Below are just things to remember and do when installing two OS’es. Because I’m always forgetting something and then thinking “I should’ve written this down as a step-by-step guide” 😌.
Always install Windows first, and then Arch. That way Win will create a boot partition and other stuff it needs. So when installing Arch you just need to create partitions for
D: is a salvation. That way you can keep games, downloads, documents, etc. when reinstalling Win. So just do that and install Windows on drive
D: will be the "storage".
Just do this to spare yourself from thinking “Why the Windows time is X hours behind/ahead?”.
- navigate to
- create new DWORD (32-bit) value named
- set this value to
It just messes with linux for some reason. So
Advanced (or w/e) params >
Power button actions > Click on
Change params > Uncheck
Enable fast boot (recommended).
The case for reinstalling Windows
Before installing do all of the above, obviously. But when you reformat drive
C: and try to install in that partition it will say something like "Not enough space on main partition". So you need to reformat
boot partition too. Yes, it will wipe Arch bootloader but that is easy to restore.
Restoring Arch bootloader [rEFInd]
Boot with a live cd/usb and mount
/mnt and install
linux package. Then just
refind-install, and edit
/boot/EFI/refind.conf. Delete unnecessary lines and change
Maybe, after booting change refind theme.
Set EFI partition created by Win as
/boot when creating new table. And create separate partition for
/home, just like drives
D: for Win. That's pretty much it.
D: aka Storage
fstab don't forget to add Windows' drive
D:, for example as a
Just follow the official wiki and you’re good 😉