macOS 12 also known as macOS Monterey has been announced in Apple WWDC 2021, macOS Monterey supports two architecture Intel & Apple Silicon as it yet Supports Intel, Monterey macOS can be Installed on PC with newly Released Hackintosh Monterey Installer. Installing macOS on PC is known as a Hackintosh. In this Guide we will show you How to Install macOS Monterey on a regular PC or Laptop.
1 Advantage of Other Methods VS Hackintosh Monterey Installer.
- You do not need a real Mac: All other Hackintoshing methods need to have an existing macOS installation for it to work. This usually means that you either have to find a real Mac, or set up a macOS on a Virtual Machine. However, with Hackintosh Monterey Installer, you can just set up everything even from a Windows / Linux computer.
- Hackintosh Monterey Installer supports more hardware: Normally other Hackintosh methods are specific for a Computer Build, but Hackintosh Monterey Installer can be installed on most computers by replacing the suitable EFI Folder.
2 Interested in Installing? Here are the Hackintosh Monterey requirements.
- An existing computer with Windows, Linux, or Mac Operating System: This is the computer where you will download and set up Hackintosh Monterey. The computer can run either Windows, Linux, or macOS; any operating system will work.
- A Hackintosh-compatible computer with an empty SSD: This is the computer where you will install macOS Monterey. It can be the same computer as the one mentioned in the previous point. If your computer already has macOS installed, Monterey Installer will just update macOS normally, without deleting any of your apps or files, but always a fresh installation is recommended. macOS needs its own hard drive partition – a minimum of 45 GB of space is required, but at least 60 GB of space is recommended. It is preferred that you use an empty SSD for Installing macOS Monterey.
- Download Hackintosh Monterey Installer: Monterey Installer is a distribution of macOS Monterey that has been made to work with PCs. You will need to use a BitTorrent client to download the disk image file containing Hackintosh Monterey, which is a little less than 14 GB in size. You must register on the website to be able to download anything.
- An empty Pen drive (16 GB or larger):In this guide, you will write (port) Hackintosh Monterey onto a USB drive, and boot your computer from that drive to install Hackintosh Monterey. The USB drive must be at least 16 GB in size. Since you will need to erase all of the files on the USB drive, make sure to back up its contents first. You can re-use this USB drive for normal stuff after you finish installing macOS Monterey.
- Download TransMac: ($48, 15-day free trial): If you are using a Windows computer to set up Hackintosh Monterey, you need to use TransMac to write the disk image file onto your USB drive. You can just download the free trial.
- Download Restore Monterey: (Free): If you’re using a Mac to set up Hackintosh Monterey, you need a special “Restore Monterey” app to write the disk image file onto your USB drive. Again, you must register on the website to be able to download anything.
- Metal Supported Graphics Card: Metal is the foundation for accelerated graphics and computes on Apple platforms, enabling your apps and games to tap into the incredible power of the GPU. macOS Monterey requires metal compatible Graphics Card to have full graphics acceleration on macOS. But Metal is not necessary to install macOS.
3 Creating Hackintosh Monterey Bootable USB Installer from Windows.
Follow this step if you are setting up Hackintosh Monterey on Windows. Plug your USB drive into your computer, and open TransMac. Find your USB drive on the left-hand column of the TransMac window.
Right-click on the USB drive, and click “Format Disk for Mac”. This will delete all of the files on your drive and prepare it for Hackintosh Monterey.
After your USB drive is done formatting, exit, and re-open the TransMac application.
Again right-click on the pen drive and click “Restore with Disk Image”. A file selection window will pop up, Choose your Hackintosh Monterey disk image file (it will probably be called “macOS 12.dmg”), and proceed. Now, TransMac will write Hackintosh Monterey onto your USB drive.
This will probably take 20 to 40 minutes, though it may take longer, depending on the speed of your Pen drive. Once TransMac finishes, your Pen drive will contain a fully bootable version of the Monterey Hackintosh installer.