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How To Run Windows 10 on Mac via Boot Camp

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Microsoft is making a comeback after their not-so loved Windows 8 as their latest offering, Windows 10, has endeared many with its easy to use interface and numerous brand new features. Now, Mac users who want to use Microsoft?s latest OS can fully experience it with any Mac device. You can run Windows 10 on your Mac via Boot Camp which lets you use both the Apple OS X and Windows 10?and we tell you how to do it via our guide on how-to-install and how-to-run Windows 10 on Mac via Boot Camp.

Many Mac users have wanted to try Microsoft?s latest OS and we know why as Windows 10 trumped Apple OS X El Capitan in our comparison review. Using Boot Camp can let you experience the best of both worlds, a unique feature that only Mac users can enjoy.

Here is how you can run Windows 10 on your Apple devices: MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac Mini:

System Requirements

Any Mac device can run Microsoft?s OS, granted your device isn?t older than mid-2012 and is running the latest version of OS X.

According to Apple, these are the Mac computers that support Windows 10:

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
  • iMac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Mid 2015)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012)
  • Mac mini (Late 2014)
  • Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Other Requirements

  • At least 30 GB free space on your Mac for the Windows partition.
  • USB drive with at least 16GB free space for the installer and the Boot Camp files.
  • You need either a Windows 7 or 8 version. If you have an older Microsoft OS or you don?t have any at all, you need to purchase a copy of the code.
  • Check if your device and Boot Camp Assistant is up-to-date here.
    Make sure the FaceTime Camera Driver is also updated, especially for first time Boot Camp users. Download it here.

How-to-Install

  • Download the ISO file of the 64-bit version here.
  • Via Boot Camp Assistant: tick Windows 10 install disk and Install Windows 10.
  • Insert the USB drive.
  • Via Boot Camp Assistant, go to Windows 10 .ISO file. This copies the drivers to the USB.
  • Partition your hard drive. Choose from 20GB-30GB then click ?Install?.
  • You will see the screen saying ?We?re getting our apps ready? and your Windows will restart continually. When it is done, your computer will reboot and you?ll see the Windows 10 screen. If it boots to the OS X OS, just click Option + Alt to select which OS to use.
  • Enter product key and select Windows Boot Camp partition where you should install Windows.
  • Install the Boot Camp drivers on the USB. Install them via setup.exe.

You can now run?Windows 10 OS on Mac!

Sources: Macworld,?Apple Support?

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