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Edited the 15/07/2014

Hi all !

 

After months of passive research i have found on some different forums a DSDT solution for disabling the NVidia card.

Disabling Nvidia allow to save battery power of 2x and temperature of laptop too.

 

 

 

 

My Specs

 

Acer Aspire V3-571G-73614G50Makk

:: Processor
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Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
:: Memory
4096 MB
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M - 2048 MB, Core: 708 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 80.07.14.00.09, Optimus
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15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LG Philips LP156WH4-TLA1, TFT LED
:: Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
:: Networking
Broadcom NetLink BCM57785 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth
:: Optical drive
MAT{censored}A DVD-RAM UJ8B0AW
:: Hackintosh Config
 
 
 
DSDT/SSDT Method ( :excl: work on it, not fully fonctionnal :excl: ) : Link here
 
DSDT Method (work with all bootloader)

 

Instructions

Needed 

  • AIDA64 version 2.80 --> link
  • ssdtPRGen.sh --> link
  • AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext --> link
  • MacIASL --> link

 

Disabling NVidia card

  • In the first step, dump your dsdt from Windows with AIDA64 (version 2.80 max) --> tuto YouTube
  • Reboot on OSX
  • This patch don't need to extract or modify any SSDT. You can see the DSDT edits in the link of qwerty12 topic in credits. Quickly, in DSDT, i call external method for disabling the card. These links calls methods of SSDT-4 in my config but can be different with your machine. You don't need to copy manually the _OFF method from SSDT to DSDT. Add these lines if you don't have them to the top of your DSDT :
[...]

External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS3, MethodObj)
External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS0, MethodObj)
External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF, MethodObj)
External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON, MethodObj)
External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGOF, MethodObj)
External (_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGON, MethodObj)

[...]
  • I added the method  M_OF before the _WAK method : 
[...]

Method (M_OF, 0, NotSerialized)
    {
        If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF)) 
        { 
            \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF()
        }
        If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS3))
        {
            \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS3()
        }
        If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGOF))
        {
            \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGOF()
        }
​    }

[...]

 

  • After that, i call the M_OF method in _WAK :
[...]
Method (_WAK, 1, Serialized)
     {
         M_OF ()
         If (LAnd (LEqual (\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.AAST, One), LEqual (\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.AAEN, One)))
         {
             Store (Zero, GP53)
[...]
  • And i call the M_OF method in the _INI method :
[...]
Method (_INI, 0, NotSerialized)
         {
             Store (0x07D0, OSYS)
             M_OF ()
             If (CondRefOf (\_OSI, Local0))
             {
                 If (_OSI ("Windows 2001"))
[...]
  •  chameleon.png If you use Chameleon or branch, paste your modified DSDT to your Extra folder and add these options to your org.chameleon.Boot.plist :
<key>DSDT</key>
<string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string>
<key>DropSSDT</key>
<string>No</string>
  • four-leaf-clover.png If you use Clover Bootloader, copy DSDT file in "EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched"
  • Reboot and go to Applications/Utilities/System Information 
  • Go to Graphics Card Section, if the NVidia Chipset not appear, it’s working.

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Enable the SpeedStep management

 

The only problem with this technic is the Power Management. When your turn off the DropSSDT flags in org.chameleon.Boot.plist, Chameleon don’t go dump your SSDT tables in the ACPI tables of your machine.

For enabling SpeedStepper with that fix, you should make a patched SSDT with the ssdtPRGen method :

 

  • Download the later ssdtPRGen.sh
  • Be sure that your SMBios.plist is appropriate with your CPU and system (A good SMBios can fix the iMessage, iCloud, iTunes and Apple Store connexion and login bugs). With my V3-571G core i7, i prefer the Macmini6,2 model for more speed steps.
  • In Terminal app, launch the ssdtPRGen.sh with command :
sudo sh /the_way_of_your_file/ssdtPRGen.sh
  • chameleon.png  Write your password and type "y" when it’s demanded for make a ssdt_pr.aml in your Extra folder only if you use Chameleon bootloader.
  • four-leaf-clover.png  If you use clover, copy this file in "EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched" and rename it to ssdt-1.aml. If you have already a ssdt-1, rename it to ssdt-2... :hyper:
  • Reboot 
  • To be sure that your Speed Stepper is patched, download the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext and add it to your System/Library/Extensions/ folder with the kext installer of your choice. I for one better in Kext Utility.
  • Rebuild cache with the app of your choice (kext utility make that automaticly) and reboot.
  • At start, open your terminal app and type this command : 
cat /var/log/system.log | grep "AICPUPMI:"
  • If you can see a lot of P-States, you did a good job.

