Apple’s Mac now Supports Windows 10 With Latest macOS Update

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Have you ever wondered what you would get if you mixed a $2,000 Apple MacBook Pro and Windows 10 together? In a semi-bizarre turn of events, you no longer have to wonder- it’s possible right now. If your Mac was introduced in 2012 or later, you can use the latest macOS update to install Windows 10 onto your Mac. Is it the best of both worlds? Hard to tell. Thankfully if Windows 10 doesn’t float your boat, you can always switch back to macOS. [1]

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Apple has always been a lone wolf in the world of technology. Their Apple power chords only work on Apple products, their products warn you when you’re using something that isn’t Apple-approved, and if you want to fix something, you have to go to an Apple store.

That all changed recently when Apple released the latest macOS update. The newest update included updates to Boot Camp Assistant- something pivotal in installing Windows 10.

MacBooks introduced in 2012 or later have the ability to install Windows 10; view the list below of devices compatible with Windows:

  • MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2012 or later
  • Mac mini introduced in 2012 or later
  • iMac introduced in 2012 or later1
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro introduced in 2013

Yes, this feature is so new that Apple has been debugging the system since it was released. The latest 16-inch MacBook Pro couldn’t install Windows due to its drivers being too modern and that problem was fixed by Apple just days ago. [2] Apple also warns that you could get an alert you might get during installation- something that means nothing, but your Mac will show you anyway.

Don’t Like It?

Lastly, when all is said and done, and you hate using Windows on your Mac, Apple gives you the option to seamlessly switch back to macOS.

Simply restart your computer and hold down the Option (or Alt, since we’re talking Windows) key during the startup, and you’ll switch back to macOS or vice versa.

 

 


Notes:

  1. ^Install Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant.” Apple Support, 20 Nov. 2019, support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468. (go back↩)
  2. ^Murphy, David. “You Can Now Install Windows 10 on Your 16-Inch MacBook Pro.” Lifehacker, 21 Nov. 2019, lifehacker.com/you-can-now-install-windows-10-on-your-16-inch-macbook-1839961622. (go back↩)

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