My Triple-boot PC – experimental

Windows 11 <==> Unsupported/bypass methods used

3 OSs: Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro

Was single boot Windows 7 Home, after I had upgraded to Windows 10 Home, after dual-boot by installing – bypass restrictions – Windows 11 Home, on another partition, and all this on an HDD 1TB – MBR – 4 Partitions – two OSs.

Recently, I added an SSD and initialized to MBR, thereafter I installed Windows 10 Pro as a triple-boot PC, and just a week before, I upgraded the Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro bypass…

In other words,

After successfully installing the first Windows OS, later the second OS as dual-boot, and lastly, the third to be a triple-boot PC… the initial boot screen is like the screenshot [you will NOT FIND the keywords: “HOME” or “PRO”, instead of the first Windows 11=”On Volume 3″ is Home and 2nd one “On Volume 5” is Pro]: you have the choice to choose one of the 3 installed Windows OS… to boot with the PC 🖥️…

Default boot OS is the first one on the top, here Windows 11 Pro (On volume 5)

In my case, the first OS Windows 10 is the Home version, Windows 11 (On Volume 3) is also Home – a bypass version, and lastly, Windows 11 (On Volume 5) is the Pro version bypassing version, of the restrictions of Windows 11 on old Hardware of this experimental PC.

About my storage hardware: I have a 1TB HDD and a 512GB SSD.

On HDD there are 4 partitions of which two are for Windows 11 and 10 Home versions, the others are system small partitions, and lastly, on SSD I have the Windows 11 Pro bypass version.

Some other notes:

In this screenshot during the Boot process – OSs do not have “Home” or “Pro” instead they have plain Windows 10 or Windows 11… names.

Also, because having two Windows 11 OSs the one first installed is “On Volume 3” and the last installed is “On Volume 5” to distinguish between the PC boot with OS, and it’s putting these labels by itself. The PC does not put “Home” or “Pro” labels and Windows 11 (On volume 5) is the Pro version all others are “Home” versions. If a dual boot system was e.g. Windows 10 & 11 the screen would be without “On Volume X”… because would be self-distinguishable.
Because all OSs are Windows the chosen OS screen is the modern traditional screen. If a Linux OS is installed alongside a Windows dual-boot OS, the screen to choose OS may be black and not blue.

You have 30 seconds to decide the preferred boot OS, and this period can be set up from inside any of Windows’s OS Settings, you can also, set up the default OS, and this default will be the first OS in the list… during boot/post of the PC.

To face the Windows OS many updates at least two per month normally, from Microsoft, I have taken over the following actions in each of my Windows OS:

I have pinned the Windows Settings/Control Panel to the Taskbar to Create a Restore Point.

Also, in this Settings window’s other Tabs, you can set the Default Boot OS of the 3 installed, the Time you must choose an OS, on PC boot, set OS Environment Variables, etc. Settings of the OS you are currently using.

If updating one OS of the three, I make sure it is the default OS, due to some auto restarts during the Windows OS update may require…

As you see in the last two screenshots below, as said and before, you have 30 seconds to decide the preferred current boot OS, you can set this period from inside any Windows OS (same Settings Window but another Tab as Create Restore Point popup Window) and also you can set up the default OS, if don’t choose any OS on boot up process, this default will BOOT and be the first OS in the list… during boot/post of the PC.

IBM Compatible vs Mac Clones; The nostalgic era of legal Mac Clones Computers, the era without the Apple Computer monopoly; This has been just a few years before the turn of the century, between 1995-1999

It was, the magazine PC-KYPRIAKO a Cyprus 🇨🇾 magazine for computers in Greek I started to read at the age of 14 years old from 1989-1990… learned my first computer experience, but without a PC, only by reading this Journal. Later in 1992, I got my first PC, an IBM-compatible MS-DOS Computer, 80386/i386, I think without a mouse!!! (since MS-DOS OS and Not MS-Windows OS). Two years later I upgraded the RAM & the OS to Windows 3.1 and started on Windows Office and Draw Apps like Word, Excel, and CorelDraw. I got a ballpoint mouse too.

In the mid-1990s, the personal computer market was dominated by IBM-compatible machines, but there was also a small but thriving market for Macintosh clones. These were computers that were legally licensed to run Apple’s operating system, from 1995+ but were made by third-party manufacturers instead of Apple itself. This was a unique period in the history of personal computing, and it’s worth taking a closer look at how it all came about.

