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  1. All I did was the following: 1. Remove drive from Mac Pro 2. Install Sierra straight from the App to Mac Pro's disk using your supported Mac/ hack - I used a USB3 to SATA3 adapter - If using a Mac can also be done with target disk if you have Thunderbolt to Firewire cable - If using a hack just plug it in internally 3. Modify PlatformSupport.plist to include Mac Pro's identifier and board ID - The one from El Cap is probably fine 4. Plug drive back in and boot normally!
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    OS X 10.11.1 is out!

    That bug's not hack related, happens on real macs too. Who knows why... but still better than the Windows update mess!
  3. Forged: copied fraudulently; fake. *facepalm*
  4. Has anyone else been experiencing a crashing installer/ preference pane with the new drivers and Yosemite? Always seems to crash at the registering components stage, hangs system and requires hard reboot. The drivers seem to partially install, the preference pane will not load though. Using MacPro 3,1 system definition at the moment.
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    Remove wifi icon

    Alternatively hold down command and drag the icon out of the menubar.
  6. Confirmed fixed here, under 10.10.2, hack sleeps all night. ^ You did remember to turn off wake for network access after all that?
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    mavericks vmware image and windows

    There's no reason I can think of (and I'm not even sure if it's possible) to create a "dual boot" virtual machine. Virtual machines are only designed to run one operating system. But the good news is, you can make more than one virtual machine in VMware. All you need to do is create a new VM and install Windows 7. Easy.
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    Flashplayer frustration

    You might need to disable hardware acceleration. It fixed the problem for me. Open /Library/Application Support/Macromedia/mms.cfg and add the line DisableHardwareAcceleration=1. It probably won't let you save the file. To get around, save a copy to your desktop, then replace the original with the copy.
  9. What type of DL-DVI to HDMI adapter do you have? Active or passive - has a power cable/ USB power or not? These guys say that not all adapters will work with high resolutions, and that you need an active adapter: http://superuser.com/questions/332099/does-a-hdmi-to-dvi-dual-link-adapter-exist-i-dont-care-about-the-price
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    Permanently Banned From Tonymacx86

    Are you absolutely sure that it was him that added you to that list? And obviously, you didn't actually spam the forums or make multiple accounts, right? If the answers to those questions are yes and no respectivally, then that sort of conduct warrents some further action IMO. Contact those guys at Stop Spam and explain the situation as a first step. DDos is out of the question, it's illegal in some countries and it takes a lot of people to orgistrte regardless, but there are other options avliable. Use your immgnation...
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    Mac Pro 2008 Case - HACKINTOSH

    Yeah you're completely right. These things do put out a lot of heat and chew through a lot of power. Still, you can palm them off to photo/ graphic designer types (who don't really care about things like that) for a fair bit. Just something to think about before ripping one of these things apart.
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    Mac Pro 2008 Case - HACKINTOSH

    Sure you want to mod a 2008 mac pro just yet? They're actually still pretty decent machines. Stick in an SSD and a new graphics card and you've a pretty solid machine even by today's standards. Depending on your model, you could probably sell it for about $400, get a second hand G5 case for ~$50 and save yourself at least $300.
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    Outlook messages missing after Yosemite update

    Same thing happened to me in Outlook 2011 recently, not directly after an upgrade to Yosemite though. It actually happened simultaneously on both my hack and MBP. In the end I just re-downloaded everything from the server. Hopefully that option is available to you. If not try restoring 'Microsoft User Data' folder in ~/Documents.
  14. Same issues on a real MacPro 3,1 here running beta 4 - haven't tried on the hackintosh yet. Applying the fix described above kills internet for me too. I've been experiencing very poor network connectivity (wifi) under this beta regardless though. It won't load pages for ~10min after boot and then at random intervals afterwards, it's like a tap, on or off. Definitally related to the OS, northing to do with signal strength or local internet, am using hackintosh favourite TP-Link WDN-4800 which works great in real Mac's too. Hope they sort all of this out before final GM...
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    Mavericks 10.9.5 Total Lock up

    So you can force the issue by downloading a large file? Really could be anything... even a software bug in an application you're using. Not your internet browser is it? FF was crashing my MacBook under similar circumstances on 10.9.4 a little while back... System logs give any clues? What kexts are in use? What booloader? OSX version, updated to 10.9.5? Any other clues or people with similar problems on similar hardware? Also as a side note, from my experience, hacks are great as hobby/ personal machines. But if you're relying on one to make a living, it might be a good idea to get a real mac too. You've gotta do your own IT support with these things and you don't want to let that stop you from doing your job.
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    Mac cleaner software

    IMO, Clean My Mac is just consumer-friendly crapware for OSX. 1. OSX does a good enough job of keeping itself 'clean'. 2. You're smart enough to do any additional cleaning or cache clearing yourself. 3. UI is very condescending and childish. I've had some strange side effects using this program in the past, only use if you're desperately low on disk space.
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    Macbook Pro (2010) with BT 4.0?

