How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

How to Dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

In this article, I am going to show you how to dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC. Apple has already released the Macintosh operating system on 20 September of 2016, and if you want to give a try to this OS, then you are in the right place because here you will learn the complete process of how to dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12, Hackintosh on PC. Since the Apple’s new operating system for Macintosh has been released, the Hackintosh experts are busy to create and manage to make easy tools like Unibeast and Multibeast to build a Hackintosh on PC and easy way to dual boot macOS Sierra and Windows 10. So follow below step by step guide to dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC but first need to know what’s dual boot.

What is a Dual Boot?

Dual-booting is the act of installing multiple operating systems on a computer and being able to choose which one to boot. The term dual-booting refers to the standard configuration of precisely two operating systems. It means when we install two operating systems on a single Machine. Sometimes it’s called Multi-boot or dual boot as well. If you install and use three operating systems like Mac, Windows, and Kali Linux on a single machine then in this case, it called triple boot. Now that you have understood what is dual boot, so let dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12 on PC.

Dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

  1. Create Bootable USB Installer For macOS Sierra
  2. Setup Parts of Your Motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI
  3. Boot into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra
  4. Choose Your Language for macOS Sierra
  5. Create Partition For macOS Sierra with Disk Utility
  6. Install macOS Sierra on Created Partition
  7. Boot into macOS Sierra Partition or Disk (HFS)
  8. Perform a clean Installation of macOS Sierra
  9. Finish Installation of macOS Sierra

Before to start dual booting, you must know about this article, that from where you have to start, how you should do the steps, and how to finish. Firstly you should have the requirement that mentioned below then you have to install macOS Sierra first and then Windows 10. Please remember about partitioning the Hard disk drive. You have to partition it for Mac and Windows in the duration of installing macOS Sierra. So don’t forget to backup your file before formatting your HDD or SSD.

Requirement

  • Bootable USB Installer for macOS Sierra. If you don’t have one, then follow the article to create a USB Installer for macOS Sierra using Unibeast or A method in Windows 10.
  • Bootable USB or CD/DVD For Windows 10. Follow the article on how to create a bootable USB for Windows 10.
  • Two free empty Partitions for macOS Sierra & Windows 10.
  • A PC (Laptop or Desktop) with full Intel supported to install and support macOS Sierra and Windows 10.
  • Extra accessories such as a mouse, keyboard and much more. Because of macOS Sierra may not identify your laptop’s keyboard or mouse until you didn’t install the drive Separately.

Installing macOS Sierra 10.12

To dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC, it is better to install macOS Sierra first. If you install Windows 10 first then while installing macOS Sierra, it might create a problem for you and you will be a little in trouble. If you have installed macOS Sierra on your PC, then that’s okay skip this and try to install Windows 10. Also if you have installed Windows 10 already then follow the steps below or check this article:

Step #1. Create Bootable USB Installer For macOS Sierra

In this step, you have to download and create a bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra using UniBeast. This move will help you to Boot with the USB installer and create a partition for Mac and finally, install the Mac from the USB Installer to OS X Extended (Journaled) partition. It’s a bit long, so due to this, we have managed two articles and different methods for it. Check the guide and follow step by step to bootable create USB Installer. Also linked in the requirement section.

Step #2. Setup Parts of Your Motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI

Now after downloading and creating bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra 10.12. Then here you will need to set up parts of your motherboard’s BIOS or UEFI. This step will let and make the USB installer to boot into clover menu. It’s so important to do this step correctly and carefully because if no then without doing this stuff, you won’t be able to go forward and install macOS Sierra 10.12.

#1. Press the BIOS Menu Button from your keyboard(F12, F10, F8, F2) depending on your system if can’t find then do a google search or comment us below the details of your computer. For Lenovo laptops, press Novo button or one key recovery then select BIOS Setup and hit enter from your keyboard.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Go to BIOS Setup

#2. Now from BIOS, Set The SATA Controller Mode to (AHCI).

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Change the SATA Controller

#3. Then go to the boot tab and set the Boot Mode to (Legacy Support) and set the Boot Priority to (UEFI First).

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Change Boot Mode

#4. Exit and Save Changes.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Exit Save Changes

Note: This works great on Lenovo based computer. And this may not work for any other systems. So due to this, we highly recommend you to do the below guides for your machine.

  1. Load Optimized Defaults
  2. Set the SATA Controller Mode to AHCI
  3. Set the Boot Priority to UEFI
  4. Set OS Type to Other OS
  5. If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
  6. If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
  7. If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
  8. If you have six series or x58 system with AWARD BIOS, disable USB 3.0
  9. Save and exit.
  10. If your system didn’t boot automatically, then go to Boot Manager and select the Bootable USB Installer that you create in step 1, Manually.
How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Boot From EFI USB Device

Step #3. Boot into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra

After you get into Clover Menu then if your system has full intel supported then select the Bootable USB Installer. But if that didn’t work, then you need to enter boot flag for your system to boot into USB Installer. If you have trouble to boot from USB Installer, then comment us your problem below in the comment section and also check this article, to know how to boot correctly.

