Install Yosemite on Intel AMD destop PC

It is really possible to install Mac OS on PC (Intel and AMD Desktop). In this topic we will show tutorial how to install and run Mac OS X Yosemite on PCs.

Nowadays, PC Desktop uses socket LGA775 mostly, so we chose a sample devices includingLGA775 Mainboard  and Core 2 Duo CPU. Base on our experiences after quite long time installing Mac OS X on different Mainboards, we realize Gigabyte mainboard supports Mac OS X quite well. Otherwise, Gigabyte mainboard is supported strongly by Hackintosh community. Too many people just install and run Mac OS X on Gigabyte mainboard PC smootly without any problems.

You might wanna take a look at some basic information of difference between Mac and PC and the solutions to solve in HACKINTOSH.

In out another topic, we show very specific to install Mac OS X on PC with using  Chameleon and Empire EFI booting solution.

4 big steps to install and run Mac OS X Yosemite on PC

Following these 5 steps, you absolute can install and run Mac OS X Yosemite very smoothly on your PC.

Before you begin, you need to have a solution to back up all your current Data on your PC first. Prepare for an USB in 8GB or larger.

Step 1: Download and make Yosemite installing Portable

Download Yosemite:

You need to borrow a Mac and then you can easily download Yosemite from Apple store: Go to Mac Apple Store > use your Apple ID and login > Find and download OS X Yosemite. After downloading, OS X Yosemite Installing  will appear in /Applications.

Otherwise, you can download Yosemite without Apple Store through this topic.

Make USB bootable Yosemite Installing

There are too many ways to make usb bootable. Follow these simple step below:

  • Insert your USB to a Mac OS. Run Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility). Choose exact USB volume in the left.

USB bootable to Mac OS X Yosemite

  • Click on the Partition tab, and choose just 1 Partition
    usb bootable mac
  • Go to Options…, select Master Boot Record
    USB bootable for installing MAC OS X
  • Type the usb name (OS X Yosemite installing on PC is an example), select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) at Format. And then Click on Apply and then Partition.
Yosemite USB bootable making
  • Download and run UniBeast 5.1.0
UniBeast 5.1 download
  • Choose USBAt Destination Select and then Continue

Make OS X installing usb

  • Make sure you choose Yosemite on the Select OS Installation screen, and then click on Continue
    os x usb portable
  • Now you need to determine if using a 5 or 6 Series system with AWARD BIOS, choose Legacy USB Support. Otherwise, if you are gonna setup Mac OS X on your Laptop, choose Laptop Support. Then click on Continue.
    OS X usb installing
  • Enter your password and click on Install button.Yosemite usb bootalbe
  • It takes about 15-20 minutes. How long does it take that really depend on your USB data transfer speed. Finally, when the processes are finished, drag MultiBeast into your completed USB.

Step 2: Set BIOS setting

What is the optimized BIOS setting for Installing OS X on Desktop PC?

We need to set BIOS to make it like a Macintosh.

Depend on particular Mainboard, but basically, to access BIOS/UEFI Setup, bpress and hold Delete on a USB Keyboard while the system is booting up

  • Disable floppy disk

Mac OS X and PC installing

  • Temporary disable  C1E/C2E/C4E of CPU, We will enable them after installing Kext fully later

Mac OS X run on PC

  • Mac only use AHCI, so we should make this setting for SATA gates. You can enable USB support for Keyboard and mouse. Mac does not support PS/2, so it is better if we use keyboard and mouse via USB connection.

Install mac os x on Destop

  • Enable HPET (High Precision Event Timer) if possible and set back to 32bit. Otherwise, if you are gonna run Kernel of Mac at 64bit mode, you set HPET to 64bit.

install Mac OS X on Intel and HMD Cpu PC

  • Depends on particular Main-board, you might need to take these orders:
  1. If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
  2. If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
  3. If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
  4. Set OS Type to Other OS
  • Save and exit.

