Do a lot of people run windoze on older machines like 2,1?

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  1. ChaosControl macrumors newbie

    ChaosControl

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    I would love to mess with some of these older mac pro machines since I like old desktops but I doubt that I want to learn mac os and osx and all at the moment
    They're pretty similar hardware wise to my Dell T7400 and T5400 boxes, right?
     
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  3. hartleymartin macrumors regular

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    I was looking into Windows 7 on my Mac Pro 1,1. I want to do the 64-bit installation, but first I'll be upgrading the CPUs and flashing the firmware to a Mac Pro 2,1.

    I dual-boot Windows via Bootcamp on my Mac Pros primarily for games that I cannot get the run properly under emulation layers.
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    The number of people who run Windows on the 1,1s have probably increased over the years as it lost support for newer versions of macOS. I expect the same to be true for other Mac models.
     
  5. orph macrumors 65816

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    i run both >.< why not?

    as a plus if your running just windows you can use any GPU you want without real problems
     
  6. hartleymartin macrumors regular

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    There is a way to modify OSX El Capitan to run on the Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1. Basically, you need to replace the two boot.efi files. As far as I am aware, there is no way to get Sierra on a 1,1 or 2,1 but I have not yet encountered software which demands Sierra. Most things will run on any version of OSX 10.8.x or later.
     

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