Bootcamp Help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Bigdog9586, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    bought a new iMac pro and got a windows 10 key. Went to the Microsoft sight and downloaded the win 10 iso. I have left it in downloads and tried install. No good. Put it on a flash drive and as before after I I put the product key and get the ok it goes to the install screen. Then I get this.

    I’ve followed bootcamp and created partition 3 times now with no luck. The directions says bootcamp takes care of everything. Am I missing something?
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Silly question I know. Is the thumb drive connected to a USBC port and does it appear on the desktop prior to establishing the BootCamp partition? If not drag the file from downloads to mthe desktop and tryn that.
  3. Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    It’s hooked up to the usb 3 port and yes it shows up on desktop. Boot camp goes through picking the folder with the iso, setting the partition and then it reboots to windows startup. Then asks for product key. I put that in and it recognizes it as a real key and then it goes to the next screen where it says it’s installing windows with the list of things it will do then a second or two later I get that screen.
  4. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    Are you sure you followed the instructions for creating Bootcamp properly? It worked fine for me (except for Apple's crappy Bootcamp drivers), but I made sure to not turn on FileVault/iMac Pro encryption, as I've seen it can create various issues - incl. when installing an OS. I don't see the necessity of those functions for normal users anyway. Don't know if this is the culprit here, but that's the only thing I can think of.
  5. Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    On mine there is a boot camp icon. I clicked on it and followed what to do. There wasn’t any choice except to pick folder where iso is and the lower half I slid the slider to size of partition and clicked on enter and that was all it allowed me to do till I got to the windows screen where I put in key.
  6. Garsun macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2009
    When it works you do not need to place the iso on a thumb drive. Something serious has happened that is not normal.
    Maybe even a hardware issue....
    Sorry Don’t have any good ideas except to try a clean OS X install and try again. If that doesn’t work then it’s hardware.
  7. Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    I have probably made a bunch of mistakes as it has been about 10 years since Ive used Apple computers since the iPhone and iPad really don't count. Just think I used to be in charge of 200 MacBooks of those years for 200 middle schoolers. LOL. My next question whats the easiest way of reinstalling OS X?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 4, 2018 ---
    I just googled and found go to restart and hold down command and R keys. Choose fresh install and that’s what I did. Going through it’s paces and 22 minutes till done.....I hope.
  8. Bigdog9586, Mar 4, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018

    Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Ok Im back up and running. I thought it would put it back to just like out of the box but it didn't. Everything is still there just like it was except I had a update to OS X which I did. Then after the restart there was another one that took about 10 minutes or so to install on restart. Now the iso is still on my desktop and if I read you right I can use that one with bootcamp? Im going to give it a try.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 4, 2018 ---
    Ok no luck.

    1st pic is after booting to install win10 choose keyboard etc
    2nd pic is imputing product key
    3rd after key install notice bottom left where it shows where I’m at in the procedure
    4th. Agree to terms
    5th. Actual install. Here it sits on 0% before I get that screen I posted earlier where it won’t install.

    Attached Files:

  9. Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Looks like thanks to google and some hard work I came across a Mac 9 to 5 article saying if I have my iMac backing up to an external drive that bootcamp doesn’t like those or usb drives plugged in during install. I unplugged it and after trying for 3 days I’m chugging along. After windows installed it kept error it and restarting saying there was problems. Finally it booted to the bootcamp screen and bootcamp installed its drivers etc. now it just rebooted and looks ok except 5 hours slow even though it has correct time zone. Now I turned it off and back on but it don’t give me choice of Apple or windows. It just boots to windows. Looks like I still need help.
  10. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

    Shadow Jolteon

    Feb 1, 2018
    United States
    To choose which partition to boot into, hold the option key down as soon as you hear the startup chime when restarting/powering on. You should see a couple drive icons letting you choose between macOS and Windows.
  11. Bigdog9586 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Thanks. that did it. I also just found if I go into disk utility I can tell it which drive to automatically boot to every time unless I use the option key. Thanks for your help.
    Funny I’ve spent way to many hours reading numerous articles on installing windows before the one article said to unplug external drives and flash drives. They said the biggest problem was time machine and external drives during windows install. They should put that on the bootcamp screen warning you to unplug everything just to be safe.

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