How to install or update the new Windows 10 on a Mac computer? If you want to run Windows 10 on your Apple Mac, the good news is rightly for you! Now Apple has released an update to its Boot Camp application, the Boot Camp 6, to support the installation of 64-bit Windows 10 on Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Read more: How to Install Windows 10 on PCs
Supported Features on Mac in Windows 10
The Boot Camp 6 supports the features of the Mac in Windows 10:
- USB 3
- USB-C on the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
- Built-in SD or SDXC card slot
- Built-in or USB Apple SuperDrive
- Apple keyboard, trackpad, and mouse
How to Install or Update Windows 10 on Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Before performing the install of Windows 10, back up all important files on your Mac to avoid data loss, especially the drivers. Alternatively, you can try Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife) to install Windows 10 drivers on your Mac after installation.
Install Windows 10 on Mac for the First Time
Step 1. Make sure the OS X, Mac firmware, and the Boot Camp Assistant are up to date.
Step 2. Open Boot Camp Assistant. You can open it from the Utilities folder or use Spotlight to find it.
Step 3. Install a new copy of Windows with the Boot Camp Assistant.
Update to Windows 10 from 64-bit Windows 8.1/7 on Mac
If you have 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on your Mac computer already, do as follow to upgrade to Windows 10.
Note: Windows 8 should be updated to Windows 8.1 in order to upgrade to Windows 10.
Step 1. Make sure the OS X and your Mac firmware are up to date.
Step 2. Start your Mac from the current version of Windows.
Step 3. Open Apple Software Update for Windows and install available updates, like the FaceTime Camera Update.
Step 4. Upgrade Windows by Windows installer.
Step 5. After Windows 10 installation finishes, update drivers through Apple Software Update for Windows. Alternatively, you can try DriveTheLife to 1-clcik update all outdated drivers.
Upgrade to Windows 10 from 32-bit Windows 7/8.1 on Mac
If the OS is 32-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on Mac, you can upgrade to Windows 10 with the following steps.
Step 1. Back up all files on your Mac.
Step 2. Use Boot Camp Assistant to remove the existing Windows partition.
Step 3. Install the 64-bit Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant.
Step 4. After the Windows 10 is installed, copy all the files you’ve backed up to your Mac.
Mac Computers That Support Windows 10
Not all Mac computer support Windows 10. See the list of the Mac computers that can install Windows 10.
- MacBook Pro
- MacBook Air
- Mac mini
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
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