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great guide! I just updated to the ZE70-E created the installer, but can't get past the++++++++ . what am I missing?

Check memory is placed in correct slots as per guide

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This is by far the best guide I've found on installing MacOS High Sierra on an i7 8700K with ASUS Z370 motherboard. Thank you so much!

 

I've installed MacOS High Sierra successfully and with your post installation EFI folder everything seems to be working really well.

 

There are a few things that I noticed and would like to get your opinion about:

 

1. Slow graphics - Animations, specifically window animations - maximize, minimize etc. Switching between tabs on Chrome/Safari. Opening email in Google Inbox web client, might be javascript animations in general, etc.

 

Nvidia Web Driver: 387.10.10.10.25.156

Cuda driver: 387.128

 

Cinebench R15 results:

OpenGL : 128.64fps

CPU: 1420 cb

 

2. Some USB ports don't work, but I remember reading in your guide that it is intentional in order not to exceed the 15 limit or something like that? The thing is that I only have 8 that I'd like to use (6 in the back and 2 in the front). How can I configure these specific ports to work?

 

3. DSDT - I don't know if this is a problem, but when I go to About this Mac -> System Report -> PCI, it says:
"This computer doesn’t contain any PCI cards or devices. If you installed or connected a PCI card or device, make sure it is properly installed."

 

 

BTW, I followed your guide regarding the dual ram configuration in clover configurator and everything works nicely now that I'm back in dual channel mode. I was curious and tried to configure the same thing on the installer USB and it worked! I could run MacOS installation and not get stuck in the beginning as it was before I moved one of the RAM modules. So maybe you want to mention it in your guide? Doesn't seem to be too much effort to configure RAM in Clover Configurator :)

 

Once again thanks a lot for taking your time to write this guide and helping people out.


 

can someone do this in terminal and give the result please.

sysctl -n machdep.cpu.model

The result I got: 158

Hope it helps!

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I am having the same issue -- notice service only ran for 0 seconds. pushing respawn out by 10 seconds. if I remove the 1080ti, no problem, then re installing it I only get one screen -- the other has the verbose boot and freezes. what am I  missing ?

 

Hi @glasgood,

 

finally I made it, now I'm writing from my new mackintosh with high Sierra.

 

I was helped to find the solution in the Italian section of the forum.

 

Now everything works, except for some screen glitches and the Magic Mouse that has some sort of lag.

 

I want to thank you for the precious guide and help.

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YUP! moved the memory -0- derp. now if I can figure out this window server pushing out 0 seconds thing... I pulled my GPU and installed from just on board, that was ok - but then after re inserting the card, nothing :(

 

Check memory is placed in correct slots as per guide

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Hello, thanks for your guide.I am a newbie here.

 

I got the same cpu and motherboard except the graphic card, I am using an older card gtx 750ti 2g.

 

I have successfuly installed the mac os high sierra follow your guide, Now it can boot without the help of the usb installer now.

But I got a problem when i am installed the latest nv web driver, then reboot i got a blurred screen , and I can't even see any of the verbose ouput info.

 

I have no idea what's wrong ,Could you give me any help?Thanks!!

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Hello, thanks for your guide.I am a newbie here.

 

I got the same cpu and motherboard except the graphic card, I am using an older card gtx 750ti 2g.

 

I have successfuly installed the mac os high sierra follow your guide, Now it can boot without the help of the usb installer now.

But I got a problem when i am installed the latest nv web driver, then reboot i got a blurred screen , and I can't even see any of the verbose ouput info.

 

I have no idea what's wrong ,Could you give me any help?Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

I fix it now. Change the graphic card from ausu gtx750ti to evga gtx770. Seems the asus card isn't compatible.thanks anyway!!!

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@Glasgood,

 

Per my previous post, I was able to purchase an apple wireless from a MacBook Air and utilize it for onboard wifi. You'll have to make sure to buy longer antenna cables (I made the mistake of not, then buying the incorrect ones which I then rigged up to use the right connectors, then bought the right ones). After purchasing the correct antenna adapter/cables, I'm getting 100% signal in OS X and it shows about 50% in Windows, though I'm getting the same wireless performance as the original onboard card.

