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Apple Brings Windows 10 Support To Mac In Bootcamp Update

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Apple has brought the much awaited 64 bit Windows 10 support to its Mac systems running OS X Yosemite, essentially covering all Macs (including iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, MacBooks Airs, and MacBooks) launched after mid-2012.

Although, tech geeks were able to find their way to Windows 10 in Macs before this also, the latest update to Bootcamp (software by Apple to run Mac hardware in Windows environment) brings the official and latest driver support to run Mac in Windows 10.

The latest update, Bootcamp 6 also comes with support for  the other Mac components such as the usual keyboard, track pad and mouse hardware, along with USB 3 ports, USB-C on the 12-inch Retina MacBook, Thunderbolt, SD or SDXC card slots, built-in or USB Apple SuperDrive. Along with the support for Windows 10, the Bootcampp software supports Windows 8.1 also but Windows 7 support was dropped in March this year.

Mac users who are currently running 32 bit version of Windows in Bootcamp will have to back up their data and wipe off the current system to install 64 bit version of Windows 10. To install Windows 10 in the hard drive partition of Macs, users will need to have a Windows 10 ISO file.

For Macs supporting fusion drive, Windows partition will be created on the mechanical hard drive part of the Fusion Drive (not the SSD). The detailed instructions to install Windows 10 on Mac are provided by Apple on its support page.

Bootcamp update is still rolling out gradually to users and may not be available immediately to every one. Users can also check for system updates in the Mac app store.


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