Now from Clover boot menu, select the bootable USB Installer (External) and hit enter.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Boot into USB Installer

Step #4. Choose Your Language for macOS Sierra

Now after Booting successfully with the boot flag or without, then the USB installer should take you to Language chooser page. Select your Language for macOS Sierra and click on the arrow button to go forward.

Step #5. Create Partition For macOS Sierra with Disk Utility

So after you have chosen your language, then you should partition the disk for macOS Sierra 10.12. This step will help you to install macOS Sierra from the USB installer to the drive that you are going to create in this step.

#1. To partition the Disk for macOS. Now click on Utilities > Disk Utility.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Open Disk Utility

#2. Now select your free hard disk drive and click on Erase tab. Be sure to choose a free empty partition that the partition is going to be cleaned and formatted for macOS Sierra.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Go to Erase Tab

#3. Name the disk then choose the format to “OS X Extended (Journaled) “ and click on Erase button. If you are partitioning the entire hard drive, then be sure to select the Schema to “GUID Partition Map.”  Then your hard disk or drive will be cleaned and partitioned to OS X Extended Journaled.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Partitioning the Disk

#4. Make yourself sure that you get the message that erasing disk process completed successfully. Click Done. If you were facing any errors, then I highly recommend you to visit the link below.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Erase Process Successful

#5. To create more partitions, now again select your machine’s hard disk and this time, click on partition tab.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Go to Partition Tab

#6. Click on the (+) button to create two partitions. Specify the disk size for Windows 10 then Name the Partition and choose the Format type as MS-DOS (FAT) then click Apply button.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Windows Partition

#7. Here the utility alert you that two partitions will be created, so finally click on Partition to confirm it.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Confirm Partition

#8. Make yourself sure that you get the message that erasing disk process completed successfully. Click Done and close disk utility.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Done Partition Windows HD

Step #6. Install macOS Sierra on Created Partition

#1. To set up the installation of macOS, Click on Continue.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Setup the Installation of macOS Sierra

#2. Now, click Continue, then Agree with the I have read and agreed to the terms of the software license agreement.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Accept the Terms of the Software License Agreement

#3. On the Install macOS page, select the partition that you created for macOS Sierra while partitioning the disk with disk utility and finally click Continue.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Install Mac OS

#4. Now, wait for USB installer to install macOS Sierra from it to the disk that you selected. It will take some time to complete, depends on your system. After it is finished, it will restart automatically after 10 seconds.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Restart to Complete the Installation of macOS Sierra on Mac HD

Step #7. Boot into macOS Sierra Partition or Disk (HFS)

When your computer rebooted, then it must automatically take you to the USB installer Clover menu. If no then boot yourself from Boot Manager, the EFI USB installer that created in step 1. After that on the clover menu, don’t make any changes because it will automatically boot into the disk that Mac OS is newly installed. If no then select HFS disk icon that named your Mac HD and hit enter from your keyboard.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Boot From Mac HD

Note: If you have booted USB Installer with boot flags then, this time, use the same boot flag to boot from macOS Sierra partition or HFS disk.

Step #8. Perform a clean Installation of macOS Sierra

In the previous actions, if you have installed macOS Sierra from the USB Installer to the partition that you created for macOS Sierra 10.12, then after booting from that partition that macOS Sierra is installed on it. Here it’s time to set up and performing a clean installation of macOS Sierra. Well, we have another article also for further information with the shots visit the link below to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra or keep following this article below.

#1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Choose Language

#2. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.

#3. Now select your method to transfer information to this mac and click on Continue.

#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.

#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have, then create a free Apple ID “how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch”. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and click on Continue.

#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

#7. Fill out the Full name,  Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Sierra, that will be installed on your PC.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Create a Computer Account

#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & Usage and click on Continue.

#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. It will run on the desktop of macOS Sierra.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Setting up macOS Sierra

Finish Installation of macOS Sierra

After performing a clean installation and Set upping your macOS Sierra on PC. You should see your final result that macOS Sierra has successfully installed on PC and enjoy using it.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

macOS Sierra Installed on PC

Installing Windows 10

Now after installing macOS Sierra on your PC and now you if you have installed it successfully then you’re almost 50% done. Because your PC may support window 10 and it’s easy to install windows. So to complete dual boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC then keep following here step by step.

