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What you need to install Windows 10 on Mac

  • MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2012 or later
  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2012 or later
  • Mac mini introduced in 2012 or later

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  • iMac introduced in 2012 or later1
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro introduced in 2013 or later

The latest macOS updates, which can include updates to Boot Camp Assistant. You will use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 10.

64GB or more free storage space on your Mac startup disk:

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  • Your Mac can have as little as 64GB of free storage space, but at least 128GB of free storage space provides the best experience. Automatic Windows updates require that much space or more.
  • If you have an iMac Pro or Mac Pro with 128GB of memory (RAM) or more, your startup disk needs at least as much free storage space as your Mac has memory.2

An external USB flash drive with a storage capacity of 16GB or more, unless you're using a Mac that doesn't need a flash drive to install Windows.

A 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro on a disk image (ISO) or other installation media. If installing Windows on your Mac for the first time, this must be a full version of Windows, not an upgrade.

  • If your copy of Windows came on a USB flash drive, or you have a Windows product key and no installation disc, download a Windows 10 disk image from Microsoft.
  • If your copy of Windows came on a DVD, you might need to create a disk image of that DVD.

How to install Windows 10 on Mac

To install Windows, use Boot Camp Assistant, which is included with your Mac.

1. Check your Secure Boot setting

Learn how to check your Secure Boot setting. The default Secure Boot setting is Full Security. If you changed it to No Security, change it back to Full Security before installing Windows. After installing Windows, you can use any Secure Boot setting without affecting your ability to start up from Windows.

2. Use Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows partition

Open Boot Camp Assistant, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  • If you're asked to insert a USB drive, plug your USB flash drive into your Mac. Boot Camp Assistant will use it to create a bootable USB drive for Windows installation.
  • When Boot Camp Assistant asks you to set the size of the Windows partition, remember the minimum storage-space requirements in the previous section. Set a partition size that meets your needs, because you can't change its size later.

3. Format the Windows (BOOTCAMP) partition

When Boot Camp Assistant finishes, your Mac restarts to the Windows installer. If the installer asks where to install Windows, select the BOOTCAMP partition and click Format. In most cases, the installer selects and formats the BOOTCAMP partition automatically.

4. Install Windows

Unplug any external devices that aren't necessary during installation. Then click Next and follow the onscreen instructions to begin installing Windows.

5. Use the Boot Camp installer in Windows

After Windows installation completes, your Mac starts up in Windows and opens a ”Welcome to the Boot Camp installer” window. Follow the onscreen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers). You will be asked to restart when done.

  • If the Boot Camp installer never opens, open the Boot Camp installer manually and use it to complete Boot Camp installation.
  • If you have an external display connected to a Thunderbolt 3 port on your Mac, the display will be blank (black, gray, or blue) for up to 2 minutes during installation.

How to switch between Windows and macOS

Restart, then press and hold the Option (or Alt) ⌥ key during startup to switch between Windows and macOS.

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If you have one of these Intel-based Mac models using OS X El Capitan or later, you don't need a USB flash drive to install Windows:

  • MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2017 or later3
  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2015 or later3
  • iMac introduced in 2015 or later
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro introduced in late 2013 or later

To remove Windows from your Mac, use Boot Camp Assistant, not any other utility.

For more information about using Windows on your Mac, open Boot Camp Assistant and click the Open Boot Camp Help button.

1. If you're using an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) or iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) or iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) with a 3TB hard drive and macOS Mojave or later, learn about an alert you might see during installation.

2. For example, if your Mac has 128GB of memory, its startup disk must have at least 128GB of storage space available for Windows. To see how much memory your Mac has, choose Apple menu  > About This Mac. To see how much storage space is available, click the Storage tab in the same window.

3. These Mac models were offered with 128GB hard drives as an option. Apple recommends 256GB or larger hard drives so that you can create a Boot Camp partition of at least 128GB.

Basic Training — often called boot camp — prepares recruits for all elements of service: physical, mental and emotional. It gives service members the basic tools necessary to perform the roles that will be assigned to them for the duration of their tour. Each of the Services has its own training program, tailoring the curriculum to the specialized nature of its role in the Military.

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Army Army

Basic Combat Training



Fort Benning
Columbus, Georgia

Fort Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina

Fort Leonard Wood
Waynesville, Missouri

Fort Sill
Lawton, Oklahoma

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Timed 2-mile run
  • 2 minutes of situps
  • 2 minutes of pushups

Marine Corps Marine Corps

Recruit Training



Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island
Parris Island, South Carolina

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
San Diego, California

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Timed 3-mile run
  • A pullup count
  • 2 minutes of abdominal crunches

Navy Navy




Great Lakes Recruit Training Command
Great Lakes, Illinois

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Timed 1.5-mile run
  • 2 minutes of curlups
  • 2 minutes of pushups

Air Force Air Force

Basic Military Training



Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)Lackland
San Antonio, Texas

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Timed 1.5-mile run
  • 2 minutes to complete as many correct repetitions of pushups
  • 2 minutes to complete as many correct repetitions of situps

Coast Guard Coast Guard

Recruit Training



Cape May Coast Guard Training Center
Cape May, New Jersey

Physical Fitness Requirements

  • Timed 1.5-mile run
  • 1 minute of pushups
  • 1 minute of situps
  • Sit-and-reach flexibility test
  • 5-minute water tread
  • 6-foot platform jump into a 100-meter swim
Note: Active Duty, Guard and Reserve personnel all attend their respective Service's boot camp.

Boot Camp Basics: Before Boot Camp

No matter which branch of the Service you choose, Basic Training is an intense experience. The purpose of this training isn’t to “break” recruits. In fact, the combination of physical training, field exercises and classroom time makes individuals strong and capable. It’s a tough process, but a rewarding one that many service members value for life.

To succeed in boot camp, you should prepare yourself physically and mentally. Daily cardio, weight training, pushups and situps are a must. You should also practice arriving early on a regular basis and sticking to a strict schedule. You should also delegate personal affairs to family or friends so you can focus on your training. For example, you will need to figure out who will pay the bills, collect the mail and manage bank accounts while you are at boot camp.

Good to know: By enlisting, you are contractually obligated to complete boot camp and serve. However, if you find that you are incompatible with serving, you can receive an administrative discharge.


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Airmen describe what to expect during Basic Military Training (BMT), which is the Air Force version of boot camp.

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Speaker 1: What I would say to someone who's about to enter BMT is take it seriously.

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Speaker 2: Know what you're joining for. That way, despite all the challenges and obstacles you face, you always have that ultimate goal in mind. So therefore, nothing can distract you.

Speaker 3: Be confident in your decision. It's really hard coming in. It's very difficult.

Speaker 4: Start your physical training as soon as possible.

Speaker 5: Get in good shape before you come.

Speaker 6: Running, doing pushups, situps.

Speaker 7: Get used to waking up early in the morning, and maybe even start a workout routine where you're getting up early.

Speaker 8: Here in BMT you do everything very quickly. You eat quickly, you sleep quickly, you make your bed quickly.

Speaker 9: Check yourself for your ego.

Speaker 10: Come mentally prepared.

Speaker 11: A lot of people forget about and lack the preparation mentally.

Speaker 10: You're going to be told what you did wrong every single time you do.

Speaker 11: The military training instructors do yell quite a bit.

Speaker 6: You just have to learn not to take things personally.

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Speaker 9: You're coming to a place where you're starting at the beginning, and you have to learn to follow before you're given the privilege to lead.

Speaker 3: After a few weeks, it doesn't get any easier, but you get better.

Speaker 6: Don't ever give up.

Speaker 13: Stick it out, even though it may be tough.


Speaker 6: That's the most important thing. Just don't give up.

Speaker 3: You see the changes in yourself, and you will never be the same.

Speaker 1: This is something that could change you for the rest of your life, that will change you for the rest of your life.

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Parents Discuss Basic Training

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Learn how parents faced the demands that boot camp placed upon them and their children, and the sense of accomplishment they all felt upon its completion.

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Howard Zanit: Basic Training, having heard stories from people about that, does scare you, because I think “boot camp.”

Darlene Anderson: Boot camp is designed to, you know, break them down and to build them back up. Everything that happened at boot camp and that they learn in boot camp is for a reason, and you find out later on.

David Smith: Well, he was firm in the decision up until the day it was time for him to actually go down.

Patricia Smith: You would've thought he was going to the guillotine. Truly, I mean, he just ... you know, I think most of it was just the unknown, scared. He'd heard some horror stories, you know. They're going to be screaming at you, they're going to be doing this, that and the other.

David Smith: I think he was just really worried about surrendering his freedom and how much control was going to be over his life.

Mary McHugh: I wasn't very worried about the Basic Training because Scott had prepared himself mentally and physically. He trained to go into Basic Training. Several months before graduation, he began a physical regimen that involved about 10 miles of jogging a day.

Holly Clayman: When we said goodbye, we really tried to hold it together, and we tried not to let him see our emotion, and we did, until we turned our backs and walked out the door.

Nancy Kennon: It was the first letter that I got from her that actually made me feel good, when she said it's going pretty good, and she really liked it, and I was actually shocked just to know that, because I was really worried about her not liking it and not liking to be told what to do, and ... but she, she fit right in.

Patti Kolk: I was very proud to be able to go to his graduation ceremony, to see them dressed in their dress uniform. It was very exciting.

Robert Kennon: We was there at that graduation that day. We was trying to figure out where could we sit so we could take some good pictures, right. And I went up to one of the officers there and he asked — I asked him, we were like, 'My daughter, she's in, like, C4.' At that moment he goes like, 'Y'all be very proud of your daughter because she's a stick,' because that's one of the highest things that they can accomplish, you know, carrying that flag, and so that made me feel really, really good.

Monique Morris: My proudest moment was when I saw him at his graduation, when I was in those stands and I could actually pick his face out of that crowd. That was my proudest moment. I'd never felt that good, not even — (crying) I don't even think the day I gave birth to him I felt that good. I really was so proud.

Boot Camp Basics: What Not To Bring

Proper packing can help ease the transition from civilian life to boot camp. The following list of what not to bring can help. Check with a recruiter for a comprehensive list.

Do not bring:

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Expensive personal items — cameras, phones, laptops, jewelry, etc.
  • Nonprescription drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Weapons of any type, including pocket knives
  • Obscene or pornographic material
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Playing cards/dice/dominoes
  • Cigarettes/tobacco products

Good to know: This list is only an overview. For more detailed information, contact a recruiter.

Boot Camp Basics: Orientation

While each Service has different training schedules and requirements, the orientation process is basically the same across Services. During this time, new recruits might:

  • Turn in enlistment packages (paperwork from the Military Entrance Processing Station [MEPS])
  • Receive dental and medical exams
  • Get immunizations
  • Receive uniforms and training gear (shorts/sweats, T-shirts, etc.)
  • Receive required haircuts (women can keep their hair long provided it can be worn within regulation)
  • Create direct-deposit accounts for paychecks

Starting at orientation, the actual training begins. This varies from Service to Service and lasts between seven and 12 weeks.