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Apple Updates Boot Camp With Windows 10 Support

Apple today released an update to Boot Camp with support for Microsoft Windows 10, according to a new support document. The update, Boot Camp 6, is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X. However, several MacRumors forum members have noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp, Apple's tool to allow Intel Mac owners to dual boot OS X and Windows.

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Boot Camp 6 also includes support for several Mac features within Windows 10, including USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, built-in SD and SDXC card slots, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, and the Apple keyboard, mouse and trackpad.

Windows 10 support is only available on select Macs with OS X Yosemite and the latest version of Boot Camp, which will automatically download the support software (drivers) needed to use Windows 10 on a Mac.

Boot Camp requires an authentic copy of Windows 10 for a new installation, which can be purchased from Microsoft in an ISO file or USB stick for $119. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free from within their Windows partition as long as the user's software is completely up to date.



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11 months ago

Should have done this when the OS "launched" 3 days ago.


This is actually extremely fast for Boot Camp support compared to previous versions of Windows. It is also a lot sooner than a lot of companies that make Windows specific software. I wasn't expecting this for some time.
Rating: 41 Votes
11 months ago
It seems they don't like supporting older hardware much with bootcamp. 2011 macbook pros and older should be perfectly capable of running windows 10, not to mention the older Mac Pro's.
Rating: 21 Votes
11 months ago
nice! no mac pro classic 2009-2012.... whatever....
Rating: 15 Votes
11 months ago

It seems they don't like supporting older hardware much with bootcamp. 2011 macbook pros and older should be perfectly capable of running windows 10, not to mention the older Mac Pro's.


I'm absolutely baffled by this. My 2011 iMac is still way more powerful than all the low end windows laptops out there that will be running Windows 10 out of the box. Certainly a 12-core Mac Pro from 2012 should be supported.
Rating: 14 Votes
11 months ago
My 2010 machine runs Windows 10 better than Yosemite or El Capitan :p
Rating: 11 Votes
11 months ago

('http://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/13/boot-camp-windows-10-support/')



Well that just stinks. I had Windows 7 SP1 working just fine in Boot Camp on my 2010 Mac Pro, decided to upgrade to Windows 10, got it working perfectly, and now Apple refuses to support the 2010 Mac Pros in Boot Camp?!?
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

Should have done this when the OS "launched" 3 days ago.


They made an entire computer, actually 32 different models of them, completely and officially compatible with Windows 10 within 3 days.

There are manufacturers that can't get their ONE device to get Windows 10 compatibility that fast.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago
No Mac Pro 5,1? What a joke. I have it running perfectly on mine, in EFI mode no less.

At least the Windows 8 Bootcamp software works fine in 10.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago
Wow.
This is pretty bad.
I'm installing Win10 on a Dell e4300 c2d with a ssd.

This list here... I see Apple being greedy.

So you are telling me my cMP 4,1 dual quad with 48GB of RAM can't run w10?
I hope Parrallels and VMware get THEIR act together.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago

Typical Microsoft geek-out feature... not well THOUGHT OUT. It makes sense on a phone, not so much on a laptop or desktop.


Cortana works flawlessly on a PC. I'm amazed just how advanced it is compared to Siri and Microsoft have been working on it a fraction of the time compared to how long Apple have been working on Siri since acquiring it. Siri isn't even on the desktop!

Microsoft are doing a demolition job on Apple and showing them the way forward.
Rating: 7 Votes

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