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

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Hi, I used your efi folder everything is ok except boot time : 1 minute 10 s.
Do you experienced the same?
Oh, I didn't expected anyone to use my EFI.
I also noticed an extended boot time after the Monterey update and thought that something had gone wrong. Trim always took 30 seconds. After deleting an unused space at the end of the drive and a fresh install, the boot time is about the same like Windows. In my case 22 seconds from the OC menu. It's an 970 EVO NVME. I read about slow boot times on Samsung drives, but also on a Zenbook from my neighbor with a Samsung OEM drive, normal boot speed. Maybe after some time it will get worse, we'll see.
 
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Oh, I didn't expected anyone to use my EFI.
I also noticed an extended boot time after the Monterey update and thought that something had gone wrong. Trim always took 30 seconds. After deleting an unused space at the end of the drive and a fresh install, the boot time is about the same like Windows. In my case 22 seconds from the OC menu. It's an 970 EVO NVME. I read about slow boot times on Samsung drives, but also on a Zenbook from my neighbor with a Samsung OEM drive, normal boot speed. Maybe after some time it will get worse, we'll see.
Hi,
I used your efi folder everything is ok.
 
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@Leesureone thanks for your continued support and love for the Nuc8. Priceless

As always I just dl it, enter the 3 UUID/Serials and are up to date, no matter if 10.14, 10.15 or now with 10.16 and all updates including the Intel Bioses.
 
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Hi,

Thank you very very much @Leesureone for you help and support!
I just want to clarify - If I'm using "NUC8i7OC7.5 w/BTEFI" - itlwm is not working and I cannot use WIFI?

Thank you!
 
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OK, forgive my ignorance, I am trying to wrap my head around this. I have a NUC that I set up ages ago but I need to rebuild it and I can see from posts from @Leesureone that I should use the OC 7.5 files he posted to page 89 of this thread (already downloaded). What is not clear to me is whether I just step through the original setup guide on page 1, substituting OC for Clover, or if there is a more up to date starting point. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi,

Thank you very very much @Leesureone for you help and support!
I just want to clarify - If I'm using "NUC8i7OC7.5 w/BTEFI" - itlwm is not working and I cannot use WIFI?

Thank you!
I’m on my phone but if I remember correctly I added the airport kext instead and with it Wi-Fi works fine, either will work though.
 

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OK, forgive my ignorance, I am trying to wrap my head around this. I have a NUC that I set up ages ago but I need to rebuild it and I can see from posts from @Leesureone that I should use the OC 7.5 files he posted to page 89 of this thread (already downloaded). What is not clear to me is whether I just step through the original setup guide on page 1, substituting OC for Clover, or if there is a more up to date starting point. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I use an existing Mac to download the install package and then in terminal use the “create media” command to create a bootable flash drive. Once that’s done I mount the EFI partition on the flash drive and copy my EFI folder over to it. If none of that makes sense to you Dortania suggests this:
 
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I use an existing Mac to download the install package and then in terminal use the “create media” command to create a bootable flash drive. Once that’s done I mount the EFI partition on the flash drive and copy my EFI folder over to it. If none of that makes sense to you Dortania suggests this:
@Leesureone you are a gentleman and a scholar!!!! Thank you!!!
 
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I’m on my phone but if I remember correctly I added the airport kext instead and with it Wi-Fi works fine, either will work though.

You are right, I tried to use HeliPort, but now I see we don't need it anymore.
Thank you!
 
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