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Pre-boot volume is a space for the operating system prior to installation. The volume acts as a space or a medium of communication for installation between the macOS version like Big Sur, Catalina, High Sierra and the new APFS (Apple File System).
The error “Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install” occurs when a Mac user tries to erase their existing macOS and reinstall macOS High sierra due to various reasons like up-gradation etc.
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Firstly, let us understand why high sierra installation is stopped, and how to fix this error.
What is the error about?
The error “Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install” emphasizes that APFS is not recognizing the Pre-Boot volume which is required to initiate the re-installation process.
The Pre-Boot System will not be able to install macOS Big Surr, High Sierra due to the APFS, this usually happens because the Apple File System fails to synchronize with Pre-boot volume which is the medium for installation (Pre-Boot Execution Environment). This causes a scenario called Block Non – Synchronization.
Due to this, the macOS High Sierra fails to reinstall and the error is shown “Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install”. This error affects the data present in your mac volume. All the data present in the volume is lost or beyond access.
In order to fix the error and successfully install High Sierra. Follow the below procedures to fix the error. But in any of these situations, your data existing on the drive is prone to loss as the inevitable solutions involve erasing of Mac volume.
Deletion of the volume and reinstallation could solve the problem of the ' Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install' error
By deleting the drive, you remove the APFS system which is causing the error so that you are able to reinstall macOS. If the method above doesn't work, try the next one.
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Deletion of volume results in the deletion of your data present in the macOS. Both the above methodologies can fix the error 'Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install'. However, if the user doesn’t have a backup of the existing data on Cloud or a backup drive, then the data existing on your Mac hard drive is lost due to the re-installation process.
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The above article on 'Could not create a Pre-Boot volume for APFS install' emphasizes the solution for the error and the appropriate data recovery methodologies through which any novice mac user can approach this scenario. However, take a backup prior to performing the re-installation of the macOS. If you happened to not have a backup, Remo Recover comes in handy for data recovery.
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