Apple has updated Boot Camp, its utility that allows Windows to run on a Mac, to support Windows 10, two weeks after Microsoft launched its latest OS.
I partitioned through bootcamp with Windows 7 DVD in and let the computer restart. At the windows 7 installer screen, I shut down the Macbook by holding down the power button. I restarted while holding down the option key and ejected the Windows 7 DVD when it shows the list of drives. Insert the Windows 10 USB and install as normal. I upgraded Yosemite to El Capitan and had an exisiting bootcamp with Windows 8.1. I upgraded 8.1 to 10 and installed the existing apple drivers and it worked fine. I could not upgrade to the final Win 10 so I thought I could just erase it and start again.
Only the 64-bit version of Windows 10 will work with Boot Camp, Apple said Wednesday in a support document. Additionally, Windows 10 will only work on Macs running OS X Yosemite.
Apple reminded users that only Macs with Intel processors work with Boot Camp, a requirement since the multi-boot utility debuted in 2006.
An ISO file of the 64-bit version of Windows 10 is needed and Apple provides instructions on how to make one. A range of Mac models will work with Windows 10, including some systems that came out in 2012.
Boot Camp allows a person to run Windows on a Mac by partitioning the computer’s hard drive. People select what OS they wish to use when their Mac boots up.
Installing Boot Camp 6 will let Windows 10 use hardware features unique to a Mac, including the USB-C port, an Apple keyboard, trackpad or mouse and the Thunderbolt port. A Mac’s built-in SD or SDXC card slot and built-in or USB Apple SuperDrive are also supported.
The support document explains how to install a new version of Windows 10 as well as update from earlier 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
At the end of the support document, Apple took a moment to plug its software, reminding Mac users that they can download iTunes for Windows to play music and videos.