Weeks after the release of Windows 10, Apple has finally updated Boot Camp Assistant to add support for Windows 10. Yes, the latest version of Boot Camp is fully compatible with Windows 10.
Mac users who would like to install and enjoy Windows 10/8 on Mac machines without going through driver issues can now download the newest version of Boot Camp drivers from Apple’s download page. The new Boot Camp should address issues with the trackpad on some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
If you have no idea about Boot Camp, it’s an assistant software available on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion to help users easily partition the hard drive, prepare bootable Windows media, and then install Windows alongside your existing Mac.
According to the official Boot Camp support page, the new Boot Camp adds support for Windows 10.
So, Mac users have no option but to install 64-bit Windows using Boot Camp. However, the previous version (v4.0) of Boot Camp supports 32-bit Windows 7.
The support page also notes that Boot Camp supports upgrading from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, provided that you install latest Boot Camp drivers on your Windows 7/8 machine before upgrading to Windows 10. If your Mac comes with Fusion Drive, it turns out that Boot Camp Assistant will help you install Windows on hard disk drive, not the Flash drive even if you have sufficient free space. Also note that Boot Camp doesn’t support installing Windows on external hard drive.
Interested users can check out our step-by-step how to install Windows 10/8 on Mac guide to successfully install Windows 10/8 on your Mac. Once installed, you need to press and hold the Option (Alt) key while you start up your Mac to select your Windows operating system.