Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems ever released by Microsoft. According to recent studies, Windows 10 held nearly 40 percent of the desktop market share at the end of 2018. Moreover, Windows 10 has only been available to the public for a few short years. In total, Windows 10 is currently running on more than 700 million devices – including desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, and more – and its coverage is only growing.
Microsoft's latest operating system is so popular that some Mac users even prefer it over their native OS. Apple is even obliging their customer base with an integrated utility called Boot Camp Assistant. In fact, it comes pre-installed on all new MacBooks in production.
Compatibility and meeting the minimum system requirements
The process of installing Microsoft Windows 10 on a MacBook is easy than one might think. First, you need to make sure your MacBook is compatible with the new operating system. Compatible systems include MacBook Pro 2012 or later, MacBook Air 2012 or later, and MacBook 2015 or later.
Next, you'll need to verify that your system meets them minimum system requirements of Windows 10. This means you'll need a processor of at least 1 GHz and 1 GB of RAM for a 32-bit installation or 2 GB of RAM for a 64-bit installation.
Installing Windows 10
Once you've ensured that your MacBook meets the minimum requirements, you can go ahead and download the Windows 10 disk image to your MacBook. From here, open the "Folder" tab on your MacBook and navigate to "Applications" and, finally, to "Utilities." Locate the Boot Camp Assistant icon and click it to begin the installation process.
You will immediately be presented with a short introduction note that briefly explains the Boot Camp Assistant. Click "Continue" and you should see your recently downloaded Windows 10 file. If not, simple click the "Choose" button, navigate to your Download folder and choose the correct file.
The next step involves setting up your Windows 10 partition. Adjust the sizing to fit your specific needs and, when ready, click "Install / Format" to begin the process. Once complete, your MacBook will automatically reboot itself and immediately load into the Windows 10 environment.
Once Windows 10 is loaded, the only thing left to do is follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup. These steps will let you choose your language, enter your Windows 10 product key, create a username and password, and more. After you've finished these steps, simply click "Next" on the "Welcome to the Boot Camp Installer" screen, click the box to accept the license agreement and click "Install."
If you've done everything correctly, you'll end up with a fully functional, genuine version of Windows 10 that runs on your MacBook. To find out more about Microsoft, including tips and tricks on how you can make the most of your Windows 10 experience, please visit Microsoft's official website at www.microsoft.com. For more information on the macOS, or details on any of their current MacBook products, please visit their official site at www.apple.com.
Using Boot Camp Assistant to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac
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