Installing Windows 10 on pre-2012 Macs

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TheRainKing, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    I know they're not officially supported, but does the Bootcamp Assistant actually PREVENT you from installing Windows 10 or is just a case of there being no drivers for earlier Macs?

    I'm sure it's possible to just install Windows 8.1 and then upgrade to Windows 10, but is that method safe or will I encounter problems?
  2. freeuser Suspended

    Apr 8, 2013
  3. TheRainKing thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
    Thanks for the info.

    I don't really want to install Windows 8.1 because I hate that stupid touch screen UI.

    I guess I'll be sticking with Windows 7. :(
  4. doynton macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    As you wish but windows 10 works fine from on my 2006, 2012 and 2015 MBP.

    You like Windows 7 - go for it! it isn't dead yet.
  5. sh3t0r macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2015
    I recently installed Windows 7 64bit (officially unsupported) on my 2007 iMac and Microsoft gave me a free upgrade to Windows 10. The Boot Camp Assistant didn't bother me at all.
  6. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    I installed Windows 10 on my mid 2011 iMac with no problems. Upgraded from 7 first, then after activating it, did a clean install with no problems. Downloaded from this site in this forum the bootcamp 6 update for 2011 and below that someone downloaded and put up for those who had older machines. Installed update inside of Windows 10. No problems. He basically extracted the file from the download package.

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