Windows 10 on early/late 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 with Bootcamp?

According to Apple, the highest supported version of Windows on a Mac Pro (early/late 2008) using Bootcamp is Windows 7 SP1, which is what I currently have installed. Will the free Windows 10 upgrade even run on my machine? I assume there are plans to upgrade the Bootcamp driver package for Windows 10, but will it be available for Mac Pro 3,1, or will it be Mac Pro 4,1, and later only?

If there will be no support for Mac Pro 3,1 that'll be a real shame... do I really need to spend yet another $4-5,000 on the latest Mac Pro just to run Windows 10, when I already have an 8-core, 32 GB RAM beast? My current machine was a huge investment at the time, I simply can't afford to spend 4 or 5 thousand dollars every few years on a new computer.


It qualifies, but in regards to hardware support, that is another question. Because the drivers are proprietary and only provided by Apple, they might not work.

What about my hardware?

Download the Windows 10 Reservation App.

How to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

Click the hamburger menu at the upper left hand corner.

Click Check your PC

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