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Apple’s Boot Camp utility, which allows Mac customers to boot directly into Windows, is getting an important update later today bringing full compatibility for Windows 10 to 64-bit Intel-based Mac notebooks and desktops.

The update allows a wide range of Mac systems dating back to 2012 models to run Windows 10 natively, as opposed to running Microsoft’s operating system and OS X side by side using virtualization software like Parallel’s Desktop for Mac.

New Windows 10 drivers

Boot Camp 6 also includes updated Windows 10 drivers for the built-in SD or SDXC card slot, USB 3 slots, Thunderbolt I/O, the Apple keyboards, mice and trackpads, built-in or external Apple SuperDrives, as well as crucial drivers for the single USB-C port found on the new 12-inch MacBook.

Supported Macs

The following Mac models support 64-bit versions of Windows 10 when installed using the new Boot Camp 6 utility.

  • 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)

You can identify your Mac model by choosing About This Mac in the Apple menu.

System requirements

To run Windows 10 on your Mac, you’ll need one of the Intel-based Mac models listed in the previous section. In addition, you’ll need to run OS X Yosemite and Boot Camp 6, which is available as an update within Boot Camp’s existing Windows partitions. The latest Boot Camp updated should also be available through the Mac App Store later today.

Boot Camp 6 will download any necessary Windows 10 drivers upon upgrading to Windows 10 or installing a fresh copy of the operating system from scratch.

And of course, you’ll need a copy of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost, or an authentic copy of Windows 10 if you plan on performing a clean install of Window 10 on your Mac.

Windows 10 is available for $119 from the Microsoft Store as an ISO file download or in the form of a USB stick.

Despite some teething issues, Windows 10 has largely received pretty favorable reviews following its release earlier this month.

Will you be giving Windows 10 a whirl on your Mac?

Source: Apple

  • Jean Jeager

    Funny, I already have it running and am having no issues.

    • Stephen O’Neill

      me too and my macbook isn’t even on the list LOL

    • On my iMac the magic mouse doesn’t scroll so I was looking forward to this update lol.

    • Naif Alkhalifah

      I’m having heat issues. Windows 10 uses too much of my CPU for no apparent reason. I hope this update fixes it.

  • Installed it in Parallels on my Air, works perfectly fine. I’ll give it a go in boot-camp on another machine this week. Still debating on installing the latest OSX beta.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    I use parallels

    • Kenan

      Not the same thing. Not even close.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        It works for me, I use ram hungry software on windows with ease. I allocated 3gb of ram

      • Kenan

        It works. I know. But still not the same thing. Try playing GTA V on it.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        I don’t play games in October so

      • Kenan

        Okay then

      • Julio M.

        Parallels, do you recommend it? I tried the trial and kept having issues with a blank black screen.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        I don’t have any issues. It’s great

      • Ryan James Christensen

        It kinda depends on what you want to use Windows for. If for gaming, I would highly recommend using Boot Camp assistant to install Windows onto a Mac partition. If it’s for other things though that don’t need your Mac’s full graphical and other capabilities then Parallels is amazing. I do enjoy both but I have it installed on a partition since I mostly use it for gaming purposes.

      • ravinigga

        I can confirm it plays good on virtual. Air late 2012.

        Not 60fps (not important thing) but plays good with zero lag)

  • Chris Tangler

    so no 17″ (late 2011) macbook pro support…geez

    • Jay N Patel

      i tried installing win 10 on my 15” late 11 and had lot of problems.

    • Skoven

      I’m running windows 10 on my 2009 Macbook using bootcamp 5 drivers.
      It works.
      Im guessing/hoping these drivers will work as well…

  • Skoven

    Sooooo… does anyone have a download link to these drivers? Can only find boot camp 5 drivers on Apples website and my bootcamp assistent can only download windows 7 drivers :/

    • Bill1985

      did you manage to get the boot camp 6 drivers. if not I can give you shared access to my one drive folder so that down load it

      • I could use a copy of the bootcamp 6 drivers 🙂

        If you are able to share them with me

  • Ryan James Christensen

    Can we use BootCamp 6 Drivers even though our Mac isn’t listed? I have Win10 running on an Early 2011 MBP perfectly fine with the BC 5 Drivers but I think the BC 6 drivers might help a little bit more.

  • Tylor Jackson

    My iMac late 2011 is running VMWare with Windows 10 32bit perfect smooth for me no issues for me. But VMWare was trial expired 0 days then must pay $79 and license key is required. I’m admit I’m was hacked license key is worked for me no issues

  • Alexander Gold

    Is there a Bluetooth driver inside for windows / MacBook 12?

    • Ek1234

      There is, bluetooth devices can now be recognized in windows 10 also with MacBook 12; however, even though i was able to detect logitech m557 bluetooth mouse within windows 10, i could not pair the mouse. So still some issues with bluetooth driver. No exeperience of using apple mouse or other bluetooth devices.

  • 10marcer

    anyone else not finding the update? My macbook is capable but i haven’t received the update yet

  • When is it coming out (Bootcamp 6)

  • Stéphane Yver

    No relase date ? download link ?

    • Stéphane Yver

      OK I re-downloaded and installed Bootcamp in Windows 8.1 and it dos say v6 now.

      However the Windows 10 update readiness check says that the Bluetooth Broadcom but-in driver in my 2012 MBP is out of date.

      What can I do ?

  • benley123

    i installed windows 10 using bootcamp 5.1 all works playing dying light from steam with all the win 10 drivers updated for gt750m bt works all mac keys works fine but i will update see if any thing new ,even got cortana working well as im in uk with us keyboard mac evry thing work but do have one problem which is vss spp so failes on system images backups in windows but i used ,easy us todo backup tool

  • benley123

    windows 10 is how much 110$ when you can get cheaper copy of win 7 ultimate for 22gbp and upgrade to win 10 pro free

  • benley123

    apple update same as itunes the bootcamp update is there with the rest for those asking

  • tipoo2

    Still no native Windows 10 trackpad gestures. Sure it’s not their OS, but they advertize boot camp as a selling point, so Windows should work better on them out of the box. Trackpad++ helps, but it really should be a native feature. Their trackpad drivers on Boot Camp are worse than most native Windows laptops.

  • Jonathan Hirasawa Ashton

    Have installed Windows 10 using Bootcamp and a freshly bought install ISO, but I have no wifi in windowsland. Any suggestions?

  • Zubis Emmanuel

    please i need a help.. after installing windows 10 on my MAC MINI…. the windows 10 internet download speed is just on 300kbs while my normal download speed is usually 9mb per second… even on my OS X YOSEMITE my download speed is 11mb per second but after installing the windows 10 via BOOTCAMP the download speed is not more than 300 kbs … pls some one help me….. i have cleaned it twice and reinstalled it but still the same same… i suspect that the wireless driver is having problem and i have been searching if i can find the broadcom wireless driver that is made for it but i couldnt find any so pls help me

  • Nikola Raicevic

    got same imac but have freeze issues installed bootcamp 4 🙁

  • Ichi San

    Everything is looking good for me with Windows 10 on my late 2011, 17″ MBP and I’ve a SSD “O2” HD too.. Actually i cant get my sound to work.. but i’ve not yet looked into it.. anyone got ideas?

  • IAN GMAN

    Guys sap aah was asking does anyone have wireless network in there windows in mac