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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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So all I need to do is replace mine with that one?
You could also change the SMBIOS on that config.plist back to iMac 13,2 from Mac mini 6,2 since you were using the iMac sysdef.
 
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You could also change the SMBIOS on that config.plist back to iMac 13,2 from Mac mini 6,2 since you were using the iMac sysdef.
OK did this and replaced my plist worth this one and now it doesn't even get to scan entries, just black screen.
 
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I needed to do a reinstall, how can I create this install in Windows please?
 

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OK did this and replaced my plist worth this one and now it doesn't even get to scan entries, just black screen.
Try disabling all the ACPI patches in the config.plist and see if it boots then.
 

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I needed to do a reinstall, how can I create this install in Windows please?
This site/community doesn't support or allow making a USB installer in Windows. Can you find someone that does have a working Mac or Hackintosh to make one ? If you have a Snow Leopard DVD you can always install that to your HP and get MAS access that way. It works. Just need to use iBoot Ivy Bride and burn a CD on your PC.
 
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This site/community doesn't support or allow making a USB installer in Windows. Can you find someone that does have a working Mac or Hackintosh to make one ? If you have a Snow Leopard DVD you can always install that to your HP and get MAS access that way. It works. Just need to use iBoot Ivy Bride and burn a CD on your PC.
Dang, I only have Mountain Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. None of these work?
 
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My SMBIOS is imac 13,2. It is working better now. Thank you. Have you done laptop hackintosh before? I just installed El Capitan on my old Asus K43sj laptop and it is running great, but stuck on DSDT patching. Can you help me out?
 

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Dang, I only have Mountain Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. None of these work?
Only if you've already made one of those into a Unibeast installer. The retail SL DVD can be found on Amazon or Ebay, if you look on Ebay make sure it is a genuine retail DVD.

Here's one example of a "real" SL retail DVD.
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I just installed El Capitan on my old Asus K43sj laptop and it is running great, but stuck on DSDT patching. Can you help me out?
This forum is Desktop only. Post in the Laptop forum for help with that.
 
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Dang, I only have Mountain Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. None of these work?
And what is MAS access?
Only if you've already made one of those into a Unibeast installer. The retail SL DVD can be found on Amazon or Ebay, if you look on Ebay make sure it is a genuine retail DVD.

Here's one example of a "real" SL retail DVD.
or
Ok so I buy one of those and it will install to my 8300 CMT?
 
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