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    My Macbook is approaching 10 years old and while running fine on 10.7 is running out of support options as of April when Google will drop Chrome support. Is there a simple way to put Windows on it? I'm aware of Bootcamp but don't know much about it. If I go to Windows I'd likely replace the HDD and leave out OSX. Can somebody tell me if I can get this to work please?
    03-21-2016 07:51 AM
  2. adamh31's Avatar
    Just adding some more info to my initial question:

    The MacBook meets the hardware specs to run Win10 (2Ghz C2D CPU and 2GB RAM) but having looked, the best I can see on the Apple support pages is that Bootcamp on this machine only supports up to the 32bit version of Win7 (I'm presuming drivers are the problem).

    If I were to get a disk & licence for Win7 and put it on first, then presumably I could take the free Win10 upgrade? Will Win7 drivers work on Win10?

    I don't know anything about Bootcamp or how it works - do I need to keep OSX on the disk to make it work?
    03-21-2016 08:41 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    Bootcamp is a way to get a MacBook to switch between Windows and OS X.

    However, if you want to only run Windows, then yes, you can pop in Windows install media and wipe out the Mac partitions. The age of the laptop is of a little concern to me, I don't know how well that PC will be supported, I guess you could try it, and have nothing to lose except a few hours of your time.
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    03-21-2016 09:06 AM
  4. adamh31's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick replies jmshub & ScottDMICIT. I'd not realised I could ditch Bootcamp and install Windows clean on a freshly partitioned disk. Useful info on the NIC and audio drivers too.
    03-21-2016 09:38 AM

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