Kameleo on Mac | How to setup with VirtualBox

More and more members of our community are asking for a possibility to run Kameleo on Mac. Please note that we are working on a cross-platform solution so you will be able to run Kameleo on any kind of OS. Unfortunately, it takes a while. In the meanwhile, you can use Kameleo on a Mac within a VM (Virtual Machine). The user experience will be the same since most of the Mac Machines can easily run VMs. Also, this Windows 10 VM inside your Mac Host will make a good isolation to your work related to Kameleo. Here we prepared a detailed guide for you on how to install Kameleo on a Mac, using Virtual Box.

Install Oracle Virtual Box on a Mac

First, you will have to install Windows 10 on a Mac using Oracle Virtual Box

Navigate to the Virtual Box website.

Select the OS X hosts link. That will start your download.

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After downloading you will find VirtualBox DMG file in the Downloads folder. Double click the VirtualBox.pkg file.

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Click Continue during the Virtual Box installation.

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Click Continue again.

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Click Install.

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Enter your password.

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Wait while VirtualBox is installed.

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Click Close.

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Download Windows 10 iso

You will need the Windows 10 iso file in order to install it to your Virtual Machine. You can find articles about how to get a Windows 10 iso.

You can find the latest version of Windows 10 on the official Microsoft website’s download page.

Create Windows 10 VM

Then you will have to create a new Virtual Machine.

Launch VirtualBox in Finder > Applications.

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Click New

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Type Windows 10 or select it from the Version list box. Choose 32 or 64 bit depending on the iso you downloaded. Click Continue.

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Determine the amount of memory you would like to allocate to Windows 10. The default 2 GBs might not be enough. We suggest you select at least 4GB RAM. I do not want to affect the host OS (OS X) performance either. Click Continue.

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Select the option Create a virtual hard disk now then click Create.

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Select VDI, if you plan to switch to another virtual machine utility in the future such as VMDK (VMWare) or VHD (Microsoft Hyper-V), then choose appropriately, it will make migration easier. Click Continue.

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You need to determine how much disk space you will give to Windows 10. Factors include performance, applications, and data that you will install and store on it. If you plan to keep Windows 10 for a long time, then you should go with dynamic since this will not use up immediate disk space, it is a bit slower though. Because I want the Virtual Machine to remain fast, I will choose a fixed size. Click Continue

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Make your adjustments by dragging the knob or enter an amount then click Create. I settled for the default 32 GBs, but if you plan to install a lot of programs, go with 50 GBs or more. Remember to take into consideration operating system updates and app updates.

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Wait while the Virtual Machine is created.

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Install Windows 10

Now as you created a new Virtual Machine you will have to install Windows 10 on it.

Select Windows 10 in the Virtual Machine Manager then click Start.

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Browse to the Windows 10 ISO you downloaded before. Click Open then click Start.

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Windows 10 setup will start. Click Next.

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Click Install now

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Click Custom then select the partition the click New then click Apply.

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Select the Primary partition then click Next.

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Wait while Windows 10 installs. Windows Setup will restart multiple times. When complete, proceed to create a user account and password then login.

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Install Virtual Machine Additions

After successfully installed a Windows 10 VM in your Mac using Virtual Box you can install add-ons to your VM. These steps can be skipped but it will increase the user experience and the speed of the VM.

Items on screen might appear quite large. This means you need to install the Windows 10 VirtualBox guest additions.

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Click Devices menu > Install Guest Additions. Inside the Virtual Machine click Start > File Explorer > This PC launch the VirtualBox additions icon then click Next to begin the installation. Restart when complete. You will now notice everything fits on the screen nicely.

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If items are too small on screen, click the Maximize button Click Switch, when you want to exit Full-screen mode, press Command + F.

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Now you can have the best of both worlds.

Install Kameleo

As now everything is prepared, you have a brand new Windows 10 Virtual Machine in your Mac host you can install Kameleo as usually.

You have to follow the article about Installing Kameleo.

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