How to make Clover default bootloader after Installing Windows on UEFI


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Aug 29, 2018
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Section 1:
How to make Clover default bootloader after Installing Windows on UEFI.

If you installed windows on you Hackintosh and now you don’t have access to your macOS anymore this guide will help you to get back the clover as the main bootloader.

The reason that this is happening is because when you install windows after installing macOS the UEFI bootloader will change from:

\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI (Clover bootloader)

So, in order to make clover the default bootloader again you need to edit the UEFI boot entries and change the boot media file from “bootmgrfw.efi” to “BOOTX64.EFI” and here is how to do that.

I personally use BOOTICEx64 which is for 64Bit version of windows and if you use 32Bit version of Windows you need to use the x86 version.

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Here is what you need to do:

1. Open BOOTICE and from the tabs on the top select “UEFI”


2. Click “Edit Boot Entries” button


3. From UEFI boot entries select “Windows Boot Manager”


4. From “Boot entry configurations” change “Menu Title” from “Windows Boot Manager” to whatever name that you like, I changed mine to “macOS Sierra” because that’s the version of the macOS that I have and from “Media file” change “\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi” to “\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI” and finally select “Boot this entry next time”
Now save the new entries by clicking “Save current boot entry”


5. By clicking the “Save current boot entry” you will see the confirmation window. Click ok and you’re done.


6. Now restart your computer and now you will see Clover’s boot menu and boot into macOS.

"Thanks to Pauly for BOOTICE"

Section 2:

Here’s how to create a custom entry to rename the Boot Microsoft EFI Boot from EFI to "Windows 10"

1. Open clover configurator and select GUI


2. Click the + sign to add a new Boot entry.


3. From the Volume drop down menu select the EFI partition that has the “Microsoft” boot files. In my case it is the EFI (disk2)


4. Add your desired name for the new custom entry like “Windows 10” or whatever you like, Click the “Title / FullTitle” check box.
Select the type of the Operating system that you are creating the custom entry for which again in this case it is Windows and then select the volume type which is an internal disk in this case.


5. Save you settings and reboot. If you have done exactly as instructed here then you will see the new entry in the clover’s boot menu.
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