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The easiest way is to use the HD that is for mac as the primary drive, and then install OS X on it(just to be safe that it doesn't mess up windows remove the windows drive until you've installed the bootloader or mac).

When finished installing OS X and installing the bootloader, you simply select the drive called system reserved when prompted to select boot device, and then windows boots up. This is the easiest way to do it.

If you prefer to use the Windows Boot Manager to select which system to boot, you'll need to have your windows drive as the primary, and then after installing OS X make a boot entry for mac os x with easyBCD.

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So when I get to the point of disk utility I just choose my 2nd new hd not my current W7 one? Also do I have to use the retail version because I can't buy it ( I live in israel ) so what do I do about the software? And my hd is IDE connected so is that matter ?

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Lets do it the easy way.

First of all we need a little more info on your computer. What CPU/Processor, Motherboard, Graphics Card etc. do you have, as this is needed to find out if your system will run OS X at all.

To install OS X your hard drive controller must be set to AHCI in BIOS, and the only hard drive that stays connected during installation is the drive for Mac OS X.

Now to what to install with. Personally I think doing the Retail DVD with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] by tonymacx86 is the best way to get a fully working OS X installation. But you can also get some premade ISO-files on the internet called distributions or distros. My personal favorite for OS X 10.5 is iATKOS v7 and for OS X 10.6 it's Hazard 10.6.2 and SnowOSX.

If you plan to install Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x you'll need to have access to a Mac OS X system running at least OS X 10.6.6 or higher, as you'll need to buy Lion of the App Store and the use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] by tonymacx86 to make a bootable USB-drive. When I did install Lion on my latest hackintosh build, I used VmWare Workstation to run Mac OS X 10.6.7 and prepared everything for installation of Lion.

But as mentioned, before I can help you decide which version of OS X you can install I need to have some info about your computer.

Be aware that if your computer is a laptop we will run into problems.

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I can see that your motherboard has both IDE/ATA and SATA ports. The easiest way of installing OS X is to use a SATA HDD and haveing your SATA-controller set to AHCI in BIOS.

If you are going to use an IDE drive, we may have to find drivers/kexts for your IDE-controller. If we have to find drivers/kexts for IDE-controller we are forced to use the retail version of Snow Leopard from a USB pendrive, and for that we need another Mac OS X operating system.

So if you in any possible way can get your hands on a SATA drive it would make everything a lot easier.

But before getting another hard drive, try burning hazard from windows and boot from it. Remember to disconnect the power from your windows drive before booting from the dvd. Also disconnect all USB devices except for keyboard and mouse(it's recommended to use USB keyboard and mouse)

When you have selected your language click on utilities and then disk utility. When inside disk utility check if it recognizes your hard drive. If it does we can continue, otherwise you'll need a SATA drive.

Lets asume it recognizes your drive.

Now select your hard drive and click on the partition tab and select 1 partition. Give it a name for example Hackintosh HD. Then check in the field below that it is Mac OS X Extended (journaled). Now click on options and select GUID. Click OK and Apply.

If the system crashes(Kernel Panic/KP) or gives you an I/O Error, you can't install OS X on an IDE drive.

If disk utility completes close it and hit continue at the Install Mac OS X screen, the click Agree and select the hard drive we just partitioned. Then click customize. At this point you'll have to experiment with the options, as I don't have Hazard, and therefore you'll have to experiment with different settings to get it working.

When installation is complete hit reboot and when it restarts, remove the DVD and close your drive.

If OS X boots up follow on screen instructions to set everything up.

When at the desktop go download these 2 files to be able to update to Lion(which your system should be capable of doing):

Install them in the order they are listed.





After rebooting you are able to upgrade to Lion.

To upgrade to Lion you'll need this file(if you don't have an account at tonymacx86, you'll have to create one to download the app):


We also need a boot cd to boot after updating to Lion(I'll tell you when you have to use it:


After downloading this, do not install it.

Now you need to get your hands on Lion. I don't care how you get it, but the fastest way to get going is using the App Store verison.

Now open Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility and go to your hard drive and select the partition tab and click plus now resize the new partition to 10GB and rename it to Lion Installer. Hit Apply and wait for it to finish, then close disk utility.

When you are ready drag your Install Mac OS X Lion.app to the desktop and run it. Let it finish, and restart into your Hackintosh HD. Now run xMove and select the option for the App Store version and make sure destination drive is your Lion Installer(which you created in disk utility). Let xMove run and when it finishes restart the machine and at the boot screen select the Lion Installer and hit enter. Now format your Hackintosh HD partition by selecting it in the Utilities -> Disk Utility option. Now do the exact same thing than when installing hazard, by selecting your hackintosh hd, but this time, just hit install.

When it restarts, put in the boot cd you have downloaded and burned before starting. Let it load and select your hackintosh HD.

When back in OS X go through the configuration just like when booting hazard from the hard drive.

When at the desktop you'll need this file:


Run it and select Easy Install and System Utilities

Enter password and install. remove the boot cd and restart.

Now you'll have a fuly working hackintosh running the latest version of Mac OS X.

When booted back into OS X again launch software update and install whatever shows up.


This is just for general help, and I don't know Lion will recognize your IDE-drive, as I always use SATA for OS X. Also you'll need to get drivers for everything that isn't working. I know you can download nvenabler and natit from kexts.com if you don't have working graphics card. I believe you need the VoodooHDA for sound.

I can't see what network card you have, but if it isn't working we can try fixing that.

Let me know when you have tried my steps above.

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WOW first of all thanks and i have some questions u didnt write it but i need [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] right? and do i still need to set to AHCI ? BTW do you have skype cus it wil be very helpful... if u do mine is : omri.shilton please add me i really need u to explain it to me

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Sorry, I don't have Skype.

You don't need [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], only if you use the retail disk instead of hazard.

And yes, your SATA-controller should be set to AHCI.

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but im using IDE so still i need to set it and i just change the boot order to cd and it will install it automatically?

and can u download skype (but if u really dont want than nvm i just rather talk on skype then in this forum)

and i dont need Lion the truth is that i only need Mac for Final Cut Pro 7 :)

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It's not that I don't want Skype, but I don't have a microphone, so we can't talk to each other, so installing skype just to write with you would make no sense.

And yes, set it to boot from CD first. And your SATA-controller should be set AHCI whether you use a IDE drive or a SATA drive.

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OK and about disconnecting the power from windows drive, i just need to disconnect the power or the sata cable and what about FCP 7 i would be able to use it after its done because when i tried installing mac os x on vmware it didnt work and if i dont need Lion i just update to 10.6.8 and thats it?

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It didn't work in vmware, because there's no graphics drivers in OS X for it, as it's only legal to install OS X server in vmware.

If your graphics car works in OS X 10.6.2 and also after updating to 10.6.8, you can see it if you have a transperant taskbar at the top of the screen.

Here's a screenshot found on google: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/682/screenshot25530423at195.png/

if you can't get graphics or something else working let me know, and maybe we can find out how to fix it.

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Simple way!


1. Create a FAT32 partition on Windows, using the bult-in Disk Management tool or downloading other partition manager software

2. (skipping to the setup) / Your Lion install media need to be patched to MBR (search google for lion mbr patch)

3. Go to disk utility > format FAT32 partition to HFS+ journaled and install Lion on it

4. Setup Lion and install bootloader

5. You are done. Now Windows and Mac is installed on your PC.

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