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m4v3r1ck

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Nov 2, 2011
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So your activation is complete in both the bootable Windows and in your VMware Virtual Machine using the bootable image? That is good to hear as earlier posts indicated that attaching VMware Fusion to the bootable image broke the existing activation.

My Win10 SSD is also activated in VMware. It just took the MS servers (some) time to serve alllll those updates.

Cheers
 
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lsh

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Feb 6, 2012
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I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 yesterday. I have Windows on a separate drive in my Mac Pro (please see signature for details). My Windows 8.1 install was a standard Bootcamp installation (as opposed to an EFI installation). I also run this installation in VMware Fusion.

When I clicked on the upgrade option in the task bar, I was initially told that it couldn't be done and cited the VMware video drivers as the culprit. A quick search and I found out that I would have to download the ISO, burn it, and install from there.

Once I go the Windows 10 ISO on to disc, the installation process went without a hitch. I chose to keep all my apps and settings and it did a good job of doing so. I was also careful to turn off all the privacy invasive stuff that Microsoft has on as default. After the installation was done, I was left without any Nvidia drivers for my video card so my system was running something like 1024p resolution. I downloaded the latest from Nvidia, installed, and got back my 4K resolution.

Next, I booted back in to OS X and ran it in VMware Fusion. I reinstalled the VMware tools and everything is working great.

So far, everything seems to be running perfectly. I haven't experienced any anomalies or issues at all. it took over 12 hours before my copy of Windows 10 was "activated" but now it is and all is fine. I'd have to say that overall, it went smoother than I expected it to.
My bootcamp native windows activated but my Fusion is NOT activated. Do I need to give it time? I used a tool to find the activation key on the bootcamp side, but that key won't activate it under Fusion.
 
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m4v3r1ck

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Nov 2, 2011
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On Mac OS X an easy install free upgrade remains an easy free upgrade!

Reverting back to Windows 8.1 Pro to enjoy my Windows applications/games and not to be constantly frustrated with this upgrade/activation issues, to put it very MILD!

I'll sit out the ride atm.

Cheers
 
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pastrychef

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Sep 15, 2006
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New York City, NY
My bootcamp native windows activated but my Fusion is NOT activated. Do I need to give it time? I used a tool to find the activation key on the bootcamp side, but that key won't activate it under Fusion.

It took quite a bit of time before my Windows 10 got activated. I even used the chat function to contact Microsoft about it and they told me to just wait and it would be activated because their activation servers were overwhelmed. But shortly after contacting them, I was activated under Bootcamp and Fusion.
 
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hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
My Win10 SSD is also activated in VMware. It just took the MS servers (some) time to serve alllll those updates.

Cheers
OK ... created a new VM letting VMware Fusion use my "BootCamp" drive (on a separate SSD on a Velocity DUO card) and all went well ... but no activation it seemed. Rebooted to Windows 10 directly and it indicated it too was no longer activated. Tried a couple of times to activate it and it succeeded on the second try. I then went back to OS X and the VM and found it too was now activated. Oddly, my older version of Office had de-activated after the initial install and after all the above activity ... it too mysteriously re-activated itself.

So ... SUCCESS ... and seems to be running well on both direct boot and VM on my cMacPro 5,1.
 
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Killerbob

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Jan 25, 2008
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I have Windows 8.1 Pro / 64-bit running on an external thunderbolt connected SSD on my 2013 6c, D700 Mac Pro. I run it via the boot option when I reboot, and I also run it via Parallels Desktop ver. 10. It works just fine, and I am happy to use it for the occasional gaming.

Before staring the upgrade to Windows 10, I'd like a confirmation that this has successfully been done this with my particular setup, anyone?
 
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Surrat

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Jun 20, 2014
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I think there are no working video drivers for the 2013 macpro and windows 10. The official AMD ones arent made for bootcamp anymore, and apple hasnt updated the ones included with bootcamp.

Anyway, thats what I read, I dont have a 2013.
 
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BlackoutMediaNetwork

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Jul 29, 2015
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I think there are no working video drivers for the 2013 macpro and windows 10. The official AMD ones arent made for bootcamp anymore, and apple hasnt updated the ones included with bootcamp.