 

Great solution for anyone who wants to go a more "stock" route. Again, thanks for the guide and all of the useful information.

 

Additionally, for anyone who is moving their ram during install (I believe per the guide), you can specify your ram type and slots and move them into dual channel mode post-install (I believe also per the guide).

 

Anyone having issues with Nvidia graphics with all of the updates make sure to look into the webdriver script that's floating around, it's made all of the updates easy and painless for me.

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I've got this thing mostly working now! It's wonderful to be back in macOS, I thought I could stand windows but after two months I was going crazy.

 

I do still have one issue though. My system has a weird relationship with sleep. It seems to be able to get the display to sleep fine, but sometimes it doesn't ever come back from sleep - it goes into a weird video mode. I experimented with various settings and I think I might have found a dark wake setting that fixes that (10), though I won't know for sure for a couple days - even when it was failing it would work sometimes if it wanted to (usually when I was manually sleeping the display and waking it up...)

 

But my main problem is that there's no setting for system auto-sleep anymore. The Energy pane doesn't even have a slider. I can manually sleep, and it works fine (wakes up and unlocks from my watch, even) but there's no setting for automatic sleep.

 

Did you run into this problem? What should I look at to solve it?

 

This is a Z370-E, not G. But I am using your G DSDT, I think (it's a cobbled together amalgam of a couple different EFI folders, so I really don't remember now, but it mostly works so I'm not about to touch it without reason :) )

 

E: I also don't have any macOS updates listed in software update, but I'm on 13.2, and 13.3 is out. I set my model to iMacPro1,1 so I'm wondering if that might have something to do with it (or the sleep thing, for all that goes)

 

Thanks!

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Very nice work man..

i have a question please.

i have two systems with High Sierra 10.13.3

The first one is a x99 system and all working just perfect.

the other is Asus maximus X z370. on this system the nvidia has a small graphics lag 

i have try clean installation,i have try both gpu's (intel and nVidia) i have try only nVidia but the lag is the same.. when open a window i have a small delay.. 

My GPU is 1060 Asus strix

any ideas about that ?

Thanks.

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First of all thanks to glasgood, I tried different way to create the USB but only this one worked. Finally I have my hachintosh, really thanks again.

I still have a problem, honestly a big one: everything seams working, but the whole system appears slow. I have the same configuration of glasgood, the cpu and gpu results are good but still the seams is slow, it's not reactive when you open new windows etc.

Do you have any idea? Could be the SSD?

Please help, thanks

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4 hours ago, Daygo said:

First of all thanks to glasgood, I tried different way to create the USB but only this one worked. Finally I have my hachintosh, really thanks again.

I still have a problem, honestly a big one: everything seams working, but the whole system appears slow. I have the same configuration of glasgood, the cpu and gpu results are good but still the seams is slow, it's not reactive when you open new windows etc.

Do you have any idea? Could be the SSD?

Please help, thanks

I finally got the answer, I share it for other with the same issue.

https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update

It's a nVidia driver problem. Basically this "plugin" will install the best driver for your system, not the last one. Worked great for me

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Hi,  glasgood  i have made a configuration similar to yours. is a macK for a friend.

Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming no wifi

GTX 1060 6GB

64 GB RAM 2400 Crucial Ballistic 

nvme 960 samsung

 

 

I wanted to tell you first of all thank you very much because I have managed to follow your steps to install without problems. What I do not get is that I recognize all the RAM. I have 4 modules of 16 but only see 2 modules of 16. I also wanted to ask Master MaLd0n if he can do his magic with dsdt. i share my sendme.zip from his runme.app.

First I am doing benchmarking and testing all thing needs this MacKintosh. may be after i will do a lot of questions i hope no...

Great Job Insanelymac 

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qdau8fNRC-loH36LahQ_6TDQVqToprSM

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Hey!  really involved and detailed guide.  very easy easy to understand.  Im running into a few issues though. (this is my first hackintosh and i'm reading as much as i can about it)

Motherboard:  Asus Z370-E Strix Gaming
CPU: i7 8700K
GPU: Asus GTX 1060 Strix OC 6gb
SSD1: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (Windows 10 / Kali) (unplugged during install)
SSD2: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB (Hopefully High Sierra)
          Optane 32gb

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz

As you can see, very similar hardware so i figured i wouldn't have many issues installing, following your guide, point by point. 

