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    windows 10 on a 2011 macbook pro
    Currently I have High Sierra on a mid 2011 macbook pro and bootcamp with windows 7. My question is will upgrading the windows 7 to windows 10 using "upgrade this pc" not a clean install.. work out all ok since I've read that the 2011 model does not support windows 10....

    Thanks!

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    windows 10 on a 2011 macbook pro
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    I've read that the 2011 model does not support windows 10....

    Thanks!

    I don't do Windows and it seems that according to a google websearch Apple doesn't support Windows 10, at least with Boot Camp or something, but hey, Apple ain't the only one in town and a quick google websearch sure shows some alternative ways, such as:
    How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools?
    https://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...camp-assistant

    And more hits and suggestions here:
    does mid 2011 macbook pro support running windows 10
    https://www.google.com/search?q=does...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    I hope some of those can help you get it installed.

    PS: Make sure you have a current working backupBefore doing any Major install. I suggest using CCC from bombich.com.






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    A warm welcome to Mac-Forums, magestic.

    Officially, the 2011 MacBook Pro does not support Windows 10.

    I am linking you to articles confirming this, but also to some some that by unofficial means, this may be achievable.

    The risk is yours. You know the official position. A minimum of a Time Machine and Cloned backup such as Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) or SuperDuper! (SD!) is advised if you decide to proceed "unofficially"

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7896943
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic...thread/7896943
    https://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comment...an_early_2011/
    https://apple.stackexchange.com/ques...nsupported-mac

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    Officially, the 2011 MacBook Pro does not support Windows 10.

    Gee, I missed welcoming our new member, so thanks for that Ian. But do you know any legitimate reason as to why Apple does not support Windows 10 on that or similar Macs???

    Just curious...





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    I believe it's to do with drivers for Bootcamp. To be honest, I didn't go into the whyfores and wherefores; just confirmed the official position, gave references to same, and arguable workarounds, Patrick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Gee, I missed welcoming our new member, so thanks for that Ian. But do you know any legitimate reason as to why Apple does not support Windows 10 on that or similar Macs???

    Just curious...- Patrick ======
    Ian is correct. It's because of Boot Camp drivers which are not available for that model to run Windows 10. But let's keep in mind that he could still run Windows 10 in a VM on that model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Ian is correct. It's because of Boot Camp drivers which are not available for that model to run Windows 10. But let's keep in mind that he could still run Windows 10 in a VM on that model.

    OK, but I guess my real question is what's the actual reason that Apple hasn't or can't or just doesn't want to create any "Boot Camp drivers"???

    I dare say, I think the answer may just not be very complementary!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    OK, but I guess my real question is what's the actual reason that Apple hasn't or can't or just doesn't want to create any "Boot Camp drivers"???

    I dare say, I think the answer may just not be very complementary!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    It’s cost prohibitive, probably.

    Or translated = just let them buy a newer new Mac??? Our anticipated sales are down???

    BTW: OT but somewhat related, isn't it odd how some printer manufacturers have been releasing stand-alone wireless printers that don't even need or use any printer driver software for several years now. Hmmm...???







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