Cannot install Windows 8.1 early 2015 MacBook Pro 64-bit

I try to install Windows 8.1 64 bit on a Macbook Pro running under Bootcamp early 2015. Operating system is 10.11.5 (El Capitan) and Bootcamp 6.0.1. I made a disk image of 8.1 to WIN with a suffix .iso on a 32 GB external drive.

I followed instructions from Bootcamp to create a partition and then find the file Win 8.1 and apparently it installed and the Windows supports the drivers. However, Windows does not appear as a disk in the preferences available starting System.

Any suggestions as to where I have gone wrong?



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