How to install Logic Pro in Windows

How to install Logic Pro in Windows

So here is the first method for installing Logic Pro in Windows. The method uses a virtual machine on your windows PC to run a copy of OSX which you then install Logic onto. Please read the following warning carefully, it isn't designed to discourage you, that said, please do consider the ramifications carefully before committing to to it.

Logic Pro X for Windows


Warning! (Here be dragons) the explanation contains many steps and is relatively complicated, it could damage your existing windows installation and if you don't have experience in using virtual machines and are not competent with complex software installations then I highly recommend you don't do this. I take no responsibility for corrupted disks, lost files or any losses incurred as a result of implementing the process I set out here. I provide this information as is without any promise of additional support. As such, you take responsibility for troubleshooting or researching fixes for any problems you may encounter. I successfully completed the installation, however, as an IT professional my machine is top spec (Core i7 16GB Ram 500GB SSD), even so I found that OSX and Logic ran relatively slowly, bottom line, don't expect top performance from a virtual machine. While still usable, if you've ever experienced using a Mac and logic natively, you will definitely feel the lag which will probably detract from the user experience.

About this Method

This method uses Virtual Box, which is free Virtual Machine software distributed by Oracle:

You will also need your own copy of OSX Mountain Lion and some additional files and software detailed in the tutorial. The process requires you to first install virtual box and then complete an installation of OSX, additionally some additional software is required to make the Virtual Machine run smoothly (USB drivers etc).

Once OSX is running you then install Logic as you would normally on the MAC.

Here are the steps in detail for completing the OSX installation: