1.) Launch Boot Camp Assistant 2.) Choose 'Download the latest Windows support software from Apple' (FAT formatted external USB drive needed) 3.) Boot into Windows 10 4.) Open 'BootCamp' folder on your USB drive and double click 'setup.exe' This worked on a 15' Retina MacBook Pro mid 2014 running Windows 10 Pro. Luckily I’ve discovered a nifty tool that will update your Windows registry to make the Apple key act like ctrl in Windows. Here’s the simple step by step guide. Download and install SharpKeys. Run SharpKeys and click the “Add” button. In the “From key” column click “Type Key” and press the Apple key.
Heavy computer users are familiar with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl-c to “copy” and ctrl-v to “paste.” If you’re a Mac user and you switch back and forth from Windows to OS X often you’ve probably felt some pain using keyboard shortcuts.
For some silly reason Apple decided to default standard keyboard shortcuts to use the Apple key (also called the Command key) instead of the ctrl key. That means to copy text in Windows you press ctrl-c, but to copy text in OS X you press Apple-c. RIDICULOUS!
Never the less, I’ve gotten use to working with the default OS X keyboard layout, and this has made switching back and forth from Windows Boot Camp to OS X incredibly confusing. I’ve started pressing ctrl when I should be pressing the Apple key and vice versa.
Luckily I’ve discovered a nifty tool that will update your Windows registry to make the Apple key act like ctrl in Windows. Here’s the simple step by step guide.
- Download and install SharpKeys.
- Run SharpKeys and click the “Add” button.
- In the “From key” column click “Type Key” and press the Apple key. Click “OK.”
- In the “To key” column click “Type Key” and press your left ctrl key. Click “OK.”
- Click “OK” to dismiss the key mapping menu.
- Click “Write to Registry” and reboot your Mac.
Alternatively, you can set your ctrl key to behave like the Apple key in OS X by going Settings -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys : then swap “Control” and “Command” key functions in the drop down, and click “OK.”
Now you can have some hot-key sanity when switching back and forth from Windows Boot Camp to OS X.
For Mac users who also need to use a PC at work, home or just with specific applications, there is a solution. Using Boot Camp Assistant, you can install Windows 7 on your Intel-based Mac computer in its own partition. You’ll have a dual-boot system with your Mac OS on one partition and Windows on another. See the prerequisites below to see what you’ll need to do this.
All firmware updates installed on your Mac
A Windows 7 installation DVD with a Product ID (Full version, not an Upgrade version)
If you do not have Windows 7 yet, you can purchase it online at the Microsoft Store.
A Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X Lion installation DVD
A copy of Boot Camp version 3.3 (4.0 for Mac OS X Lion)
Apple Boot Camp Drivers Windows 7 64-bit Download
To install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp, follow the steps listed below in the order listed:
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Be sure to back up all your data before following the steps in this article.
Print this article to use as a reference while installing Windows.
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1. Open Finder and navigate to Applications -> Utilities and double-click Boot Camp Assistant.
2. Click Continue on the initial introduction window.
3. Set the partition size for the Windows installation. To change the amount of space to dedicate to Windows 7, click the small divider between Mac OS X and Windows, and drag it to the left.
Note: Windows 7 requires at least 16 GB of hard drive space to install but keep in mind that the this space will also need to accomidate any applications installed and your saved documents. a good starting point might be to set the size 40GB or more (depending on the number of applications you plan to install). Example: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional requires aroud 3GB to install.
4. Once you’ve determined how much space you want to dedicate to Windows 7, click the Partition button, or simply click the Divide Equally button to devide the partitions equally.
5. Once the partition is created, you will have a new BOOTCAMP drive icon on your desktop.
6. Next, insert your Windows 7 DVD and click the Start Installation button.
7. Your Mac will restart and boot to the Windows 7 DVD. You’ll be prompted with a window asking which partition you want to install Windows on. Select the partition labeled BOOTCAMP. Then, click Drive options (advanced).
8. With the BOOTCAMP volume still selected, click Format.
9. Click OK when notified that files will be lost. Note: (The new partition will not contain any files).
10. Windows 7 will begin to install, during the installation your system will reboot, when this happens, you’ll need to remove the Windows 7 DVD.
11. With the Windows 7 DVD removed, your Mac will automatically boot back into Windows 7, and the installation will continue. You’ll be prompted to select your language, keyboard layout, Product ID, etc. Follow any additional instructions to complete the installation of the Windows 7.
12. When the Windows installation has completed, insert your MAC OS DVD and select RunSetup.exe when prompted.
13. Click Next when the Boot Camp installer launches.
14. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next.
15. Make sure that Apple Software Updatefor Windows is checked, and then click Install.
16. The Boot Camp installer will install all the required drivers.
17. Notifications will pop up with each driver that gets installed.
18. Once the driver installation has completed, click Finish.
19. You’ll be prompted to reboot, remove your OS X DVD from the drive, and click Yes to restart.
20. When your Mac boots, hold down the ALT key to select which Operating System you want to boot to. (If you don’t press the Windows button, your Mac will boot to the Mac OS by default.)
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Visit the Microsoft Store to find Software packages or Updates to your current software, or to search for additional software.
Get Started with OneDrive, if you don't already have an account see: Get a OneDrive account.
If you would like to Migrate your files from a Mac to a PC, see Migrate your files from a Mac to a PC
If your new to the PC and would like to find out what applications work on a PC for what you do on a MAC, see: What applications do I use on Windows after moving from MAC?