Install macOS on a PC: Change the operating system of your computer
If you want to use the mac operating system, macOS, On a Windows PC, follow the steps that we propose. We will tell you how to build a “Hackintosh” on your Windows computerAlthough it is not the most appropriate, much less what Apple would want, if you really want it, you can: there are ways to install macOS, the Apple operating system on a Windows computer or PC. If you install macOS on a Windows computer, you can use all Apple apps and applications on the Windows device.

Thus, your device will become a Hackintosh In other words, a computer that is not made by Apple, but is capable of running the operating system of Macintosh computers: macOS.

Before starting to explain how to carry out this process, you should know that Apple’s license expressly prohibits any of its macOS operating systems from being installed on a non-Mac computer.

What do you need to install macOS on a Windows computer

In summary, this is what What you will need:

  1. A compatible computer
  2. An external hard drive
  3. A Mac computer (can only be borrowed for this process)
  4. An installation engine
  5. A USB or Pendrive

Before you start, it is important to know what you will need to be able to install macOS on a non-Mac computer.

The first thing you will need is a compatible PC, generally a device with 64-bit Intel processor.

A hard drive will also be required A part where you can install macOS, one in which you have never installed Windows before.

If you want to install a OS that is not very basic, you will have to have 500 GB of free space on the external hard drive at least.

In order to install macOS, you will have than having a Mac to download it from App Store .

Lastly, you will need a tool specific to create the installation engine (or installer (in English) and a USB (at least 8 GB of memory) to be able to save this tool.

One of the installation engines most popular is Unibeast. It is a free Mac application that allows you to create an installation system for macOS and save it to a USB.

You will have to register at tonymacx to download it, once registered you will be ready to start.

How to create the macOS installation engine and install it on a Windows PC

  1. On your Mac computer, go to the App Store and Download the Sierra operating system. Once the download is complete, it will be installed automatically. When this happens touch the keys ‘command + Q’ . Check that the installation system is in your folder ‘Applications’.
  2. Go to the page tonymacx, Register and download Unibeast. Once downloaded, install it as you would any other application. 
  3. Connect the USB and open ‘disk utility’. Click on the ‘partition’ tab and configure the settings so that a single partition remains occupying the full capacity of the USB disk.
    Choose the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. Name the partition. Click ‘apply’ for format the pendrive.
  4. Starts Unibeast and in the first window that appears select the USB that you just formatted as installation destination.
    Click ‘continue’ and follow the steps of all the pages of the app until you reach the one that requests you choose the OS version that you want to install. In this case, click Sierra.
  5. In the next window, you will have to choose between two options: UEFI or Legacy. In most cases it is recommended choose UEFI . (If your PC card is older and uses BIOS, then choose Legacy.)
  6. Then you will have to specify the type of graphics card of your PC . If you have a computer with a new Intel CPU, you can skip this step. You will only have to carry out this step if the graphics card of your PC is not compatible with macOS.
  7. Click ‘continue’. Unibeast will start the installation on your USB. The process can take up to an hour. So in the meantime grab your PC and check the following:
  • Disconnect any USB.
  • If your PC has a secondary graphics card installed, remove it.
  • Connect your PC monitor to a DVI port (if it has one). This port usually works better than HDMI or VGA.
  1. You will also have to configure the motherboard , also known as the motherboard:
  • If your PC has a gigabyte BIOS motherboard, follow this guide .
  • If your PC has a gigabyte UEFI motherboard, follow this guide.
  • If the motherboard of your PC is not branded, continue this steps.
  1. Are you ready for start the installation. Connect the USB and restart your PC. It will take you to Unibeast and you will have the option to choose which disk you want to install from. Use the arrow keys on your PC to get to the ‘external’ option and press ‘enter’.
  1. When the time comes for choose the disk in which you want to install Sierra , you may not be offered an option to choose from.
    If this is the case, click on the menu of ” utilities ‘and when it opens ‘disk utility’, choose the hard drive where you want to install Sierra and click the key ‘delete’.
    Make sure you select Mac Os Extended (Journaled) and that the system is set to ‘GUID partition table’. Then click the format or delete button.
    When you have formatted the disk, close ‘disk utility’. The disk should now be available as an option to select.
  2. Select the disk and follow all the steps of Installation system until Sierra begins to install. The process will last between 30 and 60 minutes. Once finished, Restart your PC , with the USB still connected.
    This time when Unibeast starts, it will show you the boot disk de Sierra . Your PC will start as a macOS. However, the work is not over yet.
    Although the software will work, any activity that requires access to the hard drive, such as connecting to Wi-Fi or using sound, will not work .
    For this you will have to use a tool called Multibeast to configure your PC.

As you probably already know, installing macOS on a Windows PC or with a non-Mac operating system is a hack.

That is, there is no company or official entity that “sponsors” this mini-guide, therefore, the process is not guaranteed to always work.

Is it possible to virtualize macOS?

The method to install macOS on A Windows PC explained in the previous sections is not the only possible method, although it is the one that has more possibilities of working.

It is also possible to virtualize macOS using an application like VMWare Fusion or the free VirtualBox program.

Unfortunately, to carry After this process you will have to have a pirated version of macOS, and find a torrent to download it.

If by chance you got both , then you would have to carry out a process that is not simpler than the one described above.

Also, hacking macOS is not a solution that we recommend.


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