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EDIT: This guide is very outdated and it doesn't exactly go into specifics all that well. By now there are much easier and less time-consuming ways to install Mac OS X on a PC. It will be kept up here for archiving purposes.

Hello. Today I will show you how to install Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard on your PC running Windows. This will also tell you how to dual boot Vista/7 and OS X.

DISCLAIMER:
IF YOU INSTALL OS X (OR ANY MACINTOSH OS) ON A PC OR ANYTHING THAT IS NOT APPLE BRANDED, YOU ARE BREAKING YOUR END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH APPLE! ALSO, YOU RISK MESSING UP YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! I AM NOT, AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE! IF YOU'RE NOT A COMPUTER GEEK, I SUGGEST YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS INSTRUCTABLE, AS IT INCLUDES A LOT OF TECHNICAL STUFF! AS SAID ALREADY, I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE TO DO WITH THE KNOWLEDGE I AM PROVIDING YOU!

Also, when you install Mac OS X on a PC, the PC will officially be known as a Hackintosh PC (or Hac for short).

And of course, be sure to back up your data before you start, just in case something goes wrong.

With that out of the way, let's get started!

Step 1: WHY WOULD I WANT TO INSTALL OS X ON MY PC?

Q: Why install Mac OS X on my PC if I can just go out and buy a real Mac while avoiding legal issues?
A: It's so much cheaper. In addition, Hackintosh allows you to build a PC out of your own parts (assuming they're compatible) without needing to worry about Apple's low-end specs.

Q: What's the difference between a legit Macintosh and a Hackintosh PC?
A: There are a couple, actually. First of all, as I mentioned in the last question, a Hackintosh PC would be much cheaper. Secondly, if you have a really high end PC, it can probably run Mac OS X better than on a Mac because, Macintosh computers aren't fast for their hardware configuration, but their operating system. Apple has made OS X so lightweight (except in terms of hard drive space it takes up) that they don't even have to make high end computers. And yet they sell like crazy. And lastly, YOU get to choose what version of OS X you want (Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard). They can't put you on the latest version.

