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I had a bit of struggle getting High Sierra to install on the 7010, apparently to small EFI partition coming from Windows (you need at bare minimun 200mb) I don´t know if i solved the issue the right way.

My method was to clean the drive using diskpart then convert to GPT. "Create partition primary" then shrink it (i used 400mb) and then "create partition EFI". The installer works and you can proceed installing High Sierra. The problems is the next step when your in MacOS the first time and want to install Clover (standalone or via Multibeast) your EFI partition is in NTFS and you can´t use that for clover boot loader. And you get an error trying either way. I found a old post on how to via terminal in macOS format the the EFI partition to fat32. Here are the part i´m uncertain about, mixing format might not be optimal... But it works. And you can proceed installing Clover after the format. But you have to do this standalone the first time (i did it via Clover configurator) Then you can use multibeast.

I dowloaded the DSDT and kext-pack for Dell optiplex 9010 (same machine Sandy bridge instead of Ivy bridge) googled all kext and tried to find High Sierra working ones, or at least Sierra. Skipped a few that seemed obsolete and used kextbeast, then repaired permission via latest kext utility (approved on Sierra) I used the original kext for audio (2.8 Voodoo) and a support kext for that from the 9010 folder.

The DSDT and SSDT from that folder won't work out of the box, in fact it shut down the boot in matters of seconds if i put them in EFI clover folder. Someone should probably edit them for more recent macOS...

Sleep won't work, there seems to be new powermanagement.kex (nov 2017) and i will try that later this day. Haven't tried imessage yet, one thing at the time.

I will try to update this post with links to my sources later on.

Dell Optiplex 7010 SFF
i7 3770s
8GB ram
GTX 1050ti

I tried the recommended "iMac 13,2" but it won't let me boot. 14,2 works out of the box (Haswell).
 
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Very interesting ! I have the same computer but with a gtx 750ti. I bought it to make a dual boot with windows. OSX is not installed yet.

I will wait for yours sources before try!

Thank you.
 
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Very interesting ! I have the same computer but with a gtx 750ti. I bought it to make a dual boot with windows. OSX is not installed yet.

I will wait for yours sources before try!

Thank you.


I also have a Dell 7010 MT with a gtx 750ti 2 120 GB SSD for duel boot windows 10, High Sierra. I will start this week to install High Sierra.
How did your install go? any tips, or tricks you found.
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I have now have High Sierra running on my Dell 7010 MT 12G ram 120G SSD
I try 3 different USB drive before I got a 16G Kington USB to work and it took two tries to made a Bootable USB on it.
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After you formatted the USB drive open USB drive info in finder then unlock and give read and writer permission to everyone. After I did this I had no problem making a Bootable USB.
The Dell boots to High Sierra, problem with the sound but there is a fix out there.
The Asus Strix GTX 750TI OC 2G Video card works. High Sierra thinks the Video card has 7mb of Vram and my 24 Samsung monitor is a 30" apple display at 1920x1080.
I have some trouble shooting to do.
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I have a similiar build that I started the other day with dell 7010 and the i7. I installed a new ssd with uni which froze a few times so had to do it a couple of times before it would install. After running multibeast with what I think were the correct settings most things seem to be working - havn't got audio working yet which isnt a big deal as i'll figure it out. The annoying one for me is when I go to sleep mode and come back out of sleep the network connections no longer work and I have to reboot. I did have one post install freeze so will have to figure that out if it keeps happening.
 
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I have now have High Sierra running on my Dell 7010 MT 12G ram 120G SSD
I try 3 different USB drive before I got a 16G Kington USB to work and it took two tries to made a Bootable USB on it.
Tip
After you formatted the USB drive open USB drive info in finder then unlock and give read and writer permission to everyone. After I did this I had no problem making a Bootable USB.
The Dell boots to High Sierra, problem with the sound but there is a fix out there.
The Asus Strix GTX 750TI OC 2G Video card works. High Sierra thinks the Video card has 7mb of Vram and my 24 Samsung monitor is a 30" apple display at 1920x1080.
I have some trouble shooting to do.
Cheers



Through lots of reading I got audio working by installing Voodoo HDA 2.8.8 direct from sourceforge as the one in multibeast didn't work. Had to mute the internal speaker from OSX settings otherwise its just on and super annoying. Just need to figure out my sleep issues but most things seem to be working - still getting random system crashes though so think I've done something wrong.
 
