With High Sierra, the key is to get your Clover configuration and custom DSDT right. After that, High Sierra installs like it's on a real Mac. I would look for a tutorial on installing High Sierra if this is your first Hackintosh. My instructions at the beginning of this thread are old school at this point. But if you have any problems getting things to work, post here and I'll work with you to get your laptop working right. How close are your specs to mine? Same CPU even?
Thanks for the offer
My first Hackintosh was on Maverick, I've been through every upgrade since then and now have 2 fully working Hackintosh desktops running High Sierra. It's been stable for a loooong time
This will be my first laptop Hackintosh. I've read up on compatibility issues with different laptops and came across your thread and I happen to own one of these and like how it looks. Almost like a real Mac.
My CPU is i7-3610QM 2.3Ghz
Radeon HD 7800M Series
Intel HD Graphics 4000
16GB of RAM
I think those are the important parts right? Also, once I get the Wifi/Bluetooth combo card, I don't need a separate Bluetooth and Wifi card like it is right now right? I can install the new card where the existing Bluetooth is today. I was also thinking of putting in a half size PCIe SSD card above where the existing Wifi card is. I took everything apart and discovered there are a total of 3 mini PCIe slots.
In a rush to create the High Sierra install, I didn't copy any of the clover stuff over to the USB stick before I headed out on a business trip. So now I have the USB install stick but it gets stuck on the "Press any key to boot from USB Device.." I'll have to get back home and do the Clover install correctly and try again.
This is actually a pretty nice laptop. I originally purchased a different 17" HP laptop that had overheating issues. HP ended up sending this replacement. My original purchase was no where near this spec. Haven't really used it until I powered it up recently and discovered all the nice things I can do with it.
Just noticed you're in Southern Cal. Me too
By the way, what BIOS version are running now?