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NOTE: This tutorial is now considered outdated and I've published a new instructable with a newer, better and more efficient method to install Mac OS X on your PC, not RUN it! Please refrain from using this tutorial and follow theNew One!


Even if you're a Windows user, you've probably thought about trying the Mac OS X. Maybe you'd like to test OS X before buying a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run an app on your Windows machine which is only exclusive for the Mac OS X. Whatever your reason is, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based Windows PC with a program called VirtualBox. Here's how.

Running OS X on your Windows desktop will take a bit of work, but it's pretty easy to do and the final product is quite outstanding. Thanks to Macbreaker and Lifehacker for providing the original instructions! To cut to the chase, here's how to do this.

Step 1: Requirements

Before you start the installation process, you’ll want to gather the following:

- A PC running 64-bit Windows with at least a dual-core processor and 4GB of RAM. Mountain Lion is 64-bit, and thus requires your copy of Windows to be 64-bit. If you’re on a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install Snow Leopard instead (Google it as this instructable is for Mountain Lion not Snow Leopard). Note that your processor also needs to support VT-x. This list should help you find out whether yours does.


- VirtualBox and the VirtualBox Extension Pack: VirtualBox is my favourite virtualisation tool for Windows, and it’s completely free. VirtualBox doesn’t officially support OS X, but it’s actually very easy to get up and running. You should download the main program and the Extension Pack, which will give you support for USB devices.


- A hacked Mountain Lion disc image. Sadly, this won’t work with a vanilla Mountain Lion installer, so you’ll have to find a compatible hacked version. The hacking group Olarila has put a great installation ISO together, and you can find it by searching Google. If that doesn’t fit well with you, you can head over to the Mac App Store and buy a legit copy for yourself, so you can at least pirate with a clear conscience.


- The HackBoot 1 and HackBoot 2 ISO files. Each one has it's own function which you'll know later. However, both will help you boot into the installation.


- Mulitbeast 4, which will help you get audio and other things working correctly after installation. You’ll need to register for a free account over at Tonymacx86.com to download this. Make sure to download MultiBeast 4 — it’s labelled “Lion”, but for our purposes the Lion version works better than the Mountain Lion version.

