Mac on windows?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Bilalo, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have an HP windows laptop, was wondering is it ok if I buy mountain lion and install it instead of windows? How do I do that? How much does it cost? Is it a good idea? My laptop is 4GB ram and plays fairly well on games, graphic wise.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    It's a violation of the Software License Agreement.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    The only way to legally run ML is by purchasing it from the MAS which is only on the Mac.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh I never knew that, i thought you could boot mac osx on windows as well, sorry, i remember someone who did it some 2 years ago. I have a mac already and hate windows, I guess ill just keep it without upgrading. Btw how much will windows 8 cost and will it be worthwhile to upgrade ormit needs more specs?
     
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    chrf097

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    39$, and extremely amazingly worth the upgrade. I would strongly recommend getting the Windows Touch Mouse for it though
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it out yet? When will it be out? From where can i get? Hard to install? Will all my programs get erased?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    What you're looking for is to make your laptop into a Hackintosh – which sometimes is possible but very buggy usually. Proceed with care.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    OH NO! :eek:
     
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    chrf097

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    I believe it will come out in October and it's in download form (From Microsoft, like Mac OS Lion/Mountain Lion), but retail boxed versions will be in stores from 69.99 (It's more expensive for the Pro version). It all depends on if you have XP, Vista, or 7. For more information I would google around and look at all the nitty gritty details.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is out on msdn, I'm using it already.
     

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