Problems with Boot Camp :(

Pigsy

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Hey guys,

So I got a Macbook Pro the other day. The model is the A1706 (here are the full specs: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...late-2016-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html).

The problem is no matter what I try I cannot get Boot Camp to work, or rather Windows 10. I've tried a bunch of different ISO files, including the official ones from Microsoft. Tried different versions of Windows 10 too as I heard BC doesn't support Enterprise.

It installs the partition fine and seems to install Windows, but when it does the initial restart I just get this blue screen: http://i.imgur.com/Md3Ghus.jpg

I tried to find other people who had this problem online, but for some reason couldn't find anything concrete. A lot of regular Windows users have this issue and say stuff about the BIOS being the problem, but I'm not sure how to get into that on a Mac, especially given I have no F keys (because of the Touch Bar).

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so would you mind sharing a potential solution? Otherwise soon I'll just have to suck it up and try Windows 7 instead.

Thank you for reading
 

Stefan johansson

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Hey guys,

So I got a Macbook Pro the other day. The model is the A1706 (here are the full specs: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...late-2016-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html).

The problem is no matter what I try I cannot get Boot Camp to work, or rather Windows 10. I've tried a bunch of different ISO files, including the official ones from Microsoft. Tried different versions of Windows 10 too as I heard BC doesn't support Enterprise.

It installs the partition fine and seems to install Windows, but when it does the initial restart I just get this blue screen: http://i.imgur.com/Md3Ghus.jpg

I tried to find other people who had this problem online, but for some reason couldn't find anything concrete. A lot of regular Windows users have this issue and say stuff about the BIOS being the problem, but I'm not sure how to get into that on a Mac, especially given I have no F keys (because of the Touch Bar).

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so would you mind sharing a potential solution? Otherwise soon I'll just have to suck it up and try Windows 7 instead.

Thank you for reading
Trying an older windows version can be a solution,I installed XP with bootcamp,works ok.
 
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Pigsy

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Trying an older windows version can be a solution,I installed XP with bootcamp,works ok.
I have Windows 7 installed without issue on my older Macbook Pro, but I just figured Windows 10 is now the OS to run given all the updated drivers and what not and that 2016/2017 tech deserves the latest possible OS...

Windows 7 is nearly a decade old and XP is 15 years old
 
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Stefan johansson

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I have Windows 7 installed without issue on my older Macbook Pro, but I just figured Windows 10 is now the OS to run given all the updated drivers and what not and that 2016/2017 tech deserves the latest possible OS...

Windows 7 is nearly a decade old and XP is 15 years old
Well,guess it depends on how you want to use it,most of the drivers are available in latest version of sierra.
As I only use XP for the old XP related software I already got,drivers are not a problem for me.
 
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Pigsy

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Windows 7 is off the table. Tried to install it and got this message on Boot Camp Assistant:

Need 64-bit Windows 10 or later ISO file.
Boot Camp only supports 64-bit Windows 10 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO file for 64-bit Windows 10 or later installation.
This is starting to become rather tedious
 
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Blackforge

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Which Windows 10 install are you performing? 1703 build? Try 1607. Boot camp drivers up to date? They were only recently updated to support the Creators update (1703). Previous recommendations prior to that was to use 1607.
 
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DeltaMac

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Then, you need a 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file, eh?

Did you follow the steps here?

Are you allowing the Boot Camp assistant to create your Win 10 installer from your ISO?
 
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Pigsy

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Jul 29, 2017
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Which Windows 10 install are you performing? 1703 build? Try 1607. Boot camp drivers up to date? They were only recently updated to support the Creators update (1703). Previous recommendations prior to that was to use 1607.
I tried probably 5 different versions of Windows 10 by now. Boot Camp Assistant is tied into macOS Sierra as far as I know, so as long as that's fully updated (which it is), then your version of Boot Camp is the latest. I have 6.1.0
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Then, you need a 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file, eh?

Did you follow the steps here?

Are you allowing the Boot Camp assistant to create your Win 10 installer from your ISO?
Well yeah, that's what I've been trying to do all day!

Thank you for the link. I did see this before, but I'll try to follow the steps again and see what happens... I've watched a whole bunch of YouTube videos too. I have no idea why this is proving to be so damn hard
[doublepost=1501370967][/doublepost]Problem solved!

Downloaded the .iso file directly on the Macbook itself using the main link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

And I guess having the latest version of macOS Sierra/Boot Camp Assistant helped too.

Anyway when I rebooted all went fine and Windows is finishing installation as I type this.

Thank you to all that helped
 
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Stefan johansson

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Oh..well,I'm using an older version of bootcamp. Soo,now I wonder,as I'm planning to update to high sierra when the full version roll out,will there be any possible way to run windows XP or software made for XP on my MacBook after the update? Maybe some compilator or other replacement for bootcamp?
If not,I guess I have to visit the Red Cross store or any other help organisation selling old computers cheap.
 
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