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.
UPDATE on 24/09/2018: If you don’t have a Mac, please refer to our download Boot Camp drivers without Boot Camp Assistant guide.
Mac users who would like to install and enjoy Windows 10 on Mac machines without going through driver issues can now download the newest version of Boot Camp drivers from Apple. The new Boot Camp drivers 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 macOS to help users easily partition the hard drive, prepare bootable Windows media, and then install Windows alongside your existing macOS.
Before downloading Boot Camp drivers, we recommend you to make sure that your MacBook computer supports Windows 10. The list of MacBook models that support Windows 10 can be found on Boot Camp support page.
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.
There are two ways to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10.
- Download Boot Camp drivers via Boot Camp Assistant
- Download Boot Camp drivers without the Boot Camp Assistant on a Windows 10 PC
Method 1 of 2
Download Boot Camp drivers via Boot Camp Assistant
The built-in Boot Camp Assistant in macOS enables you to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10. Here is how to use Boot Camp Assistant to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10:
Step 1: Connect a USB drive with at least 8 GB of storage space to your Mac computer.
Step 2: Launch Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac machine. You can either use the spotlight search or navigate to Launchpad > Other to find Boot Camp Assistant.
Step 3: At the introduction screen, click the Continue button.
Step 4: Select Download the latest Windows support software from Apple option. Make sure that other options are not selected and then click on the Continue button.
Step 5: Next, you will get the following window displaying your USB drive as the destination disk to save Boot Camp support software. If you have connected more than one disk, you need to select the correct one here.
Click on the Continue button to begin downloading Boot Camp support software, including Boot Camp drivers to the connected USB disk.
Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it might few minutes to hours to complete the download.
Step 6: Once downloaded, you can now find all Boot Camp drivers by navigating to the USB drive and then opening the Boot Camp folder.
Method 2 of 2
Download Boot Camp drivers on Windows 10
If you are unable to download Boot Camp drivers on your Mac computer for some reason or want to download Boot Camp on a Windows PC, you can use a third-party tool called Brigadier to download Boot Camp drivers.
Please refer to our how to download Boot Camp drivers without Boot Camp Assistant guide for step-by-step directions.