Apple has finally updated its Boot Camp Assistant utility to add support for Windows 10. Yes, the latest version of Boot Camp is fully compatible with Windows 10.
UPDATE on 24/09/2019: If you don’t have access to the macOS or erased macOS from your computer, please refer to our download Boot Camp drivers without the 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 problems 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 the 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 the 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 a 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 the 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. We recommend you move the data (if present) from the USB drive to another location before continuing further.
Step 2: Launch the Disk Utility, click on the View icon and then select Show All Devices option, right-click on the USB drive, and then select Erase option.
Step 3: Select MS-Dos (FAT) from the Format drop-down box and then select Master Boot Record from the Scheme drop-down box. Click the Erase button.
Step 4: Launch the Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac machine. You can either use the spotlight search or navigate to Launchpad > Other to find the Boot Camp Assistant.
Step 5: At the introduction screen, click the Continue button.
Step 6: 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 7: 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. And if you get the “The USB drive cannot be used. Please format the USB drive as single MS-DOS (FAT) partition with Master Boot Record scheme” error, refer to our fix to format the USB drive as single MS-DOS (FAT) partition with MBR scheme error in Boot Camp Assistant guide for directions.
Depending on the speed of your internet connection, it might take a few minutes to hours to complete the download.
Step 8: 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 your Windows 10 PC
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 right on your Windows 1o computer.
Please refer to our how to download Boot Camp drivers without Boot Camp Assistant guide for step-by-step directions.