Downloading Boot Camp support software or Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10 on a Mac is easy. You can use the built-in Boot Camp Assistant software to get the latest version of Boot Camp drivers.
What if you need to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10 without the help of Boot Camp Assistant software? For instance, you might want to install Boot Camp drivers on a Mac computer where Windows 10 is the only operating system. As you likely know, Boot Camp support software are not no longer available for direct download from Apple website.
Brigadier is a free utility developed to enable you download Boot Camp drivers or support software without having to open Boot Camp Assistant. In short, with Brigadier tool, you can download Boot Camp drivers on Windows 10 running on Mac.
The beauty of Brigadier is that it downloads all drivers right from Apple servers. So, you get original Boot Camp drivers right from Apple.
The Boot Camp drivers pack for Windows 10 includes device drivers for camera, graphics, keyboard, trackpad, card reader, wireless mouse and wireless trackpad.
According to the developer, Brigadier downloads and unpacks ESD that applies to the Mac model on which you run this tool. The tool uses 7-Zip software to extract the ESD. If 7-Zip is not found, it will automatically download the same and will remove the same after extracting the ESD.
The free tool offers a few command-line options as well. Check the download link for available command-link options.
Get Boot Camp support drivers without Boot Camp Assistant
Here is how to use Brigadier utility to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10.
NOTE: The program doesn’t seem to work if you run it on a PC. You must run it on Windows 10 running on a Mac computer to download the required Boot Camp drivers.
Step 1: Visit the official page of Brigadier and download the latest version of the executable.
Step 2: Run Brigadier. You will see a Command Prompt window upon running the tool. The Command Prompt window, as you can see in the picture, displays all the information about the Boot Camp support software download, including the download progress.
The tool runs in the background, downloads necessary Boot Camp drivers and same them in the same location where Brigadier executable is located.
The best part is that this tool will automatically detect your Mac model and download the right Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10 running on your Mac, just like the Boot Camp Assistant software.