Updating boot camp
Maybe you really like Apple’s hardware, but can’t stand OS X.In either case, you want to boot Windows 10 on your Mac.This guide assumes that you’ve bought Windows from Microsoft’s online store and that you’ve got an ISO file from them.You can download Windows 10 directly from Microsoft here.Once that’s done, everything should work — it includes drivers for graphics card, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio, webcam, keyboard (including backlighting and the media keys) and the trackpad.If the main reason you want to run Windows 10 in Boot Camp is for performance, you probably want to know what to expect., you’ll probably get good graphics performance out of your Mac (as long as you have a dedicated graphics card).To use the Boot Camp Assistant for prepping your Mac to install Windows, you’ll need at least 50GB free on your hard drive and also check the “Install or remove Windows 7 or later version” option.The Assistant will give you a slider allowing you to choose how much space you want to allocate to Windows.
Once you’ve created the installer and partitioned your hard drive, you can restart your Mac and boot using the USB drive you just created.That’s because, generally speaking, a lot of games are written for Windows first and will often use Direct X (a Microsoft technology); the same games in OS X will have to make do with a different technology, Open GL, which is cross-platform and well supported but generally less efficient resulting in lower performance. You know how your Mac gets incredible battery life and has an amazing trackpad?They’re both so good because they’re optimized for use with OS X, which is tailored to work perfectly with a very specific set of hardware and is heavily optimised because of it.You can often get away with running Windows in a Virtual Machine using Parallels or Virtual Box, but sometimes that won’t cut it.
Maybe you’re using a peripheral that doesn’t play nice with virtualisation (like some printers) or you want to squeeze as much performance as possible from a game.Open a File Explorer window and go to the USB drive that you set up with the Boot Camp Assistant and find the Boot Camp folder.