Windows 10 mid-2010 MacBook Pro?

grunt0300

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I've got a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, partitioned w/Bootcamp and running Windows 7. Can i upgrade Bootcamp to handle Windows 10? I keep getting these alerts to upgrade my Windows. Thanks for any help.
 

venom600

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Apple won't support Windows 10 on your machine. There won't be any native drivers for it, however the Windows 8 drivers work just fine. Just install them when you get it upgraded.
 

AppleFan22

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I've got a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, partitioned w/Bootcamp and running Windows 7. Can i upgrade Bootcamp to handle Windows 10? I keep getting these alerts to upgrade my Windows. Thanks for any help.
I think that Apple is supporting Windows 10, as I have been able to create a Win 10 partition myself, but as you may not have created your partition with the BootCamp Assistant that supports Win 10, you may not be able to install it. However, I did read something in the GWX app which says that they might have to tailor your version of Win 10 to suit your computer, which is what they might be able to do. Reserve your upgrade, and try and contact Windows support staff, preferably through a live chat, and ask them if it'll work. They'll most likely have an answer. If they don't, ask to be put through to someone who might.
 

macenied

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I've got a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, partitioned w/Bootcamp and running Windows 7. Can i upgrade Bootcamp to handle Windows 10? I keep getting these alerts to upgrade my Windows. Thanks for any help.
You can upgrade and it will run perfectly. I´m typing this from a MBP mid 2010 13" using Windows 10 Pro.

My MBP has a 2.66 GHZ C2D, 8 GB RAM and a SSD, W10 and the applications are performing fast.

However, updating will not be as easy as just run the W10 upgrade. The MBP is not supported by Apple to run Windows 10, so expect some manual work to do the upgrade. If you are willing to invest a little bit time and do a clean install AFTER the initial W10 upgrade, go for it !
 
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AppleFan22

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You can upgrade and it will run perfectly. I´m typing this from a MBP mid 2010 13" using Windows 10 Pro.

My MBP has a 2.66 GHZ C2D, 8 GB RAM and a SSD, W10 and the applications are performing fast.

However, updating will not be as easy as just run the W10 upgrade. If you are willing to invest a little bit time and do a clean install AFTER the initial W10 upgrade, go for it !
So you're saying that when GWX has downloaded the update, clicking install is the best thing to do?

I should have mentioned I just installed from the ISO image I downloaded from the Microsoft website...
 

macenied

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So you're saying that when GWX has downloaded the update, clicking install is the best thing to do?

I should have mentioned I just installed from the ISO image I downloaded from the Microsoft website...
I updated from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and did a Windows image and a data backup in advance of the upgrade.

I installed by downloading the ISO and perform the setup on the DVD. I did not boot the DVD for the first update, to get the free W10 license. I verified that Windows 10 is licensed.

Next, after Windows has been licensed, I booted from DVD and did a clean install ( skip the prompts for the activation key when you do this ).

Then:

- install SMBUS and SMU drivers from BootCamp 4 ( these are the "Chipset" drivers and only available in BC4 )
- install BootCamp 5 ( all other Windows drivers )
- disable the BootCamp applehfs.sys driver ( this BC5 driver does not work in W10 )
- install the free Paragon HFS+ driver for Windows 8/8.1 ( this driver works and gives you HFS+ r/w access )
- block Windows update from updating the GeForce 320m ( only this device ) and reinstall the Apple GeForce NVidia 320m 332.28 drivers

- set up W10 ( power management, keyboard layout, printers, ... )
- install Applications

Finished :)

It works perfect and everything works. I´m on Windows 10 for more than one month now and I will never go back to W7. The MBP is my daily driver, I use it 95-99% under Windows OS.
 
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n1smo

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I upgraded to Windblows 10 from Windblows 8.1 while in Bootcamp. This was before the newest Bootcamp update and everything worked fine. Updated to the newest Bootcamp after the fact and everything is still running great. I don't find myself running Windblows 10 in Bootcamp often, only for games and that's only on the road (mid-2015 rMBP w/AMD), been home for the past week and have not touch that partition since. I have a dedicated Windblows machine for that, and I have a separate Parallels VM for any Windblows software that I have not transferred to the Mac, ie. Quicken (junk but stuck).
 

ThisOldMacHead

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To some of us a Mac is just a tool to do things we need it to. To you and some others a Mac be like a religion and we'll never understand. Ever.
If you're regularly booting into Windows, it's no longer a Mac - so why buy one? That isn't religious fanaticism, it's reality.

You did hit one nail on the head... A Mac is a tool and I've never found it to be a productive hindrance at any point over the decades... Quite the opposite actually.
 

macenied

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If you've booted into Windows, how is it Mac exactly? It's any old run of the mill PC at that point, albeit one you've probably paid too much for.

A Macintosh is the hardware and software.... It's really not that hard to understand.
Everyone who buys Mac hardware will have reasons for it. To work with OSX, to work with Windows, to hang it on the wall, to throw it out of the Window. Not your Mac, not your problem.
 
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ThisOldMacHead

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Everyone who buys Mac hardware will have reasons for it. To work with OSX, to work with Windows, to hang it on the wall, to throw it out of the Window. Not your Mac, not your problem.
I couldn't care any less what people do... But I'm not going to feed into some delusion. You can throw a wig and lipstick on it, name it Betty Lou, and call it your girlfriend - but it still isn't going to be a woman.

I more than realize in today's over-sissified culture, we're all supposed to hold hands, sing kumbaya, and make everyone feel better about themselves. The fact remains, a glowing Apple logo alone doesn't make a Macintosh. The second you've booted directly into Windows, for all intents and purposes it's no longer a Mac.

If you choose to do so, that's fine - I don't get it, but it's still fine. But don't fool yourself into calling it what it isn't... Otherwise, why not just buy a Dell, slap an Apple sticker on it and call that a Mac too..
 

macenied

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You seem to have a serious problem. I don´t call my Mac a Mac, I call it my laptop and I don´t care whether there shines an apple logo on the back of the lid or not. I buy it for the hardware package I get, it´s quality components and it´s longlivity. Try to find a laptop like the 2015 rMBP 13", go into every detail and tell me the device which can be bought as an alternative.

I also don´t care whether you can understand this, you come from a different approach, being proud to have an apple logo somewhere and trying to justify this with your Mac - OSX culture idea. Lost case. It´s just a computer, not more, not less. And a very good one.
 
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ThisOldMacHead

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"Hey guys... I just blew a big wad of cash on this new CTS-V, but I didn't like the fuel economy I was getting, so I ripped out that big, honkin' V8 and tossed in a four-banger from a Chevy Cobalt. It still looks the same and I did spend the money on it... So it's still a V, right?"

That's basically the justification here. It's not my fault people don't like reality anymore...
 

macenied

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"Hey guys... I just blew a big wad of cash on this new CTS-V, but I didn't like the fuel economy I was getting, so I ripped out that big, honkin' V8 and tossed in a four-banger from a Chevy Cobalt. It still looks the same and I did spend the money on it... So it's still a V, right?"

That's basically the justification here. It's not my fault people don't like reality anymore...
I´d say you could stop to bore people with your uneducated guess, when it comes to Windows. Do your homework and try again. People with appropriate knowledge about OSX and Windows would never argue like you do.
 
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