Updating boot camp mac
One last thing before we plunge in: did you know that you don't need to have a copy of Windows on your Mac in order to run Windows apps?
Here's how to run Windows apps on your Mac without Windows. There are two main options if you need to install Windows on your Mac, and the option you choose will generally depend on the type of software that you need to run.
In this article we explain how to install Windows on your Mac, first with Apple's own dual-booting Boot Camp Assistant and then with third-party virtualisation software.
We also discuss the pros and cons of each approach.
The Boot Camp Assistant is an app provided by Apple that helps you to install Windows on your Mac.
You'll find the Assistant located in the Utilities folder within the main Applications folder on your Mac - but before you run the Assistant there are a few things that you should check first.
The virtual machine (VM) is simply an app that runs on the Mac just like any other Mac app.
However, the virtual machine mimics the workings of a PC, allowing you to install Windows on the virtual machine, and then install any Windows apps that you need to run as well.
One of the benefits of using a Mac is that it gives you the choice of either running the mac OS on its own, or installing Windows for those occasions when you need to run specific Windows app or games that might not normally be available for the Mac.When you run the Boot Camp Assistant for the first time, it will prompt you with a number of options.The first option is simply to confirm that you want to 'Create a Windows 7 or later install disk'.Apple recommends that you have a minimum of 55GB of free storage available on your Mac's internal hard drive (or solid-state drive) for installing Windows, along with a USB memory stick with at least 16GB of storage for the additional 'driver' software that Windows needs in order to control components such as your Mac's monitor and camera, as well as your Mac keyboard and mouse (which, of course, are different from conventional Windows mice and keyboards).And, of course, you'll need a fully paid-for copy of Windows, along with the licence number.