How to Dual Boot MacOS with Windows 10

dual boot macOS and Windows 10

Last Updated on April 19, 2021 by Team Experts

macOS and Windows 10 are two of the most popular operating systems in use today. However, as they have been two of the more recent releases, they also have two wildly different storage and booting methods – one that works on most PCs and laptops out there, and a second that is only compatible with Windows 10. As many people know, the” default” Windows setup will boot up Windows using the bulk data files it requires from your hard drive (usually /EFI/BOOT/Data) on the hard drive you’re currently using, and any other software that’s loaded at that time. This is what’s called a “dual boot” setup, where both Windows and any other programs you may have installed are able to run simultaneously on your PC.

Now, you can dual boot macOS Catalina with Windows 10 on any PC having Intel processors. So, to dual boot the both operating systems lets get straight into it!

How to dual boot macOS and Windows 10:

However, if you have another operating system installed, it will conflict with the Windows system when booting up. If you’ve ever seen a Windows logo with two exclamation points at the end, you’ll know this is when a program is trying to load something onto the system. The Windows system will then proceed to load whatever it needs, causing the rest of the software on the system not to work. The way in which this makes the system crash is that when Windows tries to load something onto the system, it cannot find it / have it loaded properly. It has to resort to forcing software onto the system, or going into Safe Mode, in order to load anything.

  1. First of all connect the bootable USb with the computer you want to dual boot.
  2. you need to be able to run multiple versions of Windows, using different settings on each system. This is something that not a lot of people know how to do, but it’s actually very easy. 
  3. The reason why you need to be able to dual boot Windows and Linux is because the settings that determine the fastest and most stable operating system are different between these two operating systems. For example, Windows uses the “OS priority” setting to decide how much of the load of programs on the system is carried out by the default windows operating system. 
  4. This is a very important setting, which determines how well your system runs.
  5. So if you want to get the most out of Windows and still keep your computer running at top speed, you need to be able to use various boot modes. You can use your current OS setup to boot up Windows first and then use Linux as a second operating system. 
  6. However, most people prefer to boot Linux first and then use Windows 10 as a last resort if things start getting a little bit messed up inside the OS.
  7. To enable dual booting with Linux, there’s a boot manager application which you can download from the internet. This program is extremely easy to use, and will allow you to boot Windows onto your PC using Linux. This will basically allow you to be able to run multiple versions of Windows, without having to reboot your system. 
  8. To use this, you simply need to launch the program, and it will take you step by step through the entire process. From there, you should be able to pick the best option that works for your needs.

It’s a really neat feature, which enables you to keep all of your different operating systems completely separate and so will not affect each other. So if you decide that you want to go back to Windows for some reason, you can do so easily by booting up your dual boot system in the ‘normal’ mode. Then you can switch to Linux and continue to use your computer in that mode. This way you’ll be able to use Windows back-up features and everything properly, without having to mess around with a troublesome system in the middle. It’s a fantastic feature which will allow you to make sure that your system will be working properly no matter what. It’s an excellent way to ensure that any issues are sorted out as quickly as possible.

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Bottom Line:

This was a simple guide to dual boot macOS with Windows 10. Both operating systems are widley used around the globe. But due to components difference. It was impossible to use both the OSes on single PC. But now the Mac machines that have Intel processor can be dual booted with Windows 10 on a PC.

Moreover, how did you find this guide? Do tell us in the comment section. And if you have further confusion or questions. Feel free to reach us. We will be glad to help you out.

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