Step #1. Create Bootable USB for Windows 10

As I mentioned in at the requirement section, that you need a bootable USB of Windows 10 or a Windows 10 CD\DVD, to install Windows 10 on your PC and complete your dual booting. If you don’t have Bootable USB of Windows 10 or Windows 10 CD\DVD, then buy one or create a bootable USB for Windows 10 with the help of the article below.

Step #2. Perform a Clean Installation of Windows 10

#1. Insert the Bootable USB or the Windows 10 CD\DVD to your PC and Boot your PC with that whether it’s a bootable USB or Windows 10 CD\DVD. When the system booted, enter your language, and other preferences then click Next.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Select your Language and other

#2. Now click Install Now.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Install Windows

#3. If the system asked you to enter the Product Key then if you have bought the key from Microsoft, enter the product key otherwise click Skip.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Enter Product Key or Skip

#4. Agree, I accept the terms and click Next.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

License Terms

#5. On the type of windows installation click Custom: Install Windows only ( advanced)  because we have to install it newly, and there are no windows to upgrade it.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Select Installation Type

#6. Now on the “Where do you want to install Windows?” page, you have to select the partition that you create while installing of macOS Sierra. After selecting the disk click Next. If you’re unable to click the Next button then once format the same partition that you created for Windows while installing macOS Sierra, and try again. If still a problem then lets us know by comment.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Where to Install Windows

Note: Be careful in the selection because if you select the wrong partition, then you might format and install windows on the macOS Sierra partition.

#7. Wait now and let the windows be installed (Depending on your system) and when the installation finishes then your PC will restart automatically after 10 Seconds.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Installing Windows

#8. If the Windows asked again for the Product Key, then click Do this later.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Enter the Product Key

#9. When the Window asks to Let’s Get connected, then connect to your Wireless access point or click Skip this Step.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Get Connected

#10. On the Get going fast Page, click Use Express Settings.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Get Going Fast

#11. On the “Create an account for this PC” page fill the requirements that asked or skip that options that are optional, after that click Next.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC

Create an Account For This PC

#12. Wait a while for windows to Setting things up for you.

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra on PC - Hackintosh

Setting Things up For you

Finish Installation

After performing a clean installation and Set up your Windows 10 then you should see your final result.

Windows 10 Installed

Post Installation of macOS Sierra to Complete Dual Boot Process

So now if you have successfully installed macOS Sierra and Windows 10 on PC. You might get some problems after the installation of macOS Sierra. Like sound and Wi-Fi doesn’t work. You can’t boot into macOS Sierra without the USB Installer. Bootloader, the Internet connection won’t work. And the most important, if you cant’ boot into macOS Sierra without the USB Installer, then you need a post-installation. Follow the step by step guide below.

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190 Comments

  1. Jawad Ahmad Reply

    Great Job Brother, God bless you. Have simple questions because i am unable to install windows on Sierra on a MAC computer. In previous versions, it was so easy to just put USB and start boot-camp and it will do the rest. Please Guide me how to do that because in this MAC, boot camp wont show USB option upon start. If you cant get my question. I will share screen shot.

  2. Amir Hossein Reply

    Great instructions, but I’m still not sure if I will be able to do this on my Laptop.
    The Specs are:
    i7-5600U and integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500
    8 GB RAM
    256 GB SSD
    Nvidia Geforce 840M
    Can someone help me please if these specs are compatible or even good enough
    Thank you in advance

  3. Krzysztof Waliszewski Reply

    Hi! I have problem bcs my booting stops at the screen in 7:15. Can you help me ?
    I have Lenovo notebook,

  4. Dhawal Reply

    Laptop: Asus r558uq
    CPU: i5 7200u
    ram: 12gb
    Graphics: Intel hd 620
    dedicated: Nvidia 940mx 2gb
    I already have win 10 installed. Can i install mac os in a newly created partion alongside?
    I want to keep my original windows 10 intact.

  5. Reaga Reply

    So my laptop has Windows 10 on its internal HDD. I want to install Mac OS on an external so I can develop iOS apps. Can this be done? This tutorial seems to assume working both on one HDD.

  6. thunder413 Reply

    Hi first thanks for this tutorial i’m facing an issue while trying to install on my laptop
    ……
    Kernell extension in backtrace
    ….. com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSKLGraphic ..
    I assume the error is with my graphic card can you please give me any guide lines ?
    PS : I used your method to download and create the USB installer
    Thanks in advance
    My config
    Dell Inspiron 5459
    CPU Intel core i5-6200U @2.30
    RAM 8GB
    Intel HD520 /combined with Radeon R5 M335

  7. Megamasterc2 Reply

    Went through the installation for Mac OS X how you described but before step 4 and after step 3 a grey screen with black lines pop up And stays there

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      I think your config.plist file has a problem. It’s not supported by MacOS. Most of the CPU is not normally supported by apple so you’ve to make an appropriate config.plist.
      What kind of mother and CPU do you use?

