Apple’s Boot Camp now supports 64-bit Windows 10 (with list of supported Macs)

You can use Boot Camp to install Windows 10 on supported Mac models that have OS X Yosemite installed, Apple advised in a new support document:

Mac computers that support Windows 10

The following Mac models support 64-bit versions of Windows 10 when installed using Boot Camp. Use About This Mac to see which Mac you have, then check this list to see if it supports Windows 10.

• 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 2014)
• 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 (13-inch, Mid 2012)
• MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
• 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 (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
• 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 (Late 2014)
• Mac mini Server (Late 2012)
• Mac mini (Late 2012)
• Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Read more in Apple’s support document here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s Boot Camp. It’s like using a Lamborghini to haul manure.

16 Comments

  1. Nice list… Though I am sure Windows 10 will run on more. It’s supposed to run on anything Windows 7 can run on. Technically, that would be EVERYTHING Apple built, since the first Intel processor came out… I have Win 10 64 bit running on my white MacBook, that can’t run Lion.

    I am trying to think of the strategy here. What is Microsoft up to? This is not a genuine, “We care for you,” process. This is, we have a plan that makes money from you process…

    I think we should be concerned.

    1. I see, my Win10/64setup on Bootcamp works since last Saturday. It was beta, yes. Now it is not anymore, still works just fine, for Old Blood, AOE or other waste-of-time 😛

      Sometimes – when I remember my industry days – I think  might consider to buy Redmonds MS in order to simply shut down Windows and replace it very generously.

      IBMinyourface.

      1. There needs to be an OS for the 5 billion “Not” Apple systems, as it will take time to replace them all. Would be nice to haul out BeOS and give that away, as the “for everyone else” edition.

  2. Interesting that Mac mini 2011 is not listed. I have 64-bit Windows 10 as a virtual machine with VMware Fusion, on my Mac mini 2011.

    NOTE: I would not pay for Windows 10. However, when Microsoft released an early “beta” version for free public testing, I signed up and installed it as a virtual machine (out of “morbid” curiosity). After a few hours of playing around with it, I lost interest and just let its disk image sit there unused. When Windows 10 was officially released, I ran it again, and downloaded the installer for Windows 10 (free). I expected a need for some long activation code, but found that the installer updated my existing beta copy of Windows 10. Not sure it will be free forever, but it hasn’t asked me to buy a copy yet…

    Seems like Windows 10 is a competent release. If Microsoft was run competently, THIS would have been what came after Windows 7 (which was also a competent release). Instead, Microsoft alienated its existing customers with “touch first” Windows 8.

      1. I have 7 on boot camp partition. The invitation to upgrade from Microsoft never shows up. I followed their troubleshooting steps to trigger it but it never worked.

  3. I did an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my existing boot camp partition and it worked great. Had to re-install one of the drivers after the fact (can’t remember which one now) but after that it was smooth as silk.

  4. Anyone around here on Linux using Bootcamp ?

    Ubuntu works fine in VM, but seems to provide some serious sudo shit to cover that installation adjustments.

    Betsy did not even start to install from the shadow sys.

  5. I’m waiting for Windows 10 Ultimate Superfabulous Special Limited Ballmers Edition with Bonus Fanny Service Pack. Comes in limited edition 400kb Single Sided Installer Disk Box Kit that can be used for extra storage for your dirty underwear. Can’t wait! 😛

  6. 2-year old (i.e. early 2013) Mac Pros are not supported.
    Apple has $150 billion and will not support its 2-year old computers. While it doesn’t exactly render those Mac Pros obsolete, it does, of course, accelerate the ultimate trip to the landfill.
    Tim Cook likes to pretend that he is “green” but he is full of it. Cheap Windows computers are supported better than Apple computers.

  7. To anyone complaining about unsupported Windows 10 on your Mac: I’m running it from a separate hard drive on an original Mac Pro 1,1! I have a supported AMD Radeon 4870 video card. Windows 10 works fine. I was previously running Windows 7 with 64-bit Boot Camp drivers meant for 64-bit Vista. Windows 10 installed right over top of Windows 7 easy. The only thing I had to install from the Boot Camp package was the Apple keyboard driver for Windows 8.1 so my Apple keyboard’s special function keys work. And yes I’m also running running Yosemite with the Piker-Alpha boot.efi.

  8. I had a Windows 7 partition for certain things, and I’ve tried and hated Windows 8 and 8.1. But since it was free for 10 I figured I would try it because I cannot fall behind on any OS. It’s actually a hell of a lot better than 8/8.1, which wasn’t hard because 7 was a hell of a lot better than them too. But imagine all the things you like from 7 that were missing or unusable in 8, with some more modern UI, and still some spammy-feeling new features and bloat, and then you’ve got 10. I hate it a lot less than 8 and not sure whether I hate it more than 7 or not yet.

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