Install Garageband On Windows 10

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Garageband is a digital audio workstation developed by Apple for macOS, iPad, and iOS. Currently, there is not a Windows version of Garageband. In order to use Garageband on a Windows PC, you will need to install macOS Big Sur on a virtual machine.

Then you can download and run Garageband and other Mac apps through the virtual machine. Be aware that installing macOS on a virtual machine is a little more complicated than installing other operating systems. This wikiHow teaches you how to install Garageband on a virtual machine. Download VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a virtual machine developed by Oracle.

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Use the following steps to download and install VirtualBox:Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads in a web browser.Click Windows hosts below "VirtualBox 6.1.18 platform packages."

  • Click the VirtualBox ".exe" file in your web browser or Downloads folder.Click Next.Click Next.Click Next (it is recommended you install the virtual machine at its default location.
  • Don't change the install location unless you know what you are doing).Click Yes to acknowledge it may temporarily disconnect your internet.Click Install.
  • Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads in a web browser.
  • Click Windows hosts below "VirtualBox 6.1.18 platform packages."

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Click the VirtualBox ".exe" file in your web browser or Downloads folder. Click Next (it is recommended you install the virtual machine at its default location.

Don't change the install location unless you know what you are doing).

Click Yes to acknowledge it may temporarily disconnect your internet.

Download VirtualBox Expansion Pack. You will also need to download and install the VirtualBox expansion pack.

This contains fixes for USB 3.0 keyboard and mouse support.

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Use the following steps to download and install the Virtual Box Expansion Pack:Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads in a web browser.Scroll down and click All supported platforms below "VirtualBox 6.1.18 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack." Double-click the expansion pack file in your web browser or Downloads folder to install it.Click Install.Scroll down the to bottom of the text and click I agree.

Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads in a web browser. Scroll down and click All supported platforms below "VirtualBox 6.1.18 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack."

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Double-click the expansion pack file in your web browser or Downloads folder to install it. Scroll down the to bottom of the text and click I agree. Download a disk image file for macOS 11.0.0 or higher. The latest version of Garageband only works with macOS 11.0.0 (Big Sur) Go to the link below and click Download to download a zip file containing macOS Big Sur. You'll need to extract the contents of the extract the contents of the zip file to a location that you can remember.

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If the link below doesn't work, either try again later or use the link in the macOS installation guide below. The link is as follows:. Install macOS in VirtualBox. Installing macOS Big Sur on a virtual machine is a bit of a lengthy process. It's recommended you follow a dedicated guide to make sure you are doing it correctly. You will need at least 8 GB of RAM, and at least 128 GB of hard drive space to set it up.

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The following are the general steps you need to follow to install macOS in VirtualBox. Use the following steps to install macOS Big Sur on VirtualBox:Open Virtual Box.Click New at the top to create a new virtual machine.Type a name for the machine.Select MacOS as the type, and MacOS (64-bit) as the.Set the memory size to 8 GB or moreClick Create.Select a location for the virtual hard drive.Set the file size to at least 128 GB.Select VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) as the hard disk type.Click Create.

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Open Virtual Box. Click New at the top to create a new virtual machine. Type a name for the machine. Select MacOS as the type, and MacOS (64-bit) as the. Set the memory size to 8 GB or more. Select a location for the virtual hard drive. Set the file size to at least 128 GB.

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Select VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) as the hard disk type. Adjust the settings for the macOS virtual machine. Use the following steps to adjust the settings for the virtual machine:Click the macOS virtual machine.Click Settings at the top.Click System in the panel to the left.Uncheck Floppy and ensure "ICH9" is the selected chipset.Click the Processor tab.Allocate at least 2 CPU cores to the virtual machine (more if you can).Ensure "Enable PAE/NX" is checked.Click Display in the panel to the left.Allocate 128 MB of video memory.Click USB in the panel to the left.Ensure "USB 3.0" is select (Requires VirtualBox Expansion Pack which is available at the VirtualBox download website).

Click the macOS virtual machine. Click Settings at the top. Click System in the panel to the left. Uncheck Floppy and ensure "ICH9" is the selected chipset. Click the Processor tab. Allocate at least 2 CPU cores to the virtual machine (more if you can). Ensure "Enable PAE/NX" is checked. Click Display in the panel to the left. Allocate 128 MB of video memory.

Click USB in the panel to the left. Ensure "USB 3.0" is select (Requires VirtualBox Expansion Pack which is available at the VirtualBox download website). Load the macOS 11.0.0 disk image file into the virtual machine. Use the following steps to load the macOS disk image (.iso) file into the virtual machine.Click Storage in the panel to the left under Settings.Ensure Use Host I/O Cache is checked.Click Empty below "Storage Devices.

Click the CD icon next to "Optical Drive".Click Choose a disk image.Click the macOS Big Sur disk image (.iso) file and click Open.Click the virtual hard disk (.vhd) file below "Storage Devices".Use the drop-down menu next to "Hard Disk" to set the SATA Port to "2." Select the macOS 11.0 Optical Disk and set the SATA Port to "0."

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