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[Guide] Dell XPS 9560 Monterey OpenCore

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Thanks, it was and is enabled. So then the output of VerifyMsrE2.efi shown in my photo above is not a problem because AppleXcpmCfgLock just circumvents it? That's what was unclear.
 

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Thanks, it was and is enabled. So then the output of VerifyMsrE2.efi shown in my photo above is not a problem because AppleXcpmCfgLock just circumvents it? That's what was unclear.
yes, you are good to go :)
 
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Thanks for all the help. While I could get Monterey running on the external SSD, it would not install on the internal one, so I went back. OC seems to be an improvement, except that it's not clear how to set up legacy booting for my Windows and linux partitions.
To avoid booting Windows or other OS's with OpenCore, use the F12 Boot Menu and another boot option in BIOS to bypass OpenCore entirely.

Should I use rEFInd? Put Clover on a USB stick? Is there good guide for that?
 
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Thanks for all the help. While I could get Monterey running on the external SSD, it would not install on the internal one, so I went back. OC seems to be an improvement, except that it's not clear how to set up legacy booting for my Windows and linux partitions.


Should I use rEFInd? Put Clover on a USB stick? Is there good guide for that?
This is off topic for this thread. If you are legacy booting Windows and Linux, it's possible your disk partitions are not set up correctly for OpenCore. OpenCore does not support legacy boot. You would need to either convert your Windows/Linux installs to UEFI or stick with an alternate bootloader.
 
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This is off topic for this thread. If you are legacy booting Windows and Linux, it's possible your disk partitions are not set up correctly for OpenCore. OpenCore does not support legacy boot. You would need to either convert your Windows/Linux installs to UEFI or stick with an alternate bootloader.
Thanks. I just figured that if you had mentioned it in your OP guide, you are knowledgeable. They're both UEFI and I had been using Clover.
 
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I basically have the same laptop as you do. Also replaced the WiFi card with DW1860. But since the upgrade I have two issues I could not get around:
  1. The USB-C connected external monitor no longer work. The port on the external monitor is also USB-C
  2. Airdrop work one way: only iPhone to Mac works, Mac to iPhone does not. Handoff, universal clipboard all do not work.
Have you managed to get the above things work?
 
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I basically have the same laptop as you do. Also replaced the WiFi card with DW1860. But since the upgrade I have two issues I could not get around:
  1. The USB-C connected external monitor no longer work. The port on the external monitor is also USB-C
  2. Airdrop work one way: only iPhone to Mac works, Mac to iPhone does not. Handoff, universal clipboard all do not work.
Have you managed to get the above things work?
Mine worked fine for 4K/60 Hz running a TB16 dock with DP out. Not sure if that's a good comparison.
 
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Mine worked fine for 4K/60 Hz running a TB16 dock with DP out. Not sure if that's a good comparison.

DP port probably is the one making the difference. I'll try to get a DP to USB-C connection if there is something like that out there
 
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Thank you InsaneCultist!
I put off upgrading OC and Big Sur for too long and finally took the plunge. Everything was fairly smooth.

Off topic but might be relevant:

Just a quick note to anyone using Carbon Copy Cloner to make bootable backups. Since Big Sur, the process for making bootable backups on another drive has changed and you need to use the Legacy Bootable Copy Assistant to do the same task. The main difference seems to be that now, you cannot do incremental backups if you want that disk to be bootable - it will wipe the drive and then copy everything. I know that modern drives are pretty good at tolerating a lot of writes but if each backup means >400GB being written every time, that's not great.

Like a complete newbie, I tried to do a regular bootable backup of my startup disk to an external drive and then spent days trying to work out why the external drive was no longer booting... After spending too much time trying to troubleshoot, I checked the blog section of CCC and found this entry:

 
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I basically have the same laptop as you do. Also replaced the WiFi card with DW1860. But since the upgrade I have two issues I could not get around:
  1. The USB-C connected external monitor no longer work. The port on the external monitor is also USB-C
  2. Airdrop work one way: only iPhone to Mac works, Mac to iPhone does not. Handoff, universal clipboard all do not work.
Have you managed to get the above things work?
I have good news in that I got Monterey 12.4 to work. However, after I upgraded OC to 0.8.1 and my kexts with OCAuxiliary Tools, my 4K external monitor wouldn't connect, either using DP via my TB16 dock or directly by HDMI.

Reverting to my backed-up 0.8.0 EFI folder fixed it. Can you experts suggest anything I should check, or should I just leave it? I had found a discussion suggesting that agdpmod was the issue, but those are the same in my old and new config.plists.
 
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