Download and/or Install Windows 10 on MAC OS Sierra using Bootcamp without USB Drive

Download and Install Windows 10 on MAC OS Sierra using Bootcamp without USB Drive

*These models use the internal drive to temporarily store what you need to install Windows, so they don’t require a USB flash drive:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015)
Mac Pro (Late 2013)

WIN 10 ISO Download page:

Please see below how to create a bootable WIN 10 USB or DVD Drive that can be used in Bootcamp. (for MAC Models that require a USB or DVD Drive)

1. While your Mac is started from OS X, insert the Windows installation DVD in an external optical USB drive or connect your Windows USB drive to a USB port on your Mac.
2. After the installation media mounts in the Finder, open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder (choose Go – Utilities).
3. Select the USB optical drive or Windows flash drive so it’s highlighted in the Disk Utility window.
4. Choose File – New Image, and then select your Windows DVD or flash drive from the submenu.
5. Choose DVD/CD master from the Image Format menu, then choose none from the Encryption menu.
6. Give the new file a name, then click Save. If prompted, enter an administrator user name and password. A progress bar appears while the image file is created (it might take some time to create the image file).
7. After imaging is done, eject your Windows installation disc or flash drive. If you’re using an external optical drive, disconnect it from the USB port after the disc ejects.
8. From the Finder, locate the disk image file you created earlier. Single click on it to select it, then press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard to rename the file. Change the disk image file extension from .cdr to .iso. When prompted, click “Use .iso” to verify this change.

Make sure your device is removable
When creating an ISO image or copying drivers to a USB flash drive, make sure the device you’re using works as a removable drive. Some devices mount as a fixed storage device and can’t be ejected.
Connect your flash drive or SD Card, then try to eject it from the Finder. If you don’t see an option to eject the drive in the Finder sidebar, this device can’t be used to install Windows.

After you’ve created your ISO file, use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on your Mac.

Make sure you have all three tasks selected:

✓ Create a Windows 8 or later install disk
✓ Download the latest Windows support software from Apple
✓ Install Windows 8 or later version

When you click Continue, Boot Camp Assistant prompts you to locate the ISO file you created. Select it and click OK to begin installing Windows.

Apple Link:

Start up from macOS Recovery

To start up from macOS Recovery, hold down Command (⌘)-R immediately after turning on or restarting your Mac. Release when you see the Apple logo.
If you can’t start up from macOS Recovery, try holding down Option-Command-R to start up from macOS Internet Recovery*.

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  1. Jay Sanguyo says:

    Does it work on macbook pro (13-inch, mid 2012)?

  2. Dimpayツ says:

    100 like :d

  3. Hades says:

    Boot Camp will not show in windows 10. however, if you shut down the device and restart it while holding the option key (⌥), it will prompt youth open either the Macintosh HD or the Windows file you created.

  4. nicolas horne says:

    so nowhere to enter windows licence / serial?

  5. TheJackSilkstone says:

    When you partition to do you keep all of your original Mac data?

  6. Ardz says:

    Please help , it says where do you want to install windows but when i click my drives they say windows can be installed on that drive

  7. Charles Lee says:

    Thank you so much!!! But how to get the install file of bootcamp on windows?

  8. mountaingamerteam says:

    i have a mid 2014 macbook pro but doesnt and just gives me a message saying i need a usb and doesnt let me partition

  9. Ethan Jahja says:

    Mine isn't the same It's a 13inch early 2011, Can you please help? I can't do it it has different options.

  10. Bodeine Brazy says:

    please if you are reading this please help me this is my 4th day on this i really hate my life right now , i am at the windows set up, only shows 3 partitioning but there is no bootcamp partition, i already feel like i'm bad luck please hellp me if you can

  11. youssef youssef says:

    i do wath you set bat the bootcamp assistant tell mi i need usb drive

  12. samiul gamer says:

    thanks dude it really helped! I am righting this comment using windows 10!

  13. 김은재 says:

    um.. why doesn't it asks me to install BOOTCAMP when I open Windows?

  14. Matthews Tech Life says:

    Thank you!

  15. Vlassis Ntaoulias says:

    Hi, Could please help me with this?

    I am trying to copy the windows files, it tells me that there's no enough space but the USB i have is 32gb? I tried another usb which is 64Gb and i get the same error. Could you please advise what might be the issue? I am running Sierra 10.12.1on a late 13 MacBook pro. Thanks in advance.

  16. Rin Kal says:

    I get the message that my selected harddrive is a MBR-partitiontable and I only can install on GPT harddrives with EFI systems. Anyone else has this problem?

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