I'm struggling for two days now trying to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro Can anybody help me out? I tried several methods, and none is working for me.

MacBook Pro 2011 Late
High Sierra
No CD Drive
SSD + HDD (SSD main Drive running osx + hdd storage switched with cd drive)
Modified Bootcamp to use USB Stick

Windows 10 should be installed at the main drive but if its easier to install Windows on my HDD (which I'm only using for storage) I'll take that. But I guess I tried that as well with the same result.

I tried several methods like : http://osxdaily.com/2015/06/05/copy-iso-to-usb-drive-mac-os-x-command/ ... I can't find the other links anymore

Clean install without Bootcamp using unetbootin

The final result is always the same when I try to install Windows, I'm always stuck at the step where I have to choose the installation disk, it always says "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the gpt partition style" or no volume at this drive to install Windows. When I choose to delete the formatted disk it starts the installation, breaks up after a few % and says can't fulfill the next installation step.

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    Your question is missing various critical information.What methods have you tried? Are you attempting to install Windows 10 on the same drive as macOS, or the other one? Please edit your question to add relevant information.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Commented Mar 31, 2018 at 19:36

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I was able to successfully install Windows 10 on my Late 2008 MacBook running macOS Sierra. I created a bootable Windows 10 USB key on another PC and performed a normal install on my MacBook.

As per official guidelines, Late 2008 MacBook does not support installing versions of Windows later than Windows 7 using Boot Camp. But I was able to find a workaround, thereby doing a normal PC installation.

The installer must be created on a pen-drive and not on a external hard-disk as it can create troubles.

I first created a Windows partition on macOS by resizing, plugged in the bootable pen-drive, restarted my MacBook, pressed Alt + r key till the boot device selection screen appeared. Then I performed a normal Windows installation.

Windows can overwrite the boot loader which can be repaired with the recovery partition.

  • I dont get all the points properly, can u write it down like a step by step guide. because i totally fucked up my ssd after the last tries and was missign 50gb of disk space and had to clean the disk and make a fresh set up
    – Kirk K.
    Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 13:14
  • @Kirk K.: Lack of details runs both ways. You question is sorrowfully lacking details. It would be helpful to include the output from diskutil list, sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk0 and sudo fdisk /dev/disk0. You will need to boot to macOS recovery mode to run the gpt and fdisk commands. Also, how much space do you what to allocate to Windows? Commented Apr 1, 2018 at 18:09
  • I don't remember the whole process but it was no very easy. You would need a windows machine, to do a bootable windows installation pen can be hardly on macOs. First make the WinInstall pen and test it restarting the windows computer. If it works, let's go to work with the mac. If the macOS stills working, load the OS and open the Disk Manager App, resize your original partition to let empty space for the windows installation
    – ieselisra
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 10:54
  • After the resizing, power off the machine, insert the Windows install pen drive, start it pressing "alt" key till the boot loader, and boot from the stick.
    – ieselisra
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 11:02
  • Ive got a Windows PC available today, how do i create a Windows install pen?
    – Kirk K.
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 17:59

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