It is time to install Windows on my new MacBook (12 inch retina display 2015). I figured I would detail the process here since many of you might be on this path as well with the new Windows arriving.
I use VMware Fusion 7 currently and I first ensured that it can handle the Windows 10 final code which apparently it can. Awesome. So I browsed over to the Microsoft Store online and found Windows 10 Home Edition for about $100. Be sure you are getting the full download version if you are setting the OS up on a new system like me. Remember, there are free upgrades available for existing Windows 7 and 8 systems, but not if you want to install the bits from scratch like me.
I was thrilled to see a very fast utility from the Microsoft Store in order to create the ISO that I need for install. Obviously the download app from Microsoft also allows the creation of a DVD for those of you that might be installing on a system from scratch using the old school method.
Microsoft has been on a huge push to simplify the installation of the Operating Systems right along with Apple over the years, and we really see this with the Windows 10 install.
Step 1 – provide your language and keyboard information:
Step 2 – provide your license information:
Step 3 – indicate you want to custom install and select the partition:
That is it! Once the install process reboots your machine or VM a couple of times, you are in Windows 10 answering a few questions about how you would like to customize it and log in.
I am super happy and impressed with this simple and inexpensive process of running a nice clean Windows 10 on my new Mac.
I hope you found this post informative, and I would like to thank you for reading.