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March 17, 2012

How to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion [Developer Preview] on your Hackintosh

A few weeks back, Apple gave the world a sneak peak at Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). If you downloaded a copy of Mountain Lion from Apple's developer program, it's actually not very hard to install it on your Hackintosh. The folks at tonymacx86 won't release a tool for Mountain Lion until later this year, but you can already make a Hackintosh-ready installer for Mountain Lion by yourself.

March 16, 2012

How to dual-boot your Hackintosh with separate hard disks (with Chimera/Chameleon bootloader)

Update (March 8, 2016): Using OS X 10.10 El Capitan? Check out our updated dual-booting guide on El Capitan instead.

Running Mac OS X on a Hackintosh is great, but most people still need to use Windows every now and them. That's where dual-booting comes in. Dual-booting is the process of installing both Mac OS X and Windows on your computer, so that you can choose between the two when your Hackintosh starts. If you want to dual-boot, the easiest way is to install Windows and Mac OS X on separate hard disks. This method is the most hassle-free.

March 12, 2012

Change the background of your login screen with Loginox

If you feel that the default login screen for your Hackintosh is too boring, you can easily replace the background image of the login screen by using Loginox (Free). Loginox is a free app that allows you to change the background and logo of the login screen in Mac OS X. This isn't a Hackintosh-specific tip; Loginox will work on any Mac running either Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, and it can use any JPG or PNG image of your choice.