18 Responses

  1. Alesso
    Alesso October 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm |

    Thanks for a great article! Perfect step by step instructions. Installing windows 10 right now on my Mac Pro 🙂

    1. Alesso
      Alesso October 24, 2016 at 4:50 am |

      Hi Christopher, firstly, the install works perfectly. I just wanted to ask you further about what you were saying on ssds – I’m about to install an 3.5″ hybrid in my Mac Pro (I have a caddy that slides into the original hard drive slots on the side) – Will this work with windows 10?

  2. Vinci
    Vinci April 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm |

    Is posible to install windows from a usb stick whiout osx in the machine?

  3. Alasdair Mackintosh
    Alasdair Mackintosh June 23, 2017 at 10:38 am |

    Thanks for the writeup – I’ve just installed Win10 on my 2008 Mac Pro following your instructions. I hate to think how long it would have taken me to fix the audio issue without this.

    If you don’t have an existing PC to run Media Creation Tool, you can convert a .iso image to a .cdr image and make a bootable DVD from that. See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5132196?tstart=0

  4. Antonio
    Antonio October 5, 2017 at 7:10 am |

    Hello i have a mac pro early 2008 with OSX Yosemite 10.10.5
    Was trying to follow your instruction (but don’t have a PC to run Media Creation too) so burned a converted iso image to CDR image of windows 10.
    BootCamp gives a message that i need windows 8 installation CD and does’nt allow me to proceed with the installation.
    Do you think it doesn’t allow me to proceed cause did’nt made DVD with Media Creation Tool?

    Thanks so much for your help

  5. Matthew
    Matthew December 22, 2017 at 10:51 pm |


    I have a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) and I followed your instructions on how to install Windows 10 and it works. But now no matter what I try to do I cannot get back to Mac OS. I’ve tried holding down option key at startup, tried holding down command and r to boot recovery OS and that does not work either. What am I missing?

  6. Araskf
    Araskf May 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm |

    thank you for this article 🙂
    answered a few questions i had, will be trying it out

    1. chadbag
      chadbag August 13, 2018 at 9:41 pm |

      When I installed Win 7 on my MacPro3,1 (back when Win 7 was still kind of a thing), I installed it on a separate SSD. I don’t remember the steps on how I did it but that is how I ran Win 7 on it. I am now attempting to install Win 10 on the same computer, but without any macOS remaining. I have other newer Macs for my day to day Mac work.


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