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How to Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on PC

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Mac OS X El Capitan, Apple’s next update to its OS X desktop operating system software, is now available to the public for download. It was launched on Wednesday 30th, 2015. In this article, we will explain in detail how you can use El Capitan USB Installer, install it on your PC with Clover Bootloader. We will also discuss the download and update processes. Our main aim is to provide you with all the information you need to know about Install Mac OS X El Capitan on PC. In addition, we will offer you the tips on the actions you should take into consideration to prepare your PC for the OS X update.

The first step you should take is formatting your hard drive before you install El Capitan on Mac. If you prefer doing this, you must back up your data because erasing the volume and doing clean install means that nothing is accompanied with it. Generally, this is best only for advanced users. Therefore, if you do not know what you are doing with OS X El Capitan Installer, and you have not done backups, do not try this, because you will lose your data or lost bootload.

Steps to Install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on PC

Step 1: Boot with Your USB Installer

Plug in your USB Installer and turn on your PC, wait for that first screen to pop up then Start tapping Boot Key (Esc, F12, F8, F9, Del…) repeatedly. A new screen pop up, called Boot Manager. This is where you select El Capitan USB Installer.

Boot with USB Installer

Boot with USB Installer

Step 2: Boot with Your Flag

You can boot with flag: -v (Verbose mode)
Verbose mode displays every single process that takes place during your bootup of Mac OS X El Capitan. if your Hackintosh isn’t booting, then verbose mode should freeze at the exact point where the bootup process is tripping up. You can search this error on Internet to find another flag.

Boot with Flag

Boot with Flag

Step 3: Format Partition with Disk Utility

At the Welcome screen, select Utilities – Disk Utility

Open Disk Utility

Open Disk Utility

Select Your Partition (or whatever the name of the target Mac drive. Give the drive a name or keep it the same, and under “Format” choose “OS X Extended (Journaled)”, then click on “Erase” (this erases everything on your Partition, this is not reversible)

Format Partition with Diskutility

Format Partition with Disk Utility

Step 4: Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on PC

When the drive is finished erasing, quit out of Disk Utility to return to the “OS X Utilities” screen. Now choose “Install OS X” from the menu, click Continue

Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Done! Completing a fresh installation of OS X 10.11 can take a while, so be prepared for at least 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the speed of the drives in use.

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161 Comments on "How to Install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on PC"

Florian Safer

Amd Fx-8350
Nvidia GeForce GTX 750ti
16Gb HyperX Ram

ICH komme immer bis zum Bild: “Stiefel mit Fahne”. Daraufhin bootet mein PC neu. Was kann ich tun?
LG Florian Safer


I got this error when try to install,

I write -v and have this:
Still waiting for root device.

My hardware :
Medion® P5378
Intel i5 6402P
NVIDIA Geforce: GTX 750 Ti
I have 2 disk:
1 – SSD
2 – HDD

Please help me.:)

Cameron Braverman

Having trouble getting installer to boot. Getting stuck on “still waiting for root device”
I have an Intel 6th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-6300HQ Processor
Dedicated: Nvidia Geforce 960m 4gb vram
integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 530


Hello i have problem installing. I get a black screen systemup error and says panic(cpu 2 caller 0x…..) and “AppleIntelBDWGraphicsFramebuffer…”. Please see error here


Hey my keyboard an trackpad won’t work I have No network drivers what to do

Brijesh Patel

Error=2 it cant load or read path=library/agents
what should I do?


Hi. I need some help…

I can’t install El Capitan..
The problem is “don’t have enough space”

How much GB must have for the installation?


At least 16GB hard drive, the installation only have 9.03GB. So, you need a hard drive >10GB


I have the problem: “still waiting for root device”
I’ve tried: option -x and GraphicsEnable=No

here the log:

my hardware:
Intel HD Graphics 4600

Please help me.


Try change USB Port


I execute -v -x cpus=1 nv_disable=1 nvda_drv=1 GraphicsEnabler=No and and this does not finish installing it stays in the minute 5
I have Intel Core i5-4460,3.2Ghz, Motherboard GA-Z97X-SLI, DDS,8GB RAM, video GTX750
Excuse I also use google translate


Hi Techsviewer, I’ve sent you a message on FaceBook about an issue I have while trying to install Mac OS on a PC, if possible, can you please have a look and give some little help / hint? Thank you very much!!


Hi buddy, first of all thanks lot for your hard work, I have a issue my mouse keyboard and track-pad not working during El Capitan setup, load the apple, but wen I pass to the next step, not work mouse keyboard and track-pad, I have a laptop dell inspiron 15 3521 celeron n2830, 4GB Ram and intel hd graphics, please any suggestion? I need help please, many thanks in advances for any help!



Hey, I have the same problem, mouse and keyboard does not eork and I cant finish the instalation.
my laptop msi ex400
thx very much for anwser


help me i get still wating for the root device


Asus e202sa USB boot error fix


Will this work on my PC with specs:
Main: Gigabyte GA H61M DS2
CPU: Intel Pentium G860
RAM: Kingmax 4GB
HDD: Western 250GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 (This is card onboard integrated with the processor, not Discrete graphics card)


This problem my Laptop not open

errors encountered while starting up the computer os x el captain help on my desktop

Abdullah Azam

System Manufacturer: Sony Corporation
System Model: SVE14A35CAW
BIOS: R0210V5
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3968MB RAM


Hi, I already tried to install mac os x on my computer. But I always get this error when 3 mins are left.

My specs are:
-CPU: Intel Xeon CPU E3-1231 v3
-GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
-RAM: 16GB DDR3 @1600MHz
(That HDD is from my MacBook Pro)

I also got 4 other SSD/HDD on my PC (1x 2TB, 2x 1TB, 1x 500GB) but I think that doesn’t matter. But maybe my 3 Displays are to much?

Thank you!


Thanks for the time.
I installed Mac in my personal computer. WLAN or Wifi both are not working. Hardware address is blank in my case.
Thank you!


hello.Will this work with my pc ?
-CPU:Intel Core i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz
-MB:MSI B150M PRO-VH (MS-7996)
-GPU:amd r6 260x
-RAM:16gb ddr4



DSDT ?? can you assist? For my machine? ASUS K53E Laptop icore3 2310 CPU, IGFX HD3000, Intel HDMA, Realtek ALC269 Audio, PS2 Keyboard, AtherorsAR8151 Ethernet, Intel N-1030 Wifi, Bluetooth Intel, Samsung EVO 750 SSD, Laptop. Thanks!
It is up and running but having issues with boot have to use USB to boot and not shutting down completely –> Samsung SSD Sata2 drive is connected USB 2.0 on a external stand and internally have Windows 10 on a slow Hitachi HDD Sata2

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