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[Guide] Dell Optiplex 7010

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OK, guys, this is a very easy to do guide from scratch you can do upgrade as well however I wanted to do a clean install. For a Direct upgrade Guide Tony has a fantastic Guide posted here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/update-directly-to-macos-catalina.284463/

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[October-16-2019] Supplemental Update

[March-24-2020] 10.15.4
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-optiplex-7010.284786/post-2089839

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Steps
1- download Catalina from appstore https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-catalina/id1466841314
2- you need a 16gb usb stick as the file size is 8gb+
3-Create a usb installer (Make sure you name the usb stick Untitled)
Code:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled
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4-once the usb stick is created then mount the EFI folder using clover configulator or any app that can mount the EFI partition
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5-use supplied EFI from attachments and place inside the EFI folder of the installer
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6-Boot computer using F12 Key, and format drive Make sure to delete everything form the drive and to use disk utility and make sure its GUID and partition type is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) once OS is installed it will convert to afps automatically (Makes sure to click view and show all devices and you will see the name of your drive i.e like mine says ADATA SX900 Media you wanna erase that or else you wont get the extended journaled option)

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Step7- After install is complete and your able to use the OS. Use clover and mount the EFI partition of MacOS on installed drive and copy the EFI folder in there and now your MacOS will become bootable

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Post install
Get rid of that annoying message of asking you to allow install for every app
Open Applications > Utilities > Terminal and enter the following command to allow apps downloaded from unidentified developers:
Paste following command in terminal

Code:
 sudo spctl --master-disable
 

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I used this procedure to perform a clean install on my Optiplex 9020, that also works great.
Just a small suggestion for your procedure, after the installation started in step 6 is finished you also need to copy the EFI folder to the installed machine on the MacOS disk like steps 4 and 5
 
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I used this procedure to perform a clean install on my Optiplex 9020, that also works great.
Just a small suggestion for your procedure, after the installation started in step 6 is finished you also need to copy the EFI folder to the installed machine on the MacOS disk like steps 4 and 5
Hahaha lol!!! Yes you are right :D I will add that
 
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Thank you very much for the guide, worked perfect!!
 
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Hello Elite2k, am interested to get a simple desktop hackintosh as you, is this guide works with all Dell Optiplex 7010 models (i3 to i7) ?

Thank you.
 
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Okay solved it, used a different USB stick and all fine now... Currently installing!


I seem to be struggling with Step 4:

When opening clover configurator and having at look at the Mount EFI section, it's not listing an EFI Partition for the newly created Install macOS Catalina USB? Any ideas at all?
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I will try it with my 9020 late. Thanks!
 
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