How to install macOS High Sierra on a Windows PC
19.07.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Despite the fact that macOS High Sierra is at the stage of beta testing, everyone can try to install it on a Windows PC. The task is not quite trivial, but is feasible.
At the moment, Unibeast does not support macOS High Sierra Beta, so we have to use workarounds.
So, you will need:
- The installation file macOS High Sierra Beta.
- A copy of the installation package Clover available on Sourceforge.
- Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition)
- USB flash drive of at least 16GB.
To prepare the USB-stick
First of all, you need to prepare a USB flash drive. If it has data, move it to another location.
Connect the flash drive to your Mac, open “Disk utility” and format the drive. Create a single partition GUID Partition Table and verify that it is formatted as Mac OS Extended (jurnalismului).
Creating a bootable USB drive
To create a bootable USB drive you will need only macOS installer High Sierra Beta, downloaded from the Mac App Store. Connect the flash drive to your Mac, open a Terminal and type the following command:
sudo /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia —volume /Volumes/USB —applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra Beta.app —nointeraction
Enter the password of your account and press Enter.
After you will see in the Terminal is “Done”, you can proceed to the next step. Run the Clover installer and follow the instructions on the screen. When the program prompts you to specify the installation location, specify the path to the flash drive and click “Customize”.
Make sure that you marked only the following items:
- Install for UEFI booting.
- Install Clover in the ESP.
- Themes (optional)
- In section Drivers64UEFI check EmuVariableUefi–64 and OsxAptioFix2Drv–64
You can select “Themes” if you need decorations.
Then click “Install” and enter your password.
Configure the Clover bootloader
By default, Clover can activate functions, which, in fact, you do not need. Therefore, it is necessary to edit config.plist, which open Clover Configurator and select “Mount EFI partition”. Bootloader configuration depend on your hardware.
Usually there is nothing to choose.
The most popular features that must be activated:
- Verbose (-v).
- nv_disable=1 if your video card from Nvidia.
- kext-dev-mode=1 to correctly boot some drivers.
Note the following points:
- Add ClockID
- Fix Ownership
Can be enabled InJect Intel and InJect NVIdia. These two points make no difference, but in case of an error the kernel you need to disable it.
Kernel and Kext Patches
Most likely, you need a Kernel CPU KernelPM and Apple RTC. If you have a Haswell processor, also note KernelHaswellE.
This is one of the hardest parts. Select the Mac that best fits gland.
Make sure that “NVIdia” is selected, and the item “InJect System ID” is active.
Installing macOS High Sierra
Boot the computer on which you want to install the Hackintosh with the just-created USB drive. If you done correctly, you will be greeted by macOS installer High Sierra. Keep in mind that during the installation process the device will reboot several times, so be careful what is selected in bootloader Clover.
At first boot, select your bootable USB flash drive, while in the latter, select “Install macOS on Macintosh HD” or something similar. After one or two restarts will appear in Clover flash drive and three partitions macOS. Usually this High Sierra pre-boot macOS, macOS and macOS High Sierra High Sierra Recovery. To download in the operating system macOS, you should choose High Sierra.