considering installing mac osx on my pc

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  1. bassplayer1494 macrumors member

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    ok so my hp desktop crashed because of viruses. When I get it restored and whatever i want to install mac osx on my pc. but i dont know how to do it and i dont know what version i could install.

    anyways, heres the specs. its a 2005 hp with intel pentinium 4 3.0 ghz processor, 1 gb of ram, 500 gb hd.
     
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    With those specs it will be tough. Go to the forums on insanelymac.com to see if they can help. Its not a straightforward process unless you have the right hardware.
     
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    u think i could install an earlier version of os like 10.3 or the first version of tiger?(10.4.1)
     
  8. Demthios macrumors member

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    You could always look into installing a EFI-X dongle from Art Studio's that will allow you to install OSX and other OS's onto your desktop with an easy boot loader. Just something to look into.
     
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    I would assume that machine can run 10.5 and 10.6 so why not start there? There has also been a lot more work done on those OSes to make the install easier.

    For reference I had a Socket 423 1.7Ghz Pentium 4 SSE2 with an Intel 845 Northbridge running 10.4 and a Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 3000+ SSE2 with an nForce 250 Northbridge running 10.4. If I could get those clunkers running I am sure that 915GV chipset and SSE3 Pentium 4 could run 10.5 at least and likely 10.6.

    As for 10.3 no way. Though Apple had internal x86 builds of all versions of Mac OS X nothing was released to the public until 10.4.4 so no 10.4.1 either. If you insist on 10.4 run at least 10.4.11 as it will have the widest range of compatible software titles.
     
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