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How To Install Windows 10 On A Mac

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There are so many unique things with Windows 10. Its compatibility with Apple products is the main uniqueness that users enjoy. If you thought that Windows 10 is only meant for regular computers, then you should know that it could also work on a mac. If you are bored with your mac OS and want something new, then you should without hesitation opt for windows 10. One thing for sure is that there are so many advantages you will enjoy from Windows 10.

The big question is how possible it is to install Windows 10 in your Apple Mac. There are a number of things that you will require in order to facilitate this. First, you will require a very reliable Internet source. Secondly, you will require a mac and another computer that already runs Windows 10. Finally, you will require a thumb drive that should not have anything below 5GB free space. You can actually label the thumb drive in a manner that it will be retrieved easily.

With the above-mentioned requirements, you will be all set to embark on Windows 10 installation to your mac. We will divide the installation process in 3 different parts as follows:

Part A:

The first thing you should aim at doing is transferring the Windows 10 file into your Mac. This should be facilitated by the 5 GB space that you were advised to have ready in your Thumb drive.

#Step 1
Install_windows_10_on_macInsert the flash drive in your windows computer. After that, go to the Internet and download Windows 10 media creation tool. Preferably, you should consider getting the tool from Microsoft official site. You can opt for the 32-Bit or 64-Bit version depending on your preference.

#Step 2

Install_windows_10_on_mac_2Once you have managed to download your preferred architecture, it is now time to open and run it. You should simply go to the ‘downloads’ part of your computer to trace the new file. Better still, your browser will show a download extension at the bottom and that is where you can find the file. Click on it to open. Once it has been opened, you will be presented with 2 options. The first option is ‘Upgrade this PC now’ and the second one is ‘create installation media for another PC’. You should select the second option and click ‘Next’.

#Step 3

The next thing to do is selecting the preferred language, edition and the architecture. The language to be selected is one that you understand. The edition part should be windows 10 pro and the architecture should be 64-Bit. However, you can use 32-Bit if your mac is particularly designed for such. Once you are done with the respective selection, you should then click on ‘next’.

#Step 4

The next step is saving the ISO file into your computer. Some people may opt to save it as a ‘USB Flash Drive’ but the most recommended is ISO file. Once done, you should then click on the next button in order to save the file. However, saving is not done directly as you will be requested to select your preferred destination. In this case, you should consider storing it to the flash drive you had inserted at the beginning. Remove the flash drive in readiness to insert it to your Mac.

Part B

#Step 1

The flash drive that you removed from your Windows computer should then be inserted in your Mac. Remember to confirm that the file is indeed present. You should then copy the ISO file into your mac in order to prepare the installation process.

#Step 2

The next step is to open and run the Boot Camp Assistant, usually located in the utilities of your Mac. If it proves challenging to trace the Utilities, you can simply use the search-bar at the top right corner of your Mac screen. Once launched, you should click on ‘continue’.

#Step 3

Another window with 3 options will be presented. At this point, you should ensure that all the options are ticked/checked and the click on ‘continue’.

#Step 4

You should allow your Mac to detect Windows ISO automatically. However, this is only possible if you had copied the ISO into the mac. If not, then you will have to locate the ISO file manually.  Once selected, click on ‘continue’. This will prompt erasing of the flash drive and downloading of Windows support software.

#Step 5

This is where partitioning is done. Boot Assistant Camp will prompt this automatically. Based on your preference, you should partition the space available. After doing so, you should then click on ‘Install’ to launch the process.

Part C

The last part is where you are supposed to install Windows 10 to your Mac. The Windows installation process will be launched automatically during the restarting process of your Mac.

#Step 1

You will be requested to key-in the product key of your Windows 10 Program. The key comes as part of the download that was made in the first part. It is usually 10-digits. Once it has been entered, you should then click on ‘next’.

#Step 2

After the product key, you will be presented with the already existing partitioning in your computer. BOOTCAMP in this case is the place that Windows will be installed and that is why you should select it and click on format. A prompt will be generated whereby you should click on ‘ok’.

#Step 3

Allow Windows 10 installation to run automatically. Everything will continue without any further prompts. If you are requested to give a command in the process, simply click on ‘next’ to move ahead. The final destination will be your new Windows 10 desktop.