How To Run Windows 10 On Your Mac

Mac users who are itching to try out Windows 10 can do so thanks to Apple's Boot Camp software. You'll need a few things to get started.

Apple's Boot Camp software now allows users to install Windows 10 on supported Mac models with the OS X Yosmite, the most recent iteration, installed. An ISO file of the 64-bit version of the Windows 10 installer is required. For those installing Windows on their Macs for the first time, they need to ensure they are using the full installation Windows installer and not the one used for upgrades.

Through Boot Camp, Windows 10 will support the Mac features listed below:

  • USB 3
  • USB-C on the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, produced in early 2015)
  • Thunderbolt
  • Built-in SD or SDXC card slot
  • Built-in or USB Apple SuperDrive
  • Apple keyboard, trackpad and mouse

Here are the full list of Macs that will support Windows 10:

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

Apple has provided full instructions on how to do a brand new install of Windows 10 and how to upgrade from an earlier version of Windows.

[Via Apple Support Page]


Comments

    Managed to clean install WIN10 on a 2010 MBP and use the Windows8.1 Bootcamp drivers. Everything purring along nicely so far...

    Managed to install on my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 8 core.
    Just transferred the drive to my son's 2009 4,1 8 core (you notice who has the better computer right!) - hoping I can figure out how to make it boot from that drive.

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