Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

Now you can run Windows 10 on a Mac, if you really want to.

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Apple has updated Boot Camp, its utility that allows Windows to run on a Mac, to support Windows 10, two weeks after Microsoft launched its latest OS.

Only the 64-bit version of Windows 10 will work with Boot Camp, Apple said Wednesday in a support document. Additionally, Windows 10 will only work on Macs running OS X Yosemite.

Apple reminded users that only Macs with Intel processors work with Boot Camp, a requirement since the multi-boot utility debuted in 2006.

An ISO file of the 64-bit version of Windows 10 is needed and Apple provides instructions on how to make one. A range of Mac models will work with Windows 10, including some systems that came out in 2012.

Boot Camp allows a person to run Windows on a Mac by partitioning the computer’s hard drive. People select what OS they wish to use when their Mac boots up.

Installing Boot Camp 6 will let Windows 10 use hardware features unique to a Mac, including the USB-C port, an Apple keyboard, trackpad or mouse and the Thunderbolt port. A Mac’s built-in SD or SDXC card slot and built-in or USB Apple SuperDrive are also supported.

The support document explains how to install a new version of Windows 10 as well as update from earlier 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

At the end of the support document, Apple took a moment to plug its software, reminding Mac users that they can download iTunes for Windows to play music and videos.

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