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    Default Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    Hi guys,
    Which version of Win 10 do I choose when I download the ISO File onto my Mac using Bootcamp?

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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    I dont think you can download an ISO directly anymore , unless from a bogus 3rd party website
    You download the media creation tool. Create a 64bit ISO or USB installer with that tool . You'll need a PC (not Mac) to run the tool I presume
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    You'll also need to buy a Win10 license (and get the install key) .
    Win10 can be installed & run without a key, for some time and some minor limitations
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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    It is still possible to download the Win10 ISO ... I did so recently to clean install on a new SSD for my brother's PC which had a Win7 Pro licence already. It activated automatically with that.

    Download from here (Microsoft site): https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/soft...d/windows10ISO

    I'd just download the latest May 2019 version (it should be 1903).
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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    You can download the ISO as normal, ( as linked by others) found a video on using bootcamp ( just in case) never tried it but if all goes well it looks simple enough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmm9Q-T0oTo

    The other way of course is to use a VM (Virtual Machine) on the MAC and run Windows from within that. That way you can have both OS's running at the same time.
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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    Yep, done it ok, was a bit tricky but all sussed out now.
    Thanks for all the tips!

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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    You do need a valid license key to activate it, and you would download and install the version that matches that license key.

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    Default Re: Installing Windows 10 on Mac computer

    Yes, I will activate it later on when I can afford it, and if I decide to keep it on there.
    I won't be using it for a lot of things, so I only allowed 250 GBs on the Bootcamp partition. It's a lot of fun having dual boot on the iMac.

    Quite a few years ago I had a MacBook and put Win XP on it, that was really easy, but Win 10 didn't want to play nice on this new machine. At first I thought I'd really screwed up the install, as It wouldn't let me switch back into Mac OS. Turns out the Bootcamp uses a slightly different way of doing it. Anyway, all good now, except that Win 10 is much slower loading.

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