How hard to get Win 10 on Macbook Pro 15"

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Newtons Apple, May 16, 2018.

  1. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    Need both Windows and Apple so buying a new MacBook Pro 15 and want to run Win 10 via BootCamp.

    How hard for me to install.

    Do they have everything working now?
     
  2. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Windows 10 via BootCamp around October of last year on my MBP 15 Late 2013 and haven’t had any major issues. TBH though I only use Windows for some odds and ends and not on a daily basis, so hopefully someone who uses it daily on their Mac will chime in on their experience.

    I used the support guide from Apple and had no issues during the install:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468
     
  3. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    Thanks for your reply. I will need it to do AutoCad and Quickbooks Pro for Windows so it would have to work well. I have had a MBPro with Win7 Pro on it years ago and it was really fast!

    I am not so sure about installing it myself.
     
  4. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve heard of those programs but have never used either myself. I have a friend who has a brand new Dell laptop she purchased last year that runs Windows 10, and IMO, Windows 10 runs smoother on my Mac (boots quickly and no lag). I love it for when I need Windows for something that Mac doesn’t offer or need to update a device that doesn’t have Mac supported software.

    If you aren’t comfortable installing it yourself, maybe search YouTube and watch a step by step. Maybe take a trip to an Apple store and have them assist you since you’re going to be using BootCamp to do the install. I’m assuming they’d help with that. It’s Windows, but BootCamp is theirs, so I’m sure people ask them for assistance with that all the time.
     
  5. bbednarz macrumors 6502a

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    I have Windows 10 on my 2014 MacBook, no show stopping issues as far as I can tell. Doing it via boot camp was relatively painless. The worst part was installing all of the Windows updates once it had been installed. The only issue I have noticed is that the trackpad doesn't work great in Windows when scrolling. Quite choppy.
     
  6. mattguy10 macrumors 6502a

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    I know right! Windows updates reminded me why I don’t miss Windows. Not all of them take forever, but I just did the most recent features update one a few days ago and it took over an hour before it was finally finished. Most Windows updates are notorious for taking a long time though so I just let it do its thing at a time when I’m not in a rush needing to use my computer. Can’t comment on the trackpad myself as I use a wireless mouse which is always an alternative.
     
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    I use a mouse most of the time but bad to hear that the trackpad does not work well with BootCamp. Thanks for your reply.
     

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