All about running Windows 10 on Mac
There are two methods which can be utilized to run widows 10 on your MAC. Let’s check out in detail the entire procedure of running the windows 10 on the Mac.
The easiest method is to boot into Windows when it starts and use your Mac as a Windows PC. Remember, the needed feature – Boot Camp – is inbuilt in Mac OS X/MacOS. You get superior performance because Mac’s hardware is exclusively allocated to run the Windows OS.
This method is somewhat more complicated and warrants a third-party application such as Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMware Fusion. Simply put, you can toggle rapidly from Mac to Windows. But note that, your Mac’s processor and memory have to run two OSes at the same time, which means slower performance.
Using Boot Camp to run Windows 10 on Mac
For a comprehensive Windows 10 experience, you can use Boot Camp.
You should download the Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO file) to install windows 10. Choose 64-bit download. Ensure Mac OS, your Mac firmware, and Boot Camp Assistant is up to date. Once you have the Windows 10 ISO downloaded, open the Boot Camp assistant. Create a Windows 10 install disk and Install Windows 10.
Insert a 16 GB USB drive and select the Windows 10 ISO file via the Boot Camp Assistant. Boot Camp will copy the Windows 10 ISO and all the Boot Camp drivers needed to run Windows to the USB stick. Next, you need to partition your hard drive and click Install.
In the meanwhile, you will notice Windows restart a few times. When the process is completed, your computer will reboot. Enter your product key now and select your Windows Boot Camp partition to install Window on. After installation the Mac will boot into Windows 10. Now you can install the Boot Camp drivers that are on the USB drive. Locate them and run setup.exe to install them.
Using VMware fusion to run Windows 10 on Mac:
Now check out how you how to use VMware Fusion to run Windows and Mac OS on your Mac.
First you need to download VMware Fusion. By double clicking on VMware Fusion icon, launch the Installation Assistant .Then follows the instructions to install and launch VMware Fusion on your Mac.
You can utilize Windows Easy Install feature of the VMware fusion and this is going to install Windows and VMware Tools in an automatic manner in your virtual machine. You can use the Virtual Machine Library window to launch the New Virtual Machine Assistant. From the operating system panel, select an operating system and version for your virtual machine. In the name panel, you just have to enter the name for virtual machine and also in the save as the field itself.
Set the maximum size for the virtual hard disk in the Virtual Hard Disk panel. Input your Windows installation media. Now click finish and VMware Fusion will install Windows. This requires 45 minutes. When completed, you can boot to Windows at any time by going to VMware Fusion from within OS X.