Q: Why would I want Tiger or Leopard when I could just install Snow Leopard, the latest version?
A: Snow Leopard, like all other OSes, has system requirements, unfortunately. Your PC might not be able to handle the intense awesomeness of Snow Leopard.
<p>I have a windows laptop, i want to run osx and windows simultaneously , just like we run windows and ubuntu simultaneously, Is it possible?</p><p>Moreover i dont want to use any virtual box.</p><p>Please guide me.!</p>
<p>i hav build my own pc can i install mac os x on it <br><br>my specs are :<br><br>i5 4440 3.1ghz</p><p>asrock motherboard </p><p>kingston 4gb ddr3 ram 1600 mhz</p><p>lg dvd writer </p><p>22 in monitor will i be able to install mac os x on it </p><p>and i also want to tell that i have no graphics card</p>
U built ur own pc but ur wndering if u can run osx on it. For u to build a pc ur not that smart..
<p>and my hard disk is 1 tb</p>
Please share the NEW Leapard 10.5.6 download link /torrent
What are the system requirements for install mac on pc. Can we upgrade system by vm ware?<br>
I have apple macbook but running on windows 7 and I want to install Mac is lleopa10.6 how do I go about it. Thanks John
<p>well, try the steps listed at this- It's an easy and helpful. Worked for me.</p><a href="http://www.techaroid.com/2015/12/run-mac-os-x-on-windows7-8-8.1-10.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.techaroid.com/2015/12/run-mac-os-x-on-windows7-8-8.1-10.html<br><br></a><p>Best</p><p>Mrityunjay</p>
<p>hallo i need a download link for mac osx tiger please </p>
<p>Please Solve this Error I Cant Understnd</p>
<p>Hey i'm tried to install mac os x snow leopard in my dell laptop through darwein boot loader when i'm click the enter it shows &quot;can't find match_kernel&quot; how to solve this type of error in install through the USB flash drive. </p>
<p>Can i rum mountain lion on my computer?</p><p>Intel pentium g630 2.7 ghz</p><p>Amd radeon hd 5450 2gb</p><p>2 gb of ram???</p><p>1tb pf hard disk?</p>
<p>Can i rum mountain lion on my computer?</p><p>Intel pentium g630 2.7 ghz</p><p>Amd radeon hd 5450 2gb</p><p>2 gb of ram???</p><p>1tb pf hard disk?</p>
<p>Can i rum mountain lion on my computer?</p><p>Intel pentium g630 2.7 ghz</p><p>Amd radeon hd 5450 2gb</p><p>2 gb of ram???</p><p>1tb pf hard disk?</p>
<p>Recently I found an article on installing OSX on an Elitebook 2730p. I haven't tried it yet as the main problem is the wireless network doesn't work. Not having a wired connection would be a problem. I've searched through many Hackintosh articles but found none for my specific older Elitebook. Have you had any problems withthe wifi on the newer models? Or has there been any research done as to why the wifi wouldn't work?</p>
<p>can i install mac os x (snow leopard) on my pc i.e (intel i5 3rd gen 2.60 ghz,500gb HDD,4 gb RAM,1 gb nvidea graphic,and also intel 4000) lenovo z580 windows based without any problem</p>
<p>I used the iBoot method with multibeast.</p>
<p>Forgot to add, CPU - core 2 duo @ 2.1GHz</p><p>Hard disk - 80GB</p><p>RAM - 4GB </p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F5C/JIMD/I0FFDVKQ/F5CJIMDI0FFDVKQ.LARGE.jpg" rel="nofollow"> <br> <br> <br></a></p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F5C/JIMD/I0FFDVKQ/F5CJIMDI0FFDVKQ.LARGE.jpg" rel="nofollow">hack.jpg</a><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F5C/JIMD/I0FFDVKQ/F5CJIMDI0FFDVKQ.LARGE.jpg" rel="nofollow"> </a></p>
<p>Installed Snow Leopard on a toshiba satellite A500-00L. still a few things left.</p><p>install was a pain. It wouldnt take the serial as it couldn't connect to the internet to validate it. installed in a vm ,CLONED the VM with parted magic in another vm to a mounted usb hard disk. took that disk stuck it in the 'shiba, booted installed the drivers, ect. </p>
<p>Tiger is a bit more lean on your system resources. It needs:</p><p>An Intel processor with SSE2 or better<br>256MB of RAM<br>Around 5-6GB of hard drive space</p><p>Tiger does not need Intel is can also work on Amd, I owned an old Ibook G3 That used Amd With Mac OS X Tiger!</p>
How much RAM does it take to run mountain lion?
2GB according to Apple, although you could probably get away with 1GB if you're willing to sacrifice some speed and/or features.
Wow, did I really write this when I was 11?
Can you use a usb instead of a DVD to burn leopard to and then boot from it?
I believe so, you'll just have to configure your BIOS to boot from USB. I have seen someone use an iPod as the storage media for reinstalling Leopard for his Mac, so I don't see why you couldn't do that.
Aha thanks alot your guide is amazing! =D i know this guide is a bit old but do you think the iatkos s3 snow leopard will work? these are my specs<br>Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 2997 Mhz, 1 Core, 1 Logical Processor(s) and 2gb ram =D thanks<br>
Well I don't see why it wouldn't work, but let me say this, there has been a MUCH better way to do this since I wrote it. Google search for 'iboot' and click on the link to tonymacx86's blog. Good luck! (PS. Sorry for taking so long to reply, I haven't logged in for a loooooooong time lol)
i think tiger requires minimum 2gb ram<br>and a little more space..
Er, are you sure about that? I appreciate your comment, but I've seen Tiger run on 512MB RAM.

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