I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro with only a Windows 10 partition. MacOS is not currently installed on the machine. The Windows 10 partition is encrypted with BitLocker and because of the partitions layout, I believe MacOS cannot currently be installed alongside Windows.
Can I temporarily swap the original SSD for a new empty compatible SATA III and perform a clean install of MacOS on the new SDD? I would like to see if any EFI and SMC updates are available for the MacBook.
When I'm done with MacOS, I would like to put the original SDD back in and continue where I left off Windows 10.