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I have removed a HDD from a broken MacBook,
I need to boot this HDD on a Dell OptiPlex, is this at all possible?

Hello,
I have got my self in a rather awkward situation.
I am a final year Computer Science student and I am working on a professional project.
Unfortunately the MacBook pro I was using to work on this project has decided to die on me.

My project is OSX dependant, plus I want to save my self the utter ball ache of reinstalling of the software.
I removed the HDD from the MacBook and I have also purchased a SATA to USB converter.
This works great I am able to access my files on other OSX machines, however I cannot boot from this drive on these Machines because the University require Admin permission to do soo.. alas I'm in a pickle.

I have been given use of a Dell OptiPlex, I also have a custom built PC at home (I would rather use the Dell).
I am just wondering if it is at all Possible to run OSX on this Dell OptiPlex and continue with my project...
I tried today by simply plugging the HDD using the USB to SATA converter however the Dell does not recognise the HDD as a bootable device.

I have seen guides using a USB partition to install OSX and then I'm thinking I can just select my HDD as a boot drive once I have OSX running from the USB?

Please help?

thanks
 
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Go to eBay, buy a used 2011-2013 Macbook/Pro ($300-$500), and connect your old HDD.

Why do you need to boot the old HDD? Why not just install the application software on the Mac and access your project files?
 
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TLDR;
I have removed a HDD from a broken MacBook,
I need to boot this HDD on a Dell OptiPlex, is this at all possible?

Hello,
I have got my self in a rather awkward situation.
I am a final year Computer Science student and I am working on a professional project.
Unfortunately the MacBook pro I was using to work on this project has decided to die on me.

My project is OSX dependant, plus I want to save my self the utter ball ache of reinstalling of the software.
I removed the HDD from the MacBook and I have also purchased a SATA to USB converter.
This works great I am able to access my files on other OSX machines, however I cannot boot from this drive on these Machines because the University require Admin permission to do soo.. alas I'm in a pickle.

I have been given use of a Dell OptiPlex, I also have a custom built PC at home (I would rather use the Dell).
I am just wondering if it is at all Possible to run OSX on this Dell OptiPlex and continue with my project...
I tried today by simply plugging the HDD using the USB to SATA converter however the Dell does not recognise the HDD as a bootable device.

I have seen guides using a USB partition to install OSX and then I'm thinking I can just select my HDD as a boot drive once I have OSX running from the USB?

Please help?

thanks

Yep. You can just install FakeSMC into L/E for 10.11+ or S/L/E for 10.10 older.
 
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Yep. You can just install FakeSMC into L/E for 10.11+ or S/L/E for 10.10 older.
You're kidding right? If that was the case we would have never needed Chameleon, Chimera, or Clover...
 
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You're kidding right? If that was the case we would have never needed Chameleon, Chimera, or Clover...

My bad i forgot about the bootloader.
 
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