Anyway, thats what I read, I dont have a 2013.

Your correct.... there are "modded drivers" that will get you working but they will misread your cards as a different card... you may see a performance boost but that will also come at the cost of likely damage to your cards due to overheating.

I have Windows 8.1 Pro / 64-bit running on an external thunderbolt connected SSD on my 2013 6c, D700 Mac Pro. I run it via the boot option when I reboot, and I also run it via Parallels Desktop ver. 10. It works just fine, and I am happy to use it for the occasional gaming.

Before staring the upgrade to Windows 10, I'd like a confirmation that this has successfully been done this with my particular setup, anyone?

I've got a 6 core D700 build myself with 64gb of Ram and I've got Windows 8 on my internal storage... I'm avoiding the upgrade currently as the only method to get it working with the d700s is by using what I consider an unsafe driver... I'd stay clear.
 
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Killerbob

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Jan 25, 2008
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Thanks for the feedback. I am in absolutely no hurry, as all I am using Windows for is gaming, and 8.1 is fine enough for that. The drivers I am using right now are not the official Bootcamp ones, but they are original non-modded from AMD.
 
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macenied

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Aug 20, 2014
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Today Apple released Boot Camp 6 for Windows 10 update. Did anyone else get it?

Thank you for the heads up. It seems you need to download from OSX but my MBP is not supported :) . It would be great if someone could post BootCamp 6 for download here ( DropBox, OneDrive, ... )
 
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dfine1966

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Apr 9, 2011
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For some reason it says my mid 2011 27 inch iMac is not supported for Windows 10 in bootcamp even though it works pretty good with Bootcamp 5. So is there is a we can install Boot Camp 6 or has Apple put a block to stop us from using the software?

Another question(say I do get Bootcamp 6 software) do you have to reinstall Windows 10 with the new Bootcamp 6 software or can Bootcamp get updated while Windows 10 is already installed?
 
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z31fanatic

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Mar 7, 2015
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I have a mid 2014 15" MBP. I was in Windows when the Apple Update Installer popped up and asked if I wanted to update to Bootcap 6. I accepted and it started the download (1.2GB :eek:). After the installation completed, it asked me to restart.
That's it. I didn't have to do anything else.
 
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dfine1966

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Apr 9, 2011
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I have a mid 2014 15" MBP. I was in Windows when the Apple Update Installer popped up and asked if I wanted to update to Bootcap 6. I accepted and it started the download (1.2GB :eek:). After the installation completed, it asked me to restart.
That's it. I didn't have to do anything else.
I guess I won't get it since for some reason the 2011 iMac that I have, according to Apple, shouldn't work. Was just using Windows 10 in bootcamp in my machine and no update at all for me pop up for me. I even manual tried to see if there was an update, and nothing. Wonder what their reason is for it not to be compatible.
 
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macenied

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Aug 20, 2014
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I have a mid 2014 15" MBP. I was in Windows when the Apple Update Installer popped up and asked if I wanted to update to Bootcap 6. I accepted and it started the download (1.2GB :eek:). After the installation completed, it asked me to restart.
That's it. I didn't have to do anything else.

Not sure if this works for unsupported Macs, let's see. My MBP is from 2010 and it runs W10 already. Unsupported. Would like the new BootCamp 6 drivers though.

Not sure if this works for unsupported Macs, let's see. My MBP is from 2010 and it runs W10 already. Unsupported. Would like the new BootCamp 6 drivers though.

Cannot download on my system. I opened a new thread to get BootCamp 6.
 
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macpeach55

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My update is failing with the error: "The file blah blah...is not a valid installation package for the product Boot Camp Services. Try to find the installation package 'BootCamp.msi' in a folder from which you can install Boot Camp Services" The update still fails

Also downloaded the update to a USB stick as per the instructions here

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204923

And it failed as well
 
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eneisch

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Jul 11, 2008
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Updated my 15" Late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro bootcamp partition to Windows 10 last week from within Windows 7. I was impatiently waiting on reserve list. I noticed that when I opened windows 10 upgrade program in the tray that there was an option to "Install Windows 10 Now (Not Recommended)" or something similar. I held my breath and started the upgrade. Upgrade took about 45 minutes. Once it was finished I had to go back into OS X and create a USB drive with the bootcamp 5 drivers. Went back into Windows 10, ran the setup program for the bootcamp drivers, and let them install. Once completed everything worked fine. The only issue I had was that in Windows 10 device manager I had one unrecognized "multifunction device". I deleted the device and rebooted and looked at device manager again, and there were no unrecognized or non-working devices. Everything seems to work including the Cortana voice assistant.

