How to install Windows 10 for free on Mac




In October, at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft officially unveiled its new operating system Windows 10. Running OS is expected in the second half of this year – the system will bring a lot of changes and more tightly integrated ecosystem of Microsoft. Mac users can now free to install Windows 10 Technical Preview.


For “makovodov” who want to test the new operating system, MacDigger offers a guide for installing Windows 10 on a Mac using a virtual machine VirtualBox. To test the platform is not mandatory to use a separate computer. The virtual machine can work with “ten” in the medium OS X.

Using our guide, you can install Windows 10 on a Mac simplest way possible.

How to install Windows 10 for free on Mac:

Step 1: To set the “top ten” must be registered in the Windows Insider Program . This is the first thing you must, take a couple of minutes.

Step 2: Download the ISO-image of Windows 10 Technical Preview, passing on this link . Select the assembly English (United States) or English (United Kingdom) with the bit of your system (x64).

Step 3: Download the free VirtualBox virtual machine for this page .


Step 4: Open VirtualBox and click Create in the upper panel. The program prompts you to enter a name for your new VM. Specify the name and version of the system – Other Windows (64-bit).


Step 5: Now select the amount of memory that is allocated to your virtual machine. The minimum volume for Windows 10 is 1 GB recommended – 2048 MB.


Step 6: In this step, you create a virtual hard disk: Click Start, and then click Continue in the next two windows and specify the amount of hard drive. The parameter must be at least 20 GB.



Step 7: Make click Create to finish creating the virtual machine.


Step 8: In the main window manager VirtualBox VM launch its new Start button. Follow the instructions on the screen, reach the selection screen of the installation media. Specify the ISO image with Windows 10, you downloaded in step 2.

Step 9: After you begin downloading your virtual computer in the Windows installation menu appears 10 that is similar to Windows 8 setup wizard.


Step 10: Microsoft recommends to transfer ISO-image on the flash drive. Since in our case, a virtual machine in step «Which type of installation do you want?», Select Custom: Install Windows Only.

Step 11: After installation is complete, restart the virtual machine. Welcome window appears. Enter the necessary information for your system.


See also:

Features of Windows 10, copied from OS X
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