Like every other operating system, macOS Big Sur has its own options and features which everyone wants to try at least. However, it isn’t possible to install macOS Big Sur directly on PC neither can be Windows 10. For this reason, we need a macOS Big Sur bootable USB. But the problem is, it isn’t easy to create macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows and not everyone knows about it. But don’t worry, in this article, I will show you how to create macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows. But before, we will take a look at macOS Big Sur’s features and new things. So let’s talk about them first and then we will go over to create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB on Windows.
Though we have installed macOS Big Sur on VMware and installed macOS Big Sur on VirtualBox, despite that for those who wants to install macOS Big Sur on PC, they will need to create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB on Windows. So, here’s how to do it.
What’s New in macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur has one of the latest operating system of Apple for Mac users. Big Sur was introduced on Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 26, 2020 on WWDC, and the public beta was released on September 30 of 2020 which is available now. But we have brought the opportunity for Windows users too. Now Windows users can also download and install macOS Big Su and enjoy the wonderful features of it. But for installing macOS Big Sur on Windows you need to create a Bootable USB and today we are going to go through the steps that how you can create one.
As we mentioned before macOS Big Sur is the latest version oF mac operating system which has wonderful and breathtaking features. So lets have a look at some of the wonderful features of macOS Big Sur. Big Sur has got a new design, powerful controls, and intuitive customization options that help users enjoy and get to every task quicker and easier.
macOS Big Sur’s attractive feature is the Full-height sidebars which has made of Mac users so much easier than past. It is now longer and more translucent. with this new sidebar you can lighten or make darker your screen and make yourself and your eyes comfortable faster. Now the test found of the written words is more clear and readable. The menu bar has been also been extremely updated and now it is much easier to use. With the help of a new menu bar, you can get access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, and other settings — without opening System Preferences or go to Setting apps.
How to Create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB on Windows
Like we created macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina bootable USB on Windows, we will definitely create macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows this time. However, as every version of macOS changes, their requirements and methods also changes and so does creating macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows. In this case, we’ve brought you a complete step by step guide to create macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows. But the question is, is your device compatible?
Like every other macOS system, macOS Big Sur has a compatible list of Mac devices which macOS Big Sur can be only installed on. Here’s which devices are compatible with.
- Mac Mini (2014 and later)
- MacBook (2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (2013 and later)
- MacBook Pro (late 2013 and later)
- iMac (2014 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2013 and later)
Don’t worry, these are all for macOS devices. That means, macOS Big Sur can be installed with a bootable USB on PC without requiring macOS completely on PC. You can simply ignore these and proceed with the bootable USB procedure. If this was the case, we wouldn’t even write this article so let’s go with it.
While there are many ways to create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB on Windows, we’ve chosen the best ways to create macOS Big Sur which is with a popular software TransMac. Most people including me don’t trust third-party apps very well due to making issues in your computer. But it isn’t one of them and won’t cause any issue or corrupt your Windows or anything like that. Including that, you will need a couple of other things, here are they.
What You’ll Need
Whether you’re creating macOS Big Catalina or macOS Big Sur Bootable USB, you will definitely need some files to do it, here are the required files.
When the TransMac setup downloaded, install it and let it ready.
With those files in hand, proceed with the next step which is create macOS Big Sur bootable.
Step One – Download & Install TransMac
The first and most important step is to download and install TransMac which is the base of the procedure. If you don’t know what TransMac is, it is a computer app which lets you open, create and view Mac files and also hard drives, flash drives and CD/DVD and more. Using this, you can also create macOS Big Sur bootable USB.
To do it, simply head over to the TransMac setup site, and download the file from there. When you’re there, click on Download TransMac.
Once that’s downloaded, open the setup and start installing it.
Once that’s done, open it and proceed with it simply.
When its up, continue with the setup by pressing Next several times and also agreeing with terms and conditions.
Once it’s finished, simply click on Finish and it will close Automatically. However, let the Transmac run by letting the Run TransMac checkmark.
The TransMac will open on its home page, and it will show up all the drives on your computer including your USB flash drive.
Now back up everything on your USB as it will be formatted now.
Hover your mouse on the USB and right-click on the USB and select Format Disk for Mac.
When the warning popped up, click on Yes.
Note: Make sure you’ve backed up everything on your USB as all of the data will be erased.
That done, name the drive like macOS Big Sur and when you’ve done that click on OK.
At last, click on Yes on this window to format it completely.
Step Two – Restore With Disk Image
Once that’s finished, right-click on the USB flash drive and select Restore with Disk Image.
Then click Yes on the window.
Now click on the tree dots and select the macOS Big Sur DMG file. Then click on OK.
That will bring the pop up, just click on Yes. And it will start the process and eventually, you will have the macOS Big Sur Bootable USB completely ready to install.
The bootable USB is the most critical part of installing macOS Big Sur and so without the bootable USB, you can never install macOS Big Sur on any Windows PC. And that was all about create macOS Big Sur bootable USB on Windows. It’s fairly easy, doable, and quick. Hope that works. If there’s some problem, feel free to tell us via comment down below.
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