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<strong>NOTE TO ALL WHO ARE FOLLOWING THIS TUTORIAL:</strong> I am working on a newer, better and more efficient tutorial to install Mac OS X <strong>Directly on your PC, not inside a virtual machine</strong>.
Some of us are not interested in dual booting. Is there a way to make the VM stable?
<p>Yes, there is! I am working on a new tutorial to install Mac OS X on a VM. I am still going through it, it's currently undergoing some tests, but it works as a charm. I'll post that 'ible soon, stay tuned!</p>
<p>This may be a noob question, but why don't you just make the VM and then export it using Virutalbox's Export appliance feature to a file sharing site, or just upload the files that VM is made of. Unless of course this is because you simply don't have a way to upload such large files to the web.</p>
<p>There are several reasons behind not doing this. Firstly, not all people using this method have the same memory (RAM). For example, if you allocated your VM RAM to 4GB and you have a total of 6GB, not all people have 6GB, so they will have to create the VM from scratch. Secondly, with my current internet speed, it would take me a month (maybe more) to upload 13GB (which is the size of the finished VM). Thirdly, this is a tutorial, it is made to make people understand how it works and how to create one, but not just to have it ready.</p>
<p>I cannot find the hacked .iso anymore. All Google results link me to a 4MB .exe which does nothing</p>
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<p>I have been working on this a while, I can find my USB and my V/D. I am running Windows 10 and when I try to access the USB, Drive, CD it the error I get is cannot read the format. I used TransMac to read the files and they are all there. How do I get windows or VB to access the drives, USB, CD, VD with out and error. I did try Guess CD no luck. Ok can you help. </p>
<p>please link hackboot </p>
<p>Step 4 is very important, missed it once and it did not boot </p>
<p>WARNING! the hackboot1 and hackboot2 links are downloading some executables now (HackBoot1.iso.exe and HackBoot2.iso.exe)</p>
<p>This last step did not work for me. </p>
<p>Great tuto still works with the hack two though</p>
<p>When I get there my Virtual box hard drive does not show and this seems obvious because I did not add it to none of the ports, how you guys made it there without adding a hard drive ? </p>
<p> So I have finally added it and now it is showing </p>
<p>And to add salt to the injury if I added I whether get stuck on one screen or the other trying to root or I do not get the HDD to show still </p>
<p>HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP</p><p>When i press F5 nothing happens !!!!!</p><p>I am on 64 bit and I tried to press fn+f5 and tried shift+f5 , alt+f5, ctrl+f5, everything !! but in vain</p><p>Thanks in advance for your help :)</p>
<p>It's not about the F5 button. You just need to refresh the screen.</p>
<p>hello, </p><p>same problem here, nothing happens when i press f5, is there another way to refresh ?</p><p>thanks in advance</p>
<p>This one worked for me, if need any help ping me.</p><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</a> </p><p>Waiting for your thoughtful questions if any.</p><p>Best</p><p>Mrityunjay</p>
<p>in between of step I get Suck here:</p><p>as per your guideline I perform </p><p>Step 3: Go back to the HackBoot boot screen and press F5. It should reload the</p><p>boot menu, this time showing you an &ldquo;OS X Install DVD&rdquo;. </p><p>&amp; Till here I completed successfully but when I pressed enter at &ldquo;OS X Install DVD&rdquo;. It shows me a black screen with error.</p><p>can you help to install properly</p>
<p>Are you sure you chose the hacked Mountain Lion ISO?</p>
<p>Hi!<br>What do you mean by &quot;the hacked Mountain Lion ISO&quot;?</p><p>I downloaded a .zip tjat does not contain any ISO...</p><p>Thanks for your assistance!</p>
<p>It's the ISO file of OS X that you are going to use. Try to extract the .zip to find if there's an ISO file, if not, message me and I'll guide you further.</p>
<p>Thanks for getting back to me, Omar.</p><p>Yes, I downloaded Mountain Lion 4.7.0 and 5.5.5, extracted the files and can not find any .ISO file.</p><p>What can we do?</p>
<p>I'll send you a private message with the link.</p>
<p>Hello Omar,</p><p>Can you please send me the link for &quot;the hacked Mountain Lion ISO&quot; file. I did download &quot;OS X Mountain Lion&quot; but it does not contains any ISO file. It only have &quot;vmdk&quot;,&quot;vmsd&quot;, &quot;vmx&quot;, &quot;vmxf&quot;.</p><p>Thanks, in advanced.!</p>
<p>Ok, thank you so much, I'll wait for it.</p>
<p>yes, i downloaded from torrent by hotiso</p>
<p>I didn't mean that. I meant during this step, you have to click on the CD icon at the bottom of the program and choose the hacked Mountain Lion ISO, did you do that?</p>
<p>I just had the same problem , i hope you have finished your exams and help me out . I did absolutely as per instructed . </p>
<p>I just had the same problem , i hope you have finished your exams and help me out . I did absolutely as per instructed . </p>
<p>check this out man.. </p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kMMZ6CSdio&amp;feature=youtu.be</p>
<p>I'm stuck on step 3 hackboot won't load the iso file plz help</p>
<p>When I choose the main icon on Hackboot it says:</p><p>Loading Darwin</p><p>Loading Mach_Kernel</p><p>Can not locate Mach_Kernel</p><p>Also my mouse doesn't work</p>
<p>I get as far as the disk image as you see of HackBoot but it says it's missing the kern file to load the OS to the system. Please assist or provide a link to the OS for me to install.</p>
<p>Did you change your BIOS settings?</p>
<p>Me stuck on low memory Option when i click on Disk Utility&gt; erase nothing will appear to click.what should i do?</p>
<p>Hello :)<br><br>I use Windows 7 32 Bit. </p><p>Like on this video, i try to install mac os x.<br>At the 3:15 it will be typed: /amd<br>After that, it will be installed, but i get error, cause it could not be found....</p><p>I have tried all options.../amd1 etc...</p><p>What can i do???</p>
<p>I tried it but i am getting a interactive shell...please show a path to configure the mac os.</p><p>thank you<br>-vinay .</p>
<p>Try to disable EFI in the &quot;System&quot; options of your VM</p>
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<p>I am getting stuck when I boot with Hackboot 2 ISO. The last thing to show in the console is &quot;Ethernet [Intel8254x]&quot; Link up on en01....&quot; Any suggestions??</p>
<p>Hi,</p><p>No need to post the comment twice my friend, I'll be answering, so please be patient. Anyways, try booting by typing the line below in the chameleon screen</p><p>-v GraphicsEnabler=No</p><p>I've really realized that installing OS X is way more better than emulating (VM), so I'll be posting a tutorial on how to install the latest OS X on your PC (not emulate/VM), but I'm just busy these days with my exams, but I'll be posting the 'ible soon. Stay tuned!</p>
<p>Sorry for the double post. I thought maybe I did not do something correctly when it still was not showing up after a few minutes. Tried your suggestion with the same result. The end of the line says debug [796d,bc08,0de1,1e00,01e0,3c00]</p>
<p>I am getting stuck at the Hackboot 2 ISO. The last thing to show on the console is &quot;Ethernet [Intel8254x]&quot; Link up on en01....&quot;. It never goes any farther so I never get booted into OS X. Any ideas?</p>

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