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  1. Hi, sorry for the late answer. I ran across the same problem when I first tried VirtualBox as a VM. AFAIK it had something to do with the UUID of the disk or that it was used by Windows. VMWare however never had that problem here. But I found a possible workaround that seems to work although I would be careful if your OS X and Windows share the same SSD/HDD: "A simple fix for vm ware fusion if it is saying insufficiant permissions is to open file on MAC, go to where the virtual machene is located, right click on the icon, click show package contents, and delete all the folders with the extension '.lck'. These are lock files that are stopping you from opening the virtual machene."
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    macOS Mojave - It's out!

    Such a nice feature!
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    macOS Mojave - It's out!

    Upgrade went pretty straightforward from the app store. Just had to update Clover and check the apfsloader/remove old apfs with my chipset. Because I skipped the beta this time, I wasn't aware that the desktop wallpaper changes to dark at night, even if you have the light theme activated. nice! Anyone else noticed?
  4. Have you shift + reloaded your browser(cache)? Attached with and without, browser FF but I use dont know if 132 and 134 do work.
  5. What does not work, is it still showing ads or are you unable to connect? The IPs are directly taken from the AdGuard site.
  6. Don't use extensions, use AdGuard DNS by setting your OS X DNS to these servers: Or use IPv6 addresses 2a00:5a60::ad1:0ff 2a00:5a60::ad2:0ff Advantages over extensions: 1. No need for AdBlockers anymore 2. Works in every browser and App at the same time 3. Perfect for iPhones and iPads, too 4. AdBlock walls often fail detections Source: https://adguard.com/en/adguard-dns/overview.html
  7. Business Insider: Apple is moving further away from relying on Intel, according to new report
  8. Looking at the global marketshare, we have 59% mobile devices (increasing) and 41% desktops (decreasing). Like any other company, Apple will focus on the market where the money is. Mainly there are three reasons for Cupertino to switch IMO. First is quantum tunneling. Moore's law will end probably at 2022 because we can't get any smaller in terms of nm without errors and simply adding multi cores does not fix the problem either. This is or should be enough for an exit strategy to leave this CPU technology and look for a new but also downward compatible solution. Second thing I thought of is that Apple by now is developing it's A-Series for years, and particularly the A11 is interesting because it already has a built in a neuronal network hardware part to speed up face recognition and other tasks that can be computed much faster and more efficient with AI than with todays standard architecture alone. So what would you do if you were Apple? I would develop a CPU that can be used in all of my devices, so I can start research and development for the years ahead and use my already available resources. Finally, with Intel stepping back from (or at least delaying the development of) 10nm CPUs (if even possible) this was a clear decision to not be left in some uncertain future. But this does not have to end hackintoshs because the quantum limitation affects all CPU manufactors and there could be the uprise of something fundamental different in the next 2 to 7 years that will still be downward compatible of course.
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  10. I think we've all been at that point a few times. This happens when you do it right. (instead of doing it wrong and use some ready to go thing that will patch your system with loads of modded kext files but you don't know exactly what's going on and for the price of what) If you can get to the desktop with -x it's not that bad. Without knowing your system I'd recommend this: In most cases it's the best option to start excluding the graphics drivers first. You are booting VESA mode anyway, so I'd recommend to start with an mkdir an make a new folder called e.g. extensions_disabled and move your graphics drivers there from S/L/E. From there you can see if it boots fine w/o -x and start adding drivers back. You can always move them back by booting into -s, doing fsck and mount and after that just cd .. in your directory and move files with mv.
  11. RX480, i5-HD530 and GA-Z170 fully working with Sierra modifications and apfs. After digging through some threads I was preparing for a painful upgrade. Instead, it turned out to be one of the smoothest transitions ever. I started with an external testdrive and installed on apfs to see if Clover is ok with the new filesystem. After that I updated my existing Sierra. I'm using Clover v.4128 with GM apfs.efi driver, own dsdt & ssdt and same patches as in Sierra. Just started the inplace update and boom, everything works like a charm. I really did not expect that. The RX480 is detected correctly as a Radeon Pro 480/575 and my idle Intel HD Graphics 530 also supports Metal. Recovery also boots fine and the "Preboot Filevault" does too, even if I have to take a deeper look in here. (only have an idea what it's purpose is, yea filevault obviously).
  12. For me it's very different. I need to work in x-code and Windows at the same time, like to access my iTunes library from there because of the playlists and most of my personal bookmarks etc are under OS X. But as I already mentioned above, it's not for gaming or other metal/opengl/opencl relevant programs but I think this is true for any VM. It works fairly good with anything else tho.
