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Guide to Installing Mountain Lion on HP Probook

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I hooked the laptop up over HDMI to my TV last evening hoping I could get the installer boot. The TV showed a white screen at first but later turned black. I waited some time, about 15 minutes because the light on the usb stick was flashing now and then. I tried USB ports on the left and right, but gave up in the end. Seems the installer won't boot because I might have done something horribly wrong. Or are there other possibilities I could try?
You should try all USB ports (and a different USB stick -- USB2 sticks work best).

Also, reset BIOS settings then modify accordingly.

Also, redownload from the Mac App Store and re-create your USB.
 
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I have set the regdomain to 0x37 as I live in Netherlands.

Locale now shows ETSI
Country code is blank
Supported channels are 1 upto 13
Status is Not associated.
Make sure your IO80211Family and IONetworkingFamily kexts are vanilla. Do a fresh install if necessary.
 
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You should try all USB ports (and a different USB stick -- USB2 sticks work best).

Also, reset BIOS settings then modify accordingly.

Also, redownload from the Mac App Store and re-create your USB.
Which sticks usually work best? 8 GB will do won't it. How long should boot to installer take?

I was already planning to re-create the stick. But have only a 32 GB A-Data stick here at the moment.
 

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Which sticks usually work best? 8 GB will do won't it. How long should boot to installer take?

I was already planning to re-create the stick. But have only a 32 GB A-Data stick here at the moment.
An 8GB USB2 stick works the best. I use simple Sandisk sticks that come in 3-packs from Costco.
 
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Make sure your IO80211Family and IONetworkingFamily kexts are vanilla. Do a fresh install if necessary.
Did as you suggested and did a fresh install. WiFi is working now. Now trying to get some 8GB sticks, I hope the USB2 version is still available. And then recreating the Yosemite installer. Thanks for your help so far.
 

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Did as you suggested and did a fresh install. WiFi is working now. Now trying to get some 8GB sticks, I hope the USB2 version is still available. And then recreating the Yosemite installer. Thanks for your help so far.
The 3-pack sticks at Costco now are 16GB USB3... I use them without issue on my Lenovo u430.
 
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Hi all,

I've followed the guide and everything works perfectly on a 4730s 2,3 GHz Core i5 running 10.8.5.

Only one annoying thing: After a wake from sleep, OS X "think" there is no keyboard/mouse and ask to connect a bluetooth one.

I'd like to disable bluetooth but I can't, it's greyed out...

Is there some workarounds ?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Hi all,

I've followed the guide and everything works perfectly on a 4730s 2,3 GHz Core i5 running 10.8.5.

Only one annoying thing: After a wake from sleep, OS X "think" there is no keyboard/mouse and ask to connect a bluetooth one.

I'd like to disable bluetooth but I can't, it's greyed out...

Is there some workarounds ?

Thanks a lot!
SysPrefs->Bluetooth->Advanced. Uncheck the boxes.
 
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