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100% success High Sierra
Dell 7010 MT, i7 3770, 12gb ram, ASUS Strix GTX 750 TI 2GB, 120 GB x2,
Audio problem solved with a StarTech.com USB to Stereo Audio External Sound Card (dongle) P/N ICUSBAUDIOB. The Dongle worked right out of the box no drivers need to be installed. I mostly edit videos with head phones so this was a great solution.
The GTX 750 TI was recognized after the NVDIA Web driver was installed.
The Sleep problems on Wakeup only occurred if I woke up the 7010 with the keyboard or Mouse.
If I woke the 7010 up with a quick press to the power button on the tower, I had no problems, everything works, every time.
Love has 7010 Hackintosh
Cheers
 
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100% success High Sierra
Dell 7010 MT, i7 3770, 12gb ram, ASUS Strix GTX 750 TI 2GB, 120 GB x2,
Audio problem solved with a StarTech.com USB to Stereo Audio External Sound Card (dongle) P/N ICUSBAUDIOB. The Dongle worked right out of the box no drivers need to be installed. I mostly edit videos with head phones so this was a great solution.
The GTX 750 TI was recognized after the NVDIA Web driver was installed.
The Sleep problems on Wakeup only occurred if I woke up the 7010 with the keyboard or Mouse.
If I woke the 7010 up with a quick press to the power button on the tower, I had no problems, everything works, every time.
Love has 7010 Hackintosh
Cheers
can you walk me through how to install it? I have tried for 2 months now, and cannot install El Capitan. I currently have Snow Leopard installed, with my Core i5 3570K CPU and 10GB of RAM. PLEASE HELP! I get to the loading screen, and the apple logo either duplicates so there are eight of them, with black horizontal lines going through them (When the loading bar is 75% of the way through), OR it will have an empty loading bar, one apple logo, and the beach ball loading cursor thingy. Once again, PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 
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Through lots of reading I got audio working by installing Voodoo HDA 2.8.8 direct from sourceforge as the one in multibeast didn't work. Had to mute the internal speaker from OSX settings otherwise its just on and super annoying. Just need to figure out my sleep issues but most things seem to be working - still getting random system crashes though so think I've done something wrong.
can you walk me through how to install it? I have tried for 2 months now, and cannot install El Capitan. I currently have Snow Leopard installed, with my Core i5 3570K CPU and 10GB of RAM. PLEASE HELP! I get to the loading screen, and the apple logo either duplicates so there are eight of them, with black horizontal lines going through them (When the loading bar is 75% of the way through), OR it will have an empty loading bar, one apple logo, and the beach ball loading cursor thingy. Once again, PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 
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can you walk me through how to install it? I have tried for 2 months now, and cannot install El Capitan. I currently have Snow Leopard installed, with my Core i5 3570K CPU and 10GB of RAM. PLEASE HELP! I get to the loading screen, and the apple logo either duplicates so there are eight of them, with black horizontal lines going through them (When the loading bar is 75% of the way through), OR it will have an empty loading bar, one apple logo, and the beach ball loading cursor thingy. Once again, PLEASE HELP ME!!!

I downloaded the current version of High Sierra from the app store and used a combination the current high sierra guide + this one https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...orking-and-easily-affordable-customac.224812/

My install looked like...

  1. BIOS SETTINGS as per guides
  2. Use Unibeast to install high sierra (took 2-3 attempts as it kept freezing..)
  3. MultiBeast for post install (ticking apple lan for lan support - pretty much all I needed to do...) then a reboot and igpu started to work
  4. Voodoo HDA 2.8.8 direct from sourceforge install package and got audio working on the next reboot
Things not working include the aforementioned sleep issue and I still get random system freeze's, dont get any freeze's in windows so I've missed something out and I'm not sure what.

If your cpu has the intel 4000 hd built in then maybe run the install without the extra gpu and try install the gpu after.
 
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