Hey guys! This is a tutorial on how to dual-boot Windows 10 on an Apple Computer that is not supported to run Windows 10. Apple only allows computers from 2012 and newer to dual-boot on a Windows 10 OS, and those that are older are only allowed to run Windows 7. But everyone wants the newest and the best, so why do those of us with older Macs have to suffer? Not anymore! By modifying bootcamp, we can now install Windows 10, 8, or 7!
In this video, I will show you have to do just that and more! I will be using a 2009 Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo to dual-boot Windows 10. If you follow my step-by-step instructions, I will show you how to do this for FREE! No Windows10 DVD needed. All Links are down below and feel free to comment with any problem or concern. I just ask that you be polite and kind, and I will be sure to try and get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Thanks!
***Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage done to your computer or hardware. This is something that you chose to do AT YOUR OWN RISK! So pay close attention to the details in the video and the description and you should be fine. Video for education purposes only.***
Step 1: Downloading Windows 10 and Bootcamp Support Software – 0:41
So the first thing that needs to be done is to download Windows 10 from the link below. Then go ahead and download the Bootcamp support software.
Step 2: Modify Bootcamp – 1:25
While the software is downloading, we can modify Bootcamp to allow our computer to create an install disk on our 8gb flash drive. Copy the app onto the desktop and then open the Info.plist in TextEdit. From there:
Add your Boot ROM Version to DARequiredROMVersion
Then find PreUEFIModels and Delete the word “Pre” then add your Model Identifier number with the surrounding symbols
Find PreUSBBootSupportedModels and Delete the word “Pre” then add your Model Identifier
Once thats done find Win7OnlyModels and Remove your model number
Now Bootcamp can create a Windows 7 flash drive. Let the download finish before the next step.
Then save the document
Step 3: Backup Hard Drive and Create Windows 10 Install Flash Drive – 4:56
Now we make the bootable usb flash drive for Windows 10. Only select the first option in Bootcamp. We will get to those other two later. Once the install disk is created, put the Bootcamp Support file on your bootable usb flash drive. Next, copy your personal files to the other, larger usb stick. This to make sure that no files are lost during the process, just in case something goes wrong. You may delete those files after the whole process through step 8 are completed.
Step 4: Install Windows 10 – 6:38
Now we can create the partition and install windows 7 onto that. MAKE SURE you have enough space on the Windows side, because you cannot change it afterwards! You should chose to skip the product Key at this point as it is easier to upgrade and verify a product key later inside Windows 10. Write down the product key before you install Windows 10
Step 5: Bootcamp Setup – 7:51
Download the Apple support file onto the Windows side and run it in compatibly mode. All the drivers should install automatically. Now you can choose the start-up OS. The brightness, volume, and backlight keys should work now.
Step 6: Windows 10 Product Key – 10:00
Go into start-up and go to settings. Click the ‘Activation’ ribbon use the following Activation Key for Windows 10 Pro.
If that does not work, use the troubleshooter right under the ‘Change Product Key’ option.
Step 7: Coprocessor Driver – 10:41
The coprocessor will not have a driver. Therefore, you must install one yourself. Go to the Device Manager and right click the coprocessor with the error sign on it. Select ‘Update Driver’ and aim the troubleshooter at the apple support file. To do that, select the file with your Apple support file.
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