Owners of the new and round Mac Pro that launched late last year that plan to buy the machine and use it for running Windows via Boot Camp have something they need to be aware of. Microsoft has historically supported different versions of Windows on Boot Camp depending on what version of the Boot Camp software the user is running.
Word has surfaced today that Microsoft has made a change to Boot Camp support on the new Mac Pro. As of now only Windows 8 and up is supported on the machine. It’s unclear exactly why this change was made, the Mac Pro can certainly run older versions of Windows if needed. Support for older versions of Boot Campo on other Mac machines do support older Windows versions.
For instance, Boot Camp 5.x still supports Windows 7 and later. Boot Camp 4.x supports Windows XP and Windows 7. However, the move to drop support for anything other than Windows 8 likely means all new Mac computers moving forward will have the same limitations. The irritation here is that if you already own Windows 7 and need Boot Camp, you will have to upgrade.
via MacWindowsFiled Under: Technology News