I want to install Windows 10 on my MBP (early 2011, 15", high sierra). I followed instructions using BootCamp and got to successfully create a USB stick with Windows 10. At the end of the bootcamp procedure, nothing happens (according to the user guide I expected the Mac to restart.) When I restart, it boots into High Sierra. When I restart holding the Option key, I have a single choice for booting on my ssd, but the usb stick seems undetected. Thanks for helping!

edit : output to command diskutil list

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         499.9 GB   disk0s2
/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +499.9 GB   disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume Macintosh SSD           388.6 GB   disk1s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 21.6 MB    disk1s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                512.1 MB   disk1s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      4.3 GB     disk1s4
  • I would suggest following the steps given in the answer: How to Use the Command Line Interface (CLI) to Install a BIOS Booting Windows 10. Jun 1, 2020 at 3:03
  • thanks @DavidAnderson ! I will definitely try and let you know about the results!
    – Julio
    Jun 2, 2020 at 14:30
  • Hello! I finally got the time to try this. Unfortunately, I get stuck at the partition step : I get an error message from the Disk Utility, basically saying I don't have enough space on the SSD to create a partition. Even though there are about 100GB left on the disk. Does it sound right to you ?
    – Julio
    Aug 14, 2020 at 16:28
  • Copy and paste the output from the command diskutil list to your question or post the output as a comment. Aug 14, 2020 at 16:49
  • Hi there. I found a solution to the partitioning issue here : apple.stackexchange.com/questions/326377/… . Work in progress...
    – Julio
    Aug 25, 2020 at 17:52

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Apparently, you need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2012 or later. I assume it is a firmware compatibility issue, IIRC, UEFI started happening for Macs just around 2012.


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