[SOLVED] How to install W10 on MBP - Windows could not update the computer's boot...

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  1. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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  2. vinodh

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    I installed Windows 10 on my 12" MacBook without Bootcamp and it worked perfectly. I used Bootcamp to create a USB installer and to get the drivers. I then created a partition for Windows using Disk Utility, booted from the USB drive and installed as per normal.

    I downloaded the current beta of Windows 10 Creators update and tried the same thing and Windows couldn't detect my Macbook's keyboard so that was that. I'm hoping that the RTM sorts this problem out because i'm looking forward to the new gesture support that the Creators update includes that could work similar to macOS and finally make Windows worthwhile on a Mac.

    It's possible that Windows has an issue creating the EFI boot partition which means that you might have to use either macOS or Ubuntu to create the EFI partition first before attempting to install Windows 10.
     
  3. sebus

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    Windows has no problem creating EFI partition, it is created fine!
    Also Disk Utility is not an option, as it is BLANK HD (with no OS)

    USB created by Bootcamp Assistant is nothing different then just creating it by hand or with Rufus (no magic to it)

    sebus
     
  4. Tito

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    @sebus

    Just curious, can you do a clean install of macOS on it? The symptom looks familiar - a corrupted NVRAM which needs bit of a reset.
     
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  5. vinodh

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    Nevermind. I thought I was trying to help but it seems like you already know all the answers.
     
  6. sebus

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    Sure I can, but for NVRAM reset no need, so will test that first on Monday
     
  7. LatinMcG

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    #7 LatinMcG, Mar 4, 2017
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    try making an EFI w7 x64 not mbr usb.. diskpart clean the usb
    and format fat32 and extract 7 to it so it has no mbr.
    then check efi and boot for proper .efi location on usb.

    try refind at rodsbooks site.
    or refit
     
  8. sebus

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    Of course it is UEFI, MBR does NOT boot on Mac, Mac were UEFI ever since moving to Intel!)
    I would also not even contemplate to use Win 7

    Sorry LatinMcG, but your answer was really totally off topic!
     
  9. LatinMcG

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    my mistake i had similar issue with w7 about 5 months ago and that worked.. try same but w10
    .. wipe usb and format fat32 and extract .iso to it.

    the main issue its ein 10 efi is trying to adjust boot efi parameters but it cant cause its mac version efi.. this is why bootcamp modifies it.
     
  10. Tito

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    I beg to differ; I usually do dual boot/clean install of Windows 10 on MBA/P in pure UEFI mode without any issues. Bootcamp creates the hybrid MBR for compatibility reasons only.
     
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  12. LatinMcG

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    soo.. must be his source then ??
    or if it detects a usb with mbr it tries to touch it ?
     
  13. Hadron-Curious

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    Have you tried Windows 10 1607 Build 14393 ISO directly downloaded from Microsoft official website?
     
  14. LatinMcG

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    #15 LatinMcG, Mar 6, 2017
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    i would try it on a macbook air 2012 but im trying to fix mobo and no luck yet.

    from what i remember.. if w10 is installing in mbr mode it runs the ending action by attempt to write mbr at end.
    while in efi the setup finishes without.
     
  15. sebus

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    #18 sebus, Mar 8, 2017
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