How to Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB on Windows Without Mac

If you want to have a clean installation of MacOS High Sierra whether on Mac, Windows, or any other virtualization software then this is the best way to create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB on Windows without Mac. the method that I am going to guide you is very easy, you don’t need to download and install Unibeast, Transmac, or any other kind of software. Therefore, we will create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB Via R-Drive Image, only you need to download R-Drive Image and install it on your Windows PC and follow the below steps. However, after you create MacOS High Sierra USB installar then you can go with the installation of High Sierra.

Without installing MacOS High Sierra on Mac, you have other platforms too such as Virtualbox, Vmware, and Hyper-V. these are the platforms where you can easily install MacOS High Sierra but for that, you have to download MacOS High Sierra dmg file or Image file. Although for Windows user this is the best way to go with MacOS High Sierra, However, they are windows user and they don’t have Mac computer but again they are curious to know and use Mac operating system.

How to Create MacOS High Sierra on Windows without Mac
How to Create MacOS High Sierra on Windows without Mac

So, without wasting your precious time lets start but before going to create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB, Make sure you have at least 8GB flash drive and read the article attentively and follow all the steps.

Why Should I Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB?

It is better to have the idea behind what we do and why we have to do, as, you have the question why should I create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB? Listen, without creating MacOS High Sierra USB installer you can install MacOS High Sierra on Mac computer, just go to App Store and download MacOS High Sierra file but what about those users who don’t have Mac PC. Although they can install MacOS High Sierra on Windows without creating MacOS USB installer, only they need to download dmg file for the virtual image.

As our question is a bit serious, here, I let you know that we are creating MacOS High Sierra USB installer because through USB flash drive you can easily install High Sierra or even you will have a clean installation of MacOS High Sierra or any other Mac Operating system. If you know Windows user is installing Windows through USB, So, this is the same way a Mac user can install Mac operating system Via USB easily.

How to Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB

Required files:

Step 1: Open MacOS High Sierra Image File

Once you download MacOS High Sierra Image file from above link then you need to extract the file. Therefore, open the MacOS High Sierra Image file and Extract .RDR File to your desktop. While the file extracted then click on Switch to and close the Power ISO window.

How to Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB on Windows
Extract.RDR file

Step 2: Insert the USB Flash Drive

Now you have to insert your USB flash drive and the USB size should be at least 8GB. but before working on USB you have to format it as FAT32 although you can format it through CMD command or with a menu option. the best method is to format USB through CMD Command. Moreover, follow the steps.

  • #1: Go to MyComputer and find your USB Drive.
  • Right-Click on USB and click on Format option.
  • Select FAT32 (default) for the file system and click on the Start button.
  • Click OK and wait to complete the format process and close the window.
Format USB Flash Drive
Format USB Flash Drive

Format USB Via CMD Command:

  • #1: Press Win + R key and type diskpart and press Enter key.
  • #2: In CMD prompt type list disk and press Enter.
  • then select your own USB flash drive, don’t select the wrong drive otherwise you will lose all data which are inside that drive. So, to select the USB type select disk 5.
  • Then type clean.
  • and type Exit.
Format USB Via CMD Command
Format USB Via CMD Command

Step 3: Install R-Drive Image

As I mentioned above, you need to download R-Drive Image and after that, you have to install it on your PC, So, if you haven’t download yet then go to required files and download it. Afterward, find the download file and follow the installation steps.

  • Double-click on the set-up file.
  • Select Language.
  • In Welcome page click on Next button.
  • Agree to the terms of the license agreement and click next.
  • Click Next.
  • Then, click on the Install button.
  • and click Finish.

Step 4: Open R-Drive Image App

Now open R-Drive Image app from desktop and follow the below steps to create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB. this is the method or application where you can easily create any MacOS Bootable USB. You might know about other methods but what I think this methodology is new for you, so, give it a try and I am sure you will feel at home.

#1: launch R-Drive Image app and click on Next button.

Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer
Go Ahead

#2: Here, click on Restore from an Image to select the MacOS High Sierra image file.

Select restore from an Image
Restore from an Image

#3: now select MacOS High Sierra image file that you download later and click next.

Select MacOS High Sierra Image file
Select MacOS High Sierra Image file

#4: After that, select the first option which is Restore disks or partitions and click next.

How to Create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer
Restore Disks or Partition

#5: Select Z: 101MB FAT32 and go to the bottom and select your USB flash drive and click next.

FAT32 and Select your USB Flash Drive
FAT32 and Select your USB Flash Drive

#6: In this step, go to the bottom and select FAT32 and Z: and click next.

MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB Installer
File System and Drive Letter

#7: Select Add another object and click next.

Restore from an Image
Add another Object

#8: Now select HFS+ Install MacOS High Sierra then go to the bottom and select your USB flash drive and click next.

Select your USB and install macOS High Sierra
Select your USB Flash Drive

#9: Afterward, select HFS+ and Do not connect and click next.

Create a Bootable USB flash drive
File System and Drive Letter

#10: Now everything is ready to start, therefore, click on the Start button and wait for 15-30 minutes to complete the process.

Congratulation: you have created MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB successfully on Windows without using any software or Mac computer. So, now go to your USB flash drive and check the MacOS High Sierra files. Therefore, now your USB drive is ready to boot MacOS High Sierra and you can install MacOS High Sierra from your USB flash drive.

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Conclusion

That’s all about a new method and new idea where you learn how to create MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB on windows without Mac, TransMac, Unibeast, or any other software. with simple steps, you can easily create a bootable USB drive. So, I hope you learn the new method and I am sure this article was helpful for you. In this case, don’t forget to give your feedback and feel free to ask me in the comment box if you get any kind of question.

3 Comments
  1. Faseeh Hyder says

    Hi Bro!,
    Please fix MacOS High Sierra .rdr file it doesn’t seem to be there and I am glad that you are doing best, me too I am from Pakistan.

  2. Philipp Klanert says

    Hi,
    thanks for the article. Your steps are only working with the .rdr file which is not available any more. At apple you get a .dmg file. How should this work with .dmg files?

    1. Rehmat Qandol says

      Hello,
      Have you try .dmg file?

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