Bootcamp

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  1. gw0gvq Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    I have been given a copy of windows 7 and tried to put it in bootcamp but it seems that I need windows 10.I know I could use parallels but I wanted to use bootcamp because it seems to be faster on my mac - 13" MacBook Pro mid 2012. Does anyone know how to do this please if so can they please tell me.
     
  2. Algus macrumors regular

    Algus

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    You can still install Windows 7. What you will need to do is create a USB drive with the drivers separately from the Bootcamp program as it will no longer fetch the correct drivers for your version of Windows. Installation of Windows 7 is essentially the same as Windows 8 or 10, even though the app does not prompt you for Windows 7. Refer to the following support articles from Apple.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205016
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720?locale=en_US

    Download the drivers in the second link and burn to thumb drive. Install Windows and once you are on your desktop in Windows, open the thumb drive and run setup. It will install the proper drivers for your model of Macbook. Once you have finished this process, I strongly encourage you to visit Intel's website and download the latest driver for your HD 4000. Apple does not provide the newest Intel drivers and the patch from Intel will improve software support.
     
  3. gw0gvq thread starter Contributor

    gw0gvq

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    Thanks
     
  4. sentential macrumors regular

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    Just download the windows 10 ISO as Windows7 keys will activate Windows 10 until June
     

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