Mac OS X on windows laptop

Emachines / Eme732z
July 18, 2014 at 16:42:40
Specs: windows 7, 2.133 GHz / 2806 MB
I would like to install Mac OS X 10.8+ I'm my win7 laptop, I have tried VMware but my laptop doesn't let it work as my cup doesn't support vt-x. I've looked around and seen that there are installs like uniboot bit you need to have Mac OS X to do this. Is it possible to install it onto a disc and have a duel boot laptop with win7 and max OS X, or any other massage other than VMware. Thanks

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#1
July 18, 2014 at 19:11:10
Be aware that it is contrary to Apple's EULA to install any Apple OS on non-Apple hardware.

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#2
July 18, 2014 at 22:55:45
Where, and how, did you purchase your copy of OS X? We can't help if the software is pirated. And if not you should ask the retailer or publisher for support.

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#3
July 19, 2014 at 01:11:14
While it is possible (or at least was allegedly in the past) to install a Mac OS on a non Mac system... It usually doesn't (didn't) work too well...

There are sites out in www-land that discuss how etc. but I haven't gone across them in an age.

You can of course install Windows on a Mac system; either dual boot, or in a VM (Parallels) environment


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#4
July 19, 2014 at 04:25:20
It can be difficult (conversely, it can be easy - particularly with laptops). But it is far more difficult now to obtain a legal copy of OS X. Mavericks is only available to those who already own a Mac and is non-transferable. Bottom line - if you don't own a Mac then you can't legally obtain a copy of Mavericks.

The OP has told us that he doesn't own a Mac, therefore he can't legally get a copy of Mavericks. Lion and Mountain Lion could be purchased from the Apple Store but, again, you needed to already own a Mac before you could do so. Therefore there is no way that the OP can lawfully obtain a copy of OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 without buying a Mac.


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#5
July 19, 2014 at 11:04:32
My friend has a mac which is where I'm getting the OS X from

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#6
July 19, 2014 at 12:15:35
The earlier versions of Mac OS versions were occasionally installed on a "Windows" PC; but as I say above, the results were limited in terms of full use of the OS. Not sure which versions of the Mac OS actually were involved...

Have to say I wouldn't waste my time trying it...; as it will not run as well as on the system/hardware designed for it. If you want a Mac OS system then get a Mac.. I have both Windows and Mac systems - with Windows on the Macs as well; and Windows capable kit only running assorted M$ OS.....


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#7
July 19, 2014 at 23:01:40
"My friend has a mac which is where I'm getting the OS X from"

That will be software piracy. The OS X licence is non-transferrable, so only your friend with the Mac can use the copy that he downloads. It's no different than saying "my friend has a copy of this game and I am going to copy that".


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