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[Guide] Intel NUC7/NUC8 using Clover UEFI (NUC7i7Bxx,NUC8i7Bxx,etc)

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I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you buy the ASUS BT400 (for whatever reason, like I did) (or any other USB bluetooth dongle) and you're frustrated by how short the range is, a $10 USB extension cable will solve the problem. On a hunch, I connected the BT400 to an extender and moved it onto a nearby bookshelf. It essentially improved range by a factor of 10.
 
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have a nice day,
My EFI file is attached. (Nuc7i5BNH BigSur)
BigSur works very well on my device.
The only problem is Win10 is not in the boot list as you can see in the attached picture?

Can you help?
 

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Funny how that can make a difference. There is also an HDMI firmware update available on intel's download page that has helped some users.

Ok, I didn't know that. The problem is ... how do I get that installed w/o Windows running on the machine? Seems like the files are only for Windows and I don't have dual boot setup.

The issue with the "snow" doesn't happen as often as with the other cable but it does happen.
 

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Ok, I didn't know that. The problem is ... how do I get that installed w/o Windows running on the machine? Seems like the files are only for Windows and I don't have dual boot setup.

The issue with the "snow" doesn't happen as often as with the other cable but it does happen.
As per rules, please update your hardware profile to allow others to help you easier
 
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Hello,
New around here but thanks to you I managed to get my NUC8i5 to work with OC6.2 with the files on page 90.
I would like to install windows on a second hard drive (Sata). But I don't know where to start after having read a lot of posts on it. I'm afraid of breaking mac OS.
Can any of you help me ?
Thank you

I have macOS and Windows dual booting on my NUC8i7 through OC, sharing the same nvme (partitioned).

The recommendations to remove the macos drive before installing Windows aren't strictly necessary. Just label your disks/partitions accordingly to ensure you don't overwrite a macos partition in windows setup and you will be fine.


Here's what I did:

- When installing macOS, used disk utility to create two partitions on my nvme, one windows and one macos. (in your case you don't even need to format your sata drive in macos disk utility, just do it from the windows installer)

Optional but a useful step: capture the output of diskutil list from terminal before installing Windows. This helps to map your drives to those reported in the windows installer, to make sure you install to the correct one.

- After installing macOS, created a windows usb stick. It's important you create the stick using a GPT partition structure so that windows setup boots in EFI mode. (Never use legacy BIOS boot or MBR formatted windows usb sticks with opencore).
- Boot to the USB drive using EFI boot mode. Installed windows, pointing the installer to the windows partition (formatted this as NTFS).
- After all the reboots, OC had added Windows automatically to its boot menu and dual boot worked perfectly (note: this is made possible due to a feature in opencore that prevents the windows installer from overwriting the boot EFI. Very useful in this case and makes life a bit easier).

An interesting observation is that macOS sees Windows as a boot camp drive, so you can use native macos options to boot to it should you wish.

A small caveat to installing/booting windows from opencore is that Windows will show your hardware vendor as Acidanthera (the dev team behind OC). While this isn't a big deal, it does mean that the Intel driver hardware auto-detector will fail, so you'll need to download/install your windows drivers separately for each component instead of having the easy utility detect and install them for you.
 
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Ok, I didn't know that. The problem is ... how do I get that installed w/o Windows running on the machine? Seems like the files are only for Windows and I don't have dual boot setup.

The issue with the "snow" doesn't happen as often as with the other cable but it does happen.
You'll need Windows in some flavor. Search for how to install Windows on an external USB drive, it can be done for free.
 
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Does anyone else here get a ~15 second delay during every boot on Big Sur due to kext cache rebuilding?
I just updated to the latest Big Sur beta (11.0.1) and experience slow boot times due to the fact that
"kextcache -Boot -U /" is executed each time the OS boots.
 
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Can you help?

have a nice day,
My EFI file is attached. (Nuc7i5BNH BigSur)
BigSur works very well on my device.
The only problem is Win10 is not in the boot list as you can see in the attached picture?

Can you help?
 
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Thank you Leesureone for the EFIs you post, they save sooo much time . To help you on verification, your NUC7EFIOC5.8.zip. on page #90 works well on my NUC7i5BNH with 16Gb Ram (Samsung) and a Samsung EVO 1TB M2 drive on Catalina 10.15.4

I only modified the following
- Switch Graphics Card from HD650 to HD640
- Updated to the latest KEXTs
- Switched IntelMausiEthernet to IntelMausi Kext recommended in other forums
- Added SMCProcessor and SMCSuperIO kexts so iStatmenus can provide Temp info and other stuff.

Again, thanks Leesureone for the effort.
Have you tried BigSur? Could you share your EFI file.
 

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have a nice day,
My EFI file is attached. (Nuc7i5BNH BigSur)
BigSur works very well on my device.
The only problem is Win10 is not in the boot list as you can see in the attached picture?

Can you help?
Try adding this to you EFI Folder, there should be three subfolders afterwards if done correctly. Boot, OC and Microsoft. If that doesn't do the trick see here for Dortania's guide on multi-booting.
 

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