Skip navigation

MacBook Pro 13'' (mid 2010) Windows 8 support

41565 Views 58 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2014 12:00 PM by dinepada RSS
  • Swoffa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2013 1:05 AM (in response to 737FCOM)

    Hmmm, i was lucky to get it working then. I gues there is a resason BootCamp 5 is not supported on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010).


    Right now everything except the iSight camera seems to work for me, including BlueTooth, sound and trackpad. To get the sound working i had to manually run the CirrusAudio64.exe installer.

  • Matteon22 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to 737FCOM)

    Hey 737FCOM:


    Were you able to run Win 8 without any crashes on your MBP. I have pretty much the same computer so if you have any advice for installing W8 properly, I'd like to hear it! This thread has been really helpful too :D

  • Matteon22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2013 4:04 PM (in response to 737FCOM)

    Yeah I had the same problem. I'm using windows to play Steam games so I downloaded chrome to get steam faster and I can play my games without problems but when I go on the Internet or have a slow connection (like at a public library or coffee shop) my computer will crash. Hopefully Apple will help us 13in 2010 MBP users out sometime in the future but I highly doubt it :(

  • omidhz Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 21, 2013 12:26 AM (in response to 737FCOM)

    My experience :

    I installed win 8 on my MBP 13" mid2010.also Installed BootCamp5.0.5033 drivers by command prompt. i Manually installed Nvidia driver Whql-314.07( Latest Driver for Gforce XXXm)

    But Crash,,,,Crash,,,Crash,

    i had video call with my Skype,suddenly Crash !

    Listen Music,suddenly Crash!

    i prefer to Downgrade to Win7. unfortunately ,apple leave MBP 13" mid 2010 users without Bootcamp Supporting.I am afraid that one day it does not support Mac OS X 10.9 on my MacBook Pro.  I live in Iran, unfortunately i can't pay another high price to buy New MBP.

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), MC374
  • molodec Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 21, 2013 2:04 AM (in response to 737FCOM)

    Sometimes looks like Apple spit on consumers. I had been waiting these drivers for a long time and don't know what to do now. This model was so popular that's why Apple stopped supporting anymore. They want more money, I don't want to dance with tambourine near my mac, i just want a working solution with Windows 8 by Apple.

  • Mac SE Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 3, 2013 1:22 AM (in response to 737FCOM)

    I don't know if this helps, but you can get Apple's drivers to install by un-RARing them and editing their .inf file. This is how I got bluetooth to work with Win7 and my 17" macbook pro.

  • worldranger Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 4, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to Swoffa)

    So Windows 8 doesnt work on the mid 2010 MacBook Pros?

  • NicoxDJ Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 6, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to 737FCOM)

    So to fix the crash use this:


    2. Type: bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

    3. Restart ;-)


    BUT... i have one another problem... I was used BootCamp 4 and it was same as now... When i install BootCamp 5 nothings change... I still have the problem with the display brightness... Its turned to max brightness. I can use the Fn button and F1 to make the brightness low.... its indicate that its low... but nothings change...
    Someone have that problem too? Any solutions ?

  • acmos25 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 24, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to NicoxDJ)

    Your fix for the crashing problem worked very well!!! I solved the problem of the screen brightness by first installing Boot Camp 4, then Bootcamp 5 and rolling back the NVIDIA card driver at the end. I also own a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro 13". Now it works great!

  • johnsmith887 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 29, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to acmos25)


    are you using 32bit or 64bit Windows? Or doesn't that matter? Haven't tried Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro of the same kind yet but I'd like to figure out what way to go.

  • acmos25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 29, 2013 6:30 PM (in response to johnsmith887)

    Well, I first had Windows 7 installed with Bootcamp. Then in the same partition I installed Windows 8 x64 with an upgrade ISO, but chose the option to keep nothing and without using Bootcamp for Mac. The only thing that Bootcamp for Mac helped me to do was to obtain the support Software Bootcamp 4 for Windows. Then I installed it and got the most of the drivers working. Finally I installed the support Software Bootcamp 5 which I obtained from the Bootcamp support webpage, I tested the screen brightness, which didn't work, so I rolled back the NVIDIA video card driver and it worked. There are just two devices which still Windows mark as if they have no driver installed, but if you try to install them manually, they are within the Bootcamp 4 support software folders. Hope this helps.

  • HenryFarha Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 3, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to chunhown)

    Please tell me how did you get the NVIDIA drivers? I downloaded the ones for GT650M but they weren't compatible.I have a MacBook Pro 13" late 2011 with Windows 7 64-Bit.

  • acmos25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 3, 2013 10:17 PM (in response to HenryFarha)

    Well, first, I have the Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13", so I don't know if this solution works for you. In fact your version of MacBook should be compatible with Windows 8. Anyway, you can download the drivers as the Windows Support Software from Boot Camp 5 in OS X. This method guarantees that you get the right drivers for your model. Then you install the file you downloaded from Boot Camp in Windows OS and your drivers should work regardless if they are for Win 7 and you have Win 7 or 8.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (2)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.