  8. Masoud Reply

    hello.
    i have a desktop pc.
    my system config :
    intel core i5-6400 cpu 2.70ghz – p110-d3 gigabyte
    16gb ram ddr4 2400mhz
    graphic : nvidia geforce gtx 960
    hdd : Hitachi HTS723232L9SA60 – 300gb for mac
    1 tb for windows

    i did exactly as you said about bios settings.
    i boot the flash as UFEi,
    and when i select :
    Install macos from usb (External drive) in clove setting

    my screen goes black. and stay black.
    nothing is happening, until i restart the pc.

    would you mind please help?
    what am i missing ?

    1. Mukhtar Jafari Reply

      When you want to prepare USB thumb drive for macOS Sierra, edit your config.plist file using clover configurator. To do that follow this guide. https://logicbugs.com/hackintosh-sierra-h270n-wifi/

  9. SHRIKANT Reply

    hii
    i am facing a problem installation mac os sierra,
    when i select boot from usb in clover my laptop show a error:
    unregistered exception handler

    .
    .
    laptop configuration :
    Samsung RV509
    intel i3 core M370
    RAM 4GB
    NVIDIA GEFORCE GRAPHICS
    .
    PLZ HELP ME

  10. NIVEDHAN GANDHI Reply

    Hello Faiz. First of all thanks a lot for such a wonderful tutorial. I had tried to install Yosemite onto my PC and dual boot it along with my Windows 8.1 a few months ago. I was part successful. I was just facing a problem of graphics memory. Eventhough my laptop has Intel HD graphics 5500 along with Nvidia geforce 820m, MAC just showed 4mb of INTEL graphics alone. Moreover i had one more issue. You said to change the SATA controller to AHCI. But my HP 15 notebook r203tx has a INSYDE F41.A BIOS which doesn’t has this setting. What shall i do? Please help me. Will be waiting for your response.

    Thanks a lot again.

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hello dear,
      Sorry for late reply, for the graphics card issue you need to download the driver from Nvidia’s website. If you don’t have SATA controller option then that’s okay.

  11. Rushikesh Reply

    I have successfully installed macOS Sierra on a single empty HDD and also installed all the drivers and bootloader from the Multibeast for Sierra.
    Later on I tried booting without the pendrive it was successfully, the only issue was the keyboard was not detected, so I referred your post macOS installation Blog,so to install the keyboard kext I tried booting back again using the pendrive but now I’m stuck at the apple logo on 90%.

  12. Sidharth Reply

    I need your urgent reply please. I created bootable USB as per your guide. But after writing the image, the USB drive splits to two and one being the EFI and other being another drive. It suddenly asks me to format the second drive ( not the EFI). When I kept it as it is and booted into Clover, I could see the Clover menu as per your screenshots. However, I clicked on the first option (something like install Mac os) , then some lines of code appears and system stucks.

    Please please reply me. Since you’re very responsive to comments, I refreshing this page often to read your reply.

  13. Peyman Reply

    What happens when one of the operating systems have a software update? Will I still be able to update the OS?

  14. Hitender singh Reply

    Hi, thanks a lot for the the instructions. But I am facing some issues. Please help
    1. Ethernet is not being detected in Mac os
    2. Windows 10 was already installed on my machine with ide enabled and not ahci. So I turned ahci on to install macos but now whenever I want to boot into windows I have to switch it back to ide from ahci in bios otherwise windows os won’t boot up
    3. I can’t seem to change the resolution as well. Seems like there are no graphic driver? Please help

      1. sagar

        sir i have a dell laptop with intel 4400 graphics and installed windows as legacy and 4 drives including c:
        sir i want to install mac os onthe same hdd with legacy as w10 is on legacy(i tried but unable to change to uefi),and will my hdd will be fully wiped during this process plz reply sir…………….

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Yes, dear, You need to wipe your HDD fully before to change it UEFI. Also, You can’t install and use macOS on legacy or MBR because you can’t install clover bootloader.

  15. Arun Vishwanath Reply

    I have default SATA Controller mode to AHCI my laptop. Still cant see in disk utility bro, can you help here please.

  16. w33z Reply

    Hi, After install Sierra and Win10 everything works fine. But after post-installation fixes in clover I don’t have any disk. Without pendrive start windows, with pedrive I can boot my Sierra. I tried install and fix boot loaders but only, what I was done is changing clover version ;/

  17. Arun Vishwanath Reply

    Hello Faiz Orz,
    Thanks you for sharing the tech tips. I had issue when i am installing macos-sierra, was stuck at choosing the disk (Issue is I couldn’t find my local HDD drive) its just show external drives. Would you be help me in this case please.

