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

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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.
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i have changes my HD from Samsung 960 evo NVME to WD black SN750 NVME and fresh install of Monterey.
Before : boot time 1mn 13s
Now : 26 s
Don't know if the reason is the fresh install of Monterey or hard disk change??
 

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I reply to myself
i have changes my HD from Samsung 960 evo NVME to WD black SN750 NVME and fresh install of Monterey.
Before : boot time 1mn 13s
Now : 26 s
Don't know if the reason is the fresh install of Monterey or hard disk change??
I don't think a fresh install makes a lot of difference in boot times unless you load the OS up with a bunch of programs or utilities that load at start up later. How old was the Evo 960?
 
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I reply to myself
i have changes my HD from Samsung 960 evo NVME to WD black SN750 NVME and fresh install of Monterey.
Before : boot time 1mn 13s
Now : 26 s
Don't know if the reason is the fresh install of Monterey or hard disk change??
would guess it is the HD change. 960 is also in the hall of fame https://github.com/dortania/bugtracker/issues/192

My 970 did not have issues with 10.15, now with 10.16 it is slow as well, despite SetApfsTrimTimeout 999.
Using Filevault as well (was there before the upgrade too)
 
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I don't think a fresh install makes a lot of difference in boot times unless you load the OS up with a bunch of programs or utilities that load at start up later. How old was the Evo 960?
Hi,
I bought my 960 evo in October 2017 ( 4 years ).
Maybe it was slowly dying, I use it now with a small USB external case.
 

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Hi,
I bought my 960 evo in October 2017 ( 4 years ).
Maybe it was slowly dying, I use it now with a small USB external case.
That's what I was wondering, could be the trim bug helped speed along its death crawl. :beachball:
 
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I am hitting a brick wall and am not sure what I am missing (I am sure it is something stupid). I built my USB following the steps from Dortania (Creating the USB | OpenCore Install Guide) and I have screen shotted the resultant files on my USB but when I try and boot from this USB, nothing happens. Anyone have any thoughts about what I missed? I've tried the USB in both the front and the back of the device for USB ports and that doesn't seem to matter. All I can get to is the NVRAM reset.

USB drive is a 16GB SanDisk Ultra Backup Media
 

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I am hitting a brick wall and am not sure what I am missing (I am sure it is something stupid). I built my USB following the steps from Dortania (Creating the USB | OpenCore Install Guide) and I have screen shotted the resultant files on my USB but when I try and boot from this USB, nothing happens. Anyone have any thoughts about what I missed? I've tried the USB in both the front and the back of the device for USB ports and that doesn't seem to matter. All I can get to is the NVRAM reset.

USB drive is a 16GB SanDisk Ultra Backup Media
Are you sure you placed the EFI folder onto the hidden EFI partition? I use EFI Agent to mount the partition but there are other solutions that do the same thing
 
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Are you sure you placed the EFI folder onto the hidden EFI partition? I use EFI Agent to mount the partition but there are other solutions that do the same thing
Yeah, when I plug in the device on my MacMini it only shows the main mounting point and the only way I am accessing those EFI files is by using the EFI Mounter v3.1 that is available here on tonymacx86.com

I am building another USB drive (actually using my original Clover USB stick from my first build years ago) and seeing if possibly there is a hardware problem. The 16GB stick I have was one of those funky SanDisk models that had a weird U3 partition on it that I had removed. Trying to eliminate the obvious potential problems
 
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Second USB I made isn't bootable... Something is very wrong. I am obviously missing something critical each time I do this and not always the same critical bit... :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
 
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Second USB I made isn't bootable... Something is very wrong. I am obviously missing something critical each time I do this and not always the same critical bit... :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
hi,
in your bios boot choice for your USB you have certainly :
1: USB
2: UEFI USB
You must choose second choice.
 
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