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[Guide] HP Elite 8300 & 6300 Pro (all form factors) using Clover UEFI hotpatch

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This link just loads the thread for me; has the link changed or am I missing something? Thanks
I think the guide is being updated, but the beta link is below.

Even with the Mojave guide, if you change "Creating USB Installer: Step 3:" to the following, you can install it as it is.
Code:
sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume  /Volumes/install_osx --nointeraction
 
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I would like to thank @Sniki and @trs96 and others for the effort they input to support this community.

This is a caution about using 4K monitors with a HP Elite i7-3770 SFF using Intel HD4000 Graphics.

My late 2011 27" iMac would not support Mojave so I purchased this HP Elite 8300 I7-3770 and it has been a great learning experience. A comparable new iMac in my part to the world would have cost me over $4000 so it is a huge saving.

I had initially followed @trs96 guide and it worked beautifully until the update to macOS 10.14.6 would not take (maybe I fiddled too much) so tried a clean install of the @Sniki guide here. A lot more work involved but worth it in the long run.

My system is the HP Elite i7-3770 SFF using Intel HD4000 Graphics, identified as a Mac mini 6,2 with 1 TB SSD, 32 GB RAM (cost me only $100) and a Fenvi HB1200 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. My Apple Watch even unlocks the screen now. I use a BenQ G2411HD monitor via a DisplayPort to DVI adapter very successfully. I wanted to get a higher resolution monitor so purchased a Benq EL2870U monitor capable of 4K as well as 2560 x 1440.

The Benq EL2870U 4K monitor does not work with my HP Hackintosh - cannot even see the HP Boot screen. I have tried DisplayPort to DislpayPort and DisplayPort to HDMI without luck. I assume it may because the HP 8300 uses DisplayPort v1.1a and the Benq monitor uses DisplayPort v1.4. I have ordered a DisplayPort v1.1 to HDMI adapter and it might get me out of this bind.

I have started a new project using a Dell Optiplex 9020 MT and it works beautifully with the new Benq 4k monitor at 2560 x 1440 via DisplayPort connections.
 
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My late 2011 27" iMac would not support Mojave so I purchased this HP Elite 8300 I7-3770 and it has been a great learning experience.
I originally came up with the idea of that 8300 guide to enable people to run macOS without having to spend a fortune on a new Mac. The prices have gone up to levels where many people just can't afford Apple's asking prices. Even a new i7 hackintosh can end up costing well over $1200. Lucky for all of us @Sniki purchased an HP 8300 and wrote up this UEFI hot patching guide. I have since sold my 8300 SFF and passed the baton to him for the guides for this hardware. There is now even a Catalina desktop guide that is even more advanced with new kexts and techniques.

Glad to hear you purchased a 9020 as well. I put the LG 4K monitor into the title of that build so readers who want 4K know to go with that. If you want your 4K monitor to work with the 8300 SFF there are graphics cards you can use. I had heard people mention that their 4K monitor would not work pre-install on the 8300 but not that it wouldn't even work at 1440p post install. When writing that guide I only had a 1080p monitor to test with.

Those with 1440p monitors stated that they worked with no problems with integrated HD4000. Back in 2012 4K monitors were scarce and very expensive compared to today. The DP 1.1 spec was not 4K capable at all. It would probably require some tweaks to the UEFI to get even 1440p to work with the BenQ monitor via the HD4000 graphics.
 
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Glad to hear you purchased a 9020 as well. I put the LG 4K monitor into the title of that build so readers who want 4K know to go with that.
Your instructions for the HP were so good I decided to try the Dell 9020 MT and am awaiting arrival of a Gigabyte Radeon 4GB RX 570 GAMING PCI-E VGA Card and modDIY 24-Pin to 8-Pin Adapter Cable to take full advantage of my new setup.

Thanks again.
 
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I have since sold my 8300 SFF and passed the baton to him for the guides for this hardware. aphics.
@trs96 I also thank you.
I don't think anyone was interested in the HP8000 series without your advice for the first time.
I don't think anyone was interested in the HP8000 series unless you give it advice.

Please give me proper advice in the future.

Thanks to you, HP8100 has been revived.
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I used to run an 8300 with HD4000 graphics running a 1440p display with no problems. I have since upgraded to RX560 but would not want to run 4k on an HD4000 as suspect it would struggle. Even on 1440p the jump to RX560 made MacOS UI so much smoother.
 

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create the future of the HP8000 series.
After Catalina, the HP 8000's will need to be using OC bootloader as far as I know. Since Sniki is the resident expert on OC, and he owns the HP 8300 he will be the go to moderator and write guides for that. Think of it like handoff and continuity features on a Mac. I got things going, handed off and now they should be continued.
 
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