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Section 1:

How to make Clover default bootloader after Installing Windows on UEFI.


If you installed windows on you Hackintosh and now you don’t have access to your macOS anymore this guide will help you to get back the clover as the main bootloader.

The reason that this is happening is because when you install windows after installing macOS the UEFI bootloader will change from:

\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI (Clover bootloader)
to
\EF\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi


So, in order to make clover the default bootloader again you need to edit the UEFI boot entries and change the boot media file from “bootmgrfw.efi” to “BOOTX64.EFI” and here is how to do that.

I personally use BOOTICEx64 which is for 64Bit version of windows and if you use 32Bit version of Windows you need to use the x86 version.

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Here is what you need to do:

1. Open BOOTICE and from the tabs on the top select “UEFI”

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2. Click “Edit Boot Entries” button

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3. From UEFI boot entries select “Windows Boot Manager”

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4. From “Boot entry configurations” change “Menu Title” from “Windows Boot Manager” to whatever name that you like, I changed mine to “macOS Sierra” because that’s the version of the macOS that I have and from “Media file” change “​\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi” to “\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI” and finally select “Boot this entry next time”
Now save the new entries by clicking “Save current boot entry”

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5. By clicking the “Save current boot entry” you will see the confirmation window. Click ok and you’re done.

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6. Now restart your computer and now you will see Clover’s boot menu and boot into macOS.


"Thanks to Pauly for BOOTICE"

Section 2:

Here’s how to create a custom entry to rename the Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from EFI to "Windows 10"

1. Open clover configurator and select GUI

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2. Click the + sign to add a new Boot entry.

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3. From the Volume drop down menu select the EFI partition that has the “Microsoft” boot files. In my case it is the EFI (disk2)

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4. Add your desired name for the new custom entry like “Windows 10” or whatever you like, Click the “Title / FullTitle” check box.
Select the type of the Operating system that you are creating the custom entry for which again in this case it is Windows and then select the volume type which is an internal disk in this case.

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5. Save you settings and reboot. If you have done exactly as instructed here then you will see the new entry in the clover’s boot menu.

 

 

To easily hide unwanted partitions in clover's boot menu without having to create the custom entries using clover configurator see this post.



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@cyberdevs super instruction. :hysterical:



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Super easy and safety. Thank you

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@luky35 @ Sherlocks
Thanks guys


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I wonder what is best app for mount ESP in windows10?

I always use administor account with mount app for mount esp.


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I wonder what is best app for mount ESP in windows10?

I always use administor account for mount esp.


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It has a builtin app for mounting the EFI/ESP partition on the first menu called "Parts Manage" super handy


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It has a builtin app for mounting the EFI/ESP partition on the first menu called "Parts Manage" super handy


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No need administor account in windows10? Sorry for repeat question.

In windows7, no need administor account.

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No need administor account in windows10? Sorry for repeat question.

In windows7, no need administor account.

It's ok :)

I tested it on an administrator account and it works without a problem, if it fails on a normal user account you can easily run the app with "Run as Administrator" option.

 

I hope that answers your question. ;)



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It's ok :)
I tested it on an administrator account and it works without the a problem, if it fails on a normal user account you can easily run the app with "Run as Administrator" option.

I hope that answers your question. ;)

Its great app. I will add essential app.
Thank you so much again.

Have a good day

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Its great app. I will add essential app.
Thank you so much again.

Have a good day

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You're welcome :)

 

You have a great day too ;)



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great as always  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim: 



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great as always  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:

Thanks :)



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Thanks

I find Here original BOOTICE  :)



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Thanks

I find Here original BOOTICE  :)

Thanks for the link :) I added the original source :)



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@cyberdevs hi,

 

Please help?

 

I tested the Mac and Windows 10 installation. Everything OK, even the macOS Sierra is now running.

I am interested in if it is possible to rename "Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from EFI to "Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from Windows 10"

 

Picture:

 

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hello again

idk that mount esp partition. where is button for mount esp?

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i tested boot entry edit. its great and simple.

 



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@cyberdevs hi,

 

Please help?

 

I tested the Mac and Windows 10 installation. Everything OK, even the macOS Sierra is now running.

I am interested in if it is possible to rename "Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from EFI to "Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from Windows 10"

 

Picture:

 

http://shrani.si/f/1...sv0Z/rename.png

I think you need to create a custom boot entry for that.


hello again

idk that mount esp partition. where is button for mount esp?

 

i tested boot entry edit. its great and simple.

You need to select the ESP/EFI partition and choose "Assign Drive Letter" then it will be mounted and you can open it in "My Computer" or "This PC".

Is that what you are looking for?



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I think you need to create a custom boot entry for that.

You need to select the ESP/EFI partition and choose "Assign Drive Letter" then it will be mounted and you can open it in "My Computer" or "This PC".
Is that what you are looking for?

Yes. I learned one from you. I will try. Thank you

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It will not work,

 

OK, thank you.



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Yes. I learned one from you. I will try. Thank you

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My pleasure :)


It will not work,

 

OK, thank you.

Sorry, I don't get it, what will go?







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