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Hey,


ok, so I tried installing win10 educational license on my MBP. The whole system crashed and after trying this another time, same result. I even contacted Apples chat support about this problem, getting referred to their own page, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468, about boot camp assistant. Telling me the program does not support educational licences, only home and pro versions.

Personally this sounds a bit strange to me, since I've heard of people doing this. So, I came here to get an answer from you guys before I, potentially, waste my time trying to install win10 again. Are educational licenses known to be problematic when trying to create a dual boot? Is there some other way around this to get win10 on my MBP, without actually buying a new license?


Thank you in advance!
 

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I know there were problems with installing creator's update versions last year where you had to install another version first (to much frustration on my part), I don't know about education edition: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...dows-10-creators-update-on-mac-with-boot-camp. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a new or related problem with the education version.

Yeah, I actually went to speak with the service desk at my university earlier today. They pretty much confirmed the same story, now I have to contact Microsoft to get my license change to a "Multiple license" instead. Since you're only allowed 1 license per person, what a headache!

Well, it solves the problem I guess.
 

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Ok, so I got the license change to "Windows 10 (Multiple editions)", now, nothing seems to happen? Boot camp assistant performs the partitioning and reboots the computer but goes straight into macOS instead of starting the win10 installation sequence for some reason. Tried to google and filevault apparently caused some issues, naturally I decrypted the disk but I still got the same result.

I guess my only option at this point is to basically buy a license?
 

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Ok, so I got the license change to "Windows 10 (Multiple editions)", now, nothing seems to happen? Boot camp assistant performs the partitioning and reboots the computer but goes straight into macOS instead of starting the win10 installation sequence for some reason. Tried to google and filevault apparently caused some issues, naturally I decrypted the disk but I still got the same result.

I guess my only option at this point is to basically buy a license?
This problem isn't related to the Windows license at all. At least one version of the Windows 10 ISO is all the versions of Windows 10, and you select which you have when you start the installation. Restart holding the option key down and then select your Windows installer. You will probably want to use the one listed as "EFI Boot" if your MacBook Pro is a recent model.
 

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This problem isn't related to the Windows license at all. At least one version of the Windows 10 ISO is all the versions of Windows 10, and you select which you have when you start the installation. Restart holding the option key down and then select your Windows installer. You will probably want to use the one listed as "EFI Boot" if your MacBook Pro is a recent model.

Ok, thanks, much appreciated! I'll try it out a bit later.
 

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This problem isn't related to the Windows license at all. At least one version of the Windows 10 ISO is all the versions of Windows 10, and you select which you have when you start the installation. Restart holding the option key down and then select your Windows installer. You will probably want to use the one listed as "EFI Boot" if your MacBook Pro is a recent model.

I just tried rebooting while pressing [alt] and only my primary partition shows up on the boot table.

https://i.imgur.com/Bi5obQc.png

and

https://imgur.com/qs6fyQJ

any ideas?
 
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Where did you get the ISO to create your USB installer?

Through my university, they have a partner program with Microsoft (MSDNAA) handing out licenses to student for educational purposes.

edit: Are you telling me I need to create a bootable USB-stick with win10? I actually haven't read that you need to do that using boot camp assistant, since you select the ISO image initially.
 

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Through my university, they have a partner program with Microsoft (MSDNAA) handing out licenses to student for educational purposes.

edit: Are you telling me I need to create a bootable USB-stick with win10? I actually haven't read that you need to do that using boot camp assistant, since you select the ISO image initially.
Recent computers may make a partition and copy the data to that; I haven't done a Boot Camp installation on a newer MBP. How did you personally get the ISO? Is it something the university has on hand or do you download it directly from Microsoft?
 

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Recent computers may make a partition and copy the data to that; I haven't done a Boot Camp installation on a newer MBP. How did you personally get the ISO? Is it something the university has on hand or do you download it directly from Microsoft?

Directly from Microsoft afaik, more specifically from "https://e5.onthehub.com". Why all the questions if I may ask? The copy certainly is legit if that's what you're getting at.
 

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Directly from Microsoft afaik, more specifically from "https://e5.onthehub.com". Why all the questions if I may ask? The copy certainly is legit if that's what you're getting at.
Not making that implication at all. At one point, trying to use an installer that's newer than the old Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Bootcamp would fail. Now this link gets you a download of the most recent (April) Windows 10 update so I'd guess it should now work with newer editions of Windows 10.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...dows-10-creators-update-on-mac-with-boot-camp
 
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Not making that implication at all. At one point, trying to use an installer that's newer than the old Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Bootcamp would fail. Now this link gets you a download of the most recent (April) Windows 10 update so I'd guess it should now work with newer editions of Windows 10.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...dows-10-creators-update-on-mac-with-boot-camp

I see, my apologies, hope I didn't come off as too defensive for some reason. I'll try with the .iso-file in the link you provided, much appreciated!

Edit: It finally worked! Thank you!
 
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