    If it's possible at all (which we don't know yet), I doubt it'll be figured out before the final Yosemite is released. My guess is that it'll invlove upgrading the internal buletooth modual as well as modifying system files/ firmware to trick your MBP into thinking it's a 2012 model. But rest asured a lot of people will want to do this so the hackers will be working on it come October.
  18. As far as I know, almost all of the i5/i7 processors currently available (baring the expensive Ivy-E series) have integrated GPU's. And you definitely want an i5 or i7. IMO you've already picked a pretty good CPU... changing it simply means you'll save money in exchanged for reduced performance when encoding - it's up to you to find out the balance you want. As far as the graphics card goes... well if you never do anything 3D/ gaming related, and you don't use GPU accelerated anything (again this is something you'll need to research), then you may not even need a graphics card because your CPU already has the capability to drive the screen. But I wouldn't recommend this personally, Nvidia discrete graphics usually work with the least hassles on hacks. If you don't feel like you need all the power of a 770, check out the 760 or 740, both of which are significantly cheaper.
  19. 1. Clover is gaining popularity right now, in future it'll probably replace Chameleon as the default go-to bootloader for hackintosh. It provides a more mac-like experience at the cost of a steeper learning curve. For now though, Charmeleon is much easier to use and definitely what you should be using for your first OSX install. But also if you want to run Yosemite any time soon, you'll most likely need Clover. 2. For RAM, it really just depends on what you're doing with your PC. For example with 3D work you can never have enough, but for gaming you really don't need all that much. From my limited understanding, for video/ photo editing, CPU power is much more important than the amount of RAM you have. At a guess, 16GB would be ample for your needs. People tend to wind up with 4/8/16/32GB configurations because RAM sticks usually come in pairs (2x2GB, 2x4GB, 2x8GB, 4x8GB etc...). This is because memory performs better in a dual/quad channel configuration than if it were lumped together into one big single stick. I'd say start with 2x 8GB and work your way up if you ever need to. 3. You won't get any decent 27" display for less than about $600... but a good 24" you could probably find for 2-300. The ACD is an all round nice display, comes in a 24" version too. Plug in an apple keyboard and you'll be able to control the screen brightness/ speaker volume with the function keys just like you do on a MacBook. Plus you've got a camera and mic built in. You might have trouble getting that sort of seamless functionality with PC hardware on a hack. But if none of that really matters, pretty much any monitor you get will work with any PC or Mac so long as you've got the right adapters for it.
  20. True, it just depends on what you're using your PC for. Still at 256GB, even when loaded with your OS, heaps of apps and even a few VM's, you're likely to have more than 100GB left. You can use that overhead for editing and move the results to your HDD when you're done. But of course, if you're not looking to save money, by all means get as bigger SSD as you want. I think with the Samsung ones, the 256GB+ models have the faster controllers.
  21. Copy VM's to Mac drive, get permissions as you want them, copy back to NTFS drive? Does the NTFS drive have a Windows install on it? If it's just a data drive, you could copy files off, reformat as Mac or exFAT and then put the files back. Or better yet, shrink the NTFS partition make a new Mac partition just for the VM's. If all else fails, try Parallels! IMO it's better than Fusion anyways.
  22. And Chameleon too! If this is your first hack, I would recommend starting out with Mavericks/ Chameleon and experimenting with Clover once you feel comfortable. As for storage... 256GB SSD is pretty standard. If you've got a 2TB HDD, it's more than enough for most people. You can always get another one if it isn't. Your config would make a pretty awesome hackintosh, on par with/ exceeding the highest configuration iMac. You could save on the RAM get 16 if you don't need the full 32. But cutting anything else will just mean reduced performance. For your monitor, you could also get an Apple Cinema Display - it'd work with both your Hack and Mac and give you a great experience on both. You can get them used for about $650 for the 27". Or pop for a thunderbolt motherboard and buy the newer Thunderbolt Display directly from Apple. I got a 27" ACD for my hack and would recommend it, just the little things like keyboard brightness/ volume controls and the camera all working 100% natively make it a good choice. And the screen is great too. You need a $5 mini-DP to DP adapter to connect it to a PC. But a normal PC monitor is a good choice too. Good luck.
  23. A strange issue started occurring with my hack shortly after the 10.9.2 update. Currently, I'm using a patched DSDT and AppleHDA (thanks to toleda's guides) to enable onboard and HDMI audio with my GA-x79-UP4 system. And they work just fine. I don't believe there's any problem there. However, shortly after resume from sleep, audio is lost across the entire system about 2 out of every 3 times. Onboard, HDMI and USB are all gone. Using the terminal to kextunload and then kextload AppleHDA restores audio... but that's going to get old pretty fast. I think I'm experiencing the same issue that's been affecting some real macs with mavericks. The symptoms, cause and 'cure' are the same by the sounds of it. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5482053?tstart=0 Rolling back to earlier versions of AppleHDA don't seem to do the trick, nor does using other ways to enable HDA i.e. kext instead of DSDT. So I'm almost certain the problem isn't related to anything hackintosh. So what I'm trying to work out is: what about the 10.9.2 update triggered the bug? It was fine on 10.9.1. Anyone else out there experiencing this or have any input? Cheers.
  24. Easy fix. Windows and OSX read the time from your bios differently. Windows reads it as local time, OSX as universal. Reboot between them a few times and things quickly get messed up. You fix it by telling Windows to use universal time. Open regedit and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation Then create a new dword called "RealTimeIsUniversal" and set it to 1.
  25. You missed my point completely. Hackintosh is meant to be a hobby. If you don't have the time for it, just use your Mac.