Cannot run Boot Camp Assistant

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pford, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. pford macrumors newbie

    pford

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    #1
    Greetings,

    I've had this issue for a while and gotten no help from Apple. No response by email and a real run around trying to use their discussion group - having to re-login multiple times and told the page I want cannot be found.

    Anyways getting to the point I get the following message when trying to run Boot Camp Assistant:

    Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used.

    This Mac does not support Boot Camp.

    Which is ridiculous because I used to run Windows via Boot Camp until it stopped working, so now I would like to reinstall it.

    This is my current configuration:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
    Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Memory: 16 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MP51.007F.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.39f5

    System Version: macOS 10.12.1 (16B2555)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 16.1.0

    Boot Camp Assistant Version 6.1.0, Copyright © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    #2
    If you are putting Windows onto its own drive, you don't need to use boot camp assistant at all. Just insert the Windows install media and install to the correct drive. I strongly suggest removing the non-Windows drives first.

    After installation, download and install the boot camp drivers.
     
  3. CapnDavey macrumors 6502

    CapnDavey

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    Apr 11, 2015
    #3
    Ill second that this is what I did on my 06 mac pro worked just fine
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

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    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    #4
    Bootcamp 6 is NOT for cMP, cMP should use Bootcamp 5
     

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