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    How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?

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    Smile How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?
    I'm not sure if this is the right area on the forums, but it seemed the most appropriate. I chose MacBook Pro because that's the most similar type of Macbook to the notebook I'm going to get.


    I am planning on buying a pretty beefed-up Windows-based notebook in the next year, and I want to change it to the newest Mac OS. I'll get Bootcamp or something on it eventually to also be able to boot into Windows 7 as well, but my question is, is it even possible for me to turn most sold-in-stores Windows notebooks into a Mac notebook?

    I assumed that I could just format the drive and install the newest Mac OS, but I'm worried about the drivers for...well, everything on the notebook. Is there a particular company that makes notebooks with Windows and Mac drivers available?


    Thanks for any help!

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    How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?
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    We do not discuss hackintosh here !

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    How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?
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    the simplest way is to walk into a apple store, turn your crap in, and walk out with a new macbook! It's as simple as that

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    How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?
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    If you're going to buy a PC just to turn it into a Mac, you obviously want to explore or already love the world of Mac. Buy a Mac. The extra money is well worth the ease of use and you will not be disappointed.

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    How to turn a Windows notebook into a Mac notebook?
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    Because no one reported it until just now.

    OP: Go fish. We don't talk about Hackintoshes here, in case you missed it
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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