 

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About problems

 

Problem with auto ON after sleep

  • Past this method before the M_OF method in your DSDT :
Method (M_ON, 0, NotSerialized)
{
If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON))
{
\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON()
}
If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS0))
        {
            \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS0()
        }
If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGON))
        {
            \_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGON()
        }
​ }
  • After that, call M_ON method in _PTS (Prepare To Sleep) so that the _WAK after sleep can shutdown the card. (thanks to RehabMan)
Method (_PTS, 1, NotSerialized)
    {
        M_ON ()
[...]

Error of compilation

 

If you find an error of compilation in MacIASL after have make a clean DSDT (with no error), like "Line 1 : Input file does not appear to be an ASL or data table source file"

 

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Try to delete all return to the line in the M_ON or M_OF method or just replace it like that :

 

  • M_OF
Method (M_OF, 0, NotSerialized){If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF()}If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS3)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS3()}If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGOF)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGOF()}}
  • M_ON
Method (M_ON, 0, NotSerialized){If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON()}If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS0)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._PS0()}If (CondRefOf(\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGON)){\_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGON()}}

Credit

 

Thanks to PikeRAlpha for ssdtPRGen.sh

Thanks to 'qwerty12' for all informations --> link of her topic

Thanks to 'Skvo' for speedster and SSDT solution --> link of her post

Thanks to RehabMan for their instructions

Thanks to LexHimself for the SSDT method

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Great work man, do you think that your patch is compatible or can be modified to work on my dsdt ? Nvidia card is 670mx with hd4000

 

DSDT https://www.dropbox.com/s/ehmksupwhn1440d/DSDT.aml

IOREG https://www.dropbox.com/s/4k1b5nbuxl3tqz7/ioreg.ioreg

 

Hi Badaxe, try with that and say to me if your card is disabled.

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Hey, do you think that your patch is compatible or can be modified to work on my dsdt? I have a Nvidia GTX 765m and a Intel HD4600


 


DSDT https://www.dropbox.com/s/vx30qnw4l270qcc/DSDT.aml


IOREG https://www.dropbox.com/s/4rffijvra3verdw/XMG%20C702.ioreg


 

Is it important that I create my DSDT with AIDA64, or can I create my DSDT with DSDT Editor on Mac?

I use Clover v.2330.

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Is it important that I create my DSDT with AIDA64, or can I create my DSDT with DSDT Editor on Mac?

 

 

DSDT Editor is a good editor but it can only extract the DSDT. AIDA can extract DSDT, SSDT, and all ACPI's tables. 

Can you extract your SSDT tables and upload it here ?

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I got some Problems.

 

First is, I don't find the option "ACPI Tools" on Windows 8.1 at the actual AIDA64 Version. But I have found a older Version 3.20.2600 and there ist the option "ACPI Tools".

The Program says that my Motherboard was not found or is Unkown.

 

Second is, that when I use the old Version of AIDA64 in ACPI Tool and click on Save Table I see 7 Lists of SSDT.

Which one you need?

 

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Should I upload all?

 

Here is a Zip with all SSDT 1 to 7 from up to down and the actual DSDT.

 


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Hi guy !

I have opened your DSDT, the first have a bug or is wrong and the second is so buggy ! I try to debbug it but i'm not sure to getting there...

I tell you quickly if i'm able to do it.


Can you upload your DSDT original extracted from AIDA too please ?


Edit : I have found your PS3 and DSM method in SSDT-7, i think that the hack will be functional.

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I got some Problems.

 

First is, I don't find the option "ACPI Tools" on Windows 8.1 at the actual AIDA64 Version. But I have found a older Version 3.20.2600 and there ist the option "ACPI Tools".

The Program says that my Motherboard was not found or is Unkown.

 

Second is, that when I use the old Version of AIDA64 in ACPI Tool and click on Save Table I see 7 Lists of SSDT.

Which one you need?

 

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Should I upload all?

 

Here is a Zip with all SSDT 1 to 7 from up to down and the actual DSDT.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fgg87z14moyboji/DSDT%20SSDT%20AIDA64.zip

Disassemble them correctly:

# in Terminal, with recent iasl
iasl -da *.bin *.aml
These patches for DSDT:

into method label ADBG replace_content begin //nothing end;
Remove all the lines 'Zero' starting at line ~6258.

