Up and running with Hackintosh

A couple of days ago I had somewhat crippled my Windows 8.1 install with overzealous attempts to reclaim wasted space on my SSD, so while everything was still more or less running properly, updates and uninstalls would fail. And since it was a copy I had from work and apparently our volume licensing didn’t have the quality assurance or something like that, it wasn’t very clear whether I’d be able to update to Windows 10. So I decided to give Hackintosh a try.