Windows 10 and late 2008 MBP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dukebound85, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    How can I install windows 10 on this machine? I see Apple does not support bootcamp past windows 7 on this map. Why?

    With that said, I was able to install windows 7 and then upgrade within bootcamp to windows 10. However I can not use Apple's drivers as they say it isn't W7.

    How can I get the W10 to work? Are there alternative drivers to use aside from bootcamp?
     
  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there something specific that isn't working? Most major stuff like graphics drivers and such would have been installed when you upgraded by the Windows installer. Virtually everything should be functional, with the exception of some minor stuff like keyboard backlighting and maybe display brightness. The trackpad will work but you should use a driver to get the most out of it. You can use the alternative trackpad driver (there's a thread on this forum about it somewhere), but everything else should just work. If you come across something that doesn't, you can usually go directly to the manufacturer's site and find the drivers that way.
     
  3. chins01 macrumors newbie

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    Can you use a virtual machine instead? VmWare Fusion claims to be fully compatible with Windows 10.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    I could but rather use it directly
     
  5. lagwagon Suspended

    lagwagon

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    You can edit the info.plist for bootcamp to allow it to install win7 or later. (I had to do this on my late 09 iMac and MacBook Pro.) But I did also notice that the plist editing wasn't needed once I installed El Capitan beta. It allowed 7 and later to install on its own without editing.

    Here is a link to how to edit the plist.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...t-in-bootcamp-for-an-unsupported-mac.1787887/
     

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