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  1. WARNING! I have no affiliation with “DiskMaker X”. Use at your own risk! Thank You to MaLd0n for all of his help getting me up and running! Pre-Requisites You must have a Mac with a working App Store You must have a USB Drive with a size of 8 GB or more Installation In the App Store download macOS High Sierra Download DiskMaker X and run it Setting the OS Install App and the USB Drive - You may want to format the drive into 1 partition If you encounter any errors, see the DiskMaker X FAQ page Download the latest Clover EFI Boot and install it on the same USB Drive - With these Settings: (Thanks to MaLd0n for these settings!) On the USB Drive, on the “EFI” volume, under the “EFI” folder, replace the “CLOVER” folder with the one in this archive: CLOVER Install.zip (Thanks to MaLd0n for these files!) Restart your computer and boot into the USB Drive’s EFI volume In Clover select “Boot OS X Install from ” + your USB Drive’s name ​The first “install” will copy the installer to your hard drive After the first reboot, in Clover, select “Boot macOS Install from ” + your Hard Drive name - Note: I had to do this step twice, before the next step was available to me After the next reboot, in Clover, select “Boot macOS from “ + your Hard Drive name - Note: This will be your normal option going forward Now you will have to install Clover on your Hard Drive, so that you don’t have to use your USB drive anymore. Download the latest Clover EFI Boot and install it on your Hard Drive - With these Settings: (Thanks to MaLd0n for these settings!) On the Hard Drive’s “EFI” volume, under the “EFI” folder, replace the “CLOVER” folder with the one in this archive: CLOVER Install.zip (Thanks to MaLd0n for these files!) Reboot to this new EIF volume on your Hard Drive - Note: This will be your default boot volume - You can set your BIOS to boot to it by default - In Clover, select “Boot macOS from “ + your Hard Drive name - Remember this will be your normal Clover option going forward Download and Install Clover Configurator Post Installation Manual Fixes The Mouse Scroll Wheel is set to the “Apple Touchpad direction” - To fix that, go to System Preferences -> Mouse and uncheck Scroll direction: Natural Eject button is stuck in the menu bar - To remove, hold down Cmd and drag it out of the menu Cannot view Hidden Files - In Finder hold down CMD + Shift + . (dot) ​Home and End keys have weird behavior - ​Use this Post to fix that - Note: The Folder/File you create need to go in your User’s hidden Library folder Known Unresolved Bugs Dual Monitor Bug - When booting up, 1 of your monitors will get turned off - To turn it back on, unplug both monitors, then plug them back in Software I Like to Install Note: I am not affiliated with any of these apps. I also do not guarantee nor take any responsibility for these apps. (This is really just a list to remind me what apps to install, when I do a clean OS install.) [i thought others might also find it useful.] AppCleaner Karabiner Lightshot The Unarchiver CLOVER Install.zip
  2. That is a Good Point. However, it has been by far, the easiest method for me. I have added a warning to my post. Thanks for keeping everyone informed.
  3. I am not sure what you mean... Are you saying to avoid installers like Hackintosh Zone, because you don't know what could have been added to them?
  4. DEPRECATED! Instead Use: [GUIDE] My Hackintosh High Sierra Installation: Gigabyte H170M-D3H-GSM with Intel Core i3, Intel HD, and Realtek ALC892 Installation WARNING! I do not Guarantee Hackintosh Zone! It could contain any kinds of malware! Use at your own risk! Also Note: The Website has a lot of adds and can be slow to navigate! Follow the Steps in this Hackintosh Zone High Sierra Guide​ I installed the Mac Installer on a USB 3 Drive, plugged into one of the USB 2 Ports on the Back of the PC For the BIOS Setup, I used this Post to find all of the settings Under the Customize section, in the install process, set these options: Note: All of these Options are under Hackintosh Zone -> High Sierra Zone Check Kexts -> WiFi & Ethernet - This enables the Ethernet Port Check Kexts -> Audio -> AppleALC - This will enable the Audio Ports After installation, I did not need to performed the "App Store Fix" - However, if you do not and the the App Store doesn't work for you, follow this Post. After the Restart I went to the App Store and installed all Updates (repeat as necessary) After OS Updates, I update the Clover Configurator ​- Be sure to mount the EFI volume first - During the Installation Type step, select Customize button - - Check the Install for UEFI booting only Post Installation Manual Fixes The Mouse Scroll Wheel is set to the Apple Touchpad direction ​To fix that, go to System Preferences -> Mouse and uncheck Scroll direction: Natural The resolution was stuck at 1024x768 Using the Clover Configurator, I selected the Patch VBios option This forced the resolution to 1920x1080 (the max my monitors support)​ I could not change Clover's Theme ​The problem was because Clover had installed it's holiday themes To fix, open Clover Theme Manager and uninstall the holiday themes My hard drive Volume would not boot by default ​Use this Post to set the Using the Default Boot Volume in Clover Configurator Also be sure to set the Timeout option This may cause infinite loops during updates, that you will have to manually select correct volume to get out of ​Home and End keys have weird behavior ​Use this Post to fix that Known Unresolved Bugs The VRAM is set to 7 GB, even though the motherboard default is 32 / 256 I cannot get Dual Monitors to work, even though the motherboard supports up to 3 - Using DVI-D and VGA There is some flickering on the screen - Note: It is worse for some apps, like Chrome and Intell I have been unable to install the macOS HighSierra 10.13.2 Update Combo 10.13.2 Software I Like to Install Note: I am not affiliated with any of these apps. I also do not guarantee nor take any responsibility for these apps. (This is really just a list to remind me what apps to install, when I do a clean OS install.) [i thought others might find it useful.] Karabiner Lightshot The Unarchiver
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