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How to set the BIOS settings of a laptop for Hackintoshing

This is the second video / instructions on how I hackintosh my AsusPro B9440UA laptop. On this article, I show you which settings I changed in the BIOS in order to boot successfully from the Clover bootable Installer thumb drive I made from the last video (see instructions here).

Click here for the AsusPro B9440UA Hackintosh Part 1.

  1. Make sure you have the latest BIOS update. Mine as of the time of this writing is version 315.
  2. To access the BIOS settings, hit the F2 button on your keyboard during boot-up.
  3. Make sure you are in Advanced Mode (F7) for the next settings.
  4. Navigate to the Advanced menu.
  5. Set VT-d to Disabled.
  6. While still in Advanced menu, navigate to the Graphics Configuration submenu.
  7. Check that the DVMT Pre-Allocated is set to 64M.
  8. Navigate to the Boot menu.
  9. Set Fast Boot to Disabled.
  10. From here, you may also set if you wish the UEFI: (bootable thumb drive name here) as Boot Option #1. Otherwise, after restart, you can just hit the F8 button to reach the Boot Menu so you can select the macOS Installer USB drive.
  11. Navigate to the Security menu.
  12. Scroll down until you find and navigate to the Secure Boot submenu.
  13. Set Secure Boot Control to Disabled. This part is very important, otherwise you won't be able to install.
  14. Don't forget to Save changes and Exit from the Save & Exit menu.
On the next video, we will explore how to partition the SSD drive, while still keeping the original Windows partition.

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