First issue:  I don't have another mac, so i used a couple distros (hackintosh zone, Olarila, VMware image of sierra to use a Patching app to create USB) and removed files from their EFI and replaced them with yours (EFI.zip)
I noticed that the files are different than what is in your screenshot (no nvram.plist) I've tried finding in the post if this was changed on purpose (theres ALOT of feedback so took a while :P)

Second issue:  I get a panic about 70% into booting install.  From what i can tell in verbose, it begins mounting in ramdisk for install, then panic. (is there a way to save verbose besides taking a picture?)  I did my best to get it in slowmo because it GOES SOOOOO FAST. 

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hi,

for me with this bios settings (dual nvidia+intel gpu) system dont boot ... rest in a black screen and nothing happening ... i can boot only with reset bios settings ... any help appreciate ... tkx

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3 hours ago, corint1 said:

hi,

for me with this bios settings (dual nvidia+intel gpu) system dont boot ... rest in a black screen and nothing happening ... i can boot only with reset bios settings ... any help appreciate ... tkx

 

Try a new installation.
follow the instructions exactly with Intel option
and make installation the nVidia drivers with Csr 0x03 do not forget to change the ig platform to 0x59120003 for both Gpu's

 

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1 hour ago, Moviemakergr said:

 

Try a new installation.
follow the instructions exactly with Intel option
and make installation the nVidia drivers with Csr 0x03 do not forget to change the ig platform to 0x59120003 for both Gpu's

 

I do not get there ... hangs in the bios ... where should I put the cable from the monitor? in intel or nvidia or does not matter?
 

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Hi, 

as per your guide, I have purchased the Wifi+bluetooth card you recommend twice! i can't get bluetooth to show up or work. Wifi is working though. I can assure you that i have my USBs fixed properly. still no luck with bluetooth. doesn't even show up in system pref. 

 

"I'm using an original >> Apple BCM943602CS WIFI+bluetooth module and adapterthis has native support in macOS High Sierra and needs no kexts / drivers. It works out of the box!"

 

My setup is very similar to yours: 

mobo: asus z370 F gaming 

i7 8700k 

gtx 1080ti 

 

please advise me further! 

 

much appreciated 

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17 hours ago, fadis96 said:

I can assure you that i have my USBs fixed properly.

 

"I'm using an original >> Apple BCM943602CS WIFI+bluetooth module and adapterthis has native support in macOS High Sierra and needs no kexts / drivers. It works out of the box!"

 

 

Apple BCM943602CS Wifi + Bluetooth worked out of the box without any problem on the hackintosh system that I built. 

 

You mention  " I can assure you that i have my USBs fixed properly "   I am assuming that you are using SSDT-UIAC for USB ports fix and internal wifi card usb cable connected to an enabled internal USB Header  (USB Header HS11 is disabled with the SSDT-UIAC that I created)

 

Check SMBIOS is for iMac18,3  also was wifi card installed after macOS install, if so,  try a fresh macOS install.  Also try reseating wifi card usb cable and antennas.

 

If not working then test Bluetooth in Windows,  drivers available from bootcamp. 

 

Best!

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On 4/27/2018 at 10:07 AM, glasgood said:

 

Apple BCM943602CS Wifi + Bluetooth worked out of the box without any problem on the hackintosh system that I built. 

 

You mention  " I can assure you that i have my USBs fixed properly "   I am assuming that you are using SSDT-UIAC for USB ports fix and internal wifi card usb cable connected to an enabled internal USB Header  (USB Header HS11 is disabled with the SSDT-UIAC that I created)

 

Check SMBIOS is for iMac18,3  also was wifi card installed after macOS install, if so,  try a fresh macOS install.  Also try reseating wifi card usb cable and antennas.

 

If not working then test Bluetooth in Windows,  drivers available from bootcamp. 

 

Best!

Thank you for the response, 

so eventually, I managed to get it working! had something to do with placing a piece of tape in-between the card and the contact area to get a snug fit. and installing the supplementary update!

