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Mac X

Check compatibility

You can upgrade to OS Yosemite on any of the following Mac models. Your Mac also needs at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of available storage space.

Easily check which versions of mac OS, iOS, iPadOS, or watchOS are compatible with your Mac model or iDevice. Guide includes OS X 10.8.x to macOS 11.0.x. Jan 21, 2020 MacX YouTube Downloader is a great free online video/audio downloader for Mac OS that can download music and videos from over 300 online video sites.

MacBook introduced in 2009 or later, plus MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
MacBook Air introduced in late 2008 or later
MacBook Pro introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac mini introduced in early 2009 or later
iMac introduced in mid 2007 or later
Mac Pro introduced in early 2008 or later
Xserve models introduced in early 2009

To find your Mac model, memory, storage space, and macOS version, choose About This Mac from the Apple menu . If your Mac isn't compatible with OS X Yosemite, the installer will let you know.

Make a backup

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac. To download apps from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Apr 27, 2020. Nov 03, 2016.

Before installing any upgrade, it’s a good idea to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available. Learn how to back up your Mac.

Get connected

It takes time to download and install OS X, so make sure that you have a reliable Internet connection. If you're using a Mac notebook computer, plug it into AC power.

Download OS X Yosemite

For the strongest security and latest features, find out whether you can upgrade to macOS Catalina, the latest version of macOS.

If you still need OS X Yosemite, use this link: Download OS X Yosemite. A file named InstallMacOSX.dmg will download to your Mac.

Install the macOS installer

Double-click the downloaded file to open a window showing its contents. Then double-click the file within, named InstallMacOSX.pkg.

Follow the onscreen instructions, which will guide you through the steps necessary to install.

Begin installation

After installation of the installer is complete, open the Applications folder on your Mac, then double-click the file named Install OS X Yosemite.

Click Continue and follow the onscreen instructions. You might find it easiest to begin installation in the evening so that it can complete overnight, if needed.

Allow installation to complete

Please allow installation to complete without putting your Mac to sleep or closing its lid. Your Mac might restart, show a progress bar, or show a blank screen several times as it installs both OS X and related updates to your Mac firmware.

Learn more

  • OS X Yosemite won't install on top of a later version of macOS, but you can erase your disk first or install on another disk.
  • You can use macOS Recovery to reinstall macOS.

Table Of Content

1- Download Mac OS
2- Create Mac OS Virtual Machine
3- Configure VBoxManage
4- Start the Mac OS virtual machine

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1- Download Mac OS
2- Create Mac OS Virtual Machine
3- Configure VBoxManage
4- Start the Mac OS virtual machine

1- Download Mac OS

Mac OS is a computer operating system developed by Apple. This is a operating system with beautiful interface, however, to own a the computer of Apple with this operating system, you need to use a lot of money, normally with the double price than that of common computers using Windows operating system. Fortunately, you can experience the Mac OS right on your computer by installing a Mac OS virtual machine on VirtualBox.
Below is the list of Mac OS versions released in recent years:
Mac OS VersionNameRelease Date
10.10YosemiteJune 2014
10.11El CapitanSeptember 30, 2015
10.12SierraJune 12, 2016
10.13High SierraJune 5, 2017
In this post, I will show you how to install the Mac OS on VirtualBox. First of all, please download an installer.
After finishing downloading, there is one file:
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Extract the file that you have just downloaded in a folder.

2- Create Mac OS Virtual Machine

On the VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine.
Enter a name for the virtual machine and select a Mac OS version suitable for the Mac OS version that you have downloaded..
Mac OS operating systems need a large amount of RAM to work, You should provide it with about 4GB RAM.
The Mac OS file downloaded by you in the above step is a complete operating system and you can be willing to use without installation. Therefore, on the VirtualBox, you only need to point to this postion of this file.
OK, your Mac OS virtual machine has been created.
You can carry out other configurations for Mac OS, for example, Network configuration, specifying the quantity of Processors,..

3- Configure VBoxManage

After you create VirtualBox virtual machine, the Meta information of this virtual machine will be found in the folder (Depending on your operating system):

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  • LINUX (Ubuntu,..):/home/{user}/VirtualBox VMs
  • WINDOWS:C:/Users/{user}/VirtualBox VMs
There are some advanced configurations that you can perform via the interface of VirtualBox, and you must carry out it via a command:
Replace 'Your-VM-Name' by your virtual machine name. Your virtual machine name can be found in the 'Setting > General > Basic' (Like the following illustration).

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On the Linux (Ubuntu,..), open Terminal windows and CD to go to your Mac OS virtual machine directory. If you use the Windows operating system, open the CMD windows with Administrator privilege and CD to go to the Mac OS ​​​​​​​virtual machine directory.
Perform the above commands respectively (after having replaced 'Your-VM-Name'):
OK, all the commands have been performed successfully.

4- Start the Mac OS virtual machine

Press on 'Start' button to start your Mac OS virtual machine:
Enter username/password (to be used to enter your Mac OS virtual machine).

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OK, at this moment, you have installed Mac OS Virtual Machine on VirtualBox successfully .

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