Now that we have the new Windows 10 available, many of you are thinking of creating a partition on your Mac to install it. To carry out the installation what better than boot camp, and today we are going to see how to install Windows 10 from the simple OS X wizard. The most important thing in these cases and to avoid problems when installing Windows on our Mac, is have enough disk space to carry out the installation of the new operating system and obviously have the original ISO file of the new Windows and its license.
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The first thing is to be very clear about the requirements to carry out the installation and these are: have the version of OS X updated to the latest version available, have at least 2GB of RAM and have about 30GB of free space on the hard disk or more depending on the tasks to be carried out in our partition with Windows, the more space the better since this cannot be modified later.
Now the most important thing is to have a 16GB USB for Windows 10 with all drivers required and then download the Windows 10 ISO file. This can be found on the Microsoft website but it does not contain the license, it mustWe must acquire it to make it work.
Once we have everything ready, we carry out a backup of our Mac with Time Machine or similar to avoid problems of any kind with our data and information if something goes wrong. Now let's go to Launchpad> Others and we open the Boot Camp assistant. Once here we are going to create the installer with the ISO image that we already have on the Mac and on the option: ISO Image We select the Windows 10 ISO and on the destination disk we select our USB.
Now we receive a warning saying that the unit will be formatted where all the necessary drivers will be downloaded, we accept and continue. This task it can be a little slow, be patient and wait for the process to finish. When finished it will ask us to create a partition or choose a disk for installation, this is where we recommend 30 GB or more in order not to have space problems in the future, we click on continue and Boot Camp will create the partition required and then will restart the Mac.
Windows installation and keys
Once our Mac is restarted it starts in the Windows 10 installation screen. Now we go to the process of configuring the system itself in which we are going to choose the language, the keyboard format and other configurations in addition to selecting the Boot Camp partition created before for the installation and our product key.
When Windows is installed on the Mac, the machine will restart again with the partition already created. We start with Windows 10 and we add the drivers that we have in the USB, to perform this last task only we have to run setup.exe qthat is inside. When it's over it reboots again and for the last time the Mac and We already have the new Windows 10 fully functional on our Mac.
Ready! We already have Windows 10 for Mac installed.
To select one or the other operating system, just we have to press alt at the start of our Mac and choose OS X or Windows as it suits us. For all those who want to install an older version of Windows have to know that from the past month of March that already Windows 7 is not supported in Boot Camp. If you want to install Windows 8 or Windows 10 but your Mac does not have the option of being able to create the Windows installation USB and install it from the USB, there is a very simple trick that you will find in this tutorial.