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[Guide] Install High Sierra on the HP 8300 Elite / 6300 Pro Desktop PC

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The SSD would work as long as the 8300 SFF has the same processor and graphics as the CMT. The two form factors are almost identical.

Thanks. That's the answer I was hoping for. Everything will be the same except the form factor. I'll probably double the RAM to 32GB though.
 
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My HP 8300 seems to quit from the 10.14.6. I have trying any way to complete. It sends to waits Estimates about a minute and restarts, and starts as a Boot Recovery from Recovery. Can you help me?
 

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trs96- Sorry been awhile a with a Hemorrhagic stoke. For five years and three months I've worked years quietly and learned. I'm still remembering. My old computer was a HP 7900 and I never upped it. I would any assistance you can offer.
 
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@Darvinko - This may be a problem caused by the install program changing the BIOS boot order. First check all your BIOS settings with the description on Post #1 and if the problem recurs then, when you are installing try interrupting the BIOS and selecting to boot from the USB each boot and then when you get to the Clover screen select to install from the Option that selects the 'Install OSX Mojave' from the SATA drive.
 
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I have used same steps to install Mojave and used DSDT patch for audio. Everything works fine except the app store as it freezes the whole system. I searched everywhere on community and could not find proper solution.
 
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I have a HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR, seems to me this guide should work, but after booting from my USB-drive (prior to install) the machine boots back up... Help?
 

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I have a HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR, seems to me this guide should work, but after booting from my USB-drive (prior to install) the machine boots back up... Help?
Questions about the 600/800 G1 are off topic in this thread. Post in a thread specific to that model. All I can say about the Haswell based 600/800 models is that you are better off choosing a Dell Optiplex 7020/9020 instead. Any Haswell CPU with HD4600 will work in those models. Likewise for the ram.
 

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seems to me this guide should work
There is no good reason why this guide would work as it's not written for a Haswell/Q87 chipset computer. There were major changes made by Intel in the transition from Ivy Bridge to Haswell, this quide will not work for an Elite 800 G1. Haswell brought better energy efficiency among other things but also created new problems for hackintoshes. 3rd gen Ivy Bridge based PCs were probably the most hackinosh friendly of all time.
 
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I updated macOS to Catalina and tried this after the update. Didn't work. I don't think I have installed Voodoo or AppleHDA Disable kexts.

How to Activate ALC221 Audio and your Front Microphone Jack
In post #2 of this thread, I posted a guide to patch your DSDT for working ALC221 audio. That patch doesn't enable the front combo Mic/Headphone jack. If you absolutely need that Mic input to work, you can now use an SSDT and the Codec Commander kext + a minor config.plist edit to get a working Mic jack . If you don't use that front mic jack, simply continue to use your previously patched DSDT for working ALC221 audio. Credit for the ALC221 SSDT.aml goes to: Sniki

0. Remove the VoodooHDA and AppleHDA Disabler kexts if you had installed those previously.

  1. Remove your patched DSDT from Clover/ACPI/patched and put it in a folder to keep as a backup option.
  2. Back up your current working Clover config.plist. You could put it in the same folder as your patched DSDT.
(this is done in case your edits don't work or the new config.plist gets corrupted some how.)

3. Open your system drive's Clover config.plist with a plist editor and make the following change of the Audio Layout ID from 11 to 0. (The DSDT patching guide suggested the change to 11. Yours may already be set to 0)

View attachment 377940

4. Edit your system drive's Clover config.plist with the following entry in the Devices section. It should be entered just after the Inject Audio Layout ID section shown above. (Use a plist editor like PlistEdit Pro or BBedit to make the edit. Do not use the Mac text edit app)

Code:
<key>Properties</key>
<dict>
      <key>PciRoot(0)/Pci(0x1b,0)</key>
      <dict>
          <key>#Comment</key>
          <string>Realtek ALC221 Audio Configuration</string>
          <key>hda-gfx</key>
          <string>onboard-1</string>
          <key>layout-id</key>
          <integer>11</integer>
      </dict>
</dict>
Here's how it should look when you've finished the edit:
View attachment 377890

This screenshot is from the Devices/Properties section in Clover Configurator

View attachment 387389

  1. Download the two attached files, RehabMan-Codec Commander kext and the SSDT for ALC221
  2. Install Codec Commander to /L/E/ with Kextbeast
  3. Drag and drop the SSDT-ALC221.aml into your Clover/ACPI/patched folder
  4. Make sure you've got the latest versions of Lilu and AppleALC kexts installed to /L/E
  5. Reboot and test out your front combo mic/headphone jack
 
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