I'm attempting to install Windows 10 on my iMac 27" (2012) with 3TB+128GB Fusion Drive, but during install procedure I get the same error "Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned" without any further explanation. The first time I tried to install Win, I got stuck on Apple Support Software download, so I canceled and I downloaded the software on a pen drive myself. So I uncleared "Download Apple Support Software" and I only cleared the option about installing Windows. The first time the partitioning started, but it got stuck. So I closed BootCamp and I repaired the disk. Since that time, BootCamp never worked anymore. I tried any possible kind of repair and recovery, including:

  • Internet recovery
  • /sbin/fsck -fy from Single User Mode
  • Repair using Disk Utility in Recovery Mode, which all said Your Disk appears to be OK!

I have also noticed a lag with Safari Smart Bar (I don't know if it has anything to do with this, but I'm totally sure that it shouldn't happen, because I have 16 GB of RAM and a 3.6 GhZ Quad Core Intel CPU, so it MUST have to do with the Fusion Drive.

Before closing this question I'd like to mention that my Fusion has been replaced with another for free due to extreme disk corruption https://www.apple.com/support/imac-harddrive-3tb/ Help will be much appreciated!

  • Fusion Drives are real funny about disk partition. Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 16:51

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The following post (see hyperlink) was useful, especially the bit about how you have to create a New partition when you're in the Windows installer. My previous answer was downvoted and I deleted it, but this actually solved the issue for me. https://fgimian.github.io/blog/2016/03/12/installing-windows-10-on-a-mac-without-bootcamp/

  • Please include the relevant part of the linked page in your answer, so it can help others who in the future may stumble upon this error
    – Manchineel
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 12:26
  • It's the part entitled "Correcting Your Windows Hard Disk Partition" - "When you are asked Where do you want to install Windows?, select the Windows partition created earlier (which I called “BOOTCAMP”) and click Delete." & "Next, select the chunk of Unallocated Space and click on New to create a proper Windows NTFS partition." Also, default partition size is 48GB - I suggest much more (based on your needs). If you make it too small, google "resizing bootcamp partition" etc. Commented Jul 18, 2018 at 12:42

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