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*SOLVED* Dell 7480 Installer Problem ( OS X EL CAPITAN )

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Names Eric and first time building Hackintosh here. Just recently picked up this Dell 7480 from a friend and I'm real excited and surprised on how far i got with the Hackintosh project.


The current laptop specs I have here are


Dell 7480

CPU: Core i5 7300U @2.60GHz

Motherboard: Dell Inc u3E1

Graphics: Intel HD 620 (1920x1080)


SSD: 250GB SK Hynix SC311


The guide i used to create the the USB OS X EL CAPITAN installer ( 



I was able to follow this thread with no issues until I reach step 2. Install OS X El Capitan/Sierra. I was able to open the Disk Utility and erase/format the SSD with no problem, however, I did not have the option to install the OS X El Capitan. Instead it showed that the OS was already installed and required me to reboot. I tried digging around before posting and I was not able to find any information. Changed up settings on the config.plist and hoping it would make and difference. Please see screen shot below.  I also uploaded my CLOVER.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!






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Kabylake requires a minimum of Sierra 10.12.6 to run

See sources here


If you want El Capitan, you might succeed by faking the CPU as Skylake, but will need a minimum of 10.11.4.

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