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This is one of those noob questions. I'm so accustomed to simply sticking the Windows DVD installer in and setting things in motion and not thinking much about it. With the Hackintoshing stuff there's much talk about the now-common UEFI systems, and so I've learned that Win 7 can be installed for UEFI with current motherboards. Must Windows be installed for UEFI if a dual-boot system is the desired end result? Each OS would be on its own SSD. The motherboard is the Asus Z97-AR, and my working Windows installation wasn't done for UEFI. Would rather not re-install if not needed.

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UEFI can bootstrap hard disks in a legacy BIOS mode or EFI mode individually as set in the UEFI settings (usually listed as a Compatibility Support Module or CSM in there) so if the OSs are on separate hard drives then there's nothing to worry about. It's usually enabled by default; there shouldn't be any need to tinker with things in there. 

 

Also FYI can use Clover as the bootloader in legacy BIOS mode without issues as well if you wanted to. I personally don't bootstrap any of my hard drives in EFI mode even though my motherboard uses UEFI.

 

You're all good.

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Hi Guys,

I have an Asus Z97-AR everything went ok except the audio, realtek ALC892 chipset

I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] yosemite installation, checked realtek ALC892 on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] post-installation settings, I had tried lot of kexts without luck

 

can you help me please

 

thanks

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Hi Guys,

I have an Asus Z97-AR everything went ok except the audio, realtek ALC892 chipset

I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] yosemite installation, checked realtek ALC892 on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] post-installation settings, I had tried lot of kexts without luck

 

can you help me please

 

thanks

 

 

1 - We don't use/give support for Tonymac tools.

2 - You use "kext-dev-mode=1" boot args?

3 - Try VoodooHDA.kext  :)

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