Install Mac OSX on a Windows Hard Drive


If you install OS X on a Windows7/8-installed hard drive, it won’t boot into OS X. You need to overwrite existing GUID created by Windows 7/8 during partitioning.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Boot with a a bootable installer for OS X.
  2. Launch Disk Utility.
  3. Choose to partition hard drive.
  4. click on Options… button and select GUID Partition Table to overwrte existing GUID created by Windows 7 / 8.
  5. Quit Disk Utility and continue your OS X installation.

Notes

You may follow the instruction in Create a bootable installer for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite on Apple to create a bootable installer for OS X.

Reference

  1. Apple: Create a bootable installer for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite
  2. Apple: OS X
  3. Wiki: Disk Utility
  4. Wiki: Globally unique identifier

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