Remove Windows 10 from laptop Install with Catalina instead

Andrew N. Kowtalo
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Can anyone tell me if its possible to remove Windows 10 from a laptop and install it with Catalina instead?  Where can I get the ISO File?  Or do I have to download the DMG and convert it to ISO?  IS there a free tool like PowerISO I can use?  

Also what about drivers?  Or can I just leave the default?  Its an HP laptop.
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Andrew N. KowtaloSupport Center Engineer

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One of the engineers is telling me its called hackintosh LOL!  But I was thinking about hardware drivers and updates and such may not work.
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While what you suggest is possible its also illegal, macOS can only run on Mac hardware legally, if we were to help you we would be in breach of the member agreement (ahem use Google)

As a 'project' why not try and run Catalina in a virtual machine on your windows 10 machine, again this is against the licensing but as you are only evaluating it I'm sure that would be OK, you might then get some additional knowledge that might answer you original question :)

Yes it is called a Hackintosh.

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Andrew N. KowtaloSupport Center Engineer

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Thanks for the help I can just tell her to get a copy of Parallel and install Catalina that way.
Andrew N. KowtaloSupport Center Engineer

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I didn't realize it was illegal to do that.  I will just have her get a copy of parallel and install it that way.
Pete LongTechnical Consultant
no probs - best of luck

I prefer macOS anyway :)

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