in This article, you will learn how to install Windows 10 on Mac with Boot Camp Assistant. If you are using mac user. Then you are already familiar with Boot Camp Assistant. If you don’t know, then don’t worry. I will explain for you that what is Boot Camp Assistant.
However, There are many users who have bought Mac laptop or PC. Moreover, they don’t know how to use mac operating system with deep understanding. Or may be there are many software in market out there which only runs on Windows operating system. Therefore, the best way to have and get benefit from all software of windows on MacBook or iMac. Then, you couldn’t ignore the importance of the Windows operating system on both cases. Therefore, you have to install Windows 10 on mac. Likewise, you can boot either Windows 10 or mac operating system on mac Laptop or desktop.
However, you should remember that if you want to install different windows operating system. For example, Windows 8,7 etc on mac operating machine. Then you can also use the same method for installing these windows operating system as well.
Further, you can also install macOS Mojave on Windows 10 on VirtualBox or install macOS Mojave on Windows 10 VMware.
What is Boot Camp?
Boot Camp Assistant is a multi boot utility integrated with Apple. Mac OS that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers. However, there are many procedure out there. But Boot Camp is one of the best, trusted and reliable utility. The stability of Boot Camp is due to the Apple. Because Apple developed the system to fulfill the gab between mac and windows. Therefore, the company which owns both hardware and software developed by itself. Further, It will give you more comfort at the same to install Windows too.
Why to Install Windows 10?
According to an estimation, there is 88.77 percent windows users and 9.57 percent mac users. Therefore, you can consider from these numbers that windows users are dominating the computer world. Therefore, if Apple want’s to compete with Microsoft. It should not only focus on hardware but the operating system as well. Therefore, the smart work of Apple is to integrate Windows to it’s machine.
Further, there is no doubt that mac hardware and operating system is more secure then windows operating system. It is one of the advantage of Apple. However, with mac hardware machine and running windows will give it more wider range. Therefore, Apple has developed special software for the dual booting on mac operating system.
On other hand, most of windows users are gamer. Or either you can say that windows runs many games which are not compatible with mac. As you are familiar that mac machine are most expansive. Therefore, If someone invest on mac laptop or desktop. Then, he wouldn’t take another machine only for playing game. Therefore, alternative solution is to install windows on mac with Boot Camp assistant. Where you can install and play any game. For example, to play one of the most popular game is PUBG Mobile on PC.
Compatible Mac to Install Windows 10
Before installing windows 10 on mac. You have to find out if your mac machine support to install windows 10 or not. The list below are all mac machine which are compatible with windows 10 without any problem.
- MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
- MacBook Air (2012 and later)
- MacBook (2015 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- iMac (2012 and later)*
- Mac mini (2012 and later)
- Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Do you have a mac that can run windows 10? Then, you are ready to install windows 10 on your mac. If you don’t have compatible operating system. Then you can also upgrade your macBook or iMac and install Windows 10.
Moreover, you need minimum 64 GB of free memory space on hard drive (HD) or Solid-state drive (SSD) in which you are going to install. However, you can increase the size of space as much as you want depending on your hard drive free space. If you have HD. Then you may have to upgrade that in SSD. Because, SSD is a way faster on loading windows operating system. And running different applications, software, and games etc.
Download Windows 10 Disc Image ISO File
For installing windows 10 on macBook Pro or iMac. You must have Windows 10 ISO file. Therefore, you must download the ISO Disc image by the procedure below.
Step 1. In macOS Mojave, open Safari Browser. Further, any web browser which you are using.
Step 2. Open Microsoft website. For that open Microsoft Windows 10 ISO. Therefore, click the click below to download.
Step 3. There are different version of windows. Therefore, the one which you want to install on your mac operating system. You have to select and download the particular windows 10. However, according to my experience, Windows 10 Professional is best to select. Because, it is light and runs smoothly.
Step 4. Further, you have to click Confirm.
Step 5. There are different variation of Languages. Therefore, you have to select the one which you are comfortable.
Step 6. Next, you have to click Confirm.
Step 7. Moreover, you will get two versions of windows operating system. For example, 32-bit and 64-bit. Therefore, you have to select 64-bit. However, if you desire, you can download 32-bit as well. But, 64-bit is more powerful and compatible with most of the software and games.
Step 8. Now you have to select the location and download it on your mac machine.
You have downloaded the ISO file on your mac operating system. Now we can proceed further to install windows 10 on mac.
How to install Windows 10 on Mac with Boot Camp
Let’s prepare the file and start installing Windows 10. Therefore, you have to follow the steps below and get started.
Mac Configuration Boot Camp
Step 1. You have to open Boot Camp Assistant. Therefore, You have to click Search icon on the top right corner.
Step 2. A Spotlight Search Bar will appears on the front screen.
Step 3 . Now you have to write Boot Camp Assistant. A Boot Camp Assistant icon will comes up. Further, you have to double click on it to open the software.
