Moving forward, if you purchase a new Mac and you want to dual-boot Mac OS X with Windows, you’ll need to choose Windows 8 or later. More specifically, according to the Apple’s support site, Boot Camp on early-2015 13-inch MacBook Pro (retina), 13- and 11-inch MacBook Air, are only compatible with Windows 8 and newer versions. This new change does not affect the requirements to install Windows 7 on older Mac computers. Apple has updated its Boot Camp system requirement support page with a comprehensive list of devices that still support Windows 7. For those planning to get a new MacBook, luckily there are other solutions to run Windows 7 on the 2015 models of Mac that includes using virtualization software, such as VMware Fusion and Parallels – They are both paid software, but well worth it if you need to run Windows applications to get the work done. Basically, these solutions let users run Windows 7 fully and applications alongside Mac OS X and apps, the experience may not be one-hundred percent optimal, but it’s more than good enough. Apple’s decision to drop support is not surprising, Windows 7 was first available in 2009, now it’s been close to six years, Windows 8 is out, and Windows 10 is scheduled to arrive during the summer. Although, Windows 7 is more than half a decade old, it’s still the most popular operating system in the world, but Apple feels it is time to let go, even though people have yet adapted to Windows 8. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.