Boot Camp is a software program that allows Mac users to partition their computer in order to install the Microsoft Windows operating system. Today, the company released an updated version of Boot Camp with support for Windows 10.
Boot Camp 6, which is rolling out across compatible systems now, supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10. The program automatically downloads the support software needed to use the newest Microsoft operating system when using the Boot Camp Assistant.
Boot Camp ensures that a Mac’s hardware is recognized by Windows, and Apple says Windows 10 should support USB 3, USB-C, Thunderbolt, SD card readers, Apple SuperDrive, and APple keyboard, trackpad, and mouse hardware.
Boot Camp 6 is only available on select Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Macbook Pro, and MacBook Air computers dating back to mid 2012. Apple has a list of supported devices on the support document page.
Mac owners can either perform a new Windows 10 installation or upgrade from a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or 8.1. Windows 10 is available as an ISO file, a DVD, or a USB flash stick for $119. Upgrading from 64-bit Windows 7 or 8.1 is free. The upgrade requires 10 GB of free space on the Windows partition.