Manually install Clover for UEFI booting and configure boot priority with EasyUEFI in Windows
This tutorial will show how to manually install Clover in the EFI system partition of a pre-existing install of UEFI Windows. In the process, you will also learn how to mount the EFI partition and add Clover as a UEFI boot option (using the EasyUEFI program) in Windows.
1. Download the CloverISO.tar.lzma file from Sourceforge and open the file with 7-Zip.
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2. Extract the Clover subfolder to your \Downloads with 7-Zip.
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3. Copy the Clover folder by right clicking on its icon in Windows File Explorer.
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Mounting the EFI System Partition and installing Clover
1. Open an administrative command prompt by clicking the Windows start button, typing cmd and right clicking on the search result as shown below...
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2. Type the following commands, followed by <Enter> after each line:
diskpart list disk select disk # (where # is the disk number of the disk with UEFI Windows) list partition select partition x (where x is the partition number of the EFI system partition. By default, it is usually the 100MB second partition) assign letter=s exit
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3. Open Windows Task Manager as administrator by clicking the Windows start button, typing taskmgr and right clicking on the search result as shown below...
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4. Click Run new task
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5. Click Browse and in the Browse window, navigate to the EFI folder in the System Partition (which is mapped to drive S:) and also select "All files" from the drop down menu...
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6. Right click inside the EFI folder to "paste" the Clover folder we downloaded earlier. If necessary, you can make edits to Clover's default config.plist with Wordpad or add OSX kexts like FakeSMC into the \kexts\other folder while still in the Task Manager browse window. For UEFI booting into OSX, you will most likely need the OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi or OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi driver in EFI\CLOVER\drivers64UEFI (copy from the \CLOVER\drivers-Off\drivers64UEFI folder).
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7. Quit Task Manager.
Add Clover as a UEFI Boot Option using the EasyUEFI Program
1. Open EasyUEFI and click on the small icon with the plus sign (second from top) to add a new entry.
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2. In the Create Boot Entry Window, choose "Linux or other OS" as the entry type, click to select the EFI System partition as the target and browse to the CLOVERX64.efi file (file path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi) as shown below...
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12 Select EFI and browse to CLOVERX64.efi.png 56.69KB 162 downloads
3. Type Clover in the Description field then the OK button.
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4. You will now see the new Clover entry on the main GUI of EasyUEFI. Click on the entry and then click the small up arrow icon to move Clover to the top so it will get priority over the Windows Boot Manager on boot up. Note on this screen, you can also delete/edit/disable boot entries or move them down the boot order.
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5. Click the power menu and select reboot to restart your system. You will now be presented with the Clover Main Menu GUI to boot Windows (or OSX).
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Enjoy and Good Hack !