Here we are with a new guide, today I will explain how to install Windows on the Mac in a separate partition using the precious BOOTCAMP.
BOOTCAMP greatly simplifies the installation of a new copy of Windows on MAC.
Each time you press the ALT key, you can decide whether to start the machine with an operating system other than APPLE.
WINDOWS ON THE MAC | REQUIREMENTS
- Mac with Intel processor
- A Microsoft Windows installation media or disk image (ISO) containing a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows. ( Read more about system requirements and find out if your Mac supports installing a specific version of Windows or learn how to install previous versions of Windows.) If you install Windows for the first time, use a disk image or a disk of complete installation, not an update).
- An Apple keyboard, mouse or trackpad, or a USB keyboard and mouse
- At least 55 GB of free disk space on the boot drive
- An empty USB flash drive of at least 16 GB (if you have one of these Mac models, the flash drive is not needed).
INSTALL WINDOWS ON THE MAC WITH DVD PLAYER
If you have a MAC with an integrated DVD player, the steps are very simple.
Insert the Windows installation disc and the USB flash drive ( this is necessary to download the support files for Windows ) and start BOOTCAMP.
Put the check mark on “download the latest Windows support software from APPLE” and “Install Windows“.
At this point we decide the size of the new partition where the new copy of Windows will be installed and proceed with the setup.
At the end of the installation the system will restart ‘in Windows and we will have the possibility’ to register our copy with the license code.
So after a few minutes of finalization Windows will be installed but to talk perfectly with the APPLE home hardware we will have to start the setup file inside our USB flash drive.
Well now let’s enjoy Windows installed on our beloved MAC!
INSTALL WINDOWS ON THE MAC WITHOUT A DVD PLAYER
If you own MACBOOK PRO RETINA, MacBook Air, NEW GENERATION iMac and MAC MINI that are born without a built-in DVD player, you do not have to take it down.
There is always a solution to everything!
Instead, let’s get a USB stick of at least 8GB, where we will copy the Windows installation files.
So get yourself a legal copy of Windows in ISO image format.
After inserting the USB stick and having obtained the ISO file of Windows, start BOOTCAMP.
Now select all check items so as to copy all the necessary files on the stick, then select from the browse button the ISO file and continue with the installation. After about twenty minutes to copy the Windows system files (remember that the key will be ‘formatted, then make sure you do not have important files inside).
We proceed as before with the DVD procedure, choosing the capacity of the second partition and installing Windows.
At the end we will have a perfect copy of Windows installed on our MAC.
From the BOOTCAMP settings we can choose with which disk to start our machine by default and in any case we can always decide to change it by holding down the ALT key on startup and choosing which operating system to boot with.
For any further information on the use of BOOTCAMP I leave you to the official APPLE page
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