How to install Windows 10 on Mac – Without Bootcamp Assistant

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In this video I show you how to easily install Windows 10 on any MacBook/iMac without any virtual software or the use of Bootcamp Assistant. To start all you need is a USB Drive at least 8GB in size and download the proper Windows 10 ISO file from link below. You will also need to download the proper Bootcamp drivers for your particular MacBook or iMac.


  1. Another option is 1-download or copy the Windows ISO that you have to your MAC. 2-Attach the USB key (16GB and up is better). 3-Give the iso path to bootcamp to copy the ISO and download the drivers. 4- When is finished, just restart your MAC holding the alt/option key until the startup option appears on screen. 5- Chose EFI drive, windows start to install. 6- When your are on the disk management on the intallation process, delete ALL partitions (be carefull DON'T DELETE EFI DRIVE/STICK) . 6- Once all partitions are deleted highlight the unallocated space and click next. That's all, follow the normal windows installation and voilá! Hope helps! Cheers!

  2. I have macbook pro 13 inch 2016, when I try boot from usb, my keyboard & touchpad cannot work to click "next" when install. I try connect external mouse, it shows no drive 🙁

  3. Great tutorial. I have mac pro mid 2010 and
    bootcamp on one drive with w7. However recently it has started to have
    problems. Taking age into account I decided to install SSD and that was not a
    problem.  So that was
    straightforward and installing Sierra was not problem. I am now thinking to
    install separate SSD drive for Windows only and  was wondering if the process is the same and any problems I
    might have . I use both side extensively so having separate larger HD would be
    beneficial. Any advice would be great.

    Thank you

  4. This was a great video bro. Thanks!! I'm currently running my Mac mini late 2014 off an external 256GB SanDisk SDD for better performance. I wanted to take advantage of the 500GB HDD that was in the Mac mini and this was the best solution. I notice that if your HDD doesn't have MacOS on it you can use Bootcamp to install windows therefor I gave up until I saw this video. I didn't do the bootcamp on the SSD because its only 256GB.

  5. Very cool video! But, I didn't have success when I went through this. I'm not sure if it's relevant to the version of my MBP. I'm running a mid-2009 MBP on El Capitan, and I've tried setting up Windows 10 without using bootcamp, but keep failing.

    First, I booted into the Windows installer, and it told me the partition was in MBR, not a GPT (I think) partition. So, I wen't back into the Mac OS and set up the partition again in the GUID Partition Map, but when I did this I lost the NTFS file format. So, when I ran the Windows installer again it said it couldn't install without the NTFS file format.

    Do you know how I should be setting up my partition? And, do I need a different format for the bootable USB from what I use with a PC vs Mac?

  6. Hi Jason.
    Good instructions for installing Windows 10 on a Mac using EFI Boot (instead of the Apple Bootcamp Hybrid MBR method). However, after spending most of this week installing and then removing Windows 10 (on my mid 2013 MacBook Pro) multiple times, I found that the only 100% successful method of getting all the Windows 10 functionality working was to use the Bootcamp Assistant method.
    Why? Because the drivers supplied by Apple (at least for my hardware) rely on the installation being performed using the Hybrid MBR (aka "BIOS") method of installation. When installing using the EFI method, the Audio would never work because the drivers supplied within Bootcamp did not support the Intel based "High Definition Audio Device". So while the EFI Windows 10 installation would work, and the (Bootcamp) drivers would load, I could never get the sound to work.
    I checked on a few other forums, and came across an apparent discussion between a user and an Intel tech. The Intel employee indicated that Intel would never release updated drivers for Windows 10 EFI for my Intel M/B model machine because that was up to the OEM (ie. Apple) to provide. Of course, as far as Apple are concerned they are supplying working drivers, provided you use their supported (ie. Bootcamp Assistant / hybrid MBR / BIOS) method. It's a shame because I would much prefer to use an EFI boot because of all the limitations inherent in a hybrid MBR boot system (eg. max of 4 partitions, and having to use BCA).
    Just to clarify, this is not an issue with your methodology – yours is the one I would prefer. But there are cases where certain Mac models will not be 100% functional when operating under an EFI installation of Windows due to driver issues.
    Thanks very much for your valuable video.

  7. windows 10 always crashes my comp because of how slow it is. where can i find an ISO file for windows 7? I am having trouble finding it. I also haven't been using a USB device. I have just been saving the ISO to my regular hard drive, what i the importance of the USB stick?

  8. I have a problem, I bought a Macbook that wasn't listed as being locked by a password. I own a key for Windows 10 Home; can I EFI boot Windows 10 and solve the problem this way? If not I plan to file a dispute on Ebay against the seller.

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