Friday, August 21, 2015

Here’s How You Can Install Microsoft Windows 10 On Mac

There still exists a segment that wonders how you can run Windows on an Apple device. Thankfully for Mac users, developers have put together programs such as Boot Camp that allow you to run multiple operating systems on the same device. If you happen to be an OS X user, you might as well want to try Windows 10 on your Mac, given El Capitan is still weeks away from being rolled out.
Installing Windows 10 on a Mac is pretty easy, although you need to make sure of a few things before you get started with the installation. First up, you need a USB flash drive with a minimum of 5GB storage space. Note that the OS would run for only 30 days, following which you will be prompted to buy the Windows 10 license key. You can buy the key from Microsoft only priced at $120.
The installation is likely to take up to half an hour, although the procedure is fairly simple. All you need to do is follow these steps following which you should have Windows 10 running on your Mac:

  • Download the Windows 10 ISO file by making your way to Microsoft’s software download page. In the drop-down menu, pick Windows 10, following which you would be asked to pick a language. After making your pick, the page prompts you to the 32-bit version of the OS and also the 64-bit. In case you cannot make up your mind, go for the version that your system currently runs on; if you have a 32-bit version running, download the 32-bit version of Windows 10.
  • Next up, we would suggest you to relocate the Windows 10 ISO file that you downloaded earlier to your desktop.
  • Make sure you have nothing but a USB flash drive plugged in on your Mac, the one you are going to need to load Windows 10, or you could run into trouble at some point during the installation.
  • Next up, initiate the Boot Camp Assistant on your system; if you cannot locate it, you can make your way to the utilities folder under Application, or you can use the Spotlight search.
  • Create an installation disk for Windows 7, or higher and get the latest Windows support software for Apple. Then you need to install Windows 7 or higher to be able to proceed with the installation process.
  • If the Windows 10 ISO files lies on your desktop, your system should be able to spot it right away, although you would need to manually do it if the files lies elsewhere on your system.
  • With only a single USB flash drive plugged in to your device, your system would automatically consider it the one, landing you on a screen where you ought to select the partition size for Windows 10.
  • Note that selecting the right partition size is as important as anything else, since you cannot make any changes later. Windows 10 occupies nearly 20GB of storage space; hence the partition ought to be made accordingly, leaving room for any software that you may want to install in the coming times.
  • Once you make up your mind regarding the partition, click Install, and your system would start apportioning your Mac’s drive. The system would then reboot, following which the Windows Setup would begin on its own.
  • Before the installation begins, the system would ask you to enter the Windows 10 product. If you don’t have it yet, you need not worry since you can easily skip past this and continue to setup Windows 10 on your system.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions that would be presented before you in the following screen before selecting the drive where you wish to install Windows 10; choose nothing but the partition that says BOOTCAMP.

  • To get started, right-click on the partition, and select Format from the drop-down menu. Proceed by clicking OK when prompted and click next, following which your system would start installing the files and updates for the new OS. It could take 30 minutes utmost, depending on the speed your Mac offers.
  • Once the installation completes, your Mac would boot, with Windows 10 now up and running. You will have to go through the steps of setting up your Windows, just as you would do on another PC.
  • Get done with it and launch Windows, following which you would be presented with a Boot Camp installation pop-up. Click next and continue with the installation. As the installation completes, you will be asked to restart your device.
  • In case Windows does not display the Boot Camp installation pop-up, you can get started with the proceedings on your own. All you need to do is head to the USB flash drive that is connected to your computer and open the Setup file that should be present in the Boot Camp folder.
  • Hold the Option button during start up if you wish to make your pick on the OS that your Mac should run on as it starts. Select the OS you wish to use and hit the Enter key. To make it your default choice, you could do so by using the set option in the Boot Camp Control panel.
  • Reboot your computer and you are good to go. Windows 10 should now be fully functioning on your Mac.

  Follow these procedures as illustrated, and you should find no difficulties in loading Windows 10 on your Mac device.
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