Install Windows 10 on Mac from scratch

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  1. olivier.bally macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. Just for fun, I wanted to install a Win10 Installation from scratch on one of my Mac Books (13 inches, bought in 2011). This means, I'm neither using virtualisation nor boot camp - there is absoluteley no MaxOS on the device. This worked surprisingly fine, except for one thing: I could not find the appropriate drivers for the chipse, wlan, trackpad and Audio device. Is there any possibility to find these drivers? Best regards Olivier
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Those drivers are included with the Bootcamp program. You'd need someone to use bootcamp to write a USB drive with the drivers.
     
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    I second the Bootcamp drivers recommendation.
     
  4. olivier.bally thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks you two! :) I still have the old harddisk with the mac-os and also a boot camp on it (i installed w10 on a new harddisk). Do you have any idea how exactly I can get the Drivers out of this?
     
  5. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    You can't get a version of OS X on it at all?
     
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  7. olivier.bally thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. Of Course, I already tried this (you can skip the RTFM part of my question ;). Unfortunatley, i cannot run this installer on my Win10 Installation. Maybe it is looking for Win8* - or whatever. I only get a message that this installer cannot be run on this OS.
     
  8. olivier.bally thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, I could. but my Goal is to install w10 without any mac os on the device. I thought, that this should be possible. but it seems harder than expected :)
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I wonder if you will get a good set of drivers for your MBAir, if you run the BootCamp Assistant, and choose to download all the support software. It's one of the choices on the first screen where you would choose to repartition and install Windows.
    You would choose to download the flash drive where your Win10 installer is.
    note: you will need to install OS X on your Air to use the Boot Camp assistant. You could install OS X on an external drive partition, no need to mess with the internal drive at all, until you install Win10. OS X only purpose for you is to get the full set of Windows support software downloaded. Once you get the USB installer (now with the drivers and support software included), that should be all you need to get Win10 fully loaded.
     
  10. CoastalOR, Sep 18, 2015
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    CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Apple does not officially support Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10 and the 2011 Mac Books.
    See:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204990
    There has been some threads on the forum about Bootcamp Windows 8 drivers working with Windows 10 on older computers.
    There also might be more knowledgeable help in the MacRumors Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac forum.
    Here are some other Apple links that might help:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204923
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1638?locale=en_US
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720?locale=en_US
    https://help.apple.com/bootcamp/mac/5.0/help/
     
  11. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    It's not really supposed to be possible. It's part of buying a mac.
     

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