In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS Sierra on PC. Finally, Apple has just released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12 on 20th September. So due to this, it took the time to manage this article. Installing a Mac operating system on PC is actually hard and is not working on all devices. Every company has its own device settings. So the settings are not the same. If you follow this article very carefully, again you might have to face any problem during installation. Because all Laptops or desktops are not the same. In our today’s topic, I’m going to install macOS Sierra Hackintosh on PC on Lenovo Laptop.
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Install macOS Sierra on PC
To Install macOS Sierra on PC, you should have macOS Sierra 10.12 final version or beta version. Now, I can’t give the link of the dmg file, but you can easily google search and find the dmg file. Also, it is free on the App Store, follow step 1 to download and create a macOS Sierra USB installer. All you have to download follow all the steps mentioned below to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on PC.
Step #1. Create Bootable USB Installer For macOS Sierra
In this step, you have to download and create a bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra using UniBeast on Macbook or create bootable USB Installer on Windows. This step will help you to Boot with the USB installer and create a partition for mac and finally installs the Mac from the USB Installer to OS X Extended (Journaled) partition. It’s a bit long, so due to this, we have managed 2 articles and different methods for it check the articles and follow step by step the article to bootable create USB Installer.
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Step #2. Setup Parts of Your Motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI
Now after downloading and creating bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra. Then here you will need to setup parts of your motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI. This step will let and make the USB installer to boot into clover menu. It’s so important to do this step correctly and carefully because if no then without doing this stuffs, you won’t be able to go forward and make a Hackintosh macOS Sierra 10.12.
#1. Press the BIOS Menu Button from your keyboard(F12, F10, F8, F2) depending on your system if can’t find then do a google search or comment as below your systems details. For Lenovo laptops, press Novo button or one key recovery then select BIOS Setup and hit enter from your keyboard.
#2. Now from BIOS, Set The SATA Controller Mode to (AHCI).
#3. Then Go to Boot Label and Set the Boot Mode to (Legacy Support) and Set the Boot Priority to (UEFI First).
#4. Then Exit and Save Changes.
Note: This works great on Lenovo based Computer. And this may not work for any other systems. So due to this, we highly recommend you to do the below guides for your system.
- Load Optimized Defaults
- Set The SATA Controller Mode to AHCI
- Set the Boot Priority to UEFI
- Set OS Type to Other OS
- If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
- If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
- If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
- If you have a six series or x58 system with AWARD BIOS, disable USB 3.0
- Save and exit.
- If your system didn’t boot automatically, then go to Boot Manager and select the Bootable USB Installer that you create in step 1, Manually.
Step #3. Boot into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra 10.12
After you get into Clover Menu then if your system has full intel supported then select the Bootable USB Installer. But if that didn’t work, then you need to enter boot flag for your system to boot into USB Installer. If you have trouble to boot from USB Installer, then comment us your problem below in the comment section and also check this article, to know how to boot correctly.
Now from Clover boot menu, select the bootable USB Installer (External) and hit enter.
Step #4. Choose Your Language for macOS Sierra
After Booting successfully with the boot flag or without then, the USB installer should take you to Language chooser page, select your Language for macOS Sierra and click on the Arrow button to go forward.
Step #5. Create Partition For macOS Sierra with Disk Utility
So after you have chosen your language, then you should partition the disk for macOS Sierra. This step will help you to install macOS Sierra from the USB installer to the drive that you are going to create in this step.
#1. To partition the Disk for Mac OS. Now click on Utilities > Disk Utility.
#2. Now select your free hard disk drive and click on Erase tab. Be sure to select a free empty partition the partition is going to be clean and formatted for macOS Sierra.
#3. Name the disk then choose the format to “OS X Extended (Journaled) “ and click on Erase button. If you are partition the entire hard disk, then be sure to select the Schema to “GUID Partition Map”. Then your hard disk or drive will be cleaned and partition to OS X Extended Journaled.
#4. Make yourself sure that you get the message that erasing disk process completed successfully. Click Done and close disk utility. If you faced any kind of errors, then I highly recommend you to visit the link below.
Step #6. Install macOS Sierra on Created Partition
#1. To set up the installation of macOS, Click Continue.
#2. Now click Continue then click Agree the I have read and agreed to the terms of software license agreement.
#3. On the Install macOS page, select the partition that you created for macOS Sierra while partitioning for macOS and finally click Continue.
#4. Now, wait for USB Installer to Install macOS Sierra from it to the disk that you selected. It will take some time to complete, depending on your system. After it is completed, then it will restarts after 10 seconds automatically.
Step #7. Boot into macOS Sierra Partition or Disk (HFS)
When your computer rebooted, then it must automatically take you to USB installer clover menu. If no then boot yourself from Boot manager the EFI USB installer that created in step 1. After that on the clover menu, don’t make any changes because it will automatically boot into the disk that Mac OS is newly installed. If no then select HFS disk icon that named your Mac HD and hit enter from your keyboard.
Step #8. Perform a clean Installation of macOS Sierra
Now in the previous steps, if you have installed macOS Sierra from the USB Installer to the partition that you created for macOS Sierra 10.12, then after booting from that partition that macOS Sierra is installed on it. Here it’s time to set up and performing a clean installation of macOS Sierra. Well, we have another article also this for further information visit the link below to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra or keep following this article below to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra.
#1. Choose your Country and click Continue.
#2. Choose a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.
#3. Now select your method to transfer information to this mac and click on Continue.
#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.
#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you have one, then create a free Apple ID to the article, how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and Click on Continue.
#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
#7. Fill out the Full name, Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Sierra, that will be installed on your PC.
#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & usage and click on Continue.
#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run to the desktop of macOS Sierra.
Finish Installation of macOS Sierra
After performing a clean installation and Set upping your macOS Sierra on PC then you should see your final result that, macOS Sierra has successfully installed on PC and enjoy macOS Sierra 10.12 on PC.
Post Installation of macOS Sierra
So now if you have successfully installed macOS Sierra on PC then you might face some problems after the installation, like sound and Wi-Fi isn’t working, no internet connection and the most important that, if you are unable to boot into macOS Sierra that is installed on your PC without the USB Installer then you need a post installation. Follow the article below, step by step.
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