Will update to bootcamp 6 drivers tonight,

Must admit I still prefer OS x, but Windows 10 was a nice upgrade from Windows 7 (I skipped Windows 8 entirely, both at home and at work).
 
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Kyonn

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Oct 13, 2007
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Greetings all,

I upgraded a early 2008 Macbook and a late '09 iMac. Both upgraded without problem, even bootcamp seems to work with just one small issue. The keyboard drivers were switched to microsoft generic ones thus the function keys don't work. On the Macbook I manually installed the Apple drivers from the bootcamp download and now the function keys work but the on screen display for those keys no longer works. Anyone have any thoughts on how to fix this?
 
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tentala

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Mar 13, 2015
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Everything works great except Sound Blaster Cinema which I don't use much. It seems to be faster than Win 8.
 
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edanuff

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Oct 30, 2008
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I have a Mac Pro 2013 that had Windows 8.1 installed on an external Thunderbolt drive (using the technique from here). I tried to do the upgrade today and found that when the Windows 10 Installer download finished and ran, it failed with "Windows can't be installed because this PC has an unsupported disk layout for UEFI firmware". After trying numerous workarounds, I finally restarted back into OSX and fired up VMWare Fusion and used the Bootcamp disk as an VMWare image to launch Windows 8.1 into a VM, figuring that VMWare would make it look like the right disk layout. From inside the VM, I re-ran Windows Update and indeed was able to get the Windows 10 installer to run, but I then found I had to reactivate Windows first (via the lengthy call to Microsoft's phone activation system). After the Win 10 installer successfully completed, I shutdown the VM and then restarted the Mac and option-booted to the Windows drive. Windows 10 started up and I ran Apple Software Update to install Bootcamp 6.

Now the problem - the Apple Wireless Keyboard no longer works. In the device manager, it says the device has failed to start. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver and it doesn't fix the problem. The Wireless trackpad is fine, so it doesn't look like a bluetooth problem. Anyone seen anything similar?
 
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siddhartha

macrumors regular
Aug 8, 2008
126
35
Northern Virgina
Today Apple released Boot Camp 6 for Windows 10 update. Did anyone else get it?

I updated yesterday via Apple Software Update in Windows 10. Worked flawlessly, and now my riMac is working correctly.

Updated the vid drivers, as well as restored functionality to the keyboard, and scrolling on the magic mouse.
 
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hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
I updated yesterday via Apple Software Update in Windows 10. Worked flawlessly, and now my riMac is working correctly.

Updated the vid drivers, as well as restored functionality to the keyboard, and scrolling on the magic mouse.

Are you running your Windows BootCamp on an internal drive, or externally?

I was also able to finally get Windows 10 working on my riMac with the new driver update. However, I did have to move my Windows 8.1 installation from an external Thunderbolt SSD to the internal SSD in order for the Windows 10 installer to not error out and revert back to 8.1. Now that it is running internally, I will probably use WinClone to move it back to the external SSD.
 
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siddhartha

macrumors regular
Aug 8, 2008
126
35
Northern Virgina
Are you running your Windows BootCamp on an internal drive, or externally?

I was also able to finally get Windows 10 working on my riMac with the new driver update. However, I did have to move my Windows 8.1 installation from an external Thunderbolt SSD to the internal SSD in order for the Windows 10 installer to not error out and revert back to 8.1. Now that it is running internally, I will probably use WinClone to move it back to the external SSD.

Mine is on a partition on my 3TB Fusion drive-internal.

I have had issues in the past trying to get a successful Windows installation on an external drive, albeit not this particular computer, so not sure it's relevant, but worth mentioning. Since that time which resulted in loads of frustration, I stopped trying to install/run externally, and have always put it on an internal partition.
 
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