How to Create macOS Monterey Bootable USB on Windows?
Here you are to download macOS Monterey and to later make that macOS bootable on a USB drive on your Windows. Even though it was quite impossible in the past, especially after Apple announced that they will release only the installer for Mac only.
However, thanks to advanced tools like GibmacOS that enable us to download macOS on Windows too. Before we start the procedure to create a bootable macOS Monterey USB drive on your Windows, let’s know a little bit about GibmacOS.
GibmacOS is a small script that was developed using Python 2 and 3. The script can be used to download macOS El Capitan to the latest versions of macOS on Windows OS. It is not limited to only Windows OS, but can also be used inside macOS too. The only drawback the app has is that GibmacOS downloads any macOS in multiple files.
To run the files on Mac, you will need to combine them and make a single installer. Whereas, on other hand, if you want to use the macOS file for virtualization purposes then you can use them without combining them.
How to create macOS Monterey bootable USB on Windows?
Here are some steps to create macOS Monterey Bootable USB on Windows OS.
The first and the basic step is to download GibmacOS. This will enable you to proceed with the first step to creating a bootable USB. Here is a direct link to the setup file:
Download macOS Monterey
Once you have downloaded GibmacOS, you will need to extract it using WinRAR. Extract the file and run the GibmacOS.bat file. For those who are using Mac, they will find GibmacOS.command file.
Run the file and a window will appear. Select the version of macOS that you will need to download and the downloading procedure will start. Users who are on Windows, for some unknown reasons; will need to download macOS Snow Leopard and Leopard combine to proceed with the download of the latest macOS versions.
Here is the link to download Snow Leopard and Leopard: https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog
This step is only for Mac users. Now go to GibmacOS and find the BuildmacOSInstallApp.command file. Once the file is started, you will need to drag the folder of macOS (the macOS Monterey folder that you have downloaded) to this window.
Soon the procedure will start. This step will combine all of your macOS Monterey files and make a single installer.
Create a bootable USB of macOS Monterey
Now is the time to create the USB bootable. First, you will need to drag your macOS Monterey (and any other macOS installer that you possess) to the Application directory.
Insert your USB flash drive (the USB drive should be at least 16 GB). Go to Disk Utility and select your USB drive. Select the drive and format it. Try to keep the drive type/properties as below:
Name: (according to you)
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Scheme: Master Boot Record
Install macOS Monterey to your USB
Now type one of the following codes below in your terminal. Remember here, you are going to install macOS Monterey so change the name accordingly. We have brought code for numerous types of macOS to fully understand the concept. Still, if you can’t understand then this will help:
How to create macOS Monterey Bootable USB drive with Terminal
macOS Big Sur
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USBName
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USBName
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USBName
macOS High Sierra
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USBName