- We need to download
Windows 10 media creation toolto create a usb windows 10 installer for windows 10 installation.
- We need to install NVME HD into the laptop, we can also install both NVME and 2.5 7mm hard drive together.
- I’ve bought a DW1820a to replace the original Bluetooth-Wifi combo from Intel on Ebay for $22 so I can have handoff support hence Airdrop with macOS Big Sur. People seem to like DW1560 but it cost more and does the same thing.
- Now it’s time to configure the new NVME drive and install Windows 10. We need to use the created USB windows 10 installer to boot, in order to boot from external USB, we need to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot. If we’re going to use BlueStacks for Android, turn on the Virtual Technology (VTx) option in the BIOS also.
At the boot screen, we select repair instead of installation, then we get to the CMD screen to use command diskpart to configure the new NVME drive. We need to convert drive to gpt, create EFI folder and msr for windows 10 before we can install correctly.
- When the diskpart is done, we shutdown and reboot again to windows 10 installer, this time we select installation.
- When the Windows installation is done, we need to shrink a partition for macOS Big Sur, create a simple partition with ntfs for the shrunk partition and named it BigSur or anything you like.
- We need to create a 16GB flash drive that includes an EFI folder with either Clover or OpenCore or both boot loaders for our laptop and a Big Sur installer. This one is kinda of a chicken and the egg thing, you have to either download a Big Sur
iso file from a website like Olarila.com. Follow the instructions on this post to create the flash drive.
- After we created the bootable Clover or OpenCore with macOS Big Sur installer, we will need to boot UEFI from the flash drive by hitting F9 while booting if up and select from the boot menu the flash drive. After we booted into the installation if everything is correct with the EFI folder for macOS Big Sur, we need to select diskutil to erase the NTFS shrunk partition of the macOS Big Sur to APFS file system, if everything is done correctly, it will erase, then we get out and start installing macOS Big Sur. For the installation boot loader, I prefer to use OpenCore because it will default to macOS install partition every time the installation reboots and for Big Sur, it will reboots 4-5 times and takes at least 50 minutes.
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