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    Hi, first post here on these forums.
    Recently discovered hackintosh and thought i would give it a try. But before i get started with anything i'm wondering what the worst thing that can happen during an attempt to install OS X on a pc.

    Nothing a reformat can't solve hopefully?



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    Hi,
    To be safe for testing, you could install it to a spare hard drive. It should work if your hardware is fairly recent, and yes in worst case, reformat then would take care of it.

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    :O i can actually install it on an external harddrive and run OS X from that drive whenever i feel like it ???
    That sounds pretty awesome.
    How do i do it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beck92 View Post
    :O i can actually install it on an external harddrive and run OS X from that drive whenever i feel like it ???
    That sounds pretty awesome.
    How do i do it ?
    Yes, it's a bit slower but usable in many cases.
    And you would do it exactly as installing to internal hdd, just the disk destination would be different.

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    Will the external hdd need to be empty? As i have tons of files on my current.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beck92 View Post
    Will the external hdd need to be empty? As i have tons of files on my current.
    It would need to be formatted, yes, but not necessarily be the whole hdd if that what you meant. You could just shrink/partition/create a new partition, about 8-20 GB is enough.

 

 

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