This guide will show you how to install Windows 10 Pro alongside an OSX partition with Apple Boot Camp.
I have a number of guides on moving away from CPanel, Setting up VM’s on UpCloud, AWS, Vultr or Digital Ocean along with installing and managing WordPress from the command line. I use OSX to develop and occasionally need to use Windows to achieve some development tasks, this is how you can install Windows on an Apple PC.
Apple Boot Camp
Apple Bootcamp software can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201468
You can download a Windows 10 ISO here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10
You will need to plug in a 16GB or larger USB key to use as an install medium.
Download Boot Camp
Download AppBoot Camp here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/boot-camp
Start Apple Boot Camp, click Continue, Tick all options, select the Windows 10 ISO file (beware Bootcamp will select the first ISO file it finds, ensure your USB is selected, Click Continue (tip: You may need to er format and prepare the USB key 10 times, Apple Bootcamp is not the most reliable program), It may take 6 hours to copy files pre Window Setup).
Choose your Windows partition size (at least 200GB is ideas)
When the Bootcamp Wizard is complete you can reboot into Windows (automatic at the end of the wizard)
Enter the desired details in each step (e.g Local, Windows Key, Windows Version, Partition and Country etc)
Loads more steps like Keyboard Layout, Domain, Microsoft Account, Password and Cortana and Privacy etc.
Windows is now installed, Apple Bootcamp will set up appropriate drivers for your Mac,
While this is happening I will install Google Chrome Canary.
Bootcamp has now finished setting up drivers.
Windows 10 Start menu (I prefer OSX’s simplicity)
You can set up your prefered Startup disk in the Apple System Preferences or press the Option key on startup and choose a partition to boot.
Update: Open a Windows 10 Boot Camp Installation on OSX in Parallels (like a VM)
Read this guide will show you how you can open a Windows 10 Boot Camp Installation on OSX in Parallels (like a VM).
I hope this guide helps someone.
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