I only own Windows based machines at the moment. I am here because I would like to turn one of my older machines into a working Macintosh computer. The PC is an HP Compaq DC7900 with latest bios, core 2 duo E8400+ running at 3.0ghz. Graphics card is an Nvidia 8400GS. Basically, I have downloaded close to 40 or so different iso image files, burned and tried booting from them. Using this method, I have so far been unsuccessful even making it to the install screen for Mac OS. I have come dang close with some, and have gotten to the point where I can access disk utility, but it always complains that there is a problem with my disk and I may need to clean it, and MAC install cannot go further. Of course, because I am burning these to DVD, I am unable to burn anything larger than like 4.6 gb, which means Lion is so far as high as I have been able to attempt.
So, I am looking to see if anyone can assist with helping me create a Mavericks installation drive, on a usb drive, with only a Windows computer to work with. I tried the DD method, and that seemed to complete, but no matter what I try, the disk is not bootable. I am hoping for some more concrete instructions. So far, what I have tried is what I have found on the web, and none of it is working. I got farther with an old AMD machine, than I have with this Intel, which is odd, considering the entire reason I bought it is because it was cheap, and I came across numerous success stories.
Any help Appreciated!!