Thursday, August 13, 2015

Apple Bootcamp Now Supports Windows 10


Windows 10 has been out for a few weeks and so far Apple lovers have been left in the cold. This will all change starting today! Apple has just released a slew of drivers that will support Windows 10 from Bootcamp, allowing you to partition your drive and run modern apps.

If you have never installed Windows on your MAC, the process is fairly straight forward. You will automatically download all of the necessary files from Bootcamp 6. If you’re performing a Windows 10 upgrade to an existing 64-bit Windows installation (that you access via Boot Camp), you’ll have to jump through a few extra hoops. Before you upgrade, you’ll first want to make sure that the Mac you’re using actually supports Windows 10 x64 to begin with.  Apple provides a helpful list for that, so you shouldn’t run into any major problems.

There are a number of problems you will likely encounter if you only have the 32 bit version of Windows installed. Basically, if you’re trying to upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows, you’ll have to wipe the entire partition on your MAC—in other words, kiss your data goodbye. Be sure to back it up before you go through the process. Since you’ll be using Boot Camp Assistant to basically install a new version of Windows 10, you’ll grab any new drivers and such that you need as part of the installation process.

One of the big advantages of running the 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows 10 on your MAC is the peripherals you will be able to use, such as USB 3 and USB-C connections, Thunderbolt, your Mac’s built-in card slot, and your normal Mac keyboard, trackpad, or mouse.


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