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Is it a good idea to do a hackintosh on a MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro

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Hi guys, I have a question for you, I want to do a hackintosh but I only have my MSI GS70 2QE Stealth Pro as laptop so, I wanna know if it's possible to do a hackintosh on it ?

 

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Your laptop seems to come with a Intel® HD Graphics 4600 and the GeForce GTX 970M.

A Hackintosh can not boot with two active GPU by default.

If you can disable the GTX970 in BIOS, you may try with your Intel HD 4600. Best use USB mouse and keyboard until all needed kext are installed.

It may be possible to hack it with a lot of skills and labour, but I would not choose such a lappy as first hack.

 

Is this your laptop?

 

Core specs
Processor Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ
RAM 16GB
Memory slots (free) 2 (0)
Max memory 16GB
Size 418.5x287x21.8mm
Weight 2.66kg
Sound Realtek HD Audio (3x 3.5mm audio jacks)
Pointing device Touchpad
Display
Screen size 17.3in
Screen resolution 1,920x1,080
Touchscreen No
Graphics adaptor Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M
Graphics outputs 2x Mini DisplayPort, HDMI
Graphics memory 3GB
Storage
Total storage 128GB SSD, 1TB hard disk
Optical drive type None
Ports and expansion
USB ports 4x USB3
Bluetooth Yes
Networking 802.11ac, gigabit Ethernet
Memory card reader SDHC, SDXC
Other ports None
Miscellaneous
Operating system Windows 8.1
Operating system restore option Restore partition

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Hi, first thanks for the answer! And sorry for the late!

 

Yes this is my laptop, but, I don't know how to disable the GTX970 in BIOS (I used to be a programmer but my skills on OS X are pretty bad).

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If there is no option to disable the dedicated GPU in BIOS a special boot stick made for your laptop will be needed.

Such a custom thumb drive is near impossible to create without a working macOS.

The USB3 ports will be an issue too, kext for USB3 must be loaded at boot.

 

Any other laptos you have available? A used Lenovo T420 makes a good Hackintosh for example. ;)

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So i have done the hackintosh on my MSI laptop, and mostly everything was fine, i had installed the Kexts for sound, ethernet, keyboard, battery icon etc there was only the wifi that doesn't work at all, I was using it for 1 or 2 days i think. But there was something I think I did wrong and then, the pc wouldn't start the hackintosh. So I want to do everything again but, the problem is that all the files I dowloaded for the hackintosh are gone and I don't remember was those files or where I found them. :(

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