Install Snow Leopard on a PCS- The Easy Way

I’ve written my detailed guide and its now time for me to write a noob-friendly guide for the mass. The idea came when Conti ( a very talented guy came up with an installer). The idea behind creating an installer is to simplify things , again its not to assist newbies who don’t have a clue. Its for those who would like to save time. This guide is a complement to my other guide which I’ve written in the past.

Firstly , read my Installing Snow Leopard on a PC guide. Make sure you prepare your USB Stick by following my guide. You don’t have to install Chameleon nor follow any other steps. Just up to the part whereby you’ve copied the contents of your Snow Leopard DVD to your USB Stick. You could do this with a Real Mac or your hack. Its just that you’ll have to use a Mac. If you don’t have one – No problem , just head over to a Mac Centre/Apple Store ,  I’m not kidding. Just use the PC to copy contents . I’m not sure if they would allow you to insert SL Disc , but then do give it a shot

Next up fire up the installer (which you may download the latest and greatest version from Conti by clicking here) , and select your USB thumb drive or an external disk.

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Select the right patches. For instance if your BIOS doesn’t support AHCI , do make sure you select AppleIntelPIIATA kext . Again you should leave the default options as it is. Once that is done , you should able to boot from your USB Stick

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Once you’ve installed Snow Leopard , use your USB stick to boot to your local hard disk. Once you’ve managed to get it up , re-run the installer. This time , uncheck framebuffer disabler and select other kexts to get your system working. Therefore allowing you to boot your system !

If you’re having issues using automated/simplified method , then by all means – follow my guide and do it manually !

73 thoughts on “Install Snow Leopard on a PCS- The Easy Way”

  1. Hey, I am quite new to mac’s and don’t know too much what i am doing, but here is my problem: I was able to prepare my jump drive just as the instructions say and used the myHack Installer Guide rev.6 . But when choose to boot it, it will just restart. what could potentially cause this?
    Thanks

  2. I managed to prepare the USB stick. OSX recognizes my USB as a valid SL install disc. I applied myHack. But when I try to boot from USB, I simple get a mssg stating operating system not found. Please help.
    Thanks!

  3. I managed to install sl with the USB stick. Now when I select the partition in which I installed SL it tells me to restart the computer with a big power icon in the background. Tried it many times. Please assist, so as to tackle this problem.
    Thanks!

  4. Steve :Hey mate :Is it possible to Dual-Boot with myHack Windows 7 and SL ?Be it installed on same drive different partition ?And which OS to install first SL or Win 7 ?

    Vijay Marthi :Eric, If you have external keyboard & mouse (I used the Logitech keyboard), use it for first time. It should definitely to work. After logging to System, then install the PS/2 keyboard Kexts or following post installation guide lines.I had the same issue, my laptop keyboard didn’t work first time, I installed the PS/2 Keyboard kexts after first login.

  5. 23 :

    Steve :Hey mate :Is it possible to Dual-Boot with myHack Windows 7 and SL ?Be it installed on same drive different partition ?And which OS to install first SL or Win 7 ?

    Vijay Marthi :Eric, If you have external keyboard & mouse (I used the Logitech keyboard), use it for first time. It should definitely to work. After logging to System, then install the PS/2 keyboard Kexts or following post installation guide lines.I had the same issue, my laptop keyboard didn’t work first time, I installed the PS/2 Keyboard kexts after first login.

  6. can i have some help i,m a newbie to installing mac on a pc my problem is that when i try to run the mac os installation (patched for pc, from a torrent) it just keeps blinking an underscore and no text appears, then the underscore keeps blinking a line down from the other one. I must be missing something can u tell me what.
    I’m running vista on an asus x71q
    thx

  7. James M :can i have some help i,m a newbie to installing mac on a pc my problem is that when i try to run the mac os installation (patched for pc, from a torrent) it just keeps blinking an underscore and no text appears, then the underscore keeps blinking a line down from the other one. I must be missing something can u tell me what. I’m running vista on an asus x71q thx

    same here…. did everything like described but as soon aas I want to boot from the disk I just see the underscore.
    System:
    ASUS P5KPL-AM EPU
    Core2Quad 9400
    GF8800GS

    Thanks in advance

  8. Sorry but how could i restore that dmg file if i dont have a mac?
    I just downloaded mac.os.x.snow.leopard but its a dmg and i use windows 7. So anyone has an idea how could i write it on a usb?