  18. Harsha Reply

    Hi,
    Thanks for such a nice tutorial. I have created the bootable USB for Sierra. Once the clover menu opens, i have an option to select install Mac osx from Mac or Sierra.
    I selected the same, but it ended up with an error x64 exception type 0000000000000006 on the whole screen being red.
    Kindly help me with the same

  19. vicky Reply

    I have installed windows 10, and i check in my laptop SystemInformation has BIOS Legacy, and in BIOS SETUP there is no ‘Boot Mode’ and ‘Boot Priority’ option .. what should i do?
    sorry for my bad english.
    My laptop:
    Asus A46CB | Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8 Ghz – 2.7 Ghz | IHD 4000 | 8GB RAM |

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Watch this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbkj19CAPT4

      Load Optimized Defaults
      Set The SATA Controller Mode to AHCI
      Set the Boot Priority to UEFI
      Set OS Type to Other OS
      If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
      If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
      If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it
      If you have a six series or x58 system with AWARD BIOS, disable USB 3.0
      Save and exit.
      If your system didn’t boot automatically then go to Boot Manger and select the Bootable USB Installer that you create in step 1, Manually.

  20. Sunny Bongiri Reply

    Sir i have succesfully installed macos sierra n windows 10 both on single hdd but when i start my laptop the bootloader automatically loads windows. When i insert the mac bootable pendrive only then i get the clover bootloader… please tell me how can i use both os via clover without usb… please help

  21. Matthew Reply

    Can you find me a config.plist for Acer E5-571? I can’t boot, i’ve tried so many boot args and a few config.plist files but I can’t get to the intallation part.
    BIOS is ok, but I keep getting Memory errors… even with “maxmem=4096” arg… maybe the error is from Intel graphics, not sure..

  22. Pinal vaghela Reply

    I can’t see the Apple logo…I tried many time but no result….I’m go into the clover boot loader but further PC going to restart and starts windows 10 screen…..what to do ? pls help me urgently..

  23. Akhil Reply

    My Sata Operation settings in System Configuration have two options, Disabled and AHCI. It’s set to AHCI. I can’t find any other setting that includes AHCI . What more i need to do. I Still can’t see internal drive in disk utility.

  24. Akhil Reply

    My SATA HDD doesn’t show in disk utility while installing MAC OS Sierra. Only Bootable USB show as internal. What settings am i forgetting to configure. Please help.

  25. Bernod Reply

    I just finished my question before:
    1. made a clone of my windows from ssd to another hd with hd clone
    2. disconnected all hd , not ssd,
    3. installed MacOs on ssd
    3. made post installs on sdd
    4. re-connecte windows hd, set to first hd in bios and disconnected SSD with clover and MaxOS
    5. restarted system from windows installer CD
    6. choose repair windows on the hd
    7. reconnected ssd and set it so first boot again in bios
    8. from now i can boot MaxOs oder Windows in Clover Boot Menu
    9. drink some beer 😉

  26. rony Reply

    i am frist create bootable usb installer for sierra after change boot setting Change the SATA Controller AHCI and UEFI enable
    after select usb boot but after comming other menu .not Clover menu same like bios menu …this selection will direct system to continu to booting process this writng comming what i do pls help
    my pc details

    System type : x64 based pc
    Processor :intel core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Bios Version :intel corp.blh6710h.86a.0146.2011.1222.1415,22-12-2011
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX550Ti

  27. Bernod Reply

    Hi,
    i´ve installed sierra on my ssd, and have my old windows 10 copied to another HDD on my pc. is it possible to use the old windows installation? i will not make a new windows installation, if possible…? can you help?

  28. Sam Reply

    Instructions about dual booting win 10 and macOS Sierra with win 10 pre installed are unclear, what should I do?

  29. Aayush Jaiswal Reply

    I have acer aspire e15 e5-573-32JT and I’ve successfully installed Sierra using win32 disk imager. But still the following aren’t working:-
    1. Wifi & BT
    2. I can’t adjust brightness
    3. Camera isn’t working
    4. I’ve to press Caps Lock twice to toggle

    Please help me. Tried some kexts but didn’t work.
    Tnx for any help

  30. Matt Reply

    Suppose that I were to install two SSDs in my hackintosh – which I haven’t started on yet. Can I designate one SSD fully to Sierra and the other to Windows 10? By that would that meet the definition of Dual boot? Thanks.

  31. Vaibhav Reply

    Hello I made the USB installer for macOS but i get a different menu in clover
    its has a option of boot from macOS sierra install
    and when i click it, it freezes at system uptime

  32. Darren Summers Reply

    Hi Faiz,

    Thank you for a great article however I have run into an issue which I hope you can provide a solution for. Everytime I try to download an app from the App store it continually tells me my account is disabled, yet I can login to my account successfully using a web browser. I’ve reset my password several times, and enabled 2 factor authentication but still the issue persists. Any ideas as to what could be causing this issue?

