CustoMac Mini?

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

  1. TheKomputerGeek macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    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

    Nov 2, 2010
    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


    Jun 11, 2011
  4. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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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