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Apple Mac Pro loses Windows 7 Boot Camp support

New Mac Pro loses support for older versions of windows via Boot Camp.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Shane McGlaun
Published Tue, Mar 18 2014 11:39 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

One of the cool things about Mac computers for people that can't go without a Windows PC is that the Mac can run Windows as well. This is thanks to compatible hardware and a bit of software called Boot Camp. That software lets you dual boot into OS X or Windows.

Apple Mac Pro loses Windows 7 Boot Camp support | TweakTown.com

In the past Boot Camp has supported older versions of Windows including XP and Windows 7. Users of the new Mac Pro that launched late last year have been stripped of the ability to use Windows 7. The Mac Pro now only supports Windows 8 and higher.

That is irritating if you have your eyes on a new Mac Pro and needed Windows on it. You will need to buy a new version of Windows rather than using the older version you might have lying around the house or office.

Apparently, the older versions of Boot Camp still support older versions of Windows. However, the move to supporting only Windows 8 in the new Mac Pro is a clear indication that you will need Windows 8 on new Mac computers unveiled from now on.

NEWS SOURCE:macwindows.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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