 

my only issue is that the card prevents sleep , here is the log for why, maybe you know a solution... something to do with power management? 

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Sleep works fine without the card.

 

[SOLVED!} 
the bluetooth was not recognised at internal even though it specifically changed that to 255 in my SSDT_USB.aml injectors. Solution was to edit the injectallusb.kext and change HS14 *for me only* to 255 and that solved it!!

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/316815-bcm943602cs-combo-card-prevents-sleep-on-sierra/?tab=comments#comment-2299422

 

 

 

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SOLVED!

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Glasgood!!! :thumbsup_anim::w00t::guitar: !! master!, what a guide! this worked perfect, thank you!. I am just waiting for the WIFI + Bluetooth card and it will be done! What a beast of computer and with the OSX, simply the best of the best, thank you to take the time to do all of this!

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Great tutorial,

 

I have a question why do you use AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext & RealtekRTL8111.kext?

Since you are using a OOTB wifi/bluetooth card.

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       Here is a walkthrough of the full process using the macOS Mojave USB Installer on the Aorus Z390 Pro. 
       
       
       
       
      • Power on PC and press F12• Choose bootable USB drive from boot menu.
       
       
       
      • Install macOS Mojave to internal solid state or hard drive.
       
       
       
      When system returns to the Clover boot menu choose:
       
      • Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
       
       
       
      At next restart, press F12 and boot from external UEFI USB device and choose:
       
      • Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
       
       
       
      Proceed with macOS Mojave install
       
       
      macOS Mojave is now installed, but it can only boot at this moment thanks to FakeSMC and Clover on the Mojave USB flash drive installer.
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 7 – MAKE AORUS Z390 PRO INTERNAL DRIVE BOOTABLE
       
      Make internal drive bootable ( Video below )
       
      So far, the Aorus Pro can only boot the internal system drive with the aid of the Mojave USB Installer.
      To boot from the internal system drive without the installer: 
       
      Download and install Clover with RC Scripts on target volume.  
      If your Aorus Pro Z390 has AMD RX 580 then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip  folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition.          OR
      If your Aorus Pro Z390 has no graphics card installed in PCIe slot, then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip  folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition.   
       

       
       
       
      • Remove USB Mojave installer and shut down and restart.
       
      Aorus Hackintosh should now be able to boot to macOS Mojave, Done, well almost ! 
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 8 – ENABLE IMESSAGES & FACETIME 
       
       
      // UPDATE 21st MAY 2019
       
      Past experience suggests Clover Configurator now automatically populates correct values for working iMessages when you select an SMBIOS.  
       

       
      After selecting SMBIOS, example iMac19,1 for Aorus Pro with RX580 ( image above ) then go to Apple and ensure you have the "serial number is not valid " message. Done!
       
      If you still have problems connecting to iMessage, test and ensure that AirDrop is working, then follow instructions inside spoiler. 

       
       
      • Mount internal drive EFI/ESP partition
      • Go to folder CLOVER → drivers64UEFI 
      • Place both EMUVariableUefi-64.efi inside → drivers64UEFI
       
       
      Using Clover Configurator, add the following argument to config.plist using Clover Configurator.
       
      • Slide = 0
       

       
       
      Shutdown and then press power on button on PC.
       
      • You should now be able to Log into iCloud, iMessages and FaceTime
       
       
       
      • NOW delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi from CLOVER → drivers64UEFI Folder 
      • Shutdown and restart Aorus Pro hackintosh. iMessages etc is now operational without EMUVariableUefi-64.efi ( EMUVariableUefi-64.efi only needed to initialise iMessages )
       
       
      // UPDATE 22nd May 2019 
       
      • It seems that there are no "Couldn't allocate runtime area"  errors when continuing to use EMUVariableUefi-64.efi since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 and using Clover version r4920. 
      • It is important to delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi, this will avoid very intermittent boot errors such as: “Couldn’t allocate runtime area”  post errors.
       
