If you are a Mac user, you may face the “Could not create a Preboot Volume for APFS Install” issue. This error only appears when users try to erase their mac and reinstall macOS High Sierra.

So if you have the same problem, don’t worry here I’ve explained everything about this error and how to fix it.

Why you have “Could not create a Preboot Volume for APFS Install” error?

This error indicates that PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) couldn’t be installed on the APFS volume.

There are two main ways this problem appears: if something wrong happens with the APFS (Apple File System), and another main reason, when you try to reinstall high sierra via recovery mode, it does not work due to the APFS partition type.

Could not create a Preboot Volume for APFS Install

How To Fix “Could not create a Preboot Volume for APFS Install” issue?

When you are facing this problem on your Mac device, then there are two solutions are there:

  1. The number one solution is to delete all volumes on your mac and reinstall High Sierra from the internet or USB or a bootable USB.
  2. The second solution is installing the Sierra on the Internet Recovery Partition.

Let’s check out both the solutions step by step and find the best solution for you.

Solution 1: Delete Your Volume

This is the most effective way to fix this problem.

  • Step 1: First, turn off your Mac and then reboot your Mac into recovery mode. And to reboot, press the power button while holding the Command + R until you see the Apple logo.
  • Step 2: Now, you should see the utility menu and select the disk utility, and all drives on your Mac will show up. Now, select the internal drive and click erase to delete the drive, now close the disk utility.
  • Step 3: Now, you have two options in front of you now (Re-open disk utility, select the internal drive named something like “container 0,” and format it as “Mac OS Extended” ). Then you can reinstall Mac OS.

By deleting the drive, you have removed the APFS system, which is the actual cause of the error, and now you can reinstall Mac OS.

If this first solution does not work for you, then follow the second method.

Solution 2: Perform Internet Recovery Mode

Follow the steps to perform this fix:

  • Step 1: Reboot your Mac, and when your Mac is rebooting, just press the CMD+R+Alt, to put it into internet recovery mode.
  • Step 2: Now, you should have to select the WIFI and enter the utility menu.
  • Step 3: Now, click the reinstall OS, and it should install the original OS on your Mac.

If you still have the issue, you can read more opinions about this topic from here. You can also let me know if you have a problem after doing both methods.

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