Incompatibility with Windows 10/Apple Boot Camp and Mac's Built before 2012 RRS feed

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  • I tried to create a restore point in W-10 in the Apple Boot Camp Partition working under Apple Yosemite.  I spent over 90 minutes on line with a very patient MS Tech who had access to my PC.  We finally came to the conclusion the error message was due to incompatibility with W-10 and Apple.  At first thinking it was a software issue I called Apple Support.  Here's the bottom line so you don't waste a lot of time.  Apple support tech said and there are internet postings that refer to the following - most all iMacs and Mac Books Built prior to 2012 are mechanically not compatible.  Newer physical designs are.  So the bottom line is Microsoft needs to come up with a patch that will enable Windows 10 operating within Boot Camp on machines built before 2012 to be able to work correctly.  My specific problem is I was trying to create a restore point as I accidentally realized several weeks after the "free" upgrade a restore point had not been created.  WORD TO THE WISE UNTIL THIS IS FIXED.  CREATE A REPAIR DISC.
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 4:15 PM

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  • This is one of the benefits of evolution in the computer industry and it is not Microsoft's responsibility to create a "patch" to fix Apple's Boot Camp compatibility problem.

    You state the Apple hardware is "... mechanically not compatible."  So why would you think it's Microsoft's responsibility to come up with a patch to Windows 10 to make it "mechanically compatible" with Apple's hardware?

    Is there some obscure logic hidden somewhere in your post?

    Sunday, September 13, 2015 4:34 PM
  • Hi,

    I understand your situation, but as mentioned by RTFM, since Boot Camp is a software completely hosted by Apple, I am also in doubt that if Microsoft will release any patch about this. But I think this will be resolved eventually, either by Microsoft side or Apple side, just like Windows 8.1.


    D. Wu

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    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:34 AM