For those who are not familiar with Boot Camp, it is a nifty software that allows Mac users to run Windows on their machine. In fact, we actually knew quite a number of Windows users who purchased Mac machines only because Boot Camp provides them the ability to continue using Windows while allowing them to appreciate the aesthetic design of Mac which is hard to come by from Windows OEMs.
However, if you are planning to use it to run Windows 7 on your spanking new 2015 MacBook Pro or 2015 MacBook Air, you are out of luck though.
That is because Boot Camp for both machines is not able to support Windows 7. In the tables that were published at Boot Camp’s support page (shown above), the only option listed for those machines is Windows 8 64-bit. Made available to the consumers starting few weeks ago, among the new features that the 2015 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air offer is the recently launched fifth generation Intel Core processors that were previously codenamed as Broadwell.
As per many things within Apple’s world, the reason for this is not known but we wouldn’t be surprised if it is due to the hardware or driver’s limitation. Of course, you can still utilize virtualization through Parallels or VMWare to run Windows 7 on these machines.
On another hand, Apple didn’t specify if this is the same case for the newly announced 2015 MacBook. Nevertheless, we expect the same restriction will be applied as well.