A user recently approached us asking if it is possible to download the latest version of macOS on his Windows 10/11 without using a Mac computer. Read on to know if downloading macOS on Windows 10/11 PC is possible.
Many Windows 10/11 users are under the impression that downloading and installing macOS on a Windows 10/11 PC is as easy as installing Windows operating system on a Mac.
As you know, Microsoft offers multiple options to download Windows 10/11 on a PC running a version of the Windows operating system. In fact, Mac users can also download Windows 10/11 ISO directly from Microsoft. So, users think that downloading macOS on Windows 10/11 PC should also be possible.
Is it possible to download macOS on Windows 10/11 PC?
Yes, it’s possible to download macOS ISO or DMG image files on a computer running Windows 10/11. However, you cannot download macOS ISO or DMG files directly from Apple because Apple does not allow it. That means you need to download macOS ISO from unknown sources, and these places usually are not safe to download.
Besides that, downloading macOS on a Windows 10/11 PC is not legally possible. This is because Apple does not allow users to download macOS on a PC. Additionally, macOS is designed and optimized only for Mac computers. This means that, even if you manage to install macOS on a Windows 10/11 PC, the experience might not be good as official device drivers are not available.
Can we install macOS on Windows 10/11 PC?
The stock macOS installation files do not support installing macOS on Windows 10/11 PCs simply because they support Macs only out of the box. However, some developers have come up with workarounds to install macOS on Windows 10/11 PCs without any major issues. That said, even after installing macOS on Windows computers, all features might not work as expected.
Install macOS in VirtualBox on Windows 10/11 PC?
Yes, installing macOS in a virtual machine software like VirtualBox is possible. To do that, you need the macOS ISO or DMG file. But, again, getting the ISO or DMG file from unknown sources is not safe.
Can we install Windows 10/11 on Macs?
Yes, it’s perfectly and legally possible to install Windows 10/11 on an Intel-based Mac using the official Boot Camp software. That said, installing Windows 10/11 on Macs with M1/M2 processors is not an easy job. On these Macs, you might have to use virtual machine software to install Windows OS.
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