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Can I install Mac Snow Leopard?

Asked by yoyoo29 (71 points ) December 15th, 2010

I have this components:
Intel E5200 Dual-Core 2.50 GHz
4GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Gigabyte Technology S-series P31-ES36
160 GB Intern HDD and 1 Terabyte Extern HDD
Can I install Mac?

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heresjohnny's avatar

What operating system are you currently using?

yoyoo29's avatar

Windows 7

yoyoo29's avatar

But that’s not a problem i can install anything if Windows 7 is not good

heresjohnny's avatar

Well, the problem is that Mac OSes cannot be installed (legally) on non-Apple hardware. You can do what’s called a “Hackintosh”, which is exactly that (google it for guides to do so, if you’d like). I suppose you could also use something like VMWare, and have a virtual machine, but products like that are expensive.

yoyoo29's avatar

@heresjohnny so i can install or not?

koanhead's avatar

As @heresjohnny says, you can virtualize it. This is probably not legal to do, anymore than Hackintosh is. However, virtualization products are not necessarily expensive: for example, VirtualBox OSE is free and can probably get that job done.

yoyoo29's avatar

@koanhead i tried to virtualize a mac in virtualbox but he says i don t have something at processor something to let s me virtualize a os

yoyoo29's avatar

@koanhead *like mac not windows

koanhead's avatar

@yoyoo29 I don’t understand what you are trying to say. If virtualbox didn’t work for you, I’m sorry to hear it. I could help you try to troubleshoot it but “he says i don t have something at processor something” doesn’t give me much to go on- if you will post the actual error message here I will try my best.
You might try QEMU on KVM or Xen; as far as I know each of those is open source and therefore probably has some free version available.

yoyoo29's avatar

@koanhead virtual box work but my processor don t have Virtualization Technology Support and to run mac in virtual box i need this

jaytkay's avatar

MAC OS is picky about hardware, so there are plenty of machines it won’t run on, including virtual machines.

So unless someone has tried your exact hardware combination, they can’t say for sure if it will work or not.

On my computer, for example, nobody has produced a Mac OS video driver for the ATI Radeon 3400. So it works, but the screen resolution is very low, maybe 640×480, I don’t recall exactly.

You may have to experiment a bit. Here are some links. Good luck!

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

http://lifehacker.com/5672051/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-mac-and-install-os-x-in-eight-easy-steps

http://lifehacker.com/5583650/run-mac-os-x-in-virtualbox-on-windows

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