Installing Windows on MBP 2015 (Mojave) Using Boot Camp, Error: Not enough space!

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with macOS Mojave.

I’ve downloaded Windows 10 x64 October (and April) Update ISO and I tried to install both of them using Boot Camp Assistant.

I have a 500GB disk with 300GB free space. So I set the size of Windows partition to 150GB.

There are no tasks step in the boot camp in this version of macOS. And Boot camp says “Please remove any external storage device attached to this system before continuing.”.

The problem is that after these steps it show’s an error with this message:

The Windows support software could not be saved to the selected drive. An error occurred while saving the Windows support software. 


There is not enough space available on the disk. 

I tried so many solutions that I found in forums but I couldn’t install Windows yet!

Thank you for your help! 🙂

Beer Spill on my Macbook Pro Late 2015

I have spilled a glass of beer on my Macbook. The screen and at least some keys on the keyboard no longer work. When I start the computer and try to log in blind, I can hear that the password is not being entered correctly so so I know that the enter key and the sound work but that’s all. My question is, is there any way I can get into this computer from another computer? I also have a 2011 Macbook that I’m using now. I also have a raspberry pi.



MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

can I get a bidirectional adapter like the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter? I believe the thunderbolt port puts out 9.9 W max and this display Power Consumption(Typical):<7.5W* *measuring a screen brightness of 200 nits without audio/ USB/ Card reader connection)

basically I need a second portable screen 13″ – 15″ preferably type C like a large variety of modern displays available as mentioned above, preferably powered from the adapted thunderbolt 2 port etc, that way when I update the Macbook Pro later the screen will be usable on any updated model with Thunderbolt 3…

It doesn’t have to be the above mentioned Asus screen but it looks the goods and no less then 1920×1080. I am not against the idea of utilizing the two thunderbolt ports one for display and one to power said display if required OR even use the HDMI port etc… just as long as it works and powered by the Macbooks ports as the Macbook can be running from the wall charger as required…

Again a portable setup preferably single cable. recommendations and ideas much appreciated.

What are the risks of using Babel to compile ECMAScript 2015+ to ES5? [on hold]

I’m working on a project where it would be nice to use some ES6 features, and transpile them to ES5 to gain more browser support. However, my lead is against this idea. He believes we should use the code we write because it’s harder to debug transpiled code, and that compilers can optimize your code in ways that you wouldn’t support if you wrote it yourself.

I’m curious what are specific arguments that support his view?

What are the prerequisites to install Visual C++ 2015 Redistributables (x64)

I am running vc_redist.x64.exe and it hangs about 85% through Windows81_x64.

This is probably my fault, I installed a program that needed these 2015 Redistributables but this complained saying “a previous copy of this is installed, delete this then try again”

I found many 20xx Redistributables and foolishly deleted them all. Yes, pretty dumb. My restore did not work since a file was missing. Frustrating.

So my assumption is that the 2015 Redistributables requires one of the previous versions to be installed. This may be wrong.

I am running Windows 8.1 x64

I would appreciate any help to get these installed so that I can run my Virtual Architect Ultimate 8

Thanks, John

2015 Macbook Won’t Turn On – Shows no sign of life

I recently bought a 2015 Macbook from a friend, and after only a day of use, it won’t turn on…

I shut down the Macbook with around 15% charge left on it, so initially I thought this to be a lack-of-charge issue, however I’ve had it plugged in for over 8 hours and still it doesn’t turn on.

I’ve tried the Shift+Control+Power 10 second restart, along with the CMD+R+Power reset, but no signs of life.

The trackpad clicker doesn’t click, and the caps lock button doesn’t light up. The problem with this ‘modern mac’ is that it has no moving parts, so you can’t hear it turn on!

Is there anything I can try before I take it into the Apple store?


4k @ 60hz Not working with Display Port – MacBook Pro 2015

Resolution and Connection Evidence

I have been at this for hours and hours and its frustrating me very much.

I recently purchased a 4k monitor and was unable to achieve 60hz on HDMI, then I learnt I needed to use DisplayPort to Mini Display port. So I purchased a DP > MiniDP cable and I am now using it, though I’m getting the same results as HDMI (4k @ 30hz)

When using bootcamp, 4K @ 60hz is achieved and its PERFECT, but just on MacOS Mojave I can’t get past 30! Any thoughts would be appreciated.

MacBook Pro 2015 – New SSD, can’t install macOS

I installed a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 into my MacBook Pro 13″ 2015 (128GB). I followed instructions in a youtube video. (Boot-Stick created, case opened, battery disconnected, SSD removed, 970 Evo Plus with adapter installed, battery connected and booted from the boot stick).

But now I have my problem and maybe someone can help me.

After I have selected the boot stick in the boot menu, the white apple logo appears against a black background and a progress bar appears below it. However, the MacBook dies off after about half of the progressbar and the following error message appears:

“Your computer restarted because of a problem. Press a key or wait a few seconds to continue starting up”

I have already re-created the boot stick twice. And I tested it with my old Apple hard drive. As soon as the “old” 128GB disk is inside, the installation program downloads completely and I could reinstall macOS.

Maybe someone had a similar error here and can help me? Or do I have an incompatible combination of hardware?

How can I factory-restore a Samsung J5 (2015) SM-500FN?

What I have:

I have a Samsung J5 (2015) SM-500FN which ran out of storage and basically hung itself up. There is no data I want to recover, but I want to install either a stock ROM or (preferably) something else like Lineage – I just want to get a usable phone again.

My problem:

  1. I have tried to download many stock ROMs from reputable sources like SamMobile (for this specific phone, but trying different release dates and country codes) but every single one of those ZIPs is corrupt, even when downloading from a different computer.
  2. Flashing with ODIN anyway gives a FAIL result and a device that cannot boot, not even into recovery: It gives a green screen with the text: An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the Emergency recovery function in the Smart Switch PC software.
  3. Ironically, the Smart Switch software just says this device is not supported. The older Kies3 software lets me enter the exact model# followed by the serial# – but then it says this device is not supported. So neither Samsung software is usable, but I can still use ODIN.
  4. Even with the phone in this broken state, I can install TWRP again. So it is not completely bricked. I boot into TWRP and copy a LineageOS ZIP file to /sdcard, but when I try to install that, the TRWP console says: E3004: This package is for device j5nlte,j5nltexx; this device is . Note it doesn’t appear to recognize that this device is indeed the model j5nlte!
  5. Android.SE says that “E3004” means my TWRP is too old, but I use twrp-3.1.1-1-j5nlte which is currently the newest version for this phone.
  6. I would also like to try a factory reset, but that requires the stock recovery which won’t boot (see step 2 above).

My question: How do I get out of this catch-22?

It seems that if I could just get around that E3004 then I would be fine. But I have found no ways to trick the installer into ignoring that error.