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Thanks. I ordered the same card. Are the instructions on the first page still accurate? I’m going to take the plunge and install high Sierra on my HP, exact same model as yours. Was Sierra or any of the previous versions more stable than this as far as all of the features working flawlessly?

 

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?



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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?



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OK, the chip near the hard drive bays is not a BT chip, it is the HP Wireless Audio chip.  That's the only thing that will work in that slot, to my knowledge.  I could never get a separate BT chip to work in that slot.  That's why I have the combo in the wifi slot.  The slot next to the wifi card is for mSATA SSD.  I have one there and it works great.  It will become your primary boot device once you plug a chip into the slot.  Are the 3 slots you mentioned the wireless audio, mSATA and wifi/BT slots?  If so, I'm aware of those but I was wondering if you found something I wasn't aware of.

 

You will need to disable your 7850m GPU in order to get High Sierra to load.  For that, you will need to patch your DSDT.  You can try using the DSDT that Cicetto posted above, it's working pretty good for me.  You'll need a bunch of kexts in your Clover directory and I have 2 kexts that only work in L/E -- GenericBrightness.kext and AppleX86PlatformPluginInjector.kext.  The latter kext gives me 7 P-States using XCPM.

 

Here's the kexts I keep in Clover/kexts/10.13:

 

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Let me know if you need any help getting your Envy up and running.

 



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Those are the only 3 PCIe slots I found. Good to know the one next to the HDD is the one you don’t want to remove :). As for disabling ATI, I don’t see an option in the bios like some of the screenshots I’ve seen. I’m running the latest bios which I think is F0? Are those kexts zipped up somewhere I can download from? Thanks

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Those are the only 3 PCIe slots I found. Good to know the one next to the HDD is the one you don’t want to remove :). As for disabling ATI, I don’t see an option in the bios like some of the screenshots I’ve seen. I’m running the latest bios which I think is F0? Are those kexts zipped up somewhere I can download from? Thanks

 

You need a custom DSDT in order to remove your ATI GPU.  There is a RehabMan patch for disabling the GPU which is incorporated in my DSDT and the one that Cicetto posted above.  I can't upload all the kexts to this forum because it will exceed the size of attachments but, when you're ready, I can upload them to a location and you can download them from there.  I will provide the link via PM.  Most of the kexts are easily available online and many of them are in RehabMan's GitHub.  Still, I will zip them up and let you download them purely for convenience sake.



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Thanks :) have you tried dual booting with Windows?

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Yes, I am set up for that.  I have Win10 on the HDD in Bay 1 and can select to boot to it through Clover.

 

Most of the time, however, I use Windows 10 in Parallels and also Ubuntu.







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