It’s not common knowledge that Microsoft Windows can be installed on MacBooks, but Apple officially supports running both macOS and Windows on its devices. MacOS has a utility called Boot Camp that facilitates the installation of Microsoft Windows and allows users to change between macOS and Windows as per their needs. Here’s a comprehensive guide to installing Windows on your Mac.
Before you can go about installing Windows, there are certain criteria to be fulfilled. You need an Intel-based Mac, and a Microsoft Windows installation media or disk image (ISO) containing a 64bit version of Windows 8 or above. Additionally, you need 55GB free space on your Mac’s startup drive, and a 16GB USB 2 flash drive (in some cases).
Once you’re sure you meet these requirements, check if the Windows you’re installing is supported by your Mac’s hardware (this isn’t really required, but prudence never hurt). If you already have official Windows as an ISO file, well and good. If you have Windows on DVD or a USB flash drive, you might need to create a disk image or download the ISO.