How to Install Mac OS on PC : A Stepwise Guide
How to Install mac OS on PC and run macOS High Sierra on Windows computer. For doing this, you will require to download Niresh Catalina and also Transmac or a Mac along with a supported Windows computer and a blank hard drive.
Let’s do it in a step wise manner for the convenience of understanding.
Steps : How to Install Mac OS on PC
- Preparing to Install
- Downloading Niresh Catalina
- Downloading macOS High Sierra Installer
- Formatting USB Drive
- Creating Unibeast Installation Tool
- Changing Windows Boot Order
- Enabling Drivers with Multibeast
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Preparing to Install
Check computer’s specifications. Windows computer must have an Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or i9 processor to run macOS Catalina and minimum 4GB RAM. To check specs:
- Open Start.
- Type system information.
- Click System Information.
- Look at the name of the processor near “Processor” heading.
- Scroll down to the right of the “Installed Physical Memory” heading.
Check BIOS type. Next to the “BIOS Mode” heading in the System Information menu, check “UEFI” or “BIOS”. Keep information in mind for later and exit.
Determine bit type. Computer must support 64-bit operation to install macOS.
Ensure access to recent model of Mac. The Mac must be able to download macOS Catalina. If Mac can’t run macOS Catalina, then use a Mac which can.
Collect needed equipment. To install macOS High Sierra on Windows computer, you will require the following hardware:
USB drive – Get a flash drive to hold at least 16 GB.
Blank hard drive – Find a USB external hard drive holding at least 100 GB.
USB-C adapter – Mac if doesn’t have traditional USB ports, get USB-C-to-USB-3.0 adapter.
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Downloading Niresh Catalina
Go to the Hackintosh Zone download site. Go to https://www.hackintoshzone.com/. Ensure to sign in with account by clicking.
Click Log in or Register in the upper-right side of the page for a menu to appear at the top of the page.
Enter email address. Ensure an email address to easily access log in and verify the email address later.
Check the “No, create an account now” box near the bottom of the menu.
Click Sign up to Create an Account page.
Enter the needed information. Fill out the following fields:
Name — Enter the name to use for account.
Password — Enter a password to use for the login.
Confirm Password — Repeat the password entered above.
Date of Birth — Select the month, day, and year of birth.
Location — Type in country’s name.
Check the “I agree to the terms and rules” box. It’s near the bottom of the page.
Click Sign up is at the bottom of the page to create account and sends a confirmation email to provided email address.
Go to email inbox to the email address selected for account to log in with email address and the email account’s password to open the inbox.
Open the confirmation email from “tonymacx86.com” to open it.
Click the confirmation link below the “Confirm Account” text in the middle of the email to get back to the Unibeast download site.
Double-click the Downloads tab on the right side of the row of tabs near the top of the page. The Downloads page should open to see a drop-down menu appear, click the Downloads tab once more.
Click Hackintosh then Download Hackintosh Catalina.
Click Download Now in the top-right corner of the page to download Unibeast onto Mac.
Download Multibeast is hosted on the same site as Unibeast to install drivers to use things such as PC’s speakers, the Internet, and so on:
Click Multibeast – High Sierra 10.2.0
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Downloading High Sierra Installer
Open Mac’s App Store by clicking the App Store app icon is blue with a white “A” on it, in Mac’s Dock.
Click the search bar in the upper-right side of the App Store window.
Search for High Sierra by typing high sierra into the search bar, then press ⏎ Return.
Click Download to the right of the High Sierra icon to begin downloading onto your Mac.
Wait for the installer window to open & need to be closed it immediately.
Press ⌘ Command+Q when the window opens to close the installer window.
Open Finder which is a blue face-like icon in Mac’s Dock.
Click the Applications folder on the left side of the Finder window.
Ensure installer is there. The installer will be called “Install macOS High Sierra” or similar and with image of a ridge of mountains on it. If the installer is present in the Applications folder, you may proceed. If the installer isn’t there, try downloading High Sierra.
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Formatting USB Drive
Plug USB drive into Mac is the 16GB minimum flash drive to install macOS High Sierra on computer. If Mac doesn’t have traditional USB ports on it, attach USB-C to USB-3.0 adapter first.
Open Spotlight by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of the screen to open the search bar.
Type disk utility into Spotlight to search Mac for the Disk Utility app.
Click Disk Utility is below the Spotlight search bar to open Disk Utility.
Select USB drive and click the USB drive’s name in the upper-left side of the window.
Click the Erase tab near the top of the window for a pop-up box to appear.
Click the “Format” drop-down box in the middle of the pop-up box and click to prompts a drop-down menu.
Click OS X Extended (Journaled) to set USB drive’s file system to that of Mac.
Click the “Scheme” drop-down box below the “Format” drop-down box.
Click GUID Partition Map option is in the “Format” drop-down menu.
Click Erase to reformat USB drive to Mac’s file system.
Click Done when prompted to proceed with creating installation drive.
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Creating Unibeast Installation Tool
|Open Unibeast||Double-click the Unibeast folder to unzip and open it.|
|Open Unibeast.||Double-click the Unibeast PKG file to open it.|
|Click Open when prompted.||Open the Unibeast setup window. If Mac is currently running macOS Sierra or higher, verify the Unibeast installation before continuing.|
|Click Continue four times.||Placed in the bottom-right corner of the first four pages of the Unibeast setup window.|
|Click Agree when prompted.||Placed at the top of the window.|
|Select your USB drive, then click Continue.||Click the USB drive’s name to select it.|
|Select High Sierra, click Continue.||Check High Sierra in the middle of the page.|
|Select type of motherboard||Depending on whether Windows computer has a UEFI- or a BIOS-type motherboard, choice will vary:|
UEFI — Click UEFI Boot Mode, click Continue.
