Very old Macbook Pro

wm4mm

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I was given a older Macbook Pro and was advised to upgrade (delete everything and start from scratch) Bad move!! I cannot reload OS. Repair person says cannot be done since Apple no longer supports a machine that old. The machine also has Win 10 bootable . Is there anyway to give Win 10 access to the entire harddrive and I would then use it as a Windows machine.
I just want to use it to run a CNC machine and do portable HAM radio operations from the field.

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Mike
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What model is the Mac? You should be able to find it in the Apple icon > About this Mac
 

wm4mm

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Apple says it will no longer support this model. I just want to know if I can delete the Apple stuff and use the entire drive for Windows 10 which runs fine on the machine.
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I just want to know if I can delete the Apple stuff and use the entire drive for Windows 10 which runs fine on the machine.
I cannot see why not.
If you can see the data from windows you can delete it.
What I would do is just pick stuff from windows file explorer and delete.
Without knowing how it was setup from start it could be using Bootcamp which is part of apple.
 

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When I have time I have decided to try replacing the Mac part with Linux leaving a dual boot windows / Linux platform. More research is necessary though.
 
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When I have time I have decided to try replacing the Mac part with Linux leaving a dual boot windows / Linux platform. More research is necessary though.
Just out of curiosity, is there a Apple ID associated with this MAC
 

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