Dual boot is not a big deal, infect it is easy to dual boot any operating systems on your computer. The only requirement is hardware compatibility. Modern computer Geeks and IT Nerds are not dual booting their computer, instead, they are using the Virtual Machine. So, Whatever, Let me guide you through the process of How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS 10.15 Catalina on a single hard drive.
Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Catalina on PC- Hackintosh
I’m assuming you have already installed and configured the drivers of Windows 10. That’s why I have directly moved to the next step.
Step 1. Create bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina
To create a bootable USB Flash Drive for macOS 10.15 Catalina on Windows, you have to download the TransMac and macOS 10.15 Catalina dmg file. I remembered with macOS Sierra, the TransMac was not responsive to creating bootable USB on Windows. However, last time I create bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina with TransMac, it worked. In any case, if you could not create a successful bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina, the Virtual Machine an alternative method. The whole idea is, that you will run macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware or VirtualBox, then with Terminal, you will create bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina. The below post contains the instructions on How to Create bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina on Windows using the TransMac and Virtual machine.
- How to Create Bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina on Windows?
- Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on VMware on Windows PC
- Install macOS Catalina on VirtualBox on Windows PC
Step 2. Create a Drive for macOS 10.15 Catalina
The actual size of the macOS 10.15 Catalina is 6 gigs when you download from the App Store or dmg file. But the installation directory must have at least 20 GB storage, however, I prefer to add more storage. Because later, you will install other programs on the system which will easily that amount of the storage. As I said, If you have already installed Windows 10, so you need to shrink that the required amount of storage for macOS. Follow the below procedures to shrink the Volume for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Step 1. Open Run Dialog Box and type their diskmgmt.msc to open the disk management.
Step 2. Right-click on the drive which you want to shrink for macOS 10.15 Catalina> then select shrink volume.
After clicking shrink a dialog box will open, there type the amount of storage for the macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Once the drive is shrunk, you will see an unallocated space [it has black color] on the Disk management. You have to change that unallocated space to a drive. To do that, right-click and select Create a New Volume.
On the Welcome screen click next.
Now you will be on the specified volume size window, just click next.
Assign the drive letter and click Next.
In the format window, you can give a name to the drive and click next.
In the last step click finish.
Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on PC- Hackintosh
After creating a bootable USB for macOS 10.15 Catalina, it is time for you to install macOS Catalina alongside the Windows 10.
Step 1. Attach the USB and Restart Your System
After creating a bootable USB and a drive for the macOS 10.15 Catalina, it is time for you to dual boot.
Step 2. Boot to macOS 10.15 Catalina
After restarting, hit the boot key of your computer and select the USB flash drive.
Step 3. Install macOS 10.15, Catalina
it is time for you to start the installation process of macOS 10.15 Catalina on a Single HDD alongside the Windows 10.
After booting the macOS 10.15 Catalina from the USB flash Drive, Select External alongside the other NTFS file systems.
- Select the country where you live.
- Choose the language for working on macOS.
- Agree to Data and Privacy.
- Don’t transfer any information to this pc, select it and move on.
- Agree to the Terms and conditions.
- Create an Account for your computer.
- Continue with Express Setup.
- This time continue with analytics too.
- Click continue to setup screen Time too.
- Choose a Theme look for your computer and move on.
- That’s all with the installation of macOS 10.15 on PC- Hackintosh.
How to Configure Bootloader and Post Installation of macOS Catalina?
Creating a bootable USB for the macOS 10.15 Catalina is not hard, infect it is bootloader and Post installation which is confusing.
According to Apple the hardware requirements for macOS 10.15 Catalina is at least 4 GB of RAM and 12.5 GB of storage. they mentioned, as long as your computer can run the Mac OS X Mavericks, it can run macOS 10.15 Catalina.
In my words, as long as your computer has 2 GB of Graphics card, 6 GB of RAM, and 4th generation of computers, It can run macOS. So, it is up to you to dual boot or Install on PC or even a laptop.
Step 1. Download Required Files
- Download macOS Catalina Bootloader and Post Installation Files.
After downloading the above files, extract them on your desktop.
Step 2. Working with Clover Configurator
Find there the clover configurator and launch it. On the left side select Mount EFI, now a new partition will appear on your desktop.
Copy the bootloader and Paste it on the EFI partition you just mounted.
Step 3. Configure Post Installation
Here we need to configure the drivers, [Apple calls them Kext]. To configure them, open the Kext Utility from the Post Installation. Easily drag all the kext one by one in the Kext utility and it will install.