Hackintosh how to??? I need help

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  1. Grant1210 macrumors member

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    Umm yah I want my pc to be a mac it is a lenovo and it is intel based I want it explained good ( no geek... I speek greek not geek) jk anyway can someone help me and no links just tell me or PM me thanks
     
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    I ment links helping me do nothing but i want to learn how to do this and dont just say google ...CUZ I TRIED ok thnx
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Be prepared to do a lot of reading if you actually want to get it working, it's extremely unlikely that you'll find someone willing to spell out everything to you.

    Insanelymac is a good place to start.

    You're asking in the wrong place. Sites like Insanelymac and hackint0sh is where you should be asking.
     
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    Well i am geek but some i do not understand but btw i want to know what i need for it???
     
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    Then say so. But as there is a thriving and successful Hackintosh community out there already, which is better equipped than MR, it might be necessary to ask there and also provide more detail about you computer (including every spec), thus they can help you.

    It is difficult to help someone who doesn't provide enough information, including the asker's ability to troubleshoot and hack.


    Does that mean asking for "professional" help at a "professional" place and community, which is very apt with Hackintoshing is out of the question?
     
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    Ok who r they?? And would they respond asap
     
  8. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    What you'll need depends on what route you take, what route you take depends on your hardware. Since it's a laptop, there's a chance that the GPU will be unsupported which makes the whole mackintosh thing pointless (in my opinion
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    Go to Insanelymac or hackint0sh and tell them what computer you have, they can help you.

    The people who are active in the mackintosh community, who you will find on sites like insanelymac and hackint0sh.

    If you want quick responses find them on IRC, but since you need a lot of info it would be much better for you to make a forum thread.
     
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    I provided you with four links in my first reply, maybe one of those can help?

    Or do I look like the person to randomly provide with random links?

    4chan is out of my system, but posts like these still feel like old times.

    Btw, as building a Hackintosh is not a thing you can do in an hour, you actually need to invest some time, maybe even money for the correct hardware, as chances are high, that your pre-built Lenovo is not really compatible.

    Why do I even bother?
     
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    Ok thnx cuz i wanted to finally find a good site and btw my gpu is 2ghz and intel pentium 2 core 32 bit so that should work
     
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    Not really, as Hackintoshes need specific and compatible CPUs and mother boards and so on.

    Just click the links, as they will explain it in more detail and you don't need to waste your time here getting not so helpful responses by me.

    Btw, I don't know what Windows version you have, but the "Everest Home Edition" is helpful finding out what exact CPU, motherboard, GPU, RAM and so on, you have in your Lenovo, in order to provide these information for the thread you might create in one of these communities.
     
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    Ok i am on there site and it is helping me but would they do it if i payed them or would someone else?? ;)
     
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    No need to pay them. They will help. Just remember, that in the USA it is now afternoon and many Hackintosh users might be outside.
    The evening is a much better time to get answers, as many big fora are USA centric.
    Look at this forum, the most threads and posts can be had between 10pm GET and 6am GET, at least according to my Forum Spy watchings.
     
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    I would pay cuz then no worry for me but yah i live in usa cst so its 2:30 here no worry but then again i would like to hackintosh .... Y cant apple make all computers able to run osX wrf apple go eat a D•••. Sorry just made apple lol
     
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    Charming.

    Anyway, it wouldn't exactly be legal for someone to accept payment to hackintosh a machine since they would be breaking the End User License Agreement which states that you must only install OS X on apple hardware. I mean, technically you shouldn't be doing it yourself, but someone charging for the service takes it to a whole other level.

    Basically you'll have to do it yourself, or find a volunteer to help you... assuming your hardware is even supported.


    That's specifically for core i7 (and maybe 3/5?), so it wouldn't work for Grant.
     
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    Cuz Aple maks monies wiz te hardwr.
     
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    Check out the TonyMac x86 forums. They have build guides there where you and you can buy exactly what they tell you and you follow your guide.
     
  18. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Need more specifics about your Lenovo, chipset, gpu, network, audio, etc. Like someone else said already tonymacx86.com is a great place to start, either the guides or the forum.
     
  19. codymac macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. As I don't speak gibberish, I couldn't tell what's he's running. There are links at the start of that page for Core 2, etc. though.
     
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    No offense OP, but someone who can't even Google for this sort of stuff is probably the sort of person who shouldn't be trying this stuff in the first place. Good luck, but I advise against you doing this yourself.
     
  21. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! you can install "the Mac" in your Lenovo, follow all the instructions on the CD available at the store.
    Your computer is perfect for "the Mac."
    Thank you,
     
  22. ShamrockSolace macrumors member

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    Hackintosh can be fun. Never know how much you can do until you actually do it. Currently ran into an issue with some installs. May have to stick with the current version of OSX. There are many having issues with the 10.6.8 update. Just a forewarning that you need lots of patience and you may get landlocked with a certain version due to lack of installers and hardware incompatability.
     
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    What happened to the "combined hackintosh" thread that used to be here at MR? I can't find it any more.
     
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