Mac on a windows machine?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by chrono1081, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    I have no clue if this is possible but I dont see why it wouldnt be. I have an HP laptop with vista and I hate vista but I dont want to feel like I wasted my money on the laptop so is it possible to buy a copy of mac osx and put it on this machine? Ive never heard of this done so Im not sure it would work.
     
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i suggest you go to insanelymac.com and do some research. its illegal and not discussed about around here.

    so you think buying a mac laptop for OS X is wasting money? :confused:
     
  4. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    No I dont think its wasting money at all. Ill be buying a mac here in april, I meant that I didnt want my hp purchase to feel like a waste of money.

    Why is it illegal to put an OS on a computer? I wont be pirating osx I would be buying it from the Apple store. There must be something I dont know about here...
     
  5. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    Apple created OS X to sell it's own hardware, not to create marketshare in the computer world.

    Apple wants you to buy insanely great computers, so they created an insanely great OS (Yes, I know lots is open source based).

    The EULA does not allow installation on non-Apple hardware.
     
  6. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Oh ok. I gotcha now. Not having my mac yet I never read the EULA. And after browsing to see how its done It wouldn't even be worth the hassle. Guess im stuck with vista : /
     
  7. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

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    There is a way to load Windows on mac trough parallels, fusion, for example. Other way doesn't exist in legal variant!!!
     
  8. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Um... Yeah.. That's not what he's asking.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Read the hackintosh sites and see if your machine meets the chipset specs for trouble free (relatively) operation.

    However, like the rest of the unsupported hacks on some other Apple product -- you would be waiting on others to fix things for some OS updates.

    Edit: you can do it, nobody is going to come after you -- unless you decide to go into business selling the machines with the hacked Mac OS installed. Pirate the OS and Apple karma can be rather harsh.
     

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