Does bootcamp work on the beta?

Gary500

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I tried it, but it got stuck on partitioning. Anyone have any clue if it works?
 

Crash0veride

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I can't attest to the partition assistant, as I did it before I moved to the public beta, but in general bootcamp works fine. If you use the terminal app and the command "diskutil list" and screenshot the output, it would give a better sense of your partition/hard drive layout. I've had to give it multiple tries before in general though, and partitioning as a whole seems to be kind of flaky in HSierra in my experience.
 

AppleMythos

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I do not think bootcamp presently works on High Sierra. Someone here may be able to help you with a source on that.

I personally was able to work around this by installing Windows 10 on an external SSD before upgrading to High Sierra. Now I am able to dualboot Windows 10 and High Sierra, and everything works as they should.
 
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S8ER01Z

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Bootcamp seemed to work great when setup BEFORE High Sierra. The day after I upgraded to beta 5 my windows 10 installed an update... rebooted, failed, attempted to restore previous and trashed my bootcamp. Now I am unable to setup a new bootcamp or fix the existing one (BootCamp assistant has partitioning errors and will not complete.). :/ I would avoid Bootcamp setup completely in the current High Sierra. If you have an existing you should be ok though.
 

samns044

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Just came to say that my bootcamp partition stoped working after installing high sierra so if you use bootcamp i would stick to sierra.
 

AppleMythos

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Just came to say that my bootcamp partition stoped working after installing high sierra so if you use bootcamp i would stick to sierra.
I would just like to add that bootcamp still does not seem to be working when using the internal harddrive/ssd, but it works perfectly fine with my external ssd. If this set up is necessary, you should probably first do so under Sierra, then once Windows is up and running, upgrade to High Sierra.
 

MacFan497

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If partitioned and installed before High Sierra, then yes Windows works just fine
Though I've heard that the Bootcamp Installer in High Sierra is buggy with partitioning, especially with a APFS hard drive
 

mszilard

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i had to do a complete reformat and internet recovery after windows install messed up my partitioning. so i would wait with bootcamp and high sierra
 

Icaras

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Bootcamp isn't partitioning correctly and is giving me the GPT error and "Partition can't be created" when booted into the Windows install media. Been at it all day, following fix articles and procedures, but still no go. Unfortunately I had a severe Fusion drive issue that resulted from the first Public Beta, and needed to wipe the entire drive so I lost my Bootcamp partition from before. Contemplating if I should roll back to Sierra, do the bootcamp partitioning, and then upgrade to High Sierra and data restore after that.
 

Icaras

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I'm on latest beta, non-APFS, and I successfully used the Bootcamp Assistant to install a Windows 10 partition with no issues.
Seriously? I just did a fresh install of Sierra, then upgraded to High Sierra, and after partitioning and rebooting, either when I boot into the Windows startup disk, I’ll always get a GPT error, or if I boot into the EFI boot, I’ll always get an error saying a “partition can’t be created or is lost”. Both errors are given when I try to click “next” after formatting the Windows partitions. It was happening to me all day yesterday.

Edit: So I’m happy to report that PB6 has fixed my bootcamp issues! No GPT or partition errors this time and Windows 10 installed like a charm! Very happy now. :D

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Beta 7 and still unable to use bootcamp.
“Your disk could not be partitioned”
And you’re getting this error in a bootcamp assistant in macOS?
 
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Crash0veride

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I installed a copy on the PBeta that came out before today. I've always had issues installing windows on any computer, any time, Mac or not, so that few issues I had didn't seem out of the ordinary to me. I've mostly had issues with removing bootcamp in HSierra. I've rebuilt my bootcamp a coulee of times since HSierra (I was trying some weird methods to get it onto an external, but VM is the best way to go).
 

DeltaMac

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Erased my Sierra boot drive completely, then installed HSierra beta (6, I think, anyway about 10 days ago), choosing APFS specifically for the format, then the macOS beta install.
Restored apps and files from backup.
Ran Boot Camp then, and no problems at all installing Win10. As always, had to format the partition that was created by Boot Camp before the Win10 installer would use it --- but that's no different than what I have seen since using Win10.
So, in my experience anyway, a new Boot Camp install on a High Sierra beta system worked first time with no problems here.
 

gbouck

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I tried it, but it got stuck on partitioning. Anyone have any clue if it works?
I was experiencing the same problem, when I looked deeper into it, I also discovered I couldn't use any method to re-partition my hard drive manually either. After doing some digging, it appeared to be related to local time machine snapshots. Check this link out and follow the instructions. It worked for me!

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46424915/apfs-container-resize-error-code-is-49153
 
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