I read the terms and I believe this is permitted, but please tell me if I'm out of play here. I also searched, but because of the keywords in the phrase I'm using, I'm getting rather obscure results, not what I really need to know... Anyways, I bought a 2009 iMac off of eBay, but it is completely formatted and devoid of any OS or install discs. I know absolutely nothing about Macs, and I only have a PC/laptop at my disposal. My question is, if I were to obtain a .dmg file of, oh let's say, OS X 10.8.4, could I use my Windows 8 machine to create a bootable flash drive of said .dmg file that I could use to boot/install OS X onto my iMac? I have seen multiple tutorials on how to achieve this using a Mac to create the boot drive, but I cannot find info on using windows to do this anywhere. Would it be as simple as just copying the .dmg onto the flash drive and booting into it with the Mac?