install windows 10 on a mac pro 5.1

colin warburton

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Jun 5, 2011
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Yorba linda, Ca
hey all, so i recently got a mac pro 2009 but firmware hacked it to a 2010 5,1. Loving it, so much better the trashcan i had, so my question is, what is the best way to run windows 10 on this machine? Do i burn the ISO to dvd? if so what version. yes i do know technology, but i just wanted to come to you guys and make sure im doing things right. And yes i am running high sierra, as well as snow leopard, both on SSD's but my 640GB hard drive is unused. i know i have seen a video of a guy changing the code for bootcamp assistant to add mac pro 5.1 to the code.
 

bookemdano

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Jul 29, 2011
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Boot Camp Assistant isn't recommended (and isn't even supported on the cMP as of Mojave). Especially since you're going to dedicate a hard drive to Windows.

See here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-boot-camp-without-a-boot-screen.2114788/page-9#post-26689280

In the thread below yours (as of this posting), someone said that the latest build (1809) is now too big to fit on a single-layer DVD. So you can either use a dual-layer DVD or acquire build 1803 and burn the 64bit iso to a single-layer DVD. Never mind, seems as though that poster was mistaken. See this post here.
 

colin warburton

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Jun 5, 2011
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Yorba linda, Ca
i do plan to upgrade to mojave later on, getting a rx580 graphics card for christmas, i have a nvidia gt120. i can use the know there is alternatives like bootchamp too.