers have always been competent and powerful platforms with high-capacity hardware. These computers operate very efficiently and give users the finest user experience when they are powered by an innovative and powerful OS.
Features of macOS Mojave
macOS Mojave, which is officially available, brings a slew of new features and improvements to Apple’s desktop operating system. Stacks aid in the organization of your desktop. A system-wide dark mode is visually appealing and makes evening computing more comfortable. A new screenshot tool, an enhanced Finder, and Safari favicons are also included. Here are the top ten new features in Mojave for Macs.
You could darken your Mac’s menu bar and Dock in macOS High Sierra, but there was still a lot of bright screen in between the darkened top and bottom corners of your Mac’s display. You can set your entire desktop in dark mode with macOS Mojave, including your desktop wallpaper and the programs that run on top of it.
Apple’s own applications include dark mode designs, and when developers begin to leverage Apple’s API to create dark modes for their own products, the dark mode should spread to other apps.
The concept of a dynamic desktop is based on dark mode, but it’s more for show than anything helpful. But what a performance! The lighting of your desktop wallpaper varies throughout the day with Dynamic Desktop, giving you a picture of the Mojave desert in the warm morning light, bright afternoon light, and cold evening light. Dynamic desktop rotates across 16 different graphics. Mojave updates the image every 90 minutes to cycle through all of them every 24 hours, according to the calculations.
Are you guilty of piling files upon files upon files on your lovely Mac desktop? There are so many icons! Mojave will feel like a cleaning service that takes up your clutter and organizes it into nice, small piles if your file organization strategy leaves something to be desired. Stacks collect all of the icons strewn around your desktop and organize them into stacks. Stacks can be organized by file type, date, tags, and other factors. You can extend a stack to discover a file within it, but you can also rapidly scour a stack to find a file to drag into an app or email.
Continuity is a new feature in Mojave. Continuity Camera allows you to take a photo or scan a document with your iPhone and have it automatically uploaded to a document on your Mac. When you start capturing photos or scanning on your Mac, your iPhone wakes up, and the photo or scan is uploaded to your document. You could find it speedier than AirDrop, which is not a sluggish means of transferring photographs and data from your iPhone to your Mac.
New screenshot tool
When it comes to screenshots, Mojave has a new screenshot tool. Screenshots in Mojave now provide you with an immediate thumbnail display for fast comments and sharing choices, similar to the new screenshot workflow introduced with iOS 11. There are also new video features that allow you to record portions of your screen.
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- Minimum 2 GB memory
- Minimum 2 cores of processors
- Hard disk free space 20 GB
- Your system should support Intel or AMD VT (Virtualization Technology)
- Intel/AMD VT (Virtualization Technology) Should be enabled from the BIOS setup
Required Files to Install macOS Mojave on Oracle VirtualBox in Windows 10/11
In order to install macOS Mojave (10.15) on VirtualBox on Windows 11/10, you’ll need to download the below-given links:
Step 1. Install VirtualBox and the Extention Pack
Oracle VM VirtualBox has been developed by Oracle Corporation as a free and open-source virtualization framework. Using Windows, macOS, Linux, Solaris, as well as OpenSolaris you can mount the VirtualBox. This allows users to build virtual machines to run other operating systems. “It supports guest development and management of Windows and Linux running virtual machines and restricted virtualization on Apple hardware of macOS guests.”
A virtual machine is a virtual system or program that offers the same features as physical machines (eg, a computer system with its own CPU, memory, network interfaces, and storage capacity). A virtual machine like a real device is used to run applications or OS.
Steps to install VirtualBox:
- Navigate the folder where you have downloaded your VirtualBox and double-click on the downloaded “VirtualBox” file to install it.
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Setup” window will appear on the screen and click on the “Next” button to continue.
- Choose the location where you want to install the VirtualBox and click on the “Next” button to continue.
- Click Next.
- Click Yes and then click the Install button to start the installation process.
Steps to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack:
- Double-click on the installer of VirtualBox Extention. It will open the VirtualBox and click Install.
- Select I Agree.
- VirtualBox Extension Pack installed successfully. Click OK.
Step 2. Create a macOS Mojave Virtual Machine & Configure it
Launch the VirtualBox VM and select New.
When the next window opened click on the Expert Mode option.
Now give a name for the virtual machine, simply type macOS Mojave, specify the location, and Type Mac OS X, Version, Mac OS X (64-Bit).
On the Hardware tab increase the base memory size and the processor.
Select the maximum disk size for macOS Sonoma then specify the location. Click Finish.
Now, select Settings to customize certain things.
When the settings window opened, from the left-handed window side select the System tab, then uncheck the floppy disk.
Select the Display tab, then increase the video memory size to 128 MB.
Select the Storage tab, click Empty > disk icon > Choose a disk file.
Choose the macOS Mojave ISO and click Open.
Enable the USB 3.0 from the USB tab.
At last, select OK.
Step 3. Run VirtualBox Code to the Command Prompt
Once you’ve created and customized your virtual machine, it’s time to run some codes in order to install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox. First, you should notice your virtual machine name because later on, we will use it.
Note: It’s highly recommended that you should quit the VirtualBox program before executing the code. If you don’t do it, your virtual machine might not proceed to the installation step.
Open the VirtualBox code. Go to the Edit tab and select Replace.
Now, replace “VM Name” with your virtual machine name and select Replace All.
Now navigate to the Windows start menu and type their cmd, once the cmd appears right-click and run as administrator.
Copy the first line of the commands and paste it into the command prompt window then hit enter, then copy the rest of the commands and paste it into the command prompt window then and hit enter.
Step 4: Start the macOS Mojave Virtual Machine
Open the VirtualBox app then click the Start button. You will then see a set of codes running for about 90 seconds.
Once you have started the virtual machine, you’ll see some code running in the background. Just wait until you see the Apple logo.
Select your preferred language and click the arrow icon at the bottom right-hand corner.
Select Disk Utility and click Continue.
Choose VBOX HARDDISK Media then click Erase.
Configure the settings such as name, format, and scheme. Click Erase.
Click the Disk Utility tab and select Quit Disk Utility.
Select Install macOS and click Continue.
On the next screen, click Agree and once again select Agree.
Select the macOS Mojave hard disk and click Continue.
Now, wait patiently. It will take a good 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the speed of your PC or laptop.
Step 5. Setup macOS Mojave for the First Time on Oracle VirtualBox
While the VirtualBox installation of macOS Mojave on a Windows PC has been successful. As a result, you must finish configuring macOS Mojave on VirtualBox before using it for the first time. The procedures listed below should be followed to finish configuring macOS Mojave on VirtualBox.
- Choose your Country and click on Continue.
- Choose a Keyboard Layout and click Continue.
- On the Data & Privacy page, click Continue.
- Select Don’t transfer any information now and click Continue.
- On Sign in with your Apple ID page, click Set up Later and click on Skip.
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Fill out the Full name, Account name, Password, and Hint, and click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Mojave 10.14.
- On the Expres Set Up page, if you don’t want to do something just click Continue.
- The dark mode feature is added newly to macOS Mojave 10.14 so you can select Light or Dark mode then click Continue.
- Finally, macOS Mojave is successfully installed on VirtualBox.
That’s it. This is how you can install and run macOS Mojave on VirtualBox on a Windows 11 PC or laptop.