This comprehensive document outlines the necessary steps to setup your macOS for APSC 160. Please follow the steps in sequential order and only move on when you have completed the previous steps. The whole process will take about 50 minutes, with variation depend on your network speed.
If you have any trouble, please seek help on Piazza.
TL;DR? Here is a YouTube video tutorial on how to do this:
Make sure you are running the latest version of macOS (Mojave). Make sure your device has at least 4GB of RAM and 30GB of storage. To check, click on the Apple menu icon (), then click on System Information.
You will need to download the following:
VirtualBox is a free software that allows you to run other operating systems such as Windows in your macOS.
You don’t need to do anything with VirtualBox, we will come back to this in later steps.
We need to download the Windows 10 installation disk so that we can install Windows 10 in your VirtualBox.
Do not open or execute the downloaded file.
Windows 10 is a paid software. Luckily UBC provides Windows 10 for free.
Virtual machine is a “virtual” computer running inside your macOS computer.
If you did all previous steps successfully, you should have a new “Windows 10” virtual machine listed in VirtualBox.
Click “Start” to start the virtual machine.
If the screen is too small, then go back to the VirtualBox main program, click “Settings” of the Windows 10 virtual machine.
Then navigate to the “Display” tab and increase the Display scaling to 150% or 200%.
A dialog window will pop up asking for the location of the disk. Click on the yellow folder icon and select the Windows 10
.iso file we downloaded in section 2: downloading Windows 10 installation disk.
Click “Install Windows” when prompted.
Enter the Windows 10 activation code you obtained from section 3 when prompted.
When given the option to choose between “Upgrade installation” and “Custom installation”, select Custom installation.
Select Disk 0 (the storage you allocated earlier in section 4) and continue.
Let Windows 10 install.
When you’re prompted to enter Microsoft account during account setup, click “offline account” in the lower left corner. If you have a Microsoft account (Outlook, Live.com, Skype, Mixer, etc.), you may enter it instead.
Continue through set up until you arrive at your Windows 10 desktop screen.
At this point you might’ve noticed that Windows 10 runs very choppy and the screen is very small. We need to install some stuff in Windows 10 so that it runs better in VirtualBox on your Mac.
Refer to the instructions on Canvas on how to install Visual Studio (because apparently the process is constantly changing — thanks Microsoft).