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  1.    24 Sep 2017 #11

    Hi there

    please note if you run any OS under a VM on windows using say VMware you can always run its native file system such as EXT4 on a Linux VM by attaching the HDD as a physical VM. You'll need obviously the boot drive of the VM to run a file system supported by windows but a physical drive attached to the VM can run ANY file system supported by that VM's OS whether or not it runs on Windows --and by doing that you will often improve the performance of the VM.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : Dec 2017
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    You basically can check if other people have been successful with installing MacOSX with certain components (or pre-built pc's or laptops). If your component is not listed, it doesn't mean it's not compatible, it just means that no one has posted a successful install method (there are at least hundreds, if no thousands, of install method combinations. So finding one that works can be extremely difficult). Long story short, it's not easy, and you have to become somewhat of an expert on the subject, or buy a pre-built computer (ex: a Dell with the exact model number of a successful install method), and follow the install method exactly. Either way, you WILL run into problems, and will have to troubleshoot. Better info here: https://www.cleverfiles.com/howto/in...mac-on-pc.html
    Good Luck!
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 925
    Windows 10 Pro

    I'd find a place that sells used Mac laptops or iMac's. Buy one of those and learn a bit about Apple. You get the whole experience this way.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    After having played with Mac OSX in a virtual machine, as well as years ago building a hackintosh using an EFI-X chip, I cannot strongly recommend enough that if you want the Mac experience, just buy a Mac. Look at the Mac refurb site, as well as at Mac Mini's to keep your cost down.
    Hi there.
    agree with this 100% -- Running or even attempting to run Mac software as a VM on say a Windows Host isn't worth it -- as pparks1 says just get a refurbished mac if you want the mac experience. Remember though on a Mac using Parallels you can run satisfactorily Windows as a VM.

    You might find some cheap ones too on places like ebay or computer fairs. Sometimes if you are very lucky offices chuck out stuff so you might be able to get an old one from your local tip or re-cycling centre.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    3 Days Ago #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 18
    win7

    did this a while back, macos 10.12, with a "how to" from techviewer.com. Worked pretty well for a while, backed up my iphone & ipad to itunes in it. Played around with it, etc, etc. Then inexplicably my bluetooth mouse started getting screwy, without disire to fix i struggled along, upgrading to vmware 14 killed it. Not bothered since. Overall experience, meh.
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  6.    2 Days Ago #16
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Australia
    Posts : 722
    macOS High Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Remember though on a Mac using Parallels you can run satisfactorily Windows as a VM.
    A free alternative is run the W10 VM under macOS using VirtualBox. It works very well indeed.
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