Step 4. Moreover, you have the Boot Camp Assistant windows in front of you screen. Further, you will Continue button at the bottom of windows. Therefore, you have to click on it.
Step 5. Boot Camp will automatically locate the ISO File on your system. But, if you have the ISO file on on Desktop. It is far batter to take it in desktop. However, there will be no problem if it is not on desktop.
Step 6. Next, you have to select Boot Camp partition size. By default you will see a portion with 48 GB under windows icon. However, you can add more memory space by sliding the partition from the divided area. However, remember that once windows installation has completed. You cannot adjust the storage. Therefore, You have to carefully select the required storage as you want for windows operating system.
Step 7. Now it is time to select Install.
Step 8. A Password window will appear. You have to enter your macOS Mojave password. These is due to security reason that if someone else is making change. It won’t let it continue. After entering the password. You have to click on OK.
Remember, that now Windows Support software will be downloaded. It takes some time to complete. therefore, you have to wait depending now speed is you internet.
Windows Configuration Boot Camp
That’s it. After Windows support software will be downloaded. Your mac machine will automatically restarts. Further, you will see Windows 10 Setup Screen. Therefore, Now it is time to install Windows 10. But, also remember that the installation thoroughly same as installing windows on PC. Therefore, if you have installed Windows 10 before. Then you will not find any difficulty installing on mac using boot camp.
However, don’t worry. If you don’t know how to install Windows 10. I will show you the steps below with complete procedure. Follow the steps and install windows 10.
Windows 10 Installation
Step 1. Windows Setup wizard will appears. First you have to select the Language for windows 10, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method. I have selected the setting like below,
- Language to install: English (United States)
- Time and currency format: English (United States)
- Keyboard or input method: US
When you have selected all. Then you have to click on Next.
Step 2. In second page you have to select the operating system you want to install. I have Windows 10 Pro x64 select. Then Click on Next.
Step 3. Further, you have license agreement. Therefore, you have to accept the license terms by click on check box. Then you have to click on Next.
Step 4. Next, you have to select the installation drive. However, you will see a drive with name of BootCamp. Therefore, you have to select the drive. Then you have to click on Delete. Because before, you may not delete the partition. Next button will not to active. Once you have deleted the partition. Then you will see Unallocated Space drive. Then you have to select that drive and click Next.
Step 5. moreover, you will get the final installation wizard page. Which will show the progress. Therefore, you have to wait for installation to complete.
Step 6. After installation will complete. laptop will restarts. Further, will will take you to some simple configuration which you have to select.
Windows 10 post Installation configuration.
Here you will configure some post installation setting. Therefore, you have to check the steps below to find the best setting for your windows 10
Step 1. The first page will appear. It will as about region. Therefore, you have to select the region which you are living. It is important because the time etc will be automatically configure with the help of region.
Step 2. After that, you will ask for keyboard layout. Therefore, you have to select US. Because it is one of the most usable layout. Then click on Next.
Step 3. Next it will ask about second layout. However, I have Skip that because I don’t want second layout. However, you can add more then one layout if you desire to add.
Step 4. Moreover, Let’s connect you to a network page will come up. You can Skip it as well for you. Then after installation you can add the network for connecting internet.
Step 5. Further, you have to name your PC. Then click on Next.
Step 6. Then you have protect windows by giving password. Therefore, you have enter secure password. Then click Next.
Step 7. Next page will ask you about to confirm Password by submitting same password which you have already entered.
Step 8. Then you have to add a hint for your password. In case you will forget. Then, with the help you hint you have recover windows 10 password once again.
Step 9. Then Cortana your personal assistant will ask you about to help. Either you have click on Yes to activate that. Or NO to leave it.
Step 10. Further, you have to choose privacy setting for your device. You have to check all the setting carefully and select the one which suit you best. However, I have let all the setting as it is. And Click Accept.
Now after few moment windows 10 will start.
Windows 10 Boot Camp Installation
When you Windows 10 will start for the first time. you will directly see a windows will appear with the title of Boot Camp. Therefore, you have to make now final installation and then you are complete ready for using windows 10. Therefore, you have to follow the steps below.
- The first wizard page is welcome to the boot camp installer. Therefore, you don’t need anything. Simply click on Next.
- Next, you have to agree the license. Therefore, you have to click on check box. And click on Install.
- After installation complete. You have to click on Finish. Then it will ask for the restarting. Therefore, you have to click on Yes.
Congratulation. You have successfully install Windows 10 on mac with Boot Camp Assistant
Install Windows 10 on Mac Video Guide
Still if you have problem installing Windows 10 on mac. Then watch this video with through guide. In this video you will learn all the steps practically. Therefore, you will not make any mistake.
Conclusion: I hope will article help you and you have learn something and it worth your time. However, you want to give us suggestion or feedback. You have write on comment box below. Thank you.
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