 

You then have a DSDT which will compile with no errors.

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Hi all I have a samsung notebook series 3 with nvidia optimus and 520MX intel hd 3000 I would like to disable the secondary display adapter in order to use the video card intel 3000. This guide is fine for my notebook? thank you very much

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Hi Mydoom3.

 

Try it and if you have a problème, post there.

 

 

 

 


Disassemble them correctly:

# in Terminal, with recent iasl
iasl -da *.bin *.aml
These patches for DSDT:
into method label ADBG replace_content begin //nothing end;
Remove all the lines 'Zero' starting at line ~6258.

You then have a DSDT which will compile with no errors.

 

 

Yes but this dsdt was modified and have 160 errors. With the original DSDT, it's more simple ^_^

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I think it's a bit easier to disable your nvidia optimus in your ssdt ( especially for Haswell ). And you should decompile your dsdt/ssdt through iasl to reduce errors to minimum

P/S: here an example for you, I patched it already, although this Alienware can use the GTX 765M: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/296713-alienware-17-need-help-with-dsdt-compile-error/

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Here is my DSDT original extracted from AIDA.

 

AIDA64_dsdt.aml.zip

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Yes a


I see that but the DSDT is corrupted. I can't make a clean result for save in aml... Sorry dude, i did my best :(

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Yes a

 

I see that but the DSDT is corrupted. I can't make a clean result for save in aml... Sorry dude, i did my best :(

Post #10 contains instructions for obtaining an error free DSDT compile.

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To Post #10

I have no idea how your method works.
In which terminal I need to copy the code?

# in Terminal, with recent iasl
iasl -da *.bin *.aml

I need to use the program MaciASL, DSDT Editor or DSDTSE?

I found this: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/4-iasl-intel-acpi-tools-x64/

Can you post a tutorial or some explanations?

 

At the moment I get about 150 Errors, but I don't use the Code in the Terminal...I don´t know how does it goes... :(

 

THANK YOU GUYS!!

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To Post #10

 

I have no idea how your method works.

In which terminal I need to copy the code?

# in Terminal, with recent iasl
iasl -da *.bin *.aml

I need to use the program MaciASL, DSDT Editor or DSDTSE?

I found this: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/4-iasl-intel-acpi-tools-x64/

Can you post a tutorial or some explanations?

 

At the moment I get about 150 Errors, but I don't use the Code in the Terminal...I don´t know how does it goes... :(

 

THANK YOU GUYS!!

You need to extract all ssdt along with dsdt, only one dsdt is not enough to decompile. Then copy all *.aml and iasl to one folder, run iasl -da *.bin *.aml, the .dsl will have much fewer errors.

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hmm, thank you, but I get Kernal Panic... :(

And when I open the DSDT_clean-mo1.aml and compile it, I get 201 Errors...

 

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      Latest Clover config (AcerAspireV5-571pg - CCE Bank) from here CloverEFI (download) or OpenCore (download - Untested) WhateverGreen (download) VoodooPS2 (download) VirtualSMC + SMCBatteryManager (download) AppleALC (download) Lilu (download) Mieze Realtek RTL8111 (download)  
      CloverEFI drivers you will need:
      ApfsDriverLoader EmuVariableUefi FSInject DataHubDxe VBoxHfs (if you have hfs partitions)  
      Remember to install BIOS drivers if you enable Legaby Boot.
       
       
       
      Feel free to ask for help.
      Please send me a PM if you have fixes or improvements, thanks.
    • By kushwavez
      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - Catalina 10.15.1
      Original link:
      https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11355-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-catalina-windows-10/
      (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)
      Specifications:
      - Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH)
      - BIOS: Insyde Corp. v 1.15
      - CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake)
      - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530
      - RAM: SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz
      - WiFi + Bluetooth: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth)
      - Audio: Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 
      - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
      - Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW)
      - Webcam: HD Webcam
      - HDD: TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD
      - SSD: SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD
      - Display: 1366x768 (15.6", Matte)
      - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh
      - Connectors: 
      1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad: Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard.
      Working:  
      - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z)
      - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z)
      - Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile)
      - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color)
      - HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch
      - Audio (ALC 255): (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17)
      - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext
      - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native)
      - Integrated webcam (native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard (ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the Catalina install zip (bootpack & postinstall): acer_aspire_V591G-55TU_cata.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
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