  9. or you could install another os, maybe debian based, like ubuntu, ubuntu can open and burn .dmg files, not so sure could it be converted to .iso, you could also use TransMac, a software to open .dmg and other mac stuff, anway, install the transmac and run it, then press file>open image file>[your macintosh.dmg] and then press on your file and select expand, make the subtitle of the file to .iso and here u go, works for me…

  10. Hi all. I decided to buy a Window laptop which has i5 processor. 4gb of ram.

    Can I know which laptop would you recommend to make my laptop hackintosh dual boot with window 7.

    What else must I look out when buying the laptop ? specs i mean. The purpose for installing mac os because I need logic pro to work it. That’s all. Other than that. Nothing because I use windows for most of my everyday use . But you never know that I will get hook up using mac os.

    I have a few question.

    Does the laptop keyboard works? Like apple + c to copy ? All those shortcut keys. How can I use that with the new laptop that I’m planning to buy? Meaning I’ve to do control + c on hackintosh?

    I heard audio don’t work at times as well as wifi. Is there any fix? I have a copy of osx retail DVD. Fine with it?

    And also what about the drivers? Where can I find for hackintosh? I’m confused but thanks again.

    I must have a Sata drive too? Hope you guys can find me a good laptop. Ard 1k. I do audio and video editing . Thanks!

  11. Hi, I’ve managed to install Snow Leopard Retail using Conti’s installer, i’ve also done the post installation of “Conti’s MyHack ” on the Snow Leopard partition but when i try to reboot the system without the USB installer it doesn’t boot, it just says: “boot:done.’I.ve also tried dual booting with windows 7 by modifiyng the MBR record and i’ve noticed that the active partition is Snow Leopard. I don’t know why i cann’t dual boot. Can you help me please?? 🙁 Excuse my bad english, i’m still learning:)

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  14. hi buddies……..
    I did a lot of googleing but nowhere it deal with Pc similar kinda config that i’m having..still some of them like the one above are easy to understand as i have very little knowledge of programming.. but som of the rest guides are some time very confusing …..
    So Please help me out………….

    first of all let me tell you the spec of my pc that i am planing to install mac os 10.6.3 Snowleopard to run FCP and other mac apps…..
    here is the detail config of my pc:-

    CPU : Core i7 P920
    Mobo: XFX X58i
    RAM: 2X2GB corsair DDR3 1600FSB
    GPU: XFX NVIDIA GTX285 1GB
    PSU: Tagan 1100w
    HDD: 2XSeagate 1TB
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER V8

    Now people heres the question is WILL Snowy Run on this Hardware with the method given here????

    IF yes please reply me on my mail [email protected]

    And one more Question is there a risk of getting CPU lock while installing Mac on my PC?????

  15. alper :Sorry but how could i restore that dmg file if i dont have a mac? I just downloaded mac.os.x.snow.leopard but its a dmg and i use windows 7. So anyone has an idea how could i write it on a usb?

    Use either macdrive or transmac i found macdrive is best

  16. I was able to boot Snow Leopard from external drive with this method for installation, but when the apple screen appears – a message saying “Restart your computer.Hold on Power button till it switches off and restart” appears. Hence I was not able to proceed with the installation. Can any one please help me, guiding further..?

    Thank You in advance..!

  17. Hi,

    It’s been some time now since you originally posted both articles (this one and the longer one). When I follow your instructions, after creating the USB disk from my DVD, and running the myHack installer, I don’t see the screen where you can select drivers or ‘kexts’. It never appears. All I get to do is select my installation destination.

    I also noticed the version of myHack that I have downloaded, is newer than the version you originally used. You are using myHack 1.0 RC3, I have myHack 1.1

    I wonder, could you post a link to the version of myHack you used in your guide, as it doesn’t seem to be available for download from Conti’s website anymore.

    Your assistance is most appreciated.

    Thanks!

    EastonRoyce

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