Here’s how to download and install Windows 10 on a Mac using Boot Camp:
- Check your Mac’s compatibility: Before you start, make sure your Mac is compatible with Windows 10. You can check this on Apple’s website, or by opening the About This Mac window and clicking the System Report button. Look for the Model Identifier and make sure it’s on Apple’s list of compatible Macs.
- Create a Windows 10 installation disk or USB drive: You will need a copy of the Windows 10 installation media to install Windows on your Mac. You can purchase a copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft’s website or use an ISO file if you have access to one. To create a Windows 10 installation disk or USB drive, follow the instructions on Microsoft’s website.
- Open Boot Camp Assistant: Boot Camp Assistant is a built-in utility on macOS that you can use to install Windows on your Mac. To open it, go to the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, and then double-click on Boot Camp Assistant.
- Create a Windows partition: Follow the on-screen instructions in Boot Camp Assistant to create a partition on your Mac’s hard drive for Windows. You’ll need to specify the size of the partition, and you’ll also be asked to format it. Make sure to back up any important data before proceeding, as this process will erase the partition you’re creating.
- Install Windows: After creating the Windows partition, Boot Camp Assistant will ask you to insert your Windows 10 installation disk or USB drive. Insert it and then follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows. You’ll need to select the partition you created earlier as the destination for the installation.
- Install Boot Camp drivers: After the Windows installation is complete, Boot Camp Assistant will automatically install drivers for your Mac’s hardware to ensure that everything works properly. Once the installation is complete, you can start using Windows 10 on your Mac by restarting and holding down the Option key to choose which operating system to boot.