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

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I had a similar experience with my Ryzen machine. I could run the installer but when it came to the first reboot I could choose Macintosh HD drive it created but then it would just reboot to Big Sur. I ended up creating an install USB drive with Monterey on it and it worked the first time.
Ha! My first instinct was to create a USB install..But when I went to boot it up, I stopped as I figured a bare metal NUC booting the Monterey install would shut down rather quick...but I just tried plugging it in, letting opencore present my boot options and when I selected the USB stick, I got into the install program. I did not move forward (will do that after work tonight). Lesson is sometimes don't overthink things!
 
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USB update to Monterey completed without incident! Once that was done I also updated OC to 7.5. (my usb Bluetooth module was not working after the MACOS update, so I figured I should give the OC change a try). So far no issues
 
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Uploaded OC7.5 to page 89
update OC 7.5 working ok.
no more lockups ( I saw you got rid of FakePCIID.kext ).
slow boot 1 mn 13 s was faster before Monterey.
Wifi and bluetooth hardware are broken in my NUC can not test them.
 

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update OC 7.5 working ok.
no more lockups ( I saw you got rid of FakePCIID.kext ).
slow boot 1 mn 13 s was faster before Monterey.
Wifi and bluetooth hardware are broken in my NUC can not test them.
What model drive is MacOS installed on? Also what are you using for Wifi/Bluetooth? I eliminated the kexts supporting an aftermarket Broadcom card in favor of using the onboard intel chip.
 
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What model drive is MacOS installed on? Also what are you using for Wifi/Bluetooth? I eliminated the kexts supporting an aftermarket Broadcom card in favor of using the onboard intel chip.
I have an apple wifi / BT card working well with OC7.4 should I add a kext in OC7.5 to keep it working ?
Thanks
 
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What model drive is MacOS installed on? Also what are you using for Wifi/Bluetooth? I eliminated the kexts supporting an aftermarket Broadcom card in favor of using the onboard intel chip.
Hi, my hard disk is a Samsung 960 evo M2 NVME.
For those interested with the slow boot problem since Monterey should look a this :
 
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Hi, my hard disk is a Samsung 960 evo M2 NVME.
For those interested with the slow boot problem since Monterey should look a this :
after viewing this page
How did you edit the EFI directory?
 
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