    Darren

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hello dear,
      Yes, It happens most of the time when you log into App Store, Facetime and other Apple Products it fails to log in because Apple doesn’t count it as a real Mac. So you need to change your Mac address and serial number. We don’t have the article about it so you can google yourself.

  33. Fabricio Reply

    My Drover menu it’s different… not have a green plant and i can’t do ” From USB ” doesn’t have this option

  34. harsh patel Reply

    when i try to install it by selecting the mac os sierra in the clover menu, it just goes into black screen and it doesnt even show me apple logo for once. please help if anyone knows how to solve this problem.

  35. Harshil Reply

    Hi Faiz,
    I did UEFI installation for Mac sierra and windows 10. Also followed mentioned post installation step.
    Currently, Not able to boot Sierra without bootable USB, if I remove from bootmgfw.efi file from EFI -> Microsoft -> Boot partition then able to load clover bootloader and load Sierra but when click to load windows it is not getting load.

    Can you please let me know what could be the issue.

    Thanks
    Harshil Patel

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hello dear,

      Now if you have one hard disk for both Windows and MacOS then you can’t use it as dual boot in single hard drive the reason is as you said above. But you can solve that issue in cause you use two hard drives. One for Windows and one for macOS. Just like me, I was facing the same problem then Set one more hard drive to my laptop to install macOS Sierra on it then the Issue solved. Simply watch this video if you want to follow what I did to solve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbkj19CAPT4

      How I set 2nd hard drive is my laptop. Check out the video or article guide: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D32WDYQHfKw Article: https://www.wikigain.com/set-or-install-two-hard-drives-on-single-laptop/

  36. Adam Li Reply

    Hi , I am using a laptop with i7 4500u and hd4400 graphic. in addition, my computer also has geforce gx750m. When trying to boot in the os, it shows OsxAptioFixDry …….. error loading kernel cache 0*1 , boot failed. By the way, i try both .plist file of hd4400 and nvdia legacy. it both has problems. Is there anything else I can do. Sorry for my poor english

  37. Ernesto Reply

    Hi, thanks for the complete guide..
    Is it possible to do this without having to format the disk?
    I have windows 7 already, with lots of programs and stuff

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Yes dear, All you need to install macOS on another disk for Dual boot or If you have one disk only then your Windows should be installed as UEFI then Create a free empty partition with this article.

      Video guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA7bEOTVinw
      article: https://www.wikigain.com/create-new-local-drive-in-windows-10/

      after that install macOS on that empty partition.
      Watch the Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbkj19CAPT4

      1. Binh Ton

        Actually, if you install windows normally (from DVD or non-GUID GPT USB) Windows will automatically set your HDD (not just partition) as MBR (Master Boot Record). In that case, you never will be able to dual boot MacOS because Mac uses GPT not MBR.
        I learned this the hard way – have to format the entire disk to GPT. After that, just follow Faiz instructions and it will be OK

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Thanks for sharing your feedback dear, Yes to install and complete post-installation then you need a GPT partition map (Scheme). Especially if you want to install Clover bootloader, then you must have GPT partition map.

      1. Binh Ton

        Well i did check that article and managed to fix almost every problems. The only thing left now is the audio (I know my audio is Realtek ALC 233 but the kext in multibeast didn’t work) and dual boot with windows (I follow every steps in this article https://www.wikigain.com/dual-boot-windows-10-and-macos-sierra-pc/ but when the windows installer restart the computer, it can boot to the windows partition, just clover with mac Sierra)

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear, When you install your audio kext by mulitBeast then restart your System and while coming back from the restart on the clover screen boot with Caches (GUIDE) into your macOS and you will have sound. If didn’t worked then try again a couple of time (Worth). For the Dual boot process first, let me know how you are dual booting Windows 10 and macOS Sierra? Is it on single hard disk or Separate? Because there are many causes that you should take care of like macOS and Windows should be installed as UEFI or Legacy.

      3. Binh Ton

        Thanks for the quick reply, I follow the instruction and managed to install mac quite OK only problem is no Audio, everything else is OK. However, I tried to follow the dual boot with Windows in this article but when Windows copied files and restart, I just see the clover bootloader, and can not boot to the Windows partition to finish the installation.

      4. Faiz Orz Post author

        So in this cause, you need to Install Windows as UEFI and macOS Bootloader (Clover) also as UEFI. To install Windows 10 as UEFI you need to create GPT partition scheme. Also, you need GPT Scheme to install macOS Sierra bootloader (Clover). Now use the guide below to create Windows 10 UEFI Bootable USB and install in on your Disk.

