Boot camp problem! Help!

McQueeen

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May 3, 2016
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Hello guys. I've just got a new rMBP for more than a week (first time Mac user). I decided to do boot camp for windows but I've been struggling with many problems. (Pictures from Google)
I opened up boot camp, then click continue. As I've read and watched tutorials, mine didn't show this.

Instead, it directed me to this.

I put the ISO file (not from microsoft website, i got it from someone i bought product key with and he said no 3rd-party crack, etc added) and I divided 100GB for Windows. (It didn't ask me for USB so I didn't put mine). And then, it said "Downloading Windows support software" and it took forever so I just left it in with Caffeine app on. After I came back to check, the boot camp was gone (maybe it restarted, but I don't know!). I opened BCA and clicked continue and it said "Restore disk to a single volume". I didn't understand. I restarted and pressed option. Only macintosh detected. I then searched in google how to remove Windows and read from support apple page that I should open Disk Utility, and then choose BOOTCAMP, and erase. I did that but didn't work. However, I realized that I could remove Windows from the restore disk to a single volume. But instead of that, this appeared.

I'm so frustated right now, I really need the Windows! About the Disk Utility partition, it can't work for me.

Someone please help me. As I'm new to mac, please give me guide to do before referring me to some instructions.

(MacBook Pro Retina 13" Early 2015, 2.9GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB) (OS X El Capitan 10.11.4)
 

maflynn

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Did you try booting into the bootcamp partition?

I'm not sure what work had been done with regard to the partition, i.e., did you remove the bootcamp partition or just see that its there?
 

BeSweeet

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I then searched in google how to remove Windows and read from support apple page that I should open Disk Utility, and then choose BOOTCAMP, and erase. I did that but didn't work. However, I realized that I could remove Windows from the restore disk to a single volume.
In Disk Utility, you'll want to select the main disk on the left, click on partition, click on the Windows one in the pie chart, then delete it from there.

 

McQueeen

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May 3, 2016
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PROBLEM SOLVED!
(I just deleted the empty partition of pie chart and deleted, and did the same to boot camp partition next. I re-did the boot camp and it worked)