First of all, let me state the following. I did use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the Windows Support Software, but because of the iMac's drive partitioning, I can not use the Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 10.
The iMac has an internal, 512 byte/sector HDD with 235 GB free space at the end of the drive. The command
diskutil list reports the following.
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *536.9 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Chicken 150.0 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Apple_HFS Turkey 150.0 GB disk0s4 5: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s5
Turkey have High Sierra (macOS 10.13.1) installed. I have downloaded the latest Windows 10 (Version 1709, OS Build 16299.15) iso file. Here is what I wish to accomplish.
- Install Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.
- Boot Windows using the EFI boot method.
- Include a Microsoft Reserve partition before the Windows partition.
- Include a Windows Recovery partition after the Windows partition.
I would desire to preform the installation without any of the following.
- No third party software
- No optical drive
- No USB flash drive
- No Boot Camp Assistant
- Without disabling System Integrity Protection (SIP).
I would prefer not having to boot to macOS Recovery via the internet, built-in recovery or an USB flash drive macOS installer. But, since macOS Recovery is not a third party tool, I am not opposed to its use.
So basically, I am asking how to install Windows when macOS is already installed, but the Boot Camp assistant will not assist in the installation.