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Dual boot Windows 8.1 and OS X Yosemite or Mavericks?

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Dual boot Windows 8.1 and OS X Yosemite or Mavericks?


    Hey, I have recently been looking for a new Macintosh for music production, they have a program called Logic X, and after looking a Macs, I am shocked at how expensive they are.
    Anyway, I was wondering if I am able to run OS X Yosemite or Mavericks with my current setup with a dual boot.
    Specs:
    CPU-AMD A6-3620-Llnao-QuadCore-2.20Ghz
    Graphics-AMD Radeon HD 6530D-512MB
    RAM-16GB Corsair Vengance
    HDD-2TB with a partition at 1TB(so 1TB for each partition)

    I am currently running Windows 8.1 and I have tried running Yosemite and Mavericks in a VMStation, but return the error "the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system)

    I know my PC isnt a power house, but is there any way I could dual boot with my setup?
    I think I have the files I need,
    I have the Yosemite-Zone.iso for the Yosemite OS X, distro by Niresh
    and I have the Mavericks.iso for the mavericks OS X also distro by Niresh.

    Can anyone tell me if this is possible and the steps I need to take to make this possible?
    Thanks

    KSINGH

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Hi

    Yes, Macs are very expensive and that's one of the reason Apple is nothing outside USA - or at least in Asian countries. I know a few videographers here who bought Mac for the sole purpose of running "Final Cut" which doesn't have a Windows version.

    You may be able to install Mac in to a generic PC but you should know that it's against Apple EULA and may considered as illegal regrdless even if you pay for OS X. Being siad that i am no expert in building a "Hackintosh" ( PC + OS X ). I once tried OS X on my PC just to test how the OS X looks and works. I didn't like the user interface and never bothered to try OS X again. I hope someone familiar with dual booting OS X and Windows will be able to help you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by KSINGH View Post
    I was wondering if I am able to run OS X Yosemite or Mavericks with my current setup with a dual boot.

    I am currently running Windows 8.1 and I have tried running Yosemite and Mavericks in a VMStation, but return the error "the cpu has been disabled by the guest operating system)

    I know my PC isnt a power house, but is there any way I could dual boot with my setup?
    I think I have the files I need,
    I have the Yosemite-Zone.iso for the Yosemite OS X, distro by Niresh
    and I have the Mavericks.iso for the mavericks OS X also distro by Niresh.

    Can anyone tell me if this is possible and the steps I need to take to make this possible?
    Thanks

    KSINGH
    The CPU is disabled, do you have the Virtual support turned on in the BIOS? If not turn it on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJYpT7L5ag
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Hi

    Try to emulate Mac OSX using a pre-installed image for VMWare. Its not the best ever, but applications work and performance is acceptable. You can install VMWare workstation and then download virtual machine with mac os.

    Have look at: https://****************/torrent/901...l_VMware_Image
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, Just intalled Mavericks on a virtualmachine last night, works so far, performance is decent, can I use the same method I did to install this on a VBox, to my actual pc?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by KSINGH View Post
    Hi, Just intalled Mavericks on a virtualmachine last night, works so far, performance is decent, can I use the same method I did to install this on a VBox, to my actual pc?
    Depends is the best answer you will get. It depends on your hardware.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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