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  1. nardine
    nardine January 13, 2018 at 5:38 am |

    thanks for your article.
    any link of how to install win10 on macbook pro 1.1 and 1.2?

  2. Bill
    Bill January 27, 2018 at 1:33 pm |

    I’ve really appreciated your posts here. My old Mac Pro has been humming along for just about a decade now and it still works great. Your guides have helped me quite a bit.

    One thing I have a problem with is the driver support for my mac formatted storage. I wouldn’t mind so much but the disks go to sleep and it causes my computer to stutter when they wake up. Have you had this problem? I’m running the very latest version of Windows 10 Pro. (The one that supports 2 processors and 4 cores each)

  3. johnson
    johnson March 7, 2018 at 1:59 am |


    I’m interested to know how you got this working? I have the same set up and have been unable to install the fall update iso of windows 10.

    it appears something has changed in the last week or so? as in, the anniversary update is nowhere to be found…

    i’ve flashed from 4,1 to 5,1 and updated osx to high sierra. i’ve created the ufi boot usb several different ways and they either start the install or they don’t, but in any case they never get passed the bsod [whea_uncorrectable_error] during the windows logo animation.

    whats worse is it seems a fight has broken out between apple and ms, as when i call either one for support they tell me i have to call the other!

    did you really just download the fall creators iso and use that?

  4. Russell
    Russell March 24, 2018 at 12:20 pm |

    Thanks for going through the pain of this and letting us know the good and the bad!

    All worked fine for me apart from the fact that although Mac OS can see the two SSDs that I have installed in my optical drive bay I cannot see them in Windows 10. They do not appear in device manager or disk management.

    I know you had problems with you PCIE SSD setup, but was wondering if you have any experience with the above

    Thanks again

  5. Russell
    Russell March 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm |

    Hi again,
    You were correct about the Bluetooth. If you can run the part of boot camp that installs Windows 7 drivers on a USB stick you can install the Bluetooth drivers from the drivers folder created on the USB which enables Bluetooth.

    1. Matt
      Matt August 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm |

      You can always download the boot camp drivers manually via the boot camp assistant, too. With the Boot Camp Assistant open in macOS, click “action” in the menubar at the top of the screen and then choose “Download Windows Support Software.”

      You’ll then be asked where to save the Windows support files and if you use a FAT32 flashed USB disk or move the file over to Windows in another way you can install the Boot Camp software, too.

  6. Chadbag
    Chadbag August 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm |

    If I install Win 10 natively on a MacPro3,1 — no maxOS / OS X at all on the machine — I should be able to use native Windows video cards, right?

    I have an early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro 3,1) that I am no longer using and want to install Windows on it natively without any OS X / macOS at all on the machine so I can run some specialty model train software. The video card is not the one that came with it but a later Radeon HD 5770 Mac edition, but still old and long in the tooth.

  7. Michael
    Michael September 26, 2018 at 9:38 am |

    Having trouble installing efi x64 windows on separate hard drive GPT. I see efi liad disk (separate from “windows” bios load disk), but EFI Boot just loads grey bar loading files, then restarts computer.?? Do i need refind or clover boot loader (i dont like nothing but macs bootloader if I can help it? Where is my hickup?

  8. Nicklas Löf
    Nicklas Löf November 24, 2018 at 6:21 pm |

    I just installed Windows 10 April 2018 update on my 3,1 Mac Pro. I installed to an external drive using the virtualbox trick: https://blog.macsales.com/40947-tech-tip-how-to-use-boot-camp-on-an-external-drive

    after booting into it using my external USB-keyboard since I read in this post that Bluetooth will not work.. then suddenly I realized I was typing on the Bluetooth keyboard in Windows 10.. I didn’t even have to pair it.. it just worked.. no drivers installed from the USB-stick..

    what is a bit strange is that no Bluetooth devices are listed in device manager nor in the Windows 10 Bluetooth panel.. as long my lovely mac keyboard works I’m happy..

  9. Nicklas Löf
    Nicklas Löf November 25, 2018 at 4:32 am |

    I left a comment yesterday about Windows 10 April 2018-update and that Bluetooth seemed to work. I guess it has to be manually checked for spam so it’s not visible yet so I can’t reply to my own comment.

    I realized that the reason the keyboard works trough bluetooth is because it also works in the boot menu (option-key where the boot disk is choosen) and it looks like it’s routed as a USB-device to Windows 10. That might also explain why bluetooth isn’t visible inside Windows.. the boot system still has a lock on the hardware providing the keyboard over USB.

  10. SteveF
    SteveF April 5, 2022 at 6:58 am |

    I know this is an old article, but I just wanted to confirm one way or the other – are you booting windows 10 using MBR on a Mac Pro 3,1, or did you managed to get it to boot using uefi?

    I got it to install using MBR on a separate pc, moved the hard drive over, and it boots fine. loads all the new drivers and everything. I then converted the drive to uefi/gpt and tried to boot using opencore. It does something, then resets and then on the next reboot it appears to load safe mode drivers before resetting again. And that’s all it does.

    Is there a solution or should I just stick with MBR?


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