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Abdulhaq

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Apr 23, 2013
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I need help in installing Windows 10 in Bootcamp in Mid-2011 Model A1347 Mac Mini. Earlier Windows 10 used to work fine in my older hard disk in this computer. I have upgraded to SSD and may have upgraded the Mac OS. Now I cannot install Windows 10 using Bootcamp on this machine. Kindly help.
 

JDiggyDawg

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May 26, 2017
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I need help in installing Windows 10 in Bootcamp in Mid-2011 Model A1347 Mac Mini. Earlier Windows 10 used to work fine in my older hard disk in this computer. I have upgraded to SSD and may have upgraded the Mac OS. Now I cannot install Windows 10 using Bootcamp on this machine. Kindly help.

What kind of issues are you running into?
 

Kaida

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disconnect the 2nd drive when you are doing the bootcamp, connect it back only after the windows is installed.
 

Abdulhaq

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JDiggyDawg

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May 26, 2017
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Thanks for sending that. What version of macOS are you currently running?

From what I'm seeing on Apple's support documentation, that Mac shouldn't be supported for Boot Camp. Currently, it's saying the oldest Mac Mini that is supported is the 2012 models or later.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468

I'm guessing that an OS update to a newer version caused this when you installed that SSD.

I am seeing, however, that there are ways to get around this. I can't say from personal experience if it works or not, but this may be a solution:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-windows-10-in-boot-camp-on-unsupported-macs/

https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/222007/how-to-install-windows-10-on-unsupported-mac

Hopefully, this adds some insight on how to get it working!
 

MacinDos

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Jan 16, 2021
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I wasted some hours until i found the really really easiest way for me at least with Mac Mini 2011 Server (MacMini 5,3).
Since High Siera is the last MacOS for my Mac Mini and blocking Windows 10 installation.
I just used MacOS Catalina Patcher by DosDude1 from his official page - http://dosdude1.com/catalina/
Just by 4-5 clicks you have a bootable for discontinued patched USB stick of Catalina.
After "casual" installing Catalina, you have now the option for windows 10 in bootcamp.

But now i have problems with drivers, after installing bootcamp drivers i get a black screen.
 
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