        Article: https://www.wikigain.com/create-uefi-bootable-usb-windows-10/
        Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRxVt_Zd3qo

    1. TheDezkill Reply

      Hey dear, How did you do to run normal boot? You could give me the configuration of your bios, flags of the boot. PD: it restarts early

    2. TheDezkill Reply

      Hey dear, How did you do to run normal boot? You could give me the configuration of your bios, bootflags. PD: it restarts early.

      1. TheDezkill

        thanks for answering. Yes boot from the usb but only in UEFI mode.Look:
        1.- Do you have USB in UEFI or EFI?
        1.- How are you starting Windows and Mac, UEFI or LEGACY?
        2.- And how is the dual boot ?. HEEELP! …
        3.- Oh, and the drivers please.

        Thanks for the help in advance.
        “My English is not good”

        Could you give me your email or social network to help me?

      2. Binh Ton

        1. The guide here is good, you should follow it step by step
        2. I don’t have 2 usb so first I format the usb and made it to install MacOS in this article: https://www.wikigain.com/create-macos-sierra-bootable-usb-installer-windows-10/
        Then, after finish install MacOS. I format that USB again and follow this article: https://www.wikigain.com/create-uefi-bootable-usb-windows-10/
        THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.
        2. X550LC support UEFI, enter BIOS (F2) and select it.
        3.DUAL BOOT, THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. if you already have Windows on you laptop (you said Windows 7 with lots of stuff). I’m sure that Windows will format your DISK (not just partition) as MBR not GPT. So, after you install MacOS, You WILL NOT be able to finish you Windows installation because Clover boot loader can not boot to the windows installation partition (Exactly my case). So I have to back up my docs, files, and other stuff in my old Windows. Then, delete EVERYTHING on the disk, format it to GPT. After that, everything’s fine. I can install MacOS and Windows 10 on the same disk with dual boot (Follow the able guide).
        4. About the driver, took me 2 days to get 90% of the things to work, (still no audio), don’t expect wifi to work – it will not on this model. I can only fully support the Intel HD4400 graphics, touchpad, ethernet. Install with Multibeast
        P/s my email is: tonthatbinh135@gmail.com
        Feel free to contact me,

      3. TheDezkill

        thank you so much! I’m going to try to install. Just installation. Then you help me with the drivers. 🙂

  38. Aayush Reply

    Hi, I wanna ask whether it needs to be done in legacy or uefi while installing mac os Sierra with pre installed windows 10

      1. Aayush

        Tnx dear for replying. Well in I’ve installed windows as legacy. I’ve tried installing Sierra on both legacy and uefi but nothing worked. I’m using the HD graphics 5500 config.plist as I’ve HD graphics 5500. When I Terry top install in legacy the clover opens and I select boot from install Mac os Sierra and then something starts writing and when i think it’s over the laptop restarts and again the process continues. When I tried uefi the clover opens and I select the same install Mac os Sierra then the same writing starts and it stops at HID:Le and then nothing happens. What to do? Thank you in advance as I know you are going to help.

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        What’s your system specification? If it’s UEFI then use UEFI method and If you were failed to boot with HD 5500 Config.plist file then give a try to another one.

      3. Aayush

        I have acer aspire e5-573-32JT. It has the following specifications:-

        i3-5005U @2.0 Ghz
        4 GB RAM
        Intel HD graphics 5500
        1 TB HDD
        Insydeh20 bios rev 3.7 version 1.37

    1. Faiz Orz Post author Reply

      Depends on you dear but If you have Windows Installed as UEFI Then no need to format Windows just install macOS beside that. If you have installed As legacy then you can clean your hard disk and install both. The scheme for Hard disk should be GPT for Windows 10 as UEFI and macOS Sierra bootloader.

  39. Mike Reply

    Hi, Great article but i’m blocked at Mac Install Step 4 Select language. I choose language but when I select continue it turns around and reload the same page

  40. Bappy Reply

    Your hd 5500 plist is incorrect. The patch you’ve used works for El Capitan, not Sierra. For Sierra you have to apply this patch:

    Find: 8945C839C7764F
    Replace: 8945C839C7EB4F

    Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312579-patch-dvmt-allocation-intel-hd5500-broadwell-not-found-at-sierra/

  41. DS Reply

    After I boot from usb in clover, it is a black screen that is stuck with:
    OsxAptioFixDrv: Starting overrides for System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi
    Using reloc block: yes, hibernate wake: no
    ********************************************

      1. DS

        I have Intel graphics 620. Which config.plist should i use? Also should i change my boot args in clover?