       
       
       
      PART 9 – ENABLE TRIM for Solid State Flash Drives
       
      Open Terminal and enter the following command:
      sudo trimforce enable  
       
       
       
       
      DEFAULT SSDT –  USB PORTS FIX CONFIGURATION WITH FRONT USB-C - SSDT ALREADY INSIDE AORUS Z390 EFI FOLDER  – Provided by @AudioGod 
       
       

       

       
      If you have USBC on Computer Chassis / Case, then SS01 and SS02 is mapped to that USB C port 
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
      ------------    GUIDE FINISHED YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE WORKING AORUS Z390 PRO HACKINTOSH  WITH SSDT USB FIX   ------------
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: Set Wi-Fi Country Code
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: System Information - PCI
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Enable HDMI Audio on RX580
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Native Display Brightness - with MonitorControl

       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Dual Boot macOS Mojave & Windows 10 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Replace the default "About This Mac" Apple Logo with RED AORUS APPLE
       
       

       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 1 –  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 2 -  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 3 – Create your own SSDT
       
       
       
       
       
      FRAMEBUFFER PATCHING  – For working Intel UHD 630 Graphics, working HDMI Port, working HDMI Audio on Aorus Z390 Pro
       


       
       
       
       
       
       
      AORUS PRO Z390 WIFI version with Intel CNVi  – Disable Bluetooth on HS14
       
      Resolve bluetooth issue  reported by @eSaF 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      CLOVER  – Updating / Upgrade Clover boot loader 
       
       
       
       
       
      RECOMMENDED READING  – Excellent Hackintosh Vanilla guide created by CorpNewt with in depth tutorial on Clover.  
       
      https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/coffee-lake
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      FOR MORE HACKINTOSH INFORMATION SUCH AS USB PORTS FIX, CLOVER CONFIGURATOR, HACKINTOSH BACKUP WITH CARBON COPY CLONER .....   THEN SEE MY PREVIOUS GUIDE FOR ASUS Z370-G Strix
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.dsl.zip
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By glasgood
      CLOVER DUAL BOOT MOJAVE & WINDOWS 10 GUIDE 
       

       
       
      INCLUDES  MBR / LEGACY BIOS  TO  GPT / EFI CONVERSION
      USING MBR2GPT TOOL
       
       
      PREREQUISITE: Two physical discs ( SSD’s or HDD’s )
       
       
       
       
       
      STEP 1 - Clover dual boot configuration 
       
      Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
       
      Boot
       Legacy = PBR Timeout = True ( will remove the Timeout countdown, from Clover boot menu)  

       
      GUI 
      Scan / Custom
       Entries = True  Tool = True  Legacy = False ( removes extra Windows 10 entries )  
      Hide Volume
      - Preboot ( macOS Preboot )
      - Recovery ( macOS Recovery )
       

       
      So at boot you will have two options: boot macOS Mojave or Windows 10 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      ————————————————————
       
       
      STEP 2 - Using a drive without Windows 10 installed
       
      Disconnect system drive that contains your macOS Mojave install from computer ( This is so that Windows does not overwrite existing macOS Mojave boot loader )
       
      Proceed with a Windows 10 UEFI install.  
      After installation reconnect macOS Mojave Drive, the Windows installation should now be detected and usable in Clover. 
      If Windows 10 is not detected or able to boot,  then verify you installed Windows 10 as UEFI and not MBR ---->  ( Read step 2 - For a drive with Windows 10 installed )
       
       
      OR
       
       
       
      STEP 2 - Using a drive with Windows 10 already installed
       
      Verify your Windows install is  GPT / UEFI or MBR / Legacy BIOS.   
      If Windows install is GPT UEFI then Windows 10 install is ready to use at Clover boot menu, you should be able to boot into Windows directly from Clover boot screen. 
       

