Installing Windows 10 on Late 2010 Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thijsken, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. thijsken macrumors newbie

    thijsken

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've spend the entire day yesterday, trying to figure out how to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Air 2010. If I modify Bootcamp to create bootable Usb's, it says I can only create Windows 7 Usb's. So now i've installed rEfit and it boots just fine to the menu, and created a Windows 10 bootable USB to boot from, but when i boot into the rEfit boot menu it doesn't show up.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get this cracked? It's starting to get frustrating! Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

    Wreckus

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    Never had to do anything that involved rEfit boot menu. I would start from scratch, starting from bootcamp in OS X.

    For me, bootcamp still says Windows 7 or later. It doesn't say Windows 8 or all. But I did the following first. I haven't tried a clean install of Windows 10 yet.

    If you have a legit copy of Windows 7, install that first via bootcamp. Once your in windows 7, might as well do the security updates and activate windows 7. Download the Windows 10 ISO from microsoft website and mount it as a virtual drive in Windows 7. Run setup from the ISO virtual drive and do an upgrade from there. To make it a clean windows 10 install, have it delete all personal files, etc, etc.
     
  3. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

    Wreckus

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    Just thought of something, your version of bootcamp may not support windows 10 because your macbook may be too old.

    You need bootcamp 5.1. See here for more info https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204048

    I hope i'm wrong though.
     

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