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Andrew Young
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Andrew Young
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What should I know before building hackintosh?

I know this might be off-topic, but I just want to ask since it's been a hard time to choose between Linux (run on all kind of computer) and Mac. So I've been looking at mackintosh, but as I look through I have some questions.

1) What issue will you be facing to run macOS (El Capitan) on Windows computer? WiFi card doesn't supported? Keyboard/touchpad doesn't support? Ethernet supported?

2) Is it possible to solve it (Q1) by installing firmware instead of switching hardware?

3) Will the touchpad move function (like multi-tasking, switching workspace) work on Windows computer?

4) Will there be some special configuration needed to be change for Windows computer?


I've been looking through documents of hackintosh, and I've found out installing shouldn't be hard according to this guild. But I can't find a document that tells the issue that you'll face while running macOS El Capitan on Modern Windows computer (with i5 cores, newer computer). They've most point out the some computer will be facing WiFi card issue (which matters most) but looks like the document has been wrote in years age. So I decide to ask it here.

You must been asking why not use Linux, I've been wishing to switch to Mac is mostly because the shortcuts, like swiping on touchpad, switching between different fullscreen, and bunch of user friendly function, so I've been looking to run macOS on Windows computer. So anyone can answer my question?