- Jul 22, 2018
- GIGABYTE Z370 AROUS GAMING 3
- Intel Core i9 9900K
- 2xAMD RX 580 8GB
- OS X/macOS
- MacBook Pro
- Mobile Phone
Installing Windows 10
Step 7: Preparation for installing Windows 10
So after installing macOS High Sierra and completing post installation, the next step is install Windows 10. Before you install Windows 10, you’ll need to create a free partition. To create a free partition, follow the steps below.
@Gbilato has written a great guide about using Disk Utility on Mac. You can follow How to Use Disk Utility on Mac
But to make it moreeasy and avoi confusion, i'll explain the required process.
Go to Utilities and open Disk Utility.
Now select your Drive, not the partition.
Click on partition button and then click on + (plus) button.
Under Name you can type any name but for instance we’ll be using Windows 10.
Under Format select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
Under Size you can choose according to your Hard Drive and workload on Windows. But as stated above, we’ll be using 160 Gigs each for Windows 10 and macOS Sierra.
Click on Apply button and then click on partition button.
Click on Continue.
Now it will create a free partition for Windows 10.
When done, close Disk Utility.
The created partition will appear on your Desktop.
Now restart your PC.
Step 8: Installing Windows 10
While restarting your PC, plug your Windows 10 USB Flash Drive.
Press F12 to enter your Boot Menu.
Select your USB Flash Drive with the UEFI Prefix.
In few minutes, it will boot to the installer screen.
Wait for it to load, and after that you will see Windows 10 welcome installer screen.
Select your Time and Currency Format and click on Next.
Click on Install now.
Now the Setup will start.
Now if you’re having any existing product key for your Windows 10, then you can type it here and you can activate it later on from your Windows 10 Desktop. This is the trial copy downloaded from Microsoft. So if you’re having a genuine copy, you can use that ISO or that DVD and if you’re having any existing Windows 10 product key or if you want to buy the product key for Windows 10, you can buy the product key and can get a original DVD and then type your product key here. You can also manually activate it later on from your Windows 10 Desktop. So currently i'll be using a trial copy so we’ll be selecting I don’t have a product key.
Now select the Operating System and click on Next. For best performance and exciting features, we’ll be using Windows 10 Pro and will also suggest you the same.
Accept the license agreement and click on Next button.
Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
Now be very careful as this is very important step. If you don’t follow it carefully, your Windows 10 is not going to work and it would not be bootable anymore. So be careful with the partitions otherwise you can mess up with the installation and your Dual Boot will not work and your macOS Sierra Drive maybe deleted. So be careful while using this step.
Select Drive 0 Partition 4, in this case, this is the free partition which we created on macOS High Sierra for installing Windows 10.
Click on Delete button and click on OK to delete the partition.
Now don’t create a new partition. Some users create a new partition and they fail in installing Windows 10. So you’ve to only delete the partition which you created on your macOS Sierra.
Select Drive 0 Unallocated Space and click on Next.
Now Windows will copy files. This process will take some time.
After installation, your system will restart and continue the installation process.
Now here’s the settings. If you want to use Windows 10 existing/default express settings, you can use it or you can change the settings manually. To use the custom settings, click on Customize settings and you can choose the options. So i’ll be using the express settings.
Now it’s time to create an User Account for this PC. Fill in the Account details and click on Next.
In next few minutes, you’ll be on your Desktop.
Step 9: Configure Post Installation for Windows 10
Now the next step is to configure post installation for your Windows 10.
You’ll need to install some drivers like Audio, Ethernet, Graphics, either that is Intel HD, NVIDIA or AMD and other hardware which you’re using with your system.
Step 1: Configure Graphics (NVIDIA Drivers)
Now insert your second USB Flash Drive on which you copied the Post Installation Tools and Fixes.
Open your USB Flash Drive and copy the NVIDIA Driver to your Desktop. As a guide, we’ll be only installing NVIDIA Driver as it’s mandatory for Graphics performance and acceleration. But it’s recommended to install all the required drivers for your system.
Be sure to use the x64 Bit version on your Windows 10 and be sure to select Windows 10 version otherwise if you’ll use the previous version, the NVIDIA drivers are not going to work.
Open the Setup and proceed through the installation.
Now all the fixes have been applied. The Post installation has been completed successfully for Windows 10. The macOS High Sierra has been installed already.
Now eject your second USB Flash Drive and restart your PC.