  13. Hi, this tutorial is about running your physical hackintosh installation in Windows. It's not about setting up a new OS X VM. As always it's very simple once you know, but it however took me a while to figure out the settings, especially using IDE in the VM and using the Clover/EFI partition or not. Luckily, it turned out we have to skip it, so we can leave Clover (or any other bootmanager) untouched. What's the point? If you have to do tasks in Windows, be it mining bitcoins, 3D-rendering, gaming or simply work with a windows-only software, you probably at the same time miss your OS X. The advantages over a simple new virtual machine running with your personal setup are many: Imagine you can use all your data, listen to your iTunes library, use your installed and configured programs and work with your settings. It also comes in handy when you messed up your installation for some reason and want to conveniently fix it. And last but not least don't forget you save the 25GB minimum space for a virtual disk what is probably not sooo insignificant since (I assume) most of us already switched to SSDs and only a few may have picked the models above 500GB because they are still pricy. tl;dr Gain advantages by hooking up your existing Hackintosh installation in a VM and work in your personal OS X environment whenever you like, even under Windows. If you have High Sierra with APFS installed it will most likely not work (yet), because Paragon and probably VMWare don't support the filesystem (yet). That being said, let's get started: 1. Preparing Instructions - do all possible reboots as required while installing - install Paragon HFS+ 11 or above (buy or know where) - install VMWare Player (free for private use) - install Unlocker from Insanelymac (free) 2. in VMWare, set up a new virtual machine - choose "I will install the operation system later" next > - choose "Apple Mac OS X" and "macOS 10.12" next > - choose "Store virtual Disk as a single file" next > and next> - choose 5GB Maximum disk size (we delete it later) and pick "Store in a single file" next > - Finish 3. in VMWare, configure your new machine - click on "Edit the virtual machine settings" - delete your new 5GB virtual Hard Disk (SATA) - click Add... on the bottom, select Hard Disk - select SATA (IDE works, too but I'd prefer SATA in 2017) (UPDATED) - pick "Use a physical disk" - select your harddisk with your OS X installation on it and pick "use individual partitions" - now do not select your UEFI partition, select the partition with your OS X: Example: My Sierra is on my PhysicalDrive 3 which I selected before. As we all know, the EFI partition is always the first partition (0), so my OS X (and probably yours, too) is on the second partition (1). So I check partition 1 and click next and finish. - if all is set and done, close VMWare. 4. check your VMWare .vmx file - replace the green parts with your data and move to "C:\Users\YourWindowsUsername\Documents\Virtual Machines\YourVM-Name\" - open yourVM-name.vmx with the Windows Editor and add the folowing lines only if they are missing: smc.version = "0" firmware = "efi" Click save. 5. VMWare optimization I choose half of my physical RAM, maxed out the graphics RAM and choose half of my physical CPU-Cores in the VM settings. 6. Finalize (UPDATED) Go to your VMWare program folder, right-click on vmplayer.exe and under Preferences > Compatibility > check the "Run as administrator" checkbox on the bottom. And that's it! Screenshots for reference. Now you have your OS X install available in Windows, too. If it asks you for updating the VMWare Tools, click yes or install them with one of the tools in the download section here on insanelymac. You can also add other Harddrives to your VM. What will not work: VMWares unity-mode in Windows - it's not supported for OS X yet. Gaming, the graphic is slow-ish but enough for coding, office, music and all basic tasks.
  14. Ok, got it working. I now can boot my native hackintosh partition in a Windows VM. If someone has the same idea, I will explain, as soon as I have time.
  15. Hi pippox0, thanks for your reply! This seems to be an interesting idea but currently no option for me because I'm lacking on SSD space. My progress: So far I'm able to boot the physical hackintosh recovery partition vanilla when pointing a new boot entry in VMware BIOS. But no dice and KP with the main installation. It's either a "wrong firmware" error when I use Clover, (SMC Version = 0 in .vmx) or I get a KP when I try to boot without (well, pretty obvious but sometimes weird hacked machine magic make things possible one never thought of ). A bigger problem seems to be the Windows rights-management with Apple Bootcamp HFS+ drivers. I don't want to use the Paragon drivers because VMWare don't like it and they are not very reliable. So I came to the conclusion to use my physical recovery, set up a new virtual Disk and install xcode there to work with. And take my time to figure out how to work around the rest. When (if) I figured it out, I'll post a tutorial.