This is the guide you all had been waiting for. The guide that will turn your PC into a Mac - well sort of. If you had wanted to try out the new Mavericks 10.9 but couldn’t because you did not have a Mac, then this is the guide for you. You can now install OS X Mavericks 10.9 on Windows (PC). This is not just for Windows but for all PC’s that are powered by Intel and in today’s world that is almost every computer out there. So check out the guide below on how to install Mavericks 10.9 on Windows.
Install Mavericks On Windows
This guide will teach you how to install Mavericks on a Windows PC or any other intel-powered PC. Although this guide is a bit technical and requires a few skills but remember that you are going to install Mavericks on a Windows-powered PC, which isn’t what it was designed for. So before attempting this guide make sure you thoroughly read each and every step, albeit being a long way. So let’s begin.
Before we actually begin the procedure on installing Mavericks 10.9 on Windows PC, there are a few requirements which you need to meet. Before attempting the guide, make sure you read the requirements.
- A PC powered by intel (almost every PC now runs on Intel processors so you are safe, don’t worry).
- Download OS X Mavericks 10.9 (Free)
- Download UniBeast & MultiBeast.
- 8 GB or larger USB drive.
Procedure To Install Mavericks On PC
STEP 1: Download Mavericks 10.9 on a Mac and make sure it is downloaded to folder Applications. If you don’t have a Mac, you can ask your friends or family with a Mac to download it for you.
STEP 2: Insert your 8 GB+ USB to your Mac and open Disk Utility. Now select the USB you just inserted.
STEP 3: Click on “Partition” tab which is on the first row.
STEP 4: Now click “Current” and choose “Partition 1”.
STEP 5: Click on “Master Boot Record”.
STEP 6: Now fill the name as “USB” and format as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”, click “Apply” then “Partition”.
STEP 7: Download UniBeast from the requirements section above and run it.
STEP 8: Open UniBeast and click “Continue” until you reach the “Destination Select”.
STEP 9: Here choose “USB” and click “Continue”.
Note: If you are trying to install Mavericks on a Windows laptop then make sure you choose “Laptop Support” as well.
STEP 10: Now simply follow the on-screen instructions and finally click on the install button.
Note: UniBeast will now create a bootable USB drive. This is going to take sometime so just sit back, relax and wait.
STEP 11: Now move the MultiBeast (download from above section) to your USB drive.
STEP 12: Now remove that USB from your Mac and insert it into your Windows PC.
STEP 13: When you turn on the computer press the hotkeys to boot the device from the bootable USB you just created.
Note: The hotkeys can be either F12 or F8 (Gigabyte motherboard or ASUS motherboard respectively).
STEP 14: Now Choose “USB-HDD”. On the Chimera boot screen choose “USB” and press “Enter”.
STEP 15: If you want a complete new Mavericks 10.9 on your Windows PC then you have to format the drive. To do this follow each step carefully:
- Go “Utilities” followed by “Disk Utility”.
- Select the HDD you want to install Mavericks into.
- Click Partition.
- Click Current and Partition 1 followed by options.
- Click GUID Partition method.
- For name write “Mavericks”, for format choose “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”.
- Click “Apply” and “Partition”.
STEP 16: Close the Disk Utility and install Mavericks. When it asks you where to install choose “Mavericks”.
STEP 17: Reboot (restart) your system.
Note: Now you have to use MultiBeast.
STEP 18: Turn on computer and press the hotkeys.
STEP 19: Choose “USB-HDD”. At chimera screen choose “Mavericks” .
STEP 20: Now start-up MultiBeast.
STEP 21: From here onwards it is pretty easy. Simply choose your drivers (which are required for your PC), or click on the “customize” button for advanced options. Once you are happy with the options, click on “Print” or “Save” to back up those configurations.
STEP 22: Once you are happy with everything click on “Build” followed by “Install”.
That’s it folks, if you have followed all the steps correctly you will have installed Mavericks 10.9 on your Windows computer, and yeah, you can show-off to your friends about this.
As always we are here to help. If you face any problems while trying to install Mavericks on Windows PC then simply leave a comment below and we will get to you.