Can snow leppard os be installed on a pc laptop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mdoyle, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. mdoyle macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2010
    I'm going to ask a silly question now but can i install mac os on a hp laptop with a duo core processor. I'm sick to death of windows vista on it taking nearly 4 mins to load
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Please search before posting using mroogle(link is in my sig)

    Snow Leopard can be installed on a small number of laptops such as the Dell Mini 9 and seems to run fairly well. (albeit have questionable legality)

  3. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
  4. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    It's a kind of a dicey deal, and can't be loaded onto just any PC, but look up "Hackintosh" here on MR and see if any of the situations described fit you. Putting OSX on a PC is possible, but you'd better be a computer "enthusiast" because is sure ain't plug n' play.

    Also be aware that putting OSX on non-Apple hardware violates the EULA. The Apple goon squad may come to your house (you can tell them because they're dressed as Pixar characters).
  5. mdoyle thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2010
    thanks for the replies guys. I've installed windows 7 via bootcamp on my Imac and have to say not impressed when comparing to Snow Leopard. Superfast laughable really. Def improvement on windows vista but wanted to move away from windows. And convert my laptop into a mac on the cheap as having spent lots on the 27inch i5 imac i can;t afford to spend hundreds on a macbook
  6. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    IMO, you've only two choices.

    Get a Macbook, or stick with Windows.

    Also, Windows 7 was never meant as an OS X replacement. It was a replacement for Vista. The experience between Windows 7 and OS X is entirely different between the two.

    I'm not going to recommend the Hackintosh method because it is truly a will certainly end up dealing with more than you ever bargained for. Looking on the Dell Mini forums will show you some of the hurdles they have to go through to get OS X running on their Dells. You're also going to be seriously limited on what hardware you can use...OS X SL tends to run well on the Dell may not have a good experience on other brands.
  7. Richdave macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2010
    Outer East - Melbourne, Australia
    if you want something that just works get a second-hand macbook if you can't afford a new one..... on the other hand if you like to tinker and want to learn about your h/w, OSX and all sorts of other stuff you may well want to give a hack a go.
  8. shadowbird423 macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Post your FULL hardware list and we can go from there.... That is extremely important. With enough patience, it can be done...
  9. mdoyle thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2010
    i'll think i'll reconsider this for the moment. Sounds like a tad too much time and effort to put into a computer. I'm that patient with machines
  10. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Oklahoma City

    Legally no. Can it be done yes with at lot of work and or luck.

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