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kosakgroove posted a topic in Tutorials (The Genius Bar)Hello fellows of this great community. I bring to you a way to Hackintosh your shiny new PC or laptop. What happens is that when you buy a computer with Windows pre-installed, specially nowadays, it will most probably come with UEFI technology and GPT partition scheme. All is beautiful, yeah, but what if you suddenly feel like doing some Hackintosh stuff? You have a beautifully working Windows installation, with all the correct default drivers.. Possibly you already lost a bunch of hours on that computer and don’t really feel like backing up every single file (specially if you are like me without any USB 3.0 HDD or USB) That was where I was and so I decided to roll up my sleeves and get the job done! Windows 8.1 or Win 10 PCs come with the following partition layout, since it is the one Microsoft recommends: You will have a Windows recovery tool partition 1st, then your EFI partition, then your MSR, which is not really really needed, and then your Windows NTFS Internal Drive’s Partition. Windows loves this setup, it really does like it, but Mac OS X simply cannot stand it. In Mac OS X, drives for a Hackintosh with Clover should be formatted in GUID (which is GPT but with a 200 or more MB EFI partition) So: With MiniTool Partition Wizard or Easus Partition Master you should perform the following operations: - Delete the small partition in the beginning of the HDD if you have it. It can appear with several names, in my case it was called Other. -Locate a partition that should be right beside the one quoted above, and check its size, if it is around 100-170 MB then that is your EFI. Keep it where it is for the moment. -Right beside the EFI you should have a 300MB partition , which happens to be the MSR. You can safely delete it too. -After that is done, move the EFI partition to the beginning of the HDD, and expand it to around 500 MB, that will leave more than enough space for CLOVER, with your kexts and for Microsoft’s boot loader. -Finally you can resize the Windows partition and create a new one in FAT32 format. Mac OS X will thank you (with its great performance over others, at least in my opinion) and love you for all you just did and accomplished. After all the changes are applied and you boot Windows successfully with the new Partition Layout, you should boot the OSX Installer, and format the FAT32 partition you just created and change it to HFS (Journaled) to install Mac OS X on it You will most probably end up with a setup like mine on this laptop, where : NO NAME, that is the EFI partition created by ASUS, I expanded it to 553 MB disk0s2, that is the Windows NTFS partition Then there is my Macintosh HD, as well as a Recovery HD, created afterwards, with Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 and Install OS X Mavericks .app from AppStore That should be about it, let me know if any doubt arises
Hey there mates, I'm about to add an SSD to my rig for Windows and I plan on using my current 1TB drive for storage and games. I was just wondering if I could format that as GUID (or GPT in windows) and allocate 800GB~ for storage (formatted as NTFS) and the other 200GB~ for OS X (formatted as Journaled)? Would that be fine or will I run into a problem? Thanks