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

Hey! I created the USB following the directions, but it’s not even booting! The only way I could find to access the boot manager in windows 10 was by holding shift and restarting the computer via start menu to access the advanced boot menu. I clicked on “Use a device” when I came to the advanced boot menu, and after that, I chose “EFI USB Device”, then boot manager told me “The selected boot device failed. Press to Continue.” After which I can choose to boot from OS boot Manager (which boots win 10) and booting from EFI file. If… Read more »
Khan Sharukh

Hey There,
I get kernel panic whenever I try to install el capitan using your method.
My System Specs:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz × 4
Graphics: Intel® Ivybridge Mobile

I also tried booting flag with -v but no luck.
Please let me know If this PC is compatible with hackintosh.
I tried googling for answers but couldn’t find one.



I am using Lenovo G50-80
Core i3
4 Gb Ram
Intel 5500 Graphics

I have tried with -x -v GraphicsEnabler=No IGPenabler=No I am getting Essentials.pkg error while installation..

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

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