BIOS — Click Legacy Boot Mode, click Continue.
|Select graphics card option to Continue.||Check the box next to Inject [card name] for preferred graphics card settings. If graphics card supports macOS High Sierra by default, skip this step.|
|Click Continue.||Placed in the bottom-right corner of the page to enter Mac’s password.|
|Enter Mac’s password.||Type in the password used to log into Mac.|
|Click OK.||To prompt Unibeast to begin installing to the USB drive. After completion of installation process, USB drive will be ready to install macOS High Sierra on PC. While the Unibeast installation finishes up, change Windows computer’s boot order.|
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Changing Windows Boot Order
Unplug USB items from Windows computer. Ensure not to have any USB drives, in particular.
Enter computer’s BIOS or UEFI settings page as process varies from computer to computer, typically restart computer and then repeatedly press a key (e.g., Del) immediately as the computer begins to start up.
Locate the “Boot Order” section which is normally on the main page of the BIOS, though need to use the arrow keys to navigate over to the “Boot” or “Advanced” tab. The “Boot Order” section varies from BIOS to BIOS.
Select Removable Devices. Use the arrow keys to move the blinking bar down to Removable Devices or in some it is called USB Devices or similar (e.g., Peripherals).
Move selected location to the top of the list and press the + key with the boot location to use selected until it’s at the top of the “Boot Order” list. Double-check the key to use in the legend, usually on the right side or the bottom of the BIOS page.
Save settings and exit the BIOS to press to save and exit in the legend on the right side of the page, then press it. Shift Windows computer’s boot priority for installation USB drive will be selected as the boot point once plugged in. Press another key to confirm the choice.
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Installing
Place Multibeast on the USB drive. Open the USB drive’s folder, then drag the Multibeast file into the folder to use Multibeast later on as the flash drive will use it whenever necessary as simple as possible.
Eject the Unibeast USB drive from the Mac. Open the Finder to click the ⏏ Eject icon to the right of the USB drive’s name in the upper-left corner of the Finder window to remove USB drive. Ensure that the Unibeast installation is complete before this step.
Shut down Windows computer by pressing and holding the Power button on Windows computer until computer shuts down completely which will usually occur one or two seconds after the computer’s display turns off. Plug both the Unibeast USB drive and the blank hard drive into computer and should both fit into USB ports on computer.
Start Windows computer. Press the Power button to start the computer to begin booting, it should select plugged-in USB drive as a place from which to boot.
Select USB drive when prompted, then press ↵ Enter to begin the macOS installation process.
Select a language, then click → to take to the next page of the installer.
Click Continue twice in the bottom-right corner of the pages.
Click Agree when prompted to see at the top of the screen.
Click the Utilities menu item is in the top-left side of the screen for a drop-down menu to appear.
Click Disk Utility in the drop-down menu.
Select the blank hard drive to click the blank hard drive’s name on the left side of the page.
Click the Erase tab near the top of the page.
Format the blank hard drive. Change the following fields:
- Format — Click the drop-down box, then click Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)
- Scheme — Click the drop-down box, then click GUID Partition Map
Click Erase to reformat blank hard drive for macOS’ file system.
Click Done when prompted, then close the Disk Utility window to proceed with installing macOS High Sierra on the hard drive.
Click the blank hard drive’s name, then click Continue to select both the hard drive as the installation point and begin installing macOS High Sierra.
Wait for macOS High Sierra to finish installing should take around 15 minutes.
Follow the on-screen prompts to enter specific information, like name, a password, preferred language, location, and so on. After completion of setup process, macOS’ software will be completely set up on Windows computer.
How to Install Mac OS on PC : Enabling Drivers with Multibeast
Open your flash drive. Open Finder, then click the name of the flash drive from which is installed macOS High Sierra to open the flash drive’s window in Finder.
Double-click the Multibeast file to open the Multibeast window.
Click the Bootloaders tab at the top of the window.
Select the proper bootloader to check the “Clover UEFI Boot Mode” box if selected the UEFI boot mode for motherboard during the Unibeast tool creation, or check the “Clover Legacy Boot Mode” box when used legacy boot mode.
Click the Drivers tab at the top of the window.
Click Audio on the left side of the window.
Select audio drivers by clicking the current audio item’s heading in the middle of the window to expand it, then check the box next to computer’s audio provider’s name.
Click Misc is on the left side of the window.
Check the “FakeSMC” box near the top of the window.
Click Network on the left side of the window.
Select an Internet driver by clicking the name of Internet card, then check the box next to the driver’s name.
Click the Customize tab at the top of the window.
Select the proper graphics options by checking the box next to computer’s graphics card name, then check the “Fixup” box for graphics card’s manufacturer.
Click System Definitions on the left side of the window.
Select a Mac which most closely resembles computer by clicking the heading of the type of Mac (e.g., iMac) which resembles computer, then check the box next to the type of Mac which uses computer’s graphics card settings. View a full list of the types of graphics cards which correspond to Mac models here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FPpFR3j9ibwb3zbnPoBbI3Mncsqp-BUU/view
Click the Build tab at the top of the window.
Select a drive by clicking the “Select Install Drive” box on the right side of the window, then click macOS drive’s name in the resulting drop-down menu.
Install the drivers. After completion of the process, use macOS PC with minimal trouble:
- Click Install in the bottom-right corner.
- Click Agree when prompted.
- Enter your Mac’s password when prompted.
- Click Install Helper
Using the above steps in a correct manner, it will easier to install Mac OS on PC.