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I then re-connected the drive, repaired permissions and scanned for errors. Hi there. I bought a MacBook Pro A w 2ghz intel core duo. I bought the 2 g ram upgrade and found an internal hard drive g w lion pre installed.
The seller said it would work on any intel MacBook What are your thoughts? I really absolutely agree with your blog. Thanks a lot ,Earle. Thank you so much once again ,Maricruz. So, if i understand correctly, the trick is to: 1. Hi Jeremy Do you think there would be a problem if I do the first install in a VM, simulating bit environement? Low End Mac. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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Cindy says:. Then just take the old one out, and replace it with the new one. If you have any other Sandy Bridge core i3 or above laptop, you can try this method anyway, just be sure to search the tonymacx86 forums for your particular laptop to see if someone else has already tried hackintoshing it. The following procedure is a detailed explanation of the Lion install guide by BlueKing for snow leopard installation, you may also refer to this guide.
There may be two situations now. Either way, we want it to be formatted on GPT so you might have to reformat it if Windows is already installed. Backup your data before you proceed. We will use the UniBeast method.
We have a detailed guide on that, so you definitely need to check it out. Explaining the whole thing will take time.
Odd that they would quit supporting old hardware, though, really. Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders. July 7, at pm. Your Mac has 64 bit processors, but the EFI is 32 bit. How does Mountain Lion integrate with iCloud? I still enjoy trouble free stable operation on multiple machines running leopard and snow leopard. Waqas says:.
Be sure to have the optimum settings, and for that, the simplest way is to restore your BIOS to defaults. Also note down the BIOS version, since we will need that later. Now, assuming you want to have a dual-boot system, we will create 3 partitions; One for Mac, one for storing your data, and one for Windows. You can make even more or lesser partitions if you want to.
In Disk Utility, click the Partitions tab. Click Apply, and then click Partition to partition the drive. This screenshot is just for reference, actual results may vary. This one is just to give you an idea of how it would look like.
If you want to dual-boot with Windows, it is usually recommended to install Windows first, and then install OS X. But since you have made it half way through the installer, going the other way would take more time, so we will install OS X first. Continue with the installer.
Select the Mac partition as the destination whatever you named it, Lion, or Mac HD , and let it install. It takes about minutes, depending on your configuration. Do so by clicking the restart button. Use the arrow keys to select the drive named Lion or whatever you named it and press enter. And yes, you might get a prompt to attach a keyboard at first boot, this is a one-time process.
Attach a USB keyboard to the laptop and the prompt will disappear, then you can unplug the keyboard. Since this project of hackintoshing a ProBook was started by a member of the tonymacx86 forums, he also developed a special installer, specifically for the ProBook. But in this case, the specially designed HP ProBook installer is what you need. First, register on the tonymacx86 forums and it is recommended so that you can ask for help there if you come across any problem. After registering, download the installer attached at the end of THIS post.
The next step is the simplest. Download the installer and run it.