In the early days of personal computing, Apple was one of the most innovative and successful companies in the industry. The original Macintosh, released in 1984, was a groundbreaking machine that set the standard for user-friendly graphical user interfaces. However, despite its initial success, Apple soon found itself struggling to compete with the much larger IBM-compatible market. By the early 1990s, Macintosh sales had stagnated, and the company was in danger of being marginalized.

To boost sales and increase market share, Apple decided to license its operating system to third-party manufacturers. This was a bold move, as it meant giving up some control over the hardware and software ecosystem that had made Apple successful in the first place. However, the hope was that by expanding the market for Macintosh-compatible machines, Apple could regain its position as a major player in the personal computing world.

The first company to take advantage of Apple’s licensing program was a company called Power Computing, which released its first Macintosh clone in 1995. The Power Macintosh line of computers was a huge success, offering consumers a wider range of choices at lower prices than Apple’s machines. Other companies soon followed suit, including UMAX, Motorola, and DayStar Digital.

At the time, many people thought that the Mac clone market was the future of personal computing. Apple’s market share was still relatively small, and the clones seemed like a viable way to expand the Macintosh ecosystem. However, things didn’t quite work out that way. Although the clones were popular among consumers, they were not successful enough to bring Apple back to dominance. They may have hurt the company more than they helped it.

One of the biggest problems with the Mac clone market was that it created a fragmented hardware and software ecosystem. Because there were so many different manufacturers making different types of Macintosh-compatible machines, software developers had a hard time creating software that would work reliably across all of them. This meant that the Macintosh ecosystem became much less attractive to developers, who were already more focused on the larger IBM-compatible market.

Another problem was that the Mac clones were often seen as inferior to Apple’s machines. Although they were cheaper, they were also less reliable and less well-designed. This meant that even Mac users often preferred to stick with Apple’s machines, rather than switch to a clone.

In the end, the Mac clone market was short-lived. By the late 1990s, Apple had regained some of its momentum with the release of the iMac and other popular machines. At the same time, the market for IBM-compatible machines was starting to shrink, as consumers began to shift their focus to newer devices like smartphones and tablets.

Looking back on this era, it’s clear that the Mac clone market was an interesting experiment in the history of personal computing. Although it didn’t succeed, it showed that there was a demand for a wider range of hardware options in the Macintosh ecosystem. And who knows – if things had gone differently, we might be living in a world today where Mac clones are just as common as IBM-compatible machines.

MacOS Alternatives in History & Now:


Mac Clones Computers 🖥️ [1995 – 1999]

The hardware had Apple hardware Specifications and ran MacOS.


Mac Hackintosh Computers 🖥️ [200X – 2023]

Hardware has IBM/Windows Specifications (Not all hardware is compatible with this process*, you have e.g. built a PC in the case with compatible parts like Intel processor, etc. AMD usually does not work) but runs MacOS.


MacOS VMs on MacOS using VMware, VirtualBox, or Parallels** 🖥️ [200X – 2023]

Hardware Apple Mac, host MacOS, running Guest MacOS isolated OS.


MacOS VMs on Windows or Linux using VMware, or Virtual Box*** 🖥️ [2006 – 2023]

Hardware IBM/Windows, host Windows 10/11 OS, running Guest MacOS isolated OS.


* You must do your research for hardware compatibility.

** You must get a good Mac, as VMs usually need additional hardware resources like RAM over +16GB and an Intel processor over +4 cores.

*** You must do your research again for hardware compatibility, and get a good PC, as VMs usually need additional hardware resources like RAM over +16GB and an Intel processor over +4 cores.


The Macintosh Clones

Virtualization on a Mac (

The advantage of getting Hardware & OS Software from the same manufacturer E.g. Apple Mac/macOS

The advantage of getting Hardware & OS Software from the same manufacturer: Like Apple* Mac & MacOS or Microsoft PC & Microsoft Windows OS

Note: *Apple now does its own Apple Mac Silicon Processors unlike MS hardware the processors are Intel/AMD.

Getting hardware & software from the same manufacturer once was, go only with Apple Computer 🖥, however, nowadays you have other options like Microsoft Computer, Google Computer, and Tuxedo Linux Computer/TuxedoOS or System76/Pop!OS Linux Computer, the two latter with their own Linux Distributions OSs, …

Note: Other’s options exist, but as of this writing, only these have come to my eyes on the web, Google, YouTube…etc. [hint look here:]

When it comes to technology, the relationship between hardware and software is crucial. The hardware refers to the physical components of a device, such as the computer itself, while the software is the operating system (OS) that runs on that hardware, enabling it to perform various tasks. In the tech world, there are two prominent players that offer both hardware and software – Apple and Microsoft. Let’s explore the advantages of getting hardware and software from the same manufacturer, using examples of Apple Mac and macOS or Microsoft PC and Microsoft Windows OS.

