vbedia

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 25, 2014
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Hi all,

I’ve got a MacBook Pro 2017 15” model. I have installed windows through bootcamp, everything is going well except a couple of things.

The first thing I noticed, when I installed windows 10 some weeks ago, was that Mac OS icon from the bootcamp control panel was missing. I only had the windows icon, it was not a big deal. When I turned on the computer by default the windows 10 OS loaded up, if I wanted to get into Mac OS I had to press down the option key before turning it on. This was a minor thing that I could live by.

The second thing has been more annoying. This week a new update was ready to install, the windows fall creator update, but just when it was about to install the update windows said that it is reverting to the old version. In other words I can’t install the windows fall creators update on bootcamp.

I don’t know if my MacBook Pro is to blame or it is a Windows bug problem.

I would like to hear out some thoughts on this especially about the windows update. Thank you.
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
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Hi all,

I’ve got a MacBook Pro 2017 15” model. I have installed windows through bootcamp, everything is going well except a couple of things.

The first thing I noticed, when I installed windows 10 some weeks ago, was that Mac OS icon from the bootcamp control panel was missing. I only had the windows icon, it was not a big deal. When I turned on the computer by default the windows 10 OS loaded up, if I wanted to get into Mac OS I had to press down the option key before turning it on. This was a minor thing that I could live by.

The second thing has been more annoying. This week a new update was ready to install, the windows fall creator update, but just when it was about to install the update windows said that it is reverting to the old version. In other words I can’t install the windows fall creators update on bootcamp.

I don’t know if my MacBook Pro is to blame or it is a Windows bug problem.

I would like to hear out some thoughts on this especially about the windows update. Thank you.

Well I think you can choose in settings somewhere high is it boots to by default, so if you want OS X use this guide.

After installing Windows, you can set the default operating system.

Set the default operating system in OS X

  1. In OS X, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Startup Disk.
  2. Select the startup disk with the default operating system you want to use.
  3. If you want to start up using the default operating system now, click Restart.
Set the default operating system in Windows

You can’t change your startup volume to an external FireWire or USB drive while you're using Windows.

  1. In Windows 7, click the Boot Camp icon in the system tray, then choose Boot Camp Control Panel. In Windows 8, move the cursor to the upper-right or lower-right corner of the screen, then click Search. Search for “Boot Camp,” click Settings, then click Boot Camp.

  2. If a User Account Control dialog appears, click Yes.

  3. Select the startup disk with the default operating system you want to use.
  4. If you want to start up using the default operating system now, click Restart. Otherwise, click OK.
Restart in OS X using the Boot Camp icon in the system tray

In Windows, click the Boot Camp icon in the system tray, then choose Restart in OS X. This also sets the default operating system to OS X.

If you don’t see the Boot Camp icon in the system tray, click the triangle to show hidden icons.

As for the fall creators update I think there may be few issues with bootcamp drivers it should work now but it’s worth a search around in case you need specific hardware or a certain bootcamp update first.
 

bsevindi

macrumors newbie
Dec 8, 2017
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0
Hi all,

I’ve got a MacBook Pro 2017 15” model. I have installed windows through bootcamp, everything is going well except a couple of things.

The first thing I noticed, when I installed windows 10 some weeks ago, was that Mac OS icon from the bootcamp control panel was missing. I only had the windows icon, it was not a big deal. When I turned on the computer by default the windows 10 OS loaded up, if I wanted to get into Mac OS I had to press down the option key before turning it on. This was a minor thing that I could live by.

The second thing has been more annoying. This week a new update was ready to install, the windows fall creator update, but just when it was about to install the update windows said that it is reverting to the old version. In other words I can’t install the windows fall creators update on bootcamp.

I don’t know if my MacBook Pro is to blame or it is a Windows bug problem.

I would like to hear out some thoughts on this especially about the windows update. Thank you.

I am experiencing the same problem. I have a MacBook Pro 2017 15" model. I was installing Windows fall creator update when suddenly Windows said it is reverting to the old version in the middle of the process. Also, my default boot-OS was macOS but after the unsuccessful Windows update, the default is changed to Windows. Then I tried to change it to macOS again by using System Preferences > Startup Disks. When I switch back to macOS as default boot-OS, I could not boot Windows anymore. Instead a blue screen is displayed which says "Your PC/Device needs to be repaired":

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Unfortunately Touch bar is not working at this point and I am not able to press F1 or F8 as the screencap suggests.

So I tried wiping-out bootcamp partition and started a clean installation of Windows. But Bootcamp assistant gave an error that it could not partition the Windows volume. While I was looking for an answer I came by this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7678030
Here, some people say that they managed to overcome partition error of bootcamp by disabling File Vault. But there is a problem: disabling firevault takes ages (at least in my situation). So I reinstalled macOS high Sierra and I did not enable FileVault in this installation. And then I tried to install Windows again. This time Bootcamp manager did not complain about partitioning the volume and I was able to install Windows.

After installing Windows 10, first thing I do is stopping and disabling Windows Update service. You can do this by typing Services in the Start Menu in Windows. Find Windows Update service. Double click it. Stop it and disable it.

That's it for now.
 
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