Windows 10 Preview

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  1. Ollifi, Oct 2, 2014
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    Ollifi macrumors regular

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    So my question is, can I install Windows 10 Technical Preview to my Macbook Air mid-2013? Bootcamp, or some other way?

    THANKS for all answers!
     
  2. Switchback666, Oct 2, 2014
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    I saw a user that installed on he's mac pro, he was complaining that he was able to install Windows 10 but not current OS X update lol

    So yeah either search google or give it a try on parallel; i know i was able to install Windows 8 beta when it released on my MBA 2011 but can't remember if i had to do something special.
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Yes you should, although I haven't specifically tried to install Windows10 Preview.

    1) VirtualBox
    2) VMWare
     
  4. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Why Bootcamp isn't possible? My Mac has only 4GB of memory, and I think running both OS X and Windows simultaneously would be too difficult for it.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    My wetware used a simple algorithm for assistance:
    Preview = non permanent > Non permanent better for virtual OS.
     
  6. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    Windows 10 will accept the drivers from Windows 8 so if your Mac Supports Windows 8,8.1 in bootcamp, It'll support Windows 10.


    4GB of ram is enough, you can set ram to 1GB for use with Windows 10 and it'll run just fine.
     
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I have it running in both VMWare Fusion as well as VirtualBox for testing. It'll run in either, although I find VMWare works better on my system (in general).
     
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Nobody said it wasn't possible. They just recommended other avenues.

    I also would recommend a virtualization solution. I have Yosemite Public Beta as my primary OS on my iMac, and now I have Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Windows 10 runs acceptably on 1 GB of RAM. 3 GB is acceptable (while testing) for OS X.

    But it should load just fine either on "bare hardware", or through Boot Camp. Note that the Boot Camp Assistant in OS X will refuse to work right with a version of Windows it doesn't know about - but it will install just fine once you reboot.
     
  9. joshlalonde macrumors 6502

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    I run Windows 8 VM on my 4GB Macbook. You're fine.
     
  10. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, I'm trying it with VMware fusion 7 (not pro). The only negative thing is that it's only 30-day trial. Do you have any recommendations for free virtualization software?
     
  11. motrek macrumors 68020

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    VirtualBox is nice and free.

    Never liked the idea of VMWare Fusion. I don't want software to try to trick me into thinking that Windows software is actually Mac software or whatever witchcraft it does.
     
  12. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip. I downloaded Virtualbox and tried with it, but error 0x0000005d appears. Any advice what setting should I modify? thanks!
     
  13. motrek macrumors 68020

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    No idea, never had any problems with it myself. I expect Google is your friend in this case.
     
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  15. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Oh cool, Windows preview is out! :D
    Windows preview is my only chance to have windows for free :p
     

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