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January 9, 2010 12:30:51 PM

Can I install Mac OS X Leopard on my PC and get full driver support for all my hardware.

Here is my CPU-Z data

Manufacturer Dell
Model OR849J A01
Chipset Intel X58 Rev.12
Southbridge Intel 82801JR(ICH10R)
LPCIO ITE IT8720

RAM 3 GB DDR3
Video ATI Radeon HD 4850
Hard Disk 500GB SATA @ 7200 rpm from WD
Optical Drive Blue ray reader

My computer is DELL STUDIO XPS 435 MT with i7-920.

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January 9, 2010 1:00:16 PM

Maybe through a Virtual Machine.
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January 9, 2010 1:42:23 PM

Remember to stick an Apple label on it so that it complies with the EULA.
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January 10, 2010 6:28:12 AM

I used VMWare and it sticks in the apple screen for a long time.Will it work or should I try Snow leopard
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January 10, 2010 7:17:56 AM

If Leopard doesn't work for you I doubt Snow Leopard will. I had no problems installing Leopard in VMware. What boot CD are you using?
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January 10, 2010 2:12:34 PM

Very limited support for x58 mobos, Gigabyte work the best, your best bet is to try Psystars loader, if you can get it.
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January 10, 2010 2:39:04 PM

If you install in a VM the motherboard is irrelevant.
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January 13, 2010 3:23:54 AM

It will work.

Check forums that specify in Hackintoshes. I'm legally not allowed by the ToS to discuss 'illegal' practices and point you to anything specific.

Rule of thumb. If it's close to hardware Apple uses in it's Macs it's easier.
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January 13, 2010 7:10:28 AM

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I'm legally not allowed by the ToS to discuss 'illegal' practices
Just bear in mind that before Snow Leopard the EULA only specified that OS X must be installed on an "Apple labelled" computer. Now they specify that it must be genuine Apple hardware.
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January 13, 2010 7:40:05 AM

Yes, I know about that.
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January 13, 2010 2:19:03 PM

Try VirtualBox, just make sure you enable EFI of VirtualBox.
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January 13, 2010 4:05:10 PM

Couldn't get it to work in VirtualBox. Perhaps I haven't tried hard enough.
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January 13, 2010 8:18:51 PM

You can't.

I've tried.
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January 23, 2010 4:17:14 AM

Can I install SnowOSX_Universal_10.6(432)GM_v3.5 on my PC
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January 23, 2010 7:13:12 PM

I don't recommend this procedure , it'a a dangerous and will not be stable as an operating system ,
also it is not Legal ,
If you want to try Mac you can go to nearest mac distributor and try it freely .
You can go for Mac Mini if you want cheap one ,,
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February 9, 2010 1:54:46 PM

muhco3 said:
I don't recommend this procedure , it'a a dangerous and will not be stable as an operating system ,
also it is not Legal ,
If you want to try Mac you can go to nearest mac distributor and try it freely .
You can go for Mac Mini if you want cheap one ,,


meh, we are enthusiasts, we do things that borderline on dangerous and sometimes cause instability (OCing), though we try things out and see if we can get them working, like snow leopard on a pc

@OP, try to look up the hardware on sites that specialize in making a hackintosh build
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February 9, 2010 2:11:14 PM

Mac Mini cheap! Only one of the fanbois could make that statement.
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February 10, 2010 11:19:39 PM

If you really want to try installing OS X on your PC, there are several resources and guides on how to do that. Google for "Hackintosh."

Just keep in mind that you run the risk of a major system update breaking your installation.

PS. Installing OS X on non-Mac hardware isn't illegal, it's just against the OS X EULA terms of service--meaning you won't get support from Apple.
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February 11, 2010 3:08:42 PM

Ijack said:
Mac Mini cheap! Only one of the fanbois could make that statement.


Mind you, when you're used to paying $1500 for even a basic computer... Mac Minis look cheap.
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