Windows 10 on an unsupported Macbook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by humbertodelasfuentes, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. humbertodelasfuentes macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I am a big dweeb and didn't double check which version my Macbook Pro is. Turns out, it was a year older than I thought it was, putting it in 2011 and outside the supported computers for Windows 10 in Bootcamp.

    So, I have a Windows 10 ISO file, the support software, and no way for Bootcamp to recognize it. Is there ANYTHING I can do to get Bootcamp to put Windows 10 on an unsupported machine? I'd really hate to try to go through the process of "returning" a downloaded file.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You install win 7/8 first then update within Windows to 10
     
  3. garirry macrumors 68000

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    As said above, install Windows 7 or 8 and then use the Windows 10 ISO/installer to update. In my experience, there have been some driver issues, but you can always return to 7 or 8 if there's a problem without reinstallation needed.
     

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