How do I get the latest version of Boot Camp?
I have Windows 8.1 installed on my iMac on a Boot Camp partition. I have tried in vain to upgrade to Windows 10. I have (on a few tries) downloaded the Windows 10 update but when all seems set the Mac boots back into Windows 8.1. I’ve read that Boot Camp 6, is available.
Apple’s support team seems incapable of answering the simple question as to whether Boot Camp 6 is available and how I can get it. Do you know if it is possible to upgrade from 8.1 to 10 on the Boot Camp partition? Steve Canacott
Windows 10 is only officially supported on models from mid-2012 onwards. For the iMac, that means you need the Late 2012 model. If yours is earlier, it may still work though. I’ve seen it running on 2011 models, for sure, although there were some problems with Windows’ System Restore feature.
Officially supported models should use Boot Camp 6 automatically, but don’t confuse this with Boot Camp Assistant. Boot Camp isn’t actually that app; it’s a set of drivers that support Windows 10 64-bit. Boot Camp Assistant is the wizard that sets up a Boot Camp partition and downloads the correct drivers. The latest version of it is 6, but 5.1.4 will also work. Also note that Boot Camp only supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. If you’re upgrading from 32-bit Windows 8, remove the old Windows partition, create a new one and then install Windows 10.
Windows 10 is only offiically supported on Macs that can run Boot Camp 6.