Utility of Windows® Boot Camp Control Panel
Get to know more about Windows Boot Camp Control Panel and its Utility
Windows Boot Camp Control Panel help you to install Windows on your computer by using a Microsoft Windows install disk. Windows is installed on its own partition and after the installation, you can use either Windows or Mac operating system on your computer. The Boot Camp Assistant application helps you to create Windows partition and restart your computer using your Windows installation disk. Then you can follow the given instructions to install Windows and install software drivers that enable Windows to work with your Mac hardware. For installing purpose you require certain things like an Intel based Mac computer with a USB keyboard and mouse, or a built-in keyboard and a built-in optical disk drive. You should have at least 10 GB of free space on the disk that you are installing on. There are different steps for installing Windows Boot Camp. First you have to run the Boot Camp Assistant, then you need to install Windows and then install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows.
The following are ways to install Boot Camp and tips to resolve issues that may arise in Boot Camp:
- Run Boot Camp Assistant
- Install Windows and Install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows
- Tips to Resolve
Run Boot Camp Assistant
The Boot Camp Assistant helps you in creating a new partition for Windows and gets you started with the Windows installation process. The Boot Camp Assistant is used by login to an administrative account and opening the Boot Camp Assistant. Later you need to create a partition for Windows on an internal disk. The Windows partition must be at least 5 GB and you should leave at least 5 GB of free space on the Mac OS X partition.
Install Windows and Install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows
You can install any version of Windows but should use a single full install Windows installation disk. After installing Windows you can install Mac-specific drivers and other software for Windows using your Mac OS X Leopard installation disk. The Mac OS X disk installs drivers that support various Mac components like audio, networking, Bluetooth, etc. This disk also installs Boot Camp control panel for Windows.
If Boot Camp Assistant cannot be opened because you have not updated your firmware or System software, you have to update the system software. The Boot Camp requires Mac OS X so that the problem does not occur. Using different methods you need to update the system software. If you cannot partition the disk you have to format it again and create a single partition. If Windows is not properly installed you need to verify whether it is an original version and then reinstall with the full version.
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