       
       
      But if  Windows drive is detected at Clover boot screen, but when booting Windows you get a black screen with a cursor on the top left,
      then this is most likely because Windows drive is MBR ( Legacy BIOS ).  You can easily convert MBR to GPT using  Windows MBR2GPT tool ( this saves hours work having to reinstall Windows 10 and setting up all your applications again  ) 
       
      If Windows 10 install is MBR / Legacy BIOS  then simply convert to GPT / UEFI  following instructions below ( read video summary and view video )
       
       
      ** To use Windows 10  MBR2GPT tool  you must have Windows 10 version 1703 ( creators update  ) or later and less than 3 partitions on 
      the Windows 10 drive **
       
      Video summary:
       
      Confirm Windows 10 drive is MBR Legacy BIOS ( in Windows Disk Management ) Reboot into Windows PE ( Advanced Startup ) Convert from MBR Legacy BIOS to GPT UEFI ( using commands below ) mbr2gpt /validate mbr2gpt /convert Restart Verify Windows 10 drive has changed to GPT UEFI ( in Windows Disk Management )  
       
       
       
      After conversion Windows 10 is ready to use at the Clover boot menu 
       
       
       
      STEP 3 - Stop Windows Boot manager from overriding Clover boot manager
       
      How to stop Windows boot manager from overriding your Hackintosh Clover boot manager when using dual booting between macOS and Windows
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By AppleBytes
      OK, I've searching for days trying to gather up the tools to make my current install work correctly. I'm well on my way. But all the links to the things I currently must have were apparently nuked "during a forum upgrade". :(
      As far as EFI Studio goes; I can find many links to it. But for Insanelymac, they're broken (due to the upgrade), or for the Netkas site, they're links to either Rapidshare, or Mediafire that also no linger exist. I see many users here indicating that they used it to tweak their DSDT. But the web (google/duckduckgo), Instanelymac, and Netkas seem to have no idea where it's gone.
      Could some kind soul please share a copy, or a link? I'm a loooong time hacker, and would love to bring it back to life. In fact, I'd love to improve it -- or at least bring it up to current times. If only I knew where it was.
      Thank you for all your time, and consideration.
       
      --Chris
       
    • By SoThOr
      This was spurred on from a discussion in the Clover General thread. Where there was a debate on bcdedit being able create/read/edit (U)EFI Boot entries. I didn't think it appropriate to post all this information there and somebody may want to make use of this and its likely to get lost in that massive thread.
       
      Out of curiosity I decided to see if I could create an EFI entry using bcdedit. What can I say I like a challenge.  Whilst is not a documented method by Microsoft, as it turns out in a round about way it IS possible to create an EFI entry using bcdedit and these are the steps I went through to add UEFI Shell located on a USB stick to the EFI entries. 
       
      Third party software is available that can create and edit UEFI entries from Windows with better support and more features. I'm just making this information available in case those options are unavailable. 
       
      DISCLAIMER - This is not a supported method. Use at your own risk. I recommend backing up your BCD/Firmware variables/settings beforehand.
       
      1) Copy {bootmgr} entry.
      C:\Windows\System32>bcdedit /copy {bootmgr} /d "UEFI Shell" The entry was successfully copied to {34e8383c-73a7-11e9-9cb0-94de8078a7b5}. 2) Edit the new entry using the new GUID bcdedit generated in the copy step.
        a) Set the device and path for UEFI shell on my USB stick.
      bcdedit /set {34e8383d-73a7-11e9-9cb0-94de8078a7b5} device partition=G: bcdedit /set {34e8383d-73a7-11e9-9cb0-94de8078a7b5} path \EFI\SHELL\SHELLX64.efi   b) Clean up some of the stuff that was copied from {bootmgr} (optional as far as I can tell, just makes things tidier in bcdedit)
      3) Put the new EFI entry first in boot order. (optional)
       
      After completing the steps above, here is what "bcdedit /enum firmware" shows:
       
      I shutdown my computer and when I turned my computer back on it booted up into UEFI Shell. After exiting the shell my PC went on to boot Windows.
      Here is the resulting dump using "bcfg boot dump -v" from that shell:
       
      You may notice that the shell shows as "Windows Boot Manager" in the bcdedit output. This I believe is because of the "WINDOWS" at the beginning of the option data that bcdedit added to the EFI Boot entry. I also believe this why bcdedit shows my Windows 8 installation as "Firmware Application" because it has no option data. I don't know how to remove this data using bcdedit nor do I know how the option data, that bcdedit adds, will affect other EFI applications.

      There might be a way to create the EFI entry without copying the Windows entry but if there is I'm unable to find any documentation on how one would do so. If you use the create command then it just puts it in the BCD and I'm unaware of a way to tell it to create it in EFI instead, other than by doing the above.
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