How can I dual-boot my custom setup with Windows and Mac OS X?

ChinMay Naringrekar November 12, 2012

I have a PC running Windows 7 ultimate which has an Intel Pentium R5700 3GHz dual core processor, nVidia GT520 1GB and 4GB DDR3 RAM. I want to dual-boot it with Mac OS X, please help me out – can my PC run it? What are the procedures for this sort of thing?

I have purchased a .DMG copy of Mac OS X Mountan Lion.


  1. kumar raja
    November 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I think you can install Windows in one drive and Mac in other drive It will work i think

  2. Alex Meyer
    November 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    If you go to your search bar and Win7, type "disk man" then click on the only link to create and format hard disk partitions. Once the window appears right click on the C: drive in the lower right hand corner. Then click on "shrink volume..." Once this is done make allocated space (a new partition) big enough to house Mac Os X. After this is all done insert the Mac disc, restart the computer and boot off of it. (press F12 until it'll ask you to boot of the CD drive) Then just install Mac Os to the new partition.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Harry Barnes
    November 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Here is what you need to do.

    BACK UP all your files. installing mac will involve wiping your hard drive and re-installing windows.

    Download cpuid from this website, and check that your processor supports sse2. If it does, you should be fine to install mac os x.

    Download iboot, from here and burn it to a cd. Then go into your BIOS when you turn on the computer, and change the hard drive setting to ACHI mode, and change the boot priority so that the cd or dvd drive is the first boot device. Then restart the computer with the iboot disc inserted into the cd drive.

    Then, turn on your computer. It should boot from the iboot disc if you have done it correctly. when the iboot disc loads, eject it, and insert the mac mountain lion cd. then press f5 to refresh iboot, and select the mac disc in iboot when it appears. click enter after selecting it.

    Then the disc should boot up, and you're away! Just make 2 partitions on your hard drive by clicking on disc utility at the top of the installation screen, making sure one of them is formatted to mac os x extended(journaled), and then other one is fat32 or ntfs. Then the installer should allow you to continue..

    It will install, then you need to re-install windows on the other partition and that will work as normal.

    Good Luck!

  4. Aswin Kumar K P
    November 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    install Mac OS on other drive partition

  5. Rakesh Mishra
    November 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    to run mac-os on a normal machine it is not possible but u can use it by cracking the setup file of mac-os but is very difficult

  6. ha14
    November 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    your motherboard also plays a role, if somehow BIOS do not like MAC then you can't.

    How to dual-boot your Hackintosh with separate hard disks

  7. Anonymous
    November 13, 2012 at 7:26 am

    man I'm sorry to tell you but you should have done this research thingy before you building up the PC, cause the hackintosh isn't very successful yet and is compatible with a limited hardware...for more check this link to see the hardware compatibility and apart from you can also go to and then google is everyone's friend...

  8. Drew Butler
    November 13, 2012 at 5:59 am

    The following website is full of useful tools and guides for what you want to accomplish.. The place to start is hardware compatibility.. IMO unless you are really lucky some of your hardware will probably be incompatible and require you to replace it.. Anyways go to

    Hope this helps.. Happy Modding :)

  9. Jim Chambers
    November 13, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Google the internet for the info you need using search request like - dual boot os x and windows 7.

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