  42. Eslam Ahmed Reply

    Error after choosing usb from clover
    Panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff801d1430d6): “zone_init: kmem_suballoc failed”@/library/caches/com.apple.xbs/sources/xnu/xnu-3789.1.32/osfmk/kern/zalloc.c:2149

    And there is : can’t perform kext scan: no kext summary

    Specs:
    Intel core i5
    Intel hd graphic 5500
    4GB ram

    1. Bappy Reply

      Wikigain’s hd 5500 plist is incorrect. The patch they’ve used works for El Capitan, not Sierra. For Sierra you have to apply this patch:

      Find: 8945C839C7764F
      Replace: 8945C839C7EB4F

      Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312579-patch-dvmt-allocation-intel-hd5500-broadwell-not-found-at-sierra/

  43. ARJİNES Reply

    hello

    I Installed to my lENEVO Y50-70 all is good. When I ınstall windows now clover boot loader not working. Direct windows opening. What can I do? I’m sorry for my ENGLİSH

  44. jaafer Reply

    Hi
    Thanks for your tutorial, i have successfully installed macossierra by following your tutorial in my hp laptop which already running windows 7. but when i restart i cannot boot without usb stick. when i reboot without usb it is showing “error: undknown filesystem. Entering resue mode … grub rescue> ”
    Please help me. And also please tell me how to install ethernet , wifi and activate touch.
    my system details
    SYSTEMS DETAILS
    HP G62 NOTEBOOK PC
    SYSTEM BOARD ID 1425
    PROCESSOR TYPE INTEL(R) CORE(TM) i3 CPU
    M330 @ 2.13GHZ
    PROCESSOR SPEED 2133MHZ
    BIOS VERSION F.07
    BIOS VENDOR INSYDE
    WLAN FCC ID PD9112BNHU

  45. Saad Reply

    Hi there.. I’m following the tutorial on my Acer extensa laptop.. on step #7, when I press enter on HFS partition in clover, nothing happens.. Could you please suggest any solution?

      1. Saad

        Thanks for the reply.. I successfully booted into HFS and completed the installation.. Then I tried to install the drivers using multibeast.. After that it’s stuck on apple logo after reboot.. I think I chose the wrong drivers for my system.. If I tell you my laptop specs, could you guide me how to select the appropriate drivers from multibeast? Thanks again

      2. Saad

        Thanks.. My laptop’s specs are;
        Acer Aspire E15 E5-571-304M
        Core i3-4005U 15.6″ HD 12GB 1TB Win. 10
        * 15.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit Display: (1366 x 768) resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio
        * 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor (1.7GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
        * Windows 10
        * Intel® HD Graphics 4400 with 64MB of dedicated system memory
        * 12GB DDR3L Memory
        * 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

  46. andy Reply

    i’m currently on windows 7 and I want to make dual boot Sierra and Windows 7. I used Transmac to make bootable USB Sierra but I can’t get to boot up USB after select my sierra usb. Do I have to do something with my SSD first?

      1. Andy

        I though that it for windows 10… I am currently running win7 and i want to dual boot sierra and windows 7. If i have to do that bootable usb like in your link, where do i get that stuff to put in the usb so i need 3 usb total? This part im talking about (go to your USB flash drive EFI > Clover then paste and replace the config.plist file that you copied from “Pacote de Config” folder with default plist file.
        ). Thank

      2. Faiz Orz Post author

        Seems like you missed the Note
        Note: This method works on Windows 7/8/10 and it’s not the TransMac process.
        No dear, you just need a USB installer, the files are copied to the same USB every time.
        P.S: Please read the article carefully you will get all important point. It’s mentioned clearly.

      3. Andy

        I already make the bootable USB installer of sierra with that link you gave me but how do I put the cloover in the same usb since you saying copied to the same USB. Since we can’t open the USB with Sierra in it.

      4. Faiz Orz Post author

        Hey dude, Firstly, you don’t need to copy clover to the USB installer because it has already done by the Win32diskimager. Secondly, as you can after the process finished with win32diskimager then it formatted the USB to fat32 and it can be easily accessed.
        Watch the video tutorial if you wish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdB4JiuvAJU

  47. scania471 Reply

    i followed the guide and i installed macOS but when i want to install Windows, it says: It has MBR table. EFI systems can only installed on GPT. what can i do without loosing macOS? (Sorry for my english mistakes)

  48. Rayonator Reply

    I can’t get by Windows step 6. Another article I read said the partition still needed to be OS X Journaled, but then I can’t select the partition to load windows, or format. I reformatted the partition as your article states in MacOS sep 6 (MS DOS FAT), but then I get an error saying it can’t support GPT partition, and again I can’t reformat. I verified my USB bootable drive is UEFI (not legacy mode). Any ideas?

      1. Rayonator

        So I don’t have a Windows system yet. It’s a new computer build with MacOS loaded first since that was recommended for partitioning reasons. But it seems maybe I should have done Windows first?

  49. mezdog Reply

    i mange to get to the UEFI setup, where i can choose the Boot Mac OS X from USB option. After selecting that, the Apple logo comes up and a progress bar, but it automatically restarts the computer after the progress bar is about 1/4 through. How do I solve that?

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