Step 3: Install Mac OS X Yosemite on Computer

  • Plug the bootable USB created on the step 1, turn on your Computer. Press hotkey choosing USB boot option (normally you press F12 or F8).
Intall Mac OS X on Computer with USB
Install Mac OS X on Computer with USB

If you have trouble reaching the installer, type -x at the Boot screen as shown below. You can type the boot flags GraphicsEnabler=Yes, PCIRootUID=1, maxmem=4096, maxmem=8192, andnpci=0x2000 by themselves or together in order to solve boot issues for older graphics cards and machines. Type -v to bypass the Apple boot screen and enter verbose startup mode. X58 and X79 systems always need npci=0x2000.

 Install OS X on PC

  • Select language

Select language

  • You know need to format and make partitions compatible with OS X installing:
1. In the top menu bar choose Utilities, and open Disk Utility
2. Choose your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
3. Click on Partition tab
4. Click Current and choose 1 Partition
5. Click on Options…
6. Choose GUID Partition Method. Under Name: type Yosemite (You can rename it later)
7. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
8. Click on Apply then Partition
9. Finally close Disk Utility
Disk utility
  • Choose Yosemite when you are asked to choose where to install. It takes a while and the system should restart itself after the installing is finished completely

Step 4: Install Boot-Loader

Now we need to make the partition that we have just installed Mac OS X Yosemite into bootable.

There is a free tool called MultiBeast. It enable boot from hard drive, and install support for Audio, Network, and Graphics.

  • You now Turn on the computer, press hotkey to choose USB-HDD boot device. At the Chimera Boot Screen, choose your new Yosemite installation. And then Complete OS X Yosemite setup.
    OS X Bootable on PC
  • Download and run MultiBeast
MultiBeast – Yosemite download

If this is a fresh installation, click Quick Start to choose EasyBeast, UserDSDT, or DSDT-Free. For 7/8/9 series recommended builds choose DSDT-Free.

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  • Click Drivers for Audio, Graphics, and Network options

Audio, Graphics, and Network for Mac OS X on PC

  • You can click on Customize for further options

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  • You now should click Print or Save to back up your configuration. Finally, click on Build then Install.
    buil1 build2

Restart computer to complete installationWell 🙂 You have just done installing Mac OS X Yosemite on Intel AMD Desktop PC. Leave a comment if having any troubles.

  • wiredbrother

    Hello! I Have tried your way of installing Mac OS X but overtime i choose my USB to install the os it stops and then reboots. Any suggestions?

  • David Bowcott

    I’ve tried everyone of these tutorials to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my Toshiba satellite c50Dt-B-107 AMD laptop and none of them work. I’ve downloaded one boot loader after a other and none of them worked, so please give me a simple and working way of installing my Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail DVD on a

    Toshiba satellite c50Dt-B-107 laptop.

    Important System Information

    OS Name: Ubuntu 14.04

    Version: 10.0.10240

    Build: 10240

    System Type: x64-base PC

    System SKU: PSCN6E

    Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, 2000 mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

    Bios Version/Date: Toshiba 5.30, 26/08/2015

    SMBIOS: 2.8

    Embedded Controller version: 5.30

    Bios Mode: UEFI

    PCR7 Configuration: Binding not possible

    RAM: 8.00 GB

    Total Virtual Memory: 8.06 GB

    All Hyper-V -: Yes

  • Aman Singh

    hello i have amd fx4300 i do all step . but installation stop and stuck 10 minutes . i am wait for 2 hour but nothing happann

  • this tutorial doesnot seem guaranteed to work. please do make video. if article like this many will make many mistake. not helping at all but raised much more question towards it. solution not appeared but more problem will come step by step. this is when the guide lead to the trouble. you must consider reader is stupid and dont know anything

  • Mez12

    this will not work. to get mac os to run on amd processor you have to have a modified kernel that supports AMD. You can google to get that. This guide will on work on intel based machines

  • Sefer Dina

    exusme sir can i install Mac os again on my mac because my brother reformating to windows 7 please responte write again

  • Furn Si

    I’ve used the niresh install on my HP. Right after booting up a sign on screen from a Mac comes up prompting for a name and password. Where can I find this information? By the way I’m on VMware workstation 14