If you wish to run both macOS and Windows on a single Mac computer, UITS recommends using Apple's Boot Camp utility to install a 64-bit version of Windows on your Mac. In macOS, the Boot Camp Assistant app will help you partition your Mac hard drive to accommodate both operating systems, so you can install Windows from an installation disk or an ISO image stored on a USB flash drive.
Before configuring Boot Camp, it is critical to make sure that your Mac's software is up-to-date, which lessens the risk of encountering problems during installation:
If you're prompted, enter an administrator's username and password, and if prompted, allow your computer to restart.
When your computer restarts, check for additional updates by repeating the steps above. Repeat the process until there are no new updates in the App Store.
In the menu bar, from the Boot Camp Help: Install Windows on your Mac.menu, click . The window will display the version of macOS on your computer. If you aren't running macOS High Sierra (10.13.x), you need to follow Apple's
To proceed, you need to divide your Mac's hard drive into a section for macOS and a section for Windows. This process is called partitioning a disk, and requires that you disable FileVault (whole-disk encryption provided by Apple):
Decrypting an encrypted drive can take some time, the exact time being determined by how much data is on your disk, the disk size, and your computer's hardware capabilities.
The version of Windows 10 on IUware will not work with Boot Camp; you'll need to download Windows directly from Microsoft, and use a product key you get from IUware.
Downloading Windows 10 Education takes some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Do not attempt the download on a metered connection, such as a tethered cell phone.
The Boot Camp Assistant will help guide you through the process of adding Windows to your Mac.
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Before continuing, make sure a USB drive (at least 16 GB) is connected to the system, and be aware that the entire contents of that flash drive will be erased.
This step will take some time, depending on your computer's hardware capabilities and your internet connection speed. Make sure your computer remains plugged into an AC outlet during this process.
UITS recommends that you use 80 GB for just Windows, and 90 GB for Windows plus Microsoft Office.
This process will take several minutes to complete. Once the partition is created, your Mac will restart and begin installing Windows 10. You may be prompted several times for your administrator password.
Follow the Windows installation wizard to begin installing Windows. You'll be prompted with several questions about how to configure Windows for your needs.
These steps will take some time, depending on your computer's hardware capabilities. Make sure your computer remains plugged into an AC outlet during this process.
After Windows restarts, you'll need to do some configuration.
Windows will do its final configurations. This step will take some time, depending on your computer's hardware capabilities. Make sure your computer remains plugged in to an AC outlet during this process.
Once Windows has started (may take some time), the Boot Camp installer will walk you through installing Apple's support software.
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You have finished installing Windows on your Mac. If you need to install Microsoft Office, see Microsoft Office 365 at IU.
You have the option to boot to either Windows or macOS when starting your Mac. You can also select one operating system for the computer to start by default.
Optionkey and power on your Mac.
Optionkey until you see two hard disk icons and a Wi-Fi network selector. Boot into macOS by clicking (you'll select the default boot operating system momentarily).
Whenever you would like to switch operating systems:
For help, contact your campus Support Center.