Hey there, are you looking to create macOS Catalina bootable USB installer on Windows PC within quick steps?
Do you intend to install macOS Mojave/ Catalina on your Mac?
Do want to do and upgrade or clean installation?
Do need a video tutorial to create macOS Catalina bootable USB installer?
If yes, this topic is definitely for you.
You know installation of macOS Mojave or Catalina 10.15 can be challenging. You need some special tool and proper instructions for installation. Thererfore, in this article i provides you both tools and step-by-step instructions.
Generally, there are two ways to create bootable USB pine drive, either you have to do it on Mac or Windows PC.
In previous topic i talked in detail on how you make a bootable USB installer on a Mac using build-in-mac- terminal and Unibeast. This method is quick and efficient.
But what if your mac is crushed and working properly?
Definitely, the next option for you is the Windows PC.
You might think of Linux.
Of course, it is possible to use linux, but Linux is rarely used by people comparing to Microsoft Windows, and it can be real challenging for you as well.
Thus, today i am show how you can create Catalina USB installer from Windows.
So, let’s get started!
Note: Video Tutorial at the end of article
Things you need to create macOS Catalina bootable USB installer on Windows PC:
1. Download macOS Catalina/Mojave dmg file.
The first step to create macOS Catalina or Mojave USB installer to have the [dmg] file.
[DMG] is a mountable disk image used to distribute software to the macOS operating system.
There are tons of ways to download macOS Catalina dmg or Mojave. Thus, you can go Apple.com and download it, or you can download it from App Store.
But either ways require a very fast internet connection, and once the connection is broken you will need to resume form beginning.
To make it easier and quick for your stratifications, i have shrank the macOS [dmg] into six separate parts. Therefore, this will allow you to download each part quicker and without error. Download link below.
Download macOS Catalina dmg File [Direct Links]
2. Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB Installer on Windows PC
Once you downloaded the dmg files, it is time for you begin making a bootable USB installer.
If you have a functional mac, use the terminal to create bootable USB installer on terminal. If you do not know how to do it, read here.
Don’t have a functional mac?
If don’t have a functional mac, there is no better option for you then using Windows PC to create a bootable USB installer for macOS.
So, let’s dive into it!
Stay with me!
5 Steps to Create macOS Catalina Bootable USB Installer on7 Windows PC
To create macOS bootable USB on PC, you need to use a software. and there is no better one but to use TransMac app.
Step #1: Download TransMac into your PC.
Step #2: Install TransMac.
Installation procedure of TransMac is as sample as installing other programs on Windows PC. Simply run TransMac.exe then follow on screen instructions.
Step #3: Plug your USB drive to your Windows PC.
You will need at least 8GB USB drive to make a bootable USB installer of macOS Catalina/ Mojave.
Step #4: Open TransMac as administrator, if it is not already.
If you are using a trial version of the software you will need to wait a couple of seconds after the application opens. Then click “Run“.
Step #5: After TransMac is launched on your PC desktop, right click on your USB drive, then select “Restore with Disk Image” as you see below.
Step #6: Now select macOS Catalina/Mojave DMG file where you have downloaded or placed, then click “OK”.
After you selected the dmg file you will be notified that your USB drive will be formated. Press “Yes” to continue.
Well done, your bootable USB installer is going to be ready in couple of minutes.
Quick Steps to Install macOS Catalina/ Mojave?
After you created bootable macOS USB installer follow the following steps to install macOS Catalina or Moajve on your mac machine.
- Plug your bootable USB drive and restart your machine.
- Hold ALT+R keys during your Mac restarts. (Before Apple logo appears)
- Select your bootable USB installer on the screen, and follow on screen instructions.
- Some time you may face “This Copy of the install macOS Application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS”. To fix it read here.
As i mentioned before, macOS installation on mac can be frustrated, but with the right tools and proper instructions it is never impossible.
Thus, the tool for you to install macOS, is to create a bootable USB drive installer. You can make a bootable USB drive both on mac and Windows PC. If you have a functional mac try terminal.
However, if your mac is not functions normally or crushed, find a Windows PC and create macOS Catalina bootable USB on Windows.
I hope this article helps.
Leave a comment in the comment box below if you have successfully created bootable USB installer on PC
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