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  1. Yes leave them untouched. If you install from the recover, macOS will reinstall system files and keep your files intact.
  2. Hi, I am currently dual booting Windows 10 and macOS Sierra. I had done similar steps in setting up macOS Sierra like shrinking my windows partition and deleting/reformatting my macOS partition. Here I am, running with Windows 10 and macOS and non of them are harmed in any way. In order for you to progress, you'd go with your later route, i.e: "boot with macOS USB installer, wipe macOS and start new installation with the macOS Sierra USB installer." Remember, format the partition (not the disk!) in disk utility when you boot into macOS Sierra with the USB. I do not know if the re-installation of macOS will wipe the EFI partition (which I doubt). But yes, it's safe to copy the EFI folder for the microsoft windows partition.
  3. First post updated with a video on how to do the post-installation. All credits to Jake.
  4. Yay! It worked. The setting was under Advanced Boot Options. And Legacy Option ROMs was Enabled. I disabled It as you suggested and now I am for the first time typing from the laptop! Now, could you help me setup the post-installation? I have E7470 running through the USB Clover installation. Could you just, for the sake of my simple brains, post to this thread the steps I need to take? Going through the guides is becoming cumbersome as some files are across multiple posts or threads and it is becoming hard to keep track of where to go what to do...
  5. Ok so for some reason the USB boot was not working either. It actually went straight to the macOS clover version. So I put the USB back onto the VMware machine. Reinstalled clover onto the USB, put the EFI folder + bootpack onto it and booted through USB clover into the operating system. Now, I am getting more clueless on how to correctly do the post-installation. I would really appreciate a guiding hand.
  6. Oh gosh, so I just restarted the PC to test the kexts. And Voila. I cannot boot into mac os. It just reboots. So I think of booting through clover on the usb and it does NOT detect any mac os installation. I'm just hanging in the air right now. Can someone help me over iMessage?
  7. Thanks for replying Will it not work with the lan connection? I have ordered the wifi card and await its arrival. While I await the wifi card, would it not be possible to get the ethernet working? There were kexts in the bootpack E7x70 sierra. I copied those to the EFI folder in the partition of the macOS partition. So I guess I'm fine there? How do I install the audio kext? Please explain with steps. I'm a totally new person to this operating system. it's been a learning curve and am finding my way around things, so far so good.
  8. I must mention, this video would have been totally, entirely, utterly nonexistent if it wasn't for the high values of selfless service which Jake Lo harbors within his mind and heart. I am truly grateful for him stepping unto the call and assisting with not only helping me sort out the post-installation, but also going a step further and creating a video so someone else can find it useful. The video, folks: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OUwRjI3g9Q&feature=youtu.be'>[/media]Edit: 23rd May 2017 Have you installed macOS Sierra onto your Dell E7x70 series laptop but are clueless as me on how to do the post installation and get basic things like audio and sleep working? Look no further, here is a video showing you exactly how to do the post installation on this series (E7x70) of Dell's laptops. In my case, it was the Dell E7470. I must mention, this video would have been totally, entirely, utterly nonexistent if it wasn't for the high values of selfless service which Jake Lo harbors within his mind and heart. I am truly grateful for him stepping unto the call and assisting with not only helping me sort out the post-installation, but also going a step further and creating a video so someone else can find it useful. The video, folks: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OUwRjI3g9Q&feature=youtu.be Below is my first post to this thread before the video was made.
  9. Update: Issue resolved. I noticed there was a section under the boot loader in the BIOS settings to add a new boot option under UEFI. I clicked on add new and saw that the USB drive was detected in the BIOS. I than proceeded to add the new boot option using the USB Drive. It also required the boot file. So, I clicked on the "..." (three dots) to browse folders on the USB drive and headed to the EFI folder. Once there, I went into the BOOT folder and selected the only file there. Voila. When I restarted the PC, I was able to see the Clover drive in the boot options and now I am on a working installation of macOS Sierra. Just need to sort out some issues post-installation now. Thanks for reading
  10. Update: I went back to the guide which is used to create the usb installer through the long way. This time I am noticing something peculiar. Despite all options remaining same (in the BIOS) I am unable to see the USB Drive under UEFI boot options. I am using BIOS Revision 1.9.4 (Dell). Here is what I see on the screen, I will type it out: Boot mode is set to: UEFI; Secure Boot: OFF LEGACY BOOT: Internal HDD USB Storage Device Onboard NIC UEFI BOOT: Windows Boot Manager UEFI: INTEL SSDSCKKF256H6 SATA 256GB, Partition 1 <-- This is where Windows 10 Pro is already installed. OTHER OPTIONS: BIOS Setup BIOS Flash Update Diagnostics Intel® Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBx) Change Boot Mode Settings So I guess I'm back to square one. What can I do to proceed?
  11. So here's some update on what I did, so I assume we're kinda getting closer to solve this issue, i dunno? I decided to try out the createmedia command in the terminal to create a usb installer of sierra. I followed the guide here. To my amusement, I found it easier and wondered why it was not put into the guides over here. Well I got my answer a few moments later... Once the USB installer was created, I proceeded to install the latest version of clover onto the USB drive and copy the EFI folders from the E7X70 Sierra Bootpack into the EFI folder of the USB which was created through the installation of clover. I replaced the folders from the bootpack and proceeded to try and boot the USB. To my surprise, this time during the boot process after pressing F12, there was no USB media showing under the UEFI boot list. That means I could not even boot into clover. So this meant that the "guide" posted here and the way to create the USB media does have importance. But still, why didn't it show "Install macOS Sierra" in the clover boot screen after having booted in UEFI mode when I first created the USB installer?
  12. I guess I can post here as I have already got Win 10 pro on my laptop, Dell E7470 with 100gb space left as unpartitioned space for MacOS Sierra. I have followed the instructions as per the guide and created the USB. I have changed the settings in BIOS too. However, when I boot from the USB as UEFI, the clover screen does show up, but the USB drive is no where to be seen to start the installation. Where could I have gone wrong?
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