Windows 10 and bootcamp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by megadon, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. megadon macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    So I'm not tech savy at all, and called Apple Store to see if they sell windows 10 and how I can use boot camp. He told me to google "windows 10 iso" and I can get it for free.

    Is this free for someone who's upgrading from an older version of Windows? (I don't have any windows products) or do I have to pay the $150?

    Sounds like it's too good to be true, and in that case it usually is.
  2. iLLUMI macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    Hi, it's totally free and there is an official download link on the Microsoft website.
    There is an update option which you can use or you can download the ISO and save it in case you need to do a reinstall at a later date or install on another Mac.
    I downloaded the Windows 10 64 Bit ISO (4GB) while in OS X, formatted my thumb drive to exFAT, booted into Windows 7 Bootcamp and downloaded a Windows 7 installer tool (you'll have to google that too). That tool allowed me to extract the ISO file to the thumb drive. I then ran the install exe file and installed Windows 10.
    You can download Bootcamp from the Apple software site and use that to install the drivers needed for Windows 10. Apple Software Update in Windows 10 should then show that Bootcamp 6 is available. I'm still using 5.1 as everything works just fine. Up to you if you wish to install 6.

    I have a mid 2012 MBA running Mountain Lion with Windows 10 running in Bootcamp.
    Windows 10 works so smoothly. Has a better feel to it than Windows 7.
  3. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    I'm pretty sure you'll find it's not activated.
  4. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    It is too good to be true, you can download it and run it, but it won't activate without a key.
  5. Choctaw, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016

    Choctaw macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2008
    Just a quick take on the new Win10 and the many security issues it has..........check out the web for the warnings about needing to change some of the settings that are originally geared by Microsoft to collect parts of your computer information you might want to keep to yourself. Just Google Windows 10 security issues there are lots of sites with info on this issue.

    Plus using a windows OS product on a mac beings in the needed use of virus software. The Mac has it's own way of avoiding these issues, but when you add Microsoft to it, then you will be open to contacting virus troubles on you Mac. I always ask myself why would I want to contaminate such a good thing as an Apple computer with anything Microsoft has. I used their stuff for years and had to deal with the ups and downs. Then got my Mac. It is much more pleasurable in my view.
  6. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    Absolute rubbish the whole lot, Windows 10 comes with Defender, as far as security goes, Microsoft only collects info to improve the system, probably just like Apple.
    If you like hanging around porn and gambling sites you might want some extra protection other than that, I haven't used 3 party Virus software for years.
  7. Choctaw macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2008
    Your giving your opinion here which in my view is as you stated mine was (absolute rubbish) how about checking out the many sites on the web where professionals say other wise about Win 10 and it's collection of our private info. Here is a good example of the issues Win 10 has.

  8. Theadamh123 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Simply type into google "Windows 10 Product Key" there are plenty about for free.
  9. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2014
    I don't have to look at anything, I've read all the absolute garbage before, just like I've heard the virus thing so many times before.
    You can have your view, it's just that it's not correct, I can say all the same things about Apple.
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I would recommend watching that short video and googling Windows 10 privacy. Run defender and you'll be fine. Cnet, Engadget both have short and sweet write ups on how to reduce collection.
    The subject is well covered and there's ample information of what the OS is doing.
  11. lautzki macrumors regular

    May 21, 2014
    All this talk about privacy issues regarding Windows 10 is mainly due to people having severe paranoid schizophrenia symptoms. It is free for a reason. You are the product. However, you will be just fine, as this data collection is there purely for marketing reasons only. And most of this data collecting can be even turned off with simple switches in the system preferences.

    In many ways Microsoft did some things better in the new Windows than Apple did with El Capitan. Still, can't beat a Mac, though...
  12. Choctaw macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2008
    Reading your comments on Win10 privacy issues & the possible system contamination when used on a mac is much like the words from the song Spider John, who got caught in the web he wove. The ideas you have about the info Win 10 collects are much like saying "don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up." It's OK and you really don't have to look at anything, after all as you stated it, "I've read all the garbage." However at least being open to other possibilities might make your computer experience both safer and less surprising.

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