Boot Camp 6 adds ability to run Windows 10 on Macs

Boot Camp IconFor many business Mac users, owning a Mac means working in Mac OS X when you can, and then switching to Microsoft Windows in the office. Fortunately, Apple and third-party software developers have made it simple to switch environments as needed. Apple has released Boot Camp 6, the latest version of the software that allows Mac owners to dual-boot with Mac OS X and Windows.

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Boot Camp 6 is automatically downloaded when you open the Boot Camp Assistant, found in the Utilities folder on every Mac. Full instructions from Apple on how to set up Windows for dual-boot on a Mac can be found here.

The new version of Boot Camp now supports Microsoft’s latest operating system offering — Windows 10. What’s really surprising is that Macs dating back to 2012 can run Windows 10. Here’s a list provided by Apple outlining those Macs that can dual-boot Windows 10:

MacBook

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, early 2015)

MacBook Air

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, mid 2012)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, mid 2012)

MacBook Pro

  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid 2012)

iMac

  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, mid 2015)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, late 2014)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, mid 2014)
  • iMac (27-inch, late 2013)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, late 2013)
  • iMac (27-inch, late 2012)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012)

Mac mini

  • Mac mini (late 2014)
  • Mac mini Server (late 2012)
  • Mac mini (late 2012)

Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro (late 2013)

The Rocket Yard will feature have a series of posts on how to run Windows 10 on a Mac using Boot Camp and a variety of other methods. Stay tuned!


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  • Please correct your list.

    Macbook Pro 13 2012 MID is NON-RETINA.
    And Windows 10 is fully functional on this model, tested on mine. Thanks




  • I used to use boot camp, but find I often need both OS X and Windows at the same time. I tied Parallels but didn’t really like its implementation and have now been using VMWare Fusion for several years. I can run OS X and Windows 10 at the same time on a 4GB MacBook Air with no issues.