chrishoffman at April 15th, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/186907/how-to-install-windows-on-a-mac-with-boot-camp/
Thanks to the switch from PowerPC to Intel many years ago, a Mac is just another PC. Macs come with Mac OS X, but you can easily install Windows on them with Apple’s built-in Boot Camp feature.
stickman803 at April 15th, 2014 10:55 — #2
Just a week ago, I installed Windows on a family member's Mac, using BootCamp. I could not find a single up-to-date guide which walked a user through the whole process. Thanks HTG!
@ChrisHoffman Perhaps it should be mentioned that you can access your Mac partition from within Windows. I would have my Windows partition much smaller had I known that.
tedrow5102 at April 15th, 2014 11:26 — #3
When I installed it I could not use a wireless keyboard. I
had to buy a keyboard with a USB connection.
stupot65 at April 15th, 2014 12:09 — #4
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xpclient at April 15th, 2014 12:38 — #5
I am also interested in knowing how to boot Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit natively using UEFI on a Mac and use the Apple provided drivers from Boot Camp, but not actually use Boot Camp to modify partitions or the boot sector. Or is it not possible HTG?
stickman803 at April 15th, 2014 21:26 — #6
I meant that I couldn't find an up-to-date, full walk-through which explained every single detail.
And that's exactly what this HTG article did!
stupot65 at April 16th, 2014 03:14 — #7
Tbh, I thought it was simple enough personally. Oh, and there seems to be a detailed guide on the Apple website that I already looked at
stupot65 at April 16th, 2014 04:23 — #8
stickman803 at April 16th, 2014 08:55 — #9
That's the problem I found, that guide is for Mac OS X 10.8, not 10.9.
geekbrit at April 16th, 2014 10:25 — #10
Why would you want dual boot, when VirtualBox lets you run the two operating systems simultaneously, share folders and copy & paste between Windows & OSX?
stupot65 at April 16th, 2014 10:52 — #11
Maybe so but the two operating systems are extremely similar. BootCamp is pretty much the same in both of them. It's not like Windows 7 and Windows 8 sort of different and had I been less lazy, I may have found it for 10.9. Do you even have a Mac?!?
stickman803 at April 16th, 2014 11:42 — #12
That is a good idea, except when I tried that, it didn't support my Retina display, just at half resolution, other than that, VirtualBox is awesome!
stickman803 at April 16th, 2014 11:48 — #13
I'm sorry, I'm not trying to argue, I simply never, in my experience, found a guide of the same quality as this HTG article. And yes, I have Mac OS 10.9.
stupot65 at April 16th, 2014 12:43 — #14
Also, I perfectly understood how to do a BootCamp by myself, no help required so I fail to understand why the article is even needed to be honest
stickman803 at April 16th, 2014 13:09 — #15
I think it's mostly for first-timers, people who don't like messing with partitions. Mac OS X does a good job of walking a first-time user through, though, I'll give it that.
stupot65 at April 16th, 2014 14:45 — #16
Exactly, so the need for the article does not exist
stickman803 at April 16th, 2014 16:08 — #17
Well, it's like how a child likes help when it starts walking, even if it can do it by itself. The article is mainly for non-geeks.
scott_vt at April 17th, 2014 04:27 — #18
I moved 4 posts to a new topic: stupot65 please read
wilsontp at April 17th, 2014 11:53 — #19
When I BC'd my Mini, I used a guide from Apple at http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macoscomponents
wilsontp at April 17th, 2014 11:54 — #20
I have heard that, once you've created a Bootcamp installation disc (or Flash drive), you can just pop a blank hard drive and run the installer. I haven't tested this, though... but I'm thinking about it, so I can dedicate my Mini's entire drive to Windows.
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