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I don't understand the step 7. How do I use kext utility? Could you expain more specifically? Sorry I am a freshman
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So when I reboot my PC, should I drag the files in the EFI folder of my USB boot disk in the kext util window? or the EFI folder of my SSD disk?
 

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should I drag the files in the EFI folder of my USB boot disk in the kext util window?
No, this installs them to S/L/E of your system drive where you don't want them. Kext Utility app is used only for repairing permissions and rebuilding caches, not for installing kexts.
 
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So when I reboot my PC, should I drag the files in the EFI folder of my USB boot disk in the kext util window? or the EFI folder of my SSD disk?
Do not put in EFI folder.
Please do not put in the L / E folder.
Download the kext Utility file and save it on the USB boot disk.
After step 6, copy the Kext Utility file saved on the USB boot disk to the desktop.
Then double-click the Kext Utility file to launch the app.
After that, please follow the procedure.
 
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No, this installs them to S/L/E where you don't want them. If your config.plist is set to detect kexts
then put them in /L/E which you can do with Kextbeast. Kext Utility app is only for repairing permissions and
rebuilding caches, not for installing kexts.
Thank you for your explaination!
 
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Do not put in EFI folder.
Please do not put in the L / E folder.
Download the kext Utility file and save it on the USB boot disk.
After step 6, copy the Kext Utility file saved on the USB boot disk to the desktop.
Then double-click the Kext Utility file to launch the app.
After that, please follow the procedure.
I get it. So I just launch kext util then go to step 8,9,10 and etc, right? Thank you for your patience!
 
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I change one display from DP to HDMI.now, shutdown is not work well.
Hello, I copied all your Clover folder to my SSD's EFI folder. And I copied extensions to L/E and start kext utility. But I can't boot my PC now. It just stops at the Apple logo. Can you tell me how to slove this problem? Thanks~
 
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Hello, I copied all your Clover folder to my SSD's EFI folder. And I copied extensions to L/E and start kext utility. But I can't boot my PC now. It just stops at the Apple logo. Can you tell me how to slove this problem? Thanks~
I sloved this issue. I shouldn't copy the extensions to my L/E. Just leave them in orignal places. Thank you for your EFI folders.

Update:
The problem isn't solved. Maybe I changed the order of 2 DP ports, my PC repeats the procedure :" boot - Apple logo - reboot". So there's still issues.
 
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I sloved this issue. I shouldn't copy the extensions to my L/E. Just leave them in orignal places. Thank you for your EFI folders.

Update:
The problem isn't solved. Maybe I changed the order of 2 DP ports, my PC repeats the procedure :" boot - Apple logo - reboot". So there's still issues.
Kext Utility is a tool.
It is a program used to clear the cache.
Whenever you change *****. Kext stored in L / E to a new version, you need to clear the cache with this tool.
If you do not do this, problems will occur because of inconsistencies with the program.
Please remember I'm sorry for the lack of explanation.

Hackintosh is not complete at once. Please think that some trouble occurs and it is natural. As it is not a manufacturer's product, the problem is self-solving principle including self-responsibility.
It is recommended to start over again.
I recently installed the latest OS Catalina beta 3 on the OPtiplex 3040. The installation has failed dozens of times and finally succeeded. Failure is the source of success. good luck.
 
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