Boot Camp Windows 10 Install SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

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  1. iChase macrumors member

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    Hello all!

    I've been trying to install Windows 10 x64 on my rMBP 2012 but I've hit a boatload of snags. I've successfully gotten the Hybrid MBR converted back to a Guard GPT so the Windows 10 installer could copy the files and install on my Boot Camp partition.

    Now here lies the problem... When I try to boot from the new Windows partition, I get a blue screen with the error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys). The system then restarts and the loop starts again. I have no way to boot into Windows to complete my installation, so I can't do any Windows command line tinkering. My only command line access would be through the Windows 10 install USB.

    Has anyone experienced this issue? This is a completely legal Windows 10 copy downloaded straight from Microsoft's site and installed using the Boot Camp Utility. The only oddity was having to correct the GPT with gdisk in Terminal.

    I've attached a couple images of the errors.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you try not touching the partition with gdisk and see if you can continue with the install?

    I also found that I had issues with trying to install build 1611 (Anniversary edition) with Bootcamp. The older version build 1511 works just fine.
     
  3. iChase thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't yet, but Windows 10 refuses to install on the drive because Boot Camp Assistant changes the partition table to a GPT/MBR hybrid. The Windows installer requires only GPT (and so does OS X, so this is all a little silly). I don't know how to get a partition formatted as a FAT32, then subsequently NTFS in the Windows Installer, without OS X changing the partition table to a hybrid when I need a Guard GPT. If I could overcome this struggle I have to wonder if I wouldn't have any problem getting Windows to finish installation.

    Did you install Windows 10 from scratch or upgrade? I originally had Windows 7 on my MBP then upgraded to Windows 10 and everything was fine. But now I'm having a nightmare of a time installing 10 from scratch.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Prior to 1611, I did not need to mess with the partition makeup, Bootcamp got the drive partition, I formatted it as NTFS within the installer and I was off to the races.

    From scratch
     
  5. iChase thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, I just looked at the ISO I created my install USB from and it is indeed 1511, so that's another dead end. It looks like 1607 is available from Microsoft's website right now, maybe I could try that...

    I appreciate it, maflynn! This sure is a frustrating process.
     
  6. iChase thread starter macrumors member

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    Update: I solved it! Apparently my year of rMBP (2012) only allows for Windows 10 to be installed from DVD. I just had to burn the ISO and install, then it was smooth sailing.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Nice, odd error, in connection with the ISO vs. Disc install.
     

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