Windows® Installation Boot Camp
Boot Camp and its uses
Boot Camp is an application offered by Macintosh system which allows the user to enjoy Windows operating system on Mac based operating system. That is, Boot Camp is used to set up Windows operating system in Mac based system using dual booting technology. This feature allows the user to enjoy two operating systems on a single Macintosh system. Boot Camp provides a simple graphical user interface. So you can set up the installation process easily and quickly without any complication that usually happen on dual booting. Therefore you can use Boot Camp for installing Windows operating system on a Mac based system. Boot Camp Assistant in the system plays a major role while setting up of Windows operating system. Boot Camp Assistant is loaded with Mac X 10.5 operating system and later.
Different steps to install and set up Windows operating system on Mac Computer using Boot Camp, its requirements and tips to fix issues that occurs during the installation process are given below:
- Installation Steps
- Tips to Fix the Issues
In order to use Boot Camp for installing Windows operating system on Mac operating system, your system must satisfy certain system requirements. To use Boot Camp you must have Macintosh system with Intel based processor. The system must have both an in-built or USB keyboard and also a USB mouse or built-in track pad. Another important requirement for installing Windows operating system is that each partition of disk must have a free space of 10 GB. You must also have Windows installation CD, Boot Camp Assistant for the set-up process of Windows operating system on Mac platform.
To set up Windows operating system you must first install Boot camp Assistant. Login to the system as Administrator and double click on the ‘Boot Camp Assistant’ from ‘Doc’. This will launch Boot Camp Assistant in your system. Then click ‘Continue’ on the first window. Then on the second window select how much space of the hard disk is assigned for the Windows partition. You can select either 5 GB or 32 GB for the partition. Then click ‘Continue’. On the third window select ‘Start Installation’ and insert the Windows installation CD. Then follow the onscreen instructions for the installation process.
Before performing the installation process you have to check whether the system satisfies the entire system requirement. Otherwise installation will not take place properly. Also upgrade your Intel based Mac system to the latest version for the proper installation of Windows operating system. Also update the latest firmware associated with Mac operating system. Expand the system RAM to the maximum otherwise the operation of Windows will be very slow. Also install powerful antivirus software after the installation of Windows operating system for the secure working of the system.
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