Windows on Mac Q&A - Revised March 22, 2010
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This has been tested for Windows 7, 8 and 10. These are the instructions for a Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bit) installation. Here, I assume the Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 has been copied to a flash drive. The instructions were adapted from the originals given here. With your setup, for Windows games you should be hooked up. I run a 2012 iMac with 32 gigs of RAM and a 2GB graphics card. Mine's a 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 and it runs newer games like a champ, as long as you're booted into Windows through the Bootcamp partition.
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- Thanks in advance for all your help. I have been running Windows 10 through a Mac Mini Bootcamp partition for the past 3 years. I powered on the pc this morning and it goes to the Windows black screen with blue logo and continues to the black screen with circle dots.
- Partition and install this using Boot Camp Assistant app. Install Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant - Apple Support 7. Save Boot Camp drivers to USB stick (in case they changed) - this option in Boot Camp Assistant On New Mac 8. Boot from Macrium rescue USB and restore image of C (saved from old Mac) over top of new Bootcamp.
Is it legal to run Windows on the Mac?
Yes, provided that one purchases the copy of Windows that is installed.
This was a question asked more frequently when creative hackers first made it possible to run Windows on the Intel-based Macs, but yes, it is legal to run Windows on Intel-based Macs using the open-source 'XOM hack', Apple's Boot Camp, and software programs from Parallels, VMWare, and others.
Does Apple pre-install Windows on Intel-based Macs?
Apple does not pre-install Windows on Intel-based Macs, although some Apple Authorized Resellers may offer to do so on your behalf.
Does Apple support running Windows on the Mac? Does Microsoft?
For the beta version of Boot Camp, Apple provided no support for Boot Camp or Microsoft Windows. Download game one piece burning blood pc. For the final version of Boot Camp 2.0 provided with MacOS X 10.5 'Leopard', the company notes:
Apple does not provide technical phone support for installing, using, or recovering Microsoft Windows. Support is available for using Boot Camp Setup Assistant, as well as installing or restoring Boot Camp software while booted into Windows. Support articles and discussions may also be available on Apple's support website.
Apple maintains the same level of support for Boot Camp 3.x, provided with MacOS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' as well.
Microsoft will provide the same level of technical support for any other copy of Windows purchased retail provided that you are able to successfully install Windows using Boot Camp.
Where can I buy Windows for an Intel-based Mac?
You cannot purchase a commercial version of Windows specifically to install on an Intel-based Mac, but you can purchase a retail copy of Windows and install the operating system using any of the programs available.
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Boot Camp Control Panel User Guide
After you use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on your Intel-based Mac, you can set the default operating system to either macOS or Windows. The default operating system is the one you want to use when you turn on or restart your Mac.
Set the default operating system
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In Windows on your Mac, click in the right side of the taskbar, click the Boot Camp icon , then choose Boot Camp Control Panel.
If a User Account Control dialog appears, click Yes.
Select the startup disk that has the default operating system you want to use.
If you want to start up using the default operating system now, click Restart. Otherwise, click OK.
You can’t change your startup volume to an external drive while you’re using Windows.
To learn how to change the default operating system using macOS, see Get started with Boot Camp.
Restart in macOS
In Windows on your Mac, do one of the following:
Restart using Startup Manager: Restart your Mac, then immediately press and hold the Option key. When the Startup Manager window appears, release the Option key, select your macOS startup disk, then press Return.
If you’re using a Mac notebook computer with an external keyboard, make sure you press and hold the Option key on the built-in keyboard.
Restart using Boot Camp Control Panel: Click in the right side of the taskbar, click the Boot Camp icon , then choose Restart in macOS.
This also sets the default operating system to macOS.
For more information about restarting in macOS, see the Apple Support article Restart your Mac in macOS or Windows.