Boot Camp

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Boot Camp is a feature of Apple's OS X operating system that allows a user to install Microsoft's Windows on a Macintosh computer. This allows the user to have both OS X and Windows installed on the same computer.

Requirements for Running Boot Camp

To run Windows, the user must have a Macintosh desktop or laptop with an Intel-based processor. It is because of the Intel architecture of the Mac that allows for Windows to be run natively on the computer. Mac OS X must also be installed before the use of Boot Camp. These models of Mac computers are currently supported:

  • Mac Laptops
    • Macbook (2015 or newer)
    • Air (2012 or newer)
    • Pro (2012 or newer)
  • Desktops
    • Mac Mini (2012 or newer)
    • iMac (2012 or newer)
    • All iMac Pro computers
    • Mac Pro (2013 or newer)

Boot Camp comes installed on Macintosh computers and can be found in Finder > Applications > Utilities. To load the newest version of Windows, you will need a USB drive with at least 16GB. This will be used to install all required Windows files.