CustoMac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TheKomputerGeek, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. TheKomputerGeek macrumors newbie

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    Just to get another opinion, if I bought a Mac Mini, took it apart, and installed the Hard Drive in another computer, would the new computer run OS X properly? Is it even legal to do that?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    No. That's illegal and the necessary drivers for another machine wouldn't be installed anyway so it wouldn't work. The Mac OS X EULA states that it can only be installed on Mac hardware.
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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  4. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    No, but what you want to do can be done.
    'Hackintosh' is the term you're looking for and that is about as far as you will get around here. ;)
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The problem with doing something like that is the Mac OS may or may not support the components in your PC; CPU, GPU, ethernet, sound, all might not work.

    It is not exactly illegal, but it is a violation of the EULA. "illegal" is a slippery word - it's properly an EULA violation, which is a contract.
     

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