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Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

on 7 November, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

This article explains how to install Windows 10 on an old MacBook running El Capitan. Apple made sure to make our lives difficult but installation is still doable.   1 Download the Windows 10 .iso file from your preferred location (MSDN, torrentz etc) and place the .iso file on the desktop.   2 Insert a USB drive in one of the Mac’s ports. This USB drive will be formatted so make sure that all its contents are backed up. Launch the Disk Utility, select the USB drive from the list, then press Erase on the top of the window and make sure MS-DOS (FAT) format is selected. Then click Erase button to start the process.   3 Once formatting is complete, launch Boot Camp assistant and click Continue. Make sure all three options are selected as per below screenshot. If the first option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” is missing, please follow the article of the link to make it appears before continuing the process on this article. Then click Continue again. If the .iso file is placed on the Desktop and the USB drive is FAT formatted, Boot Camp Assistant will automatically detect them as per screenshot below. Click Continue again to manage the size of the Windows partition and then the installation process will initiate!   4 (Bonus) Once Windows 10 are installed, you will notice some key mac features like right click of the Track Pad are not working. In order to install Boot Camp drivers, please follow the article “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer...

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Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

on 6 November, 2015 in Blog | 59 comments

I first noticed “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” was missing from Boot Camp Assistant after installing El Capitan. So how to we solve this you ask? Read through the rest of the article to find out. Prerequisites: 1. Xcode (can be downloaded and installed from App Store) 2. Free time!   Let’s begin: 1 Open Terminal and copy Info.plist file of Boot Camp on your Desktop using below command: $ cp /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist Desktop/ 2 Right click on the new file Info.plist found on the Desktop and select Open with -> Xcode. Add new item in section DARequiredROMVersions. The new item value can be found by typing “System Information” in the Spotlight Search (Command + Space). Add new item in Section PreUSBBootSupportedModels. The new item value can also be found in System Information. Then edit PreUSBBootSupportedModels and delete the “Pre” to make it become USBBootSupportedModels. If your MacBook model exists in section Win7OnlyModels, make sure to remove it from there. Then Save and Exit Xcode. Final file will look like this:   Change the ownership of the new file to match the original: $ sudo chown root:wheel Desktop/Info.plist Above command will ask you to enter the administrator password so make sure you have that. 3 Reboot in Recovery Mode by having pressed the Command + R buttons while the MacBook starts. Navigate to Utilities and then Terminal. Enter below command which will cause to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) and restart the MacBook: $ csrutil disable ; reboot Disabling SIP will allow us to replace the original Info.plist with the modified one.   4 Once booted back to normal mode, use below command in Terminal to replace the old Info.plist with the modified one. $ sudo mv Desktop/Info.plist /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/   5 Reboot the machine back in Recovery Mode using Command + R keys while booting and enable back the SPI using this command: $ csrutil enable ; reboot All finished! Once Boot Camp Assistant launches again, the option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” will...

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