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  1. mac2max

    macOS 10.15 Catalina is Now Available on the Mac App Store

    So your saying replace the old drive with a new SSD drive and build a new USB stick? Sounds like u think I should do a full install, not an update? Not a bad idea! Hmmm. You don't think an OS update is the way to go in my case? (sorry, I'm a bit rusty). Maybe I can try doing a Carbon Copy...
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    macOS 10.15 Catalina is Now Available on the Mac App Store

    Never tried updating. Built first hackintosh about 2 years ago and have been running Sierra (10.12.6) since then with no problem. But now have to update to install latest Xcode. (Hackintosh h'w is HP 8300 Elite SFF Q77 Board | i7 3770 | HD 4000). Any tips on what I should be looking out for...
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    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    This is exactly what happened for me. I ignored the request to enter a product key during the Windows 10 clean re-install from the USB drive... and it continued on to completion and showed-up in Clover for dual-boot. Makes sense that the HP 8300 I bought must have a digital license and...
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    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    @trs96 I followed step and checked HWMonitor. It shows power consumption and frequencies changing: So it appears to be slowing down and speeding up the CPU according to load. I corrected to Intel HD4000 GPU in profile. I will turn off VT-d in BIOS after checking to see if it makes no...
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    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Thanks to this great guide, I installed Sierra on a HP 8300 SFF , i7-3770, 8MB, 500GB with Windows 10 Pro (already upgraded from Windows 7 Pro) which I got for $100 locally. I added the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for extra I/O performance. I enabled VT-x and VT-d and can now use this machine for...
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    [Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

    Following these instuctions, and using the Windows 10 that came with the 8300 I set-up dual boot from clover. I can personalize and there is no watermark
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