chrishoffman — 2014-04-15T06:40:04-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-15T10:55:40-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-15T11:26:17-04:00 — #3
When I installed it I could not use a wireless keyboard. I
had to buy a keyboard with a USB connection.
stupot65 — 2014-04-15T12:09:47-04:00 — #4
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xpclient — 2014-04-15T12:38:53-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-15T21:26:29-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T03:14:23-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T04:23:13-04:00 — #8
stickman803 — 2014-04-16T08:55:51-04:00 — #9
That's the problem I found, that guide is for Mac OS X 10.8, not 10.9.
geekbrit — 2014-04-16T10:25:59-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T10:52:36-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T11:42:12-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T11:48:40-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T12:43:21-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T13:09:56-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-16T14:45:41-04:00 — #16
Exactly, so the need for the article does not exist
stickman803 — 2014-04-16T16:08:12-04:00 — #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 — 2014-04-17T04:27:28-04:00 — #18
I moved 4 posts to a new topic: stupot65 please read
wilsontp — 2014-04-17T11:53:00-04:00 — #19
When I BC'd my Mini, I used a guide from Apple at http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macoscomponents
wilsontp — 2014-04-17T11:54:44-04:00 — #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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