Is it as easy as few years ago to install and run Windows on MBP 2018?

hajime

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Hi, it was very easy to install and run Windows on MBP, at least up to 2015. How about now? I know Apple made it difficult to install Linux. How about Windows 10?
 

hajime

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Any experience from uses of MBP 2018 15" with new GPU?
 

DeltaMac

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hmm...
Why not try it yourself? All you need is a Win ISO, which you can download for free.
Your BootCamp assistant will walk you through the process of making a bootable USB, including downloading the drivers that you need to complete the Win install process, including preparing a second partition on your boot drive to be the windows boot drive.
If it does not go well for you, you just run the BC assistant a second time to remove the partition that you made, taking you back to normal macOS boot, and it isn't much harder than that.
 
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Further to @DeltaMac’s post, you get the Windows 10 ISO here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO You will not need a USB stick.

Some people have been recommending the April rather than October version on the ground that the latter may not be fully macOS compatible. I think that that issue was resolved a couple of months ago. I have recently installed the October version three times without difficulty.

During setup, say that you will input the product code later. After installation (it could be a few hours later), you will get a watermark in the lower right noting that the operating system has not been authenticated. This will not affect ordinary use.
 
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hajime

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hmm...
Why not try it yourself? All you need is a Win ISO, which you can download for free.
Your BootCamp assistant will walk you through the process of making a bootable USB, including downloading the drivers that you need to complete the Win install process, including preparing a second partition on your boot drive to be the windows boot drive.
If it does not go well for you, you just run the BC assistant a second time to remove the partition that you made, taking you back to normal macOS boot, and it isn't much harder than that.

I cannot try it because I have not bought the machine. I am considering the one with 2.6GHz i7, 16GB RAM and 512SSD with Radeon 560X due to immediately availability. Anybody tried Windows 10 on this configuration?
 

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I cannot try it because I have not bought the machine. I am considering the one with 2.6GHz i7, 16GB RAM and 512SSD with Radeon 560X due to immediately availability. Anybody tried Windows 10 on this configuration?
As I said in post #2, I have Windows 10 Pro on a 2108 Mac mini and it's running fine. For details, see my signature.

There is no reason to believe that it would run any differently on the computer that you're considering.
 

hajime

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As I said in post #2, I have Windows 10 Pro on a 2108 Mac mini and it's running fine. For details, see my signature.

There is no reason to believe that it would run any differently on the computer that you're considering.
Thanks but mini has different hardware than MBP so maybe different drivers are needed? I wonder how good is bootcamp support on the MBP these days.
 

Clix Pix

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I have the pretty high-level 2018 15" MBP with i9/32 GB RAM/1 TB SSD and Vega 20..... To my delight this machine was available right off the shelf at my local Apple store. Sticking Windows in here? Yecch!!!! No way, Jose!!! Absolutely no interest and no need on my part for polluting my gorgeous MBP with any version of Windows, although I understand why some people need to do so for work purposes. Frankly, if I needed to use Windows for work-related tasks and were not provided a Windows machine by my employer, I'd simply pick up the least expensive machine I could for that purpose, one that would do what is needed, I think they're only a couple or three hundred dollars anyway, but for everything else my preference would be to use a nice Mac (MBP or other) for my personal email, online access and other uses. IMHO MacOS still has it all over any version of Windows......
 

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As for me, I love to run Windows on Mac. One may hate this fact, but Mid-2018 Macbook Pro running Boot Camp is itself one of the greatest Windows laptops ever created. Of course I know people who hate either of the sides. What's curious, I even know some people who wiped macOS completely and run Windows only! OK, some software issues exist there, such as very limited trackpad support, but it's been solved already with Trackpad++ (Trackpad++ enables and configures up to 4 fingers for Mid-2018 generation). And there is a new tool for improved Touch Bar control for Mid-2018 generation specifically (DimBar). So, the software and drivers support will only improve, while the hardware is already powerful and beautiful. No reasons to hate Windows on a Mac, as well as no reason to hate the reverse if you need it (Hackintosh). But, true fanboys may strongly disagree, I realize :D