Seamless Integration

One of the key advantages of getting hardware and software from the same manufacturer is the seamless integration between the two. When the hardware and software are designed to work together, it results in a smoother and more efficient user experience. For instance, Apple’s macOS is specifically developed to run on its Mac hardware, which allows for seamless integration and optimization of performance. This results in a stable and reliable operating system that is designed to work in perfect harmony with the hardware it runs on. The same holds true for Microsoft’s PC hardware and Windows OS.

Enhanced Performance

Hardware and software that are designed to complement each other can deliver enhanced performance. When the manufacturer has control over both the hardware and software components, they can optimize them to work seamlessly together, resulting in improved performance and efficiency. This is especially noticeable in the case of Apple’s Mac and macOS ecosystem, where Apple can fine-tune both the hardware and software components to deliver exceptional performance and user experience. Microsoft also follows a similar approach with its PC hardware and Windows OS, aiming to provide a cohesive experience to its users.

Better User Experience

Using hardware and software from the same manufacturer often results in a better user experience. With integrated hardware and software, users can enjoy a consistent and unified experience across their devices. The user interface, design elements, and functionalities are designed to work in tandem, providing a cohesive and familiar experience for users. This can simplify tasks, reduce learning curves, and enhance overall usability. For example, Apple’s Mac and macOS offer a seamless experience with features such as Handoff, Continuity, and iCloud integration, allowing users to seamlessly switch between their Mac, iPhone, and iPad, enhancing productivity and convenience.

Reliable Support and Updates

Getting hardware and software from the same manufacturer can also result in reliable support and updates. When the same company develops the hardware and software, it can provide more efficient customer support and regular updates. This is because the manufacturer has full control over both the hardware and software components and can quickly diagnose and resolve any issues that may arise. Additionally, software updates can be designed specifically to work with the hardware, ensuring compatibility and stability. This is evident in both Apple’s Mac and macOS ecosystem and Microsoft’s PC and Windows OS, where users can expect regular updates and reliable support.

Enhanced Security

Security is a critical aspect of any technological ecosystem. When hardware and software are developed by the same manufacturer, it allows for tighter integration and security measures. The manufacturer can design the hardware and software components to work in tandem to provide enhanced security features, such as secure boot, firmware-level encryption, and hardware-based security features. This results in a more secure ecosystem for users. For example, Apple’s Mac and macOS ecosystems are known for their robust security features, such as Gatekeeper, File Vault, and Touch ID, providing users with peace of mind when it comes to data security. Microsoft also offers a range of security features in its PC hardware and Windows OS, such as Windows Defender, BitLocker, and Windows Hello, to ensure the security of its users.


In conclusion, getting hardware and software from the same manufacturer, such as Apple Mac and macOS or Microsoft PC and Windows OS, offers several advantages. The seamless integration of hardware and software results in improved performance, enhanced user experience, reliable support and updates, and enhanced security. When the manufacturer has control over both the hardware and software components, they can optimize them to work together, resulting in a cohesive ecosystem that provides a consistent and familiar user experience. Additionally, having hardware and software from the same manufacturer allows for more efficient customer support and regular updates, as well as enhanced security features.


However, it’s important to note that this approach also has some limitations. It may limit the choices and flexibility for users who prefer to mix and match different hardware and software components. It may also result in a higher price point, as the manufacturer may have a premium for their integrated ecosystem. Moreover, it may limit compatibility with third-party hardware or software, as the manufacturer may prioritize their own products.

The decision to get hardware and software from the same manufacturer depends on the preferences and needs of the individual user. Some users may prioritize the seamless integration, enhanced performance, and user experience offered by an integrated ecosystem, while others may prioritize flexibility and compatibility with various hardware and software components. It’s essential to consider the specific requirements and preferences when deciding and choosing the option that best aligns with those needs.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the advantage of getting hardware and software from the same manufacturer, such as Apple Mac/macOS or Microsoft PC/Windows, lies in the seamless integration, enhanced performance, better user experience, reliable support and updates, and enhanced security features. However, it’s important to carefully consider individual preferences and requirements before deciding. Whether one chooses an integrated ecosystem or a mix-and-match approach, it’s crucial to ensure that the hardware and software components work together efficiently to meet one’s needs and expectations.

Hope this helped… Do your homework & research! …and you will better spend your hard-earned money.