Cannot run Boot Camp Assistant

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

  1. pford macrumors newbie


    Aug 25, 2015

    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 G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    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


    Apr 11, 2015
    Ill second that this is what I did on my 06 mac pro worked just fine
  4. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Bootcamp 6 is NOT for cMP, cMP should use Bootcamp 5

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