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About dandirk

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  1. Boot custom PC from an old Mac HD

    Hello again, So I installed clover on a thumb drive. I can select the MacHD to boot from and it quickly goes to this screen right afterwards: I can't type anything in. My keyboard is shut off. Any suggestions?
  2. Boot custom PC from an old Mac HD

    Awesome thanks again! will give these a shot soon!
  3. Boot custom PC from an old Mac HD

    thanks for your help theconnactic, So, I was able to successfully retrive the HD from the MBP and connect it to my PC. I downloaded a utility called "SalvageData". I want to clone the Old HD onto a new SSD that I have. Will I still be able to boot from that SSD afterwards? My reason for cloning the drive is because the old MBP hard drive is almost 6 years old now, and i'm not sure how much longer it will last. Exactly what should I do to the contents of the Mac HD to get it up and running as the main boot drive? Sorry for all the noob questions, I'm still new to this. My ultimate goal is to have a stable, up-gradable version of OSX running permanently on my PC. Thanks, everyone has been very helpful so far!
  4. Boot custom PC from an old Mac HD

    Hello again, So my PC specs are as follows: Processor - Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor RAM - PNY 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 MOBO - ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 Video - NVIDIA GTX 680 superclocked The MBP's battery is gone. I cant even turn it on with just the power cord because its an older model. So im assuming I would have to plug it into my PC and go in there and hand edit the files on the disk. Am I correct? Please let me know if these Specs will support a Hackintosh. Thanks
  5. Hello, first post, and sorry if this is a very beginner question. I'm sure this has been asked many times before, but it was very hard to find the direct answer that I am looking for. I have an old Mac Book Pro laptop sitting in my room, perfectly fine and boot-able but it has no battery. Im curious as to what I have to do to take the HD from the MBP and use that as the boot disk in my newly built PC. I've checked my PC specs and everything seems to check out fine for OSx requirements. I'm sure its not as easy as "plug it in and boot from the old disk". So where should I start to make this happen? Thanks very much and I'm sorry if this has been posted before!