Let’s welcome macOS Ventura. However, if you want to install and test macOS Ventura on virtual machines like VirtualBox then you’ll learn here the process to install macOS Ventura on VirtualBox in Windows 10/11.
Meanwhile, Apple unveiled macOS Ventura, the latest version of its desktop operating system, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. This autumn, MacOS Ventura, also known as macOS 13, will be launched, bringing a bevy of new features to desktops and laptops. (Normally, macOS upgrades are published in September.) In addition to improvements to Messages, Safari, the Mail app, and Continuity, there’s a brand-new multitasking tool called Stage Manager.
A new version of macOS will prevent a new wave of Macs from running Apple’s current desktop operating system. For example, the new macOS Ventura update will not be available for the 2015 MacBook Pro.
Because it was one of the last laptops to have a classic scissor-switch keyboard before Apple replaced it with the much-maligned butterfly keyboard, this laptop quickly became a fan favorite. Fortunately, Apple has already revived this classic keyboard design, so there are several superb Apple Silicon-powered replacements available for anyone still using the 2015 laptop.
Macs that are compatible with Ventura
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- Mac Mini (2018 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook (2017 and later)
macOS Ventura Features
- Weather for the Mac
- Clock for the Mac: an app that displays world time and manages alarms, stopwatches, and timers
- Stage Manager, a new tool for organizing windows on the desktop
- Improvements to search, email organization, and formatting in Mail
- Richer search results in Spotlight
- A new version of Safari which includes Shared Tab Groups and Passkeys, a technology for passwordless account management
- Updates to Messages, which allow to edit and unsend recent iMessages
- Handoff for FaceTime: the ability to transfer an ongoing call between multiple Apple devices
- New features for videoconferencing, including the ability to wirelessly use an iPhone as a webcam
- System Preferences was given a complete overhaul, it’s now renamed to System Settings, and in the design of the iOS and iPadOS Settings
- iCloud Shared Photo Library which allows multiple people (members of iCloud Family Sharing) to add, edit, and delete photos in the same photo library
- Redesigned Game Center dashboard
- Freeform, a productivity app like a whiteboard for real-time collaboration
- Support for routes with multiple stops in Maps
- Updated design for Siri
Required Files to Install macOS Ventura on Oracle VirtualBox in Windows 10/11
In order to install macOS Ventura on VirtualBox on Windows 11/10, you’ll need to download the below-given links:
So, here are the steps to install macOS VirtualBox on VirtualBox:
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 macOS Ventura Virtual Machine & Configure
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 Ventura, 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 Ventua then specify the location. Click Finish.
Now, select Settings to customize certain things.
Go to the System > Processor tab and select a minimum of two processors or higher.
Go to the Display > Screen menu then increase the Video Memory to 128 MB.
You also need to disable the floppy disk from the boot order, to disable it, go to the System tab and then uncheck the box of the Floppy.
Enable the USB 3.0 from the USB tab.
Go to Storage > Empty and select the DVD icon and select Choose a disk file to choose your macOS Big Sur ISO file.
Choose the macOS Ventura ISO and click Open.
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 Ventura 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.
Once you replaced the “VM Name” with your virtual machine name, then run the code one by one to the command prompt (CMD). Remember that, you must run Command Prompt as an administrator.
Apply all the codes one by one on the CMD.
Step 4: Start the macOS Ventura Virtual Machine
Open the VirtualBox app then click the Start button.
Once you have started the virtual machine then 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. Select Erase. When erased, click Done.
Click the Disk Utility tab and select Quit Disk Utility.
Select Install macOS Ventura and click Continue.
On the next screen, click Agree and once again select Agree.
Select the macOS Ventura 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 Monterey for the First Time
- On the Welcome screen, select your country/region and click Continue.
- Click Settings to customize Language, Input, and Dictation. Otherwise, click Continue.
- On the Accessibility page, click Not Now and then click Continue on the Data & Privacy page.
- On the Migration Assistant screen, click the Not Now button to continue.
- Click on Set Up Later then Don’t Sign In. You can add your Apple ID later.
- Select Agree to Terms and Conditions. Once again select Agree.
- Create an account with a Full name and password. Click Continue.
- Select Set Up Later on the Screen Time page.
- Here, you can either enable or disable Siri and then click Continue. If you have decided to enable Siri then select your preferred language on the next screen.
- Now, select your preferred look like Light, Dark, or Auto, and click Continue.
- Finally, macOS Ventura is successfully installed on VirtualBox.
That’s it. This is how you can install and run macOS Ventura on VirtualBox on a Windows 10/11 PC or laptop. The installation process was really easy. All you need to do is download the required files and make sure Virtualization Technology is enabled from BIOS.
1. Failed to query SMC value from the host (VERR_INVALID_HANDLE)
Run this command in CMD:
VBoxManage.exe setextradata “VM name”
2. If nothing of these solutions work, you may downgrade Virtualbox and it will still function. You can access earlier builds.
3. If your virtual machine is stuck while running codes when you start the VM then change the CPU Processors to 1. After that restart the virtual machine.