How do I download Mac OS X onto a flash drive on my PC?

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I have two used Mac Minis without an OS and no DVD player. I need to download a MAC OS onto my PC to a flash drive so I can install it on my Mac Minis. I don't want the MAC OS to try to auto install to my PC and create a huge problem. Tips?

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    When your non OS macs boot up they usually have a way to get to the internet and download a new OS that is compatible with your machine.

    Here are people talking about your problem.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5073411

  • 1 year ago

    The only official way is to download the Mac system on a Mac computer. Apple doesn't let you download Mac OS on a non-Apple computer. First, try to see if you can do an Internet recovery. This lets you download the Mac system over the Internet; you won't have to deal with the whole flash drive thing.

    If the Internet recovery doesn't work, then take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OpF0jJMJzI

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    I've done something like this before and it works without much problem. However, as I mentioned, Apple doesn't let you download OS X on a non-Apple computer, so you will need to find it through unofficial means....

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