How to install OS X El Capitan on a PC

 Before Starting
OS X request compatible Hardware and cannot be installed on any type of hardware.Before installing check your Hardware compatibility, CPU, Graphic Card, Motherboard, Wi-Fi and other.
Also before installing OS X make a full backup of important files, because OS X installation request full disk erase/format.

Compatible Hardware
Mostly compatible Hardware with OS X:
Intel core i3, i5 and i7 but also work with 775 LGA cpu’s like core2duo and core2quad.
If you have Intel Skylake cpu then Click HERE for Guide.
Nvidia graphic card’s starting from 8000 series ( GTS, GTX 8800 ) up to latest 900 series and Titan. ( not including nvidia mobile graphics )
NVIDIA ‘Maxwell’ GeForce GTX 750, 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, or TITAN X request installing of nvidia web driver.
Intel HD 3000/4200/4400/4600/5600 graphics – Working with additional FIX click HERE for fix GUIDE
Also you can watch step by step video guide – How to install OS X El Capitan on a PC ( click here )

Creating Boot USB

To Create boot USB with OS X El Capitan will need USB from 16 GB or more and Access to Computer running OS X 10.6.8 or later.

  • Login into AppStore
  • Download OS X El Capitan
  • Download Unibeast 6 tool or Later  ( Click Here )
  • For Post installation download Multibeast El Capitan edition ( click here )

The Application Install OS X El Capitan will appear in /Applications or you can find in Launchpad.

After Downloading OS X El Capitan and Unibeast insert a USB flash drive in Computer and go to Disk Utility.

In Disk Utility select USB drive in left column.


Click on Erase tab
Under a Format select Mac os extended ( journaled )
Under a Scheme select GUID
Under a name write USB and click on erase button to erase the USB.

After USB erase open Unibeast tool.

In Unibeast Click Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Agree.
At Destination Select USB and click Continue.


In OS X installation screen select El Capitan and click Continue.


In Bootloader Options screen you can choose between UEFI Boot Mode and Legacy Boot Mode.
( UEFI Boot it’s more recommended for new UEFI Motherboards. Legacy it’s more recommended for older motherboard with Legacy. )


When you gonna come in Graphics Configuration screen choose the appropriate graphics option for your system and click Continue. If your Graphic card is not in the List then skip this step.
For new NVIDIA Graphic cards like 700, 900 and Titian series need to use nv_disable=1 to boot into Installer and into OS X. After boot will need to install NVIDIA web driver for Mac. Web driver can be downloaded from official NVIDIA website.

To Start with creating boot USB click on Continue, enter your password and click Install.


Creating Bootable USB take about 5 – 15 minutes. If have some problems to create boot USB then try to use different USB port or change USB flash drive.


After Creating boot USB copy Multibeast into USB.

BIOS Settings

1 bios

To access BIOS/UEFI menu, press Delete button on  Keyboard while the system is booting up until you access in BIOS menu.
When will access in BIOS/UEFI menu will need to make few changes:

  • Load Optimized Defaults
  • If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
  • If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
  • If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
  • Set OS Type to Other OS
  • If you have a 6 series or x58 system with AWARD BIOS, disable USB 3.0

After making all Changes Save and exit or press F10 and Enter on your Keyboard.

After Saving BIOS changes your computer will restart, during restart keep pressing boot menu key ( F8 , F10, F11 or F12 ) until access in Boot menu.
In Boot menu select Boot USB with OS X El Capitan and press Enter.

 Boot into OS X Installer

After selecting Boot USB in Boot menu you will come in Clover boot menu. Select External to start with booting OS X from USB.
tonymacx86 clover boot flag

If need to add some boot args like nv_disable=1 for new nvidia graphics then go to options. ( if don’t need Boot args then skip this step )

tonymacx86 clover boot flag

In Options Select boot args and press Enter to edit Boot Args line.

After Entering Boot args press Enter to Save and press Escape button on Keyboard to back in Clover menu.

In Clover menu Select External and Press Enter to boot into OS X installer.

OS X Installer


In the top menu bar choose Utilities, and open Disk Utility


Select your target drive for OS X El Capitan installation from a left side.
After Selecting HDD/SSD for OS X go to Erase tab.
Under name you can write Any name.
Under format select OS X Extended (Journaled).
Scheme select GUID Partition Map.
And Click Erase button.

After Erase close Disk Utility

After Closing Disk Utility Select your HDD/SSD and click on continue to continue with installing OS X.

After installing OS X system will reboot manually. Select HDD/SSD with OS X and press enter to boot. if need to add some additional boot args go to Options – Boot args.
tonymacx86 clover boot flag

After boot in OS X Continue with entering personal information’s and creating computer account.

And Finally you are in OS X.


After Boot in OS X copy Multibeast El Capitan Edition on Desktop and remove boot USB.
MultiBeast is an all-in-one post-installation tool designed by tonymacx86 to enable boot from hard drive, and install support for Audio, Network, and Graphics.

Open a Multibeast

 With Multibeast will need to install: Bootloader, FakeSMC and other appropriate kext’s like audio, ethernet and other. Bootloader and FakeSMC are very important because OS X on a PC cannot boot without them.


If you using some new Nvidia ‘Maxwell’ graphic card’s like GeForce GTX 750, 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, or TITAN X will need to install Nvidia web driver for Mac. Use Web driver for current version in use, mean if have installed OS X 10.11.4 install Nvidia web driver for 10.11.4  not older. Maybe some Nvidia graphics like 400, 500 or 600 series will request Nvidia web driver, install web driver just if have problem like OS X freeze.

About System definitions:
System definitions are very important. always select proper system definitions.
For Example: OS X running with i5 4460 ( haswell ) request system definitions Haswell based like iMac 14.1 or iMac 14.2. cpu i7 4470k ( haswell ) work with iMac 15.1 ( iMac 15.1 are haswell based )

When will be done with selecting all options click on Build and Select Install

After Installing Bootloader and all appropriate kext’s restart your Computer.

After boot Finally have full working OS X El Capitan on a PC.


UniBeast and MultiBeast Credits

Thanks for

Clover Bootloader Credits
UniBeast contains and deliver files from the Clover EFI Bootloader project. For more information and sources used see Clover v2 is open source based on different projects: Clover, rEFIt, XNU, VirtualBox. The main is EDK2 latest revision.

Clover Note: UniBeast delivers basic bootloader support based on our testing on recommended CustoMac systems. For further bootloader customization, download and run the official Clover package. Advanced users may also compile Clover by downloading the full source.

Clover Developers:
Slice, with help of Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy,, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, rehabman…

Source code credits:
Intel, Apple, Oracle, Chameleon, rEFIt and Xom.

Clover Source and Downloads:
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