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Laptop Hackintosh: How to keep your original Windows partition

This is Part 3 of my attempt to Hackintosh my AsusPro laptop. On this video, I show how I dual-boot on the laptop with macOS Mojave and Windows 10 on the same drive. And I got to keep the original partition of Windows 10, without the need to format.

Laptop Hackintosh Part 1 here.
Laptop Hackintosh Part 2 here.

As always, before you do anything, make sure you backup first, and that you have a bootable thumb drive of your Windows 10 installation. Make sure you select the correct partitions and follow the instructions carefully.

  1. On your Windows partition, download and install the AOMEI Partition Assistant (free).
  2. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant and select your C: OS NTFS partition.
  3. From the Partition Operations list on the left, click on Resize / Move Partition.
  4. Click the Advanced button and enable Allow partition alignment to optimize the performance of SSD if your drive is SSD.
  5. From the Partition Size, I have set it to 200GB, as I have a 500GB drive.
  6. Now select the Unallocated space of your drive.
  7. From the Partition Operations again, click on Create Partition.
  8. From File System, select Fat32 or exFat.
  9. Click the Advanced button and set a Label for this partition. I named it macOS.
  10. On the toolbar on top, click the Apply button.
  11. Click Proceed and then Yes.
  12. This will take some time, and then it will prompt you to restart your computer. Upon restarting, it will perform the operations BEFORE it boots back into Windows. It will take some time so make sure you have your laptop plugged in to the charger.
  13. Now insert your bootable Clover thumb drive and boot from there to install macOS. But before you do that, you need to enter Disk Utility.
  14. From Disk Utility, on the left side, click on the macOS FAT32 partition we made.
  15. Click the Erase button from the toolbar.
  16. On the Format context menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and click Erase.
  17. Now you may proceed to install macOS Mojave on the macOS partition.

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