Boot Camp is a utility that comes with your Mac and lets you switch between macOS and Windows. Let Boot Camp Assistant walk you through the installation steps.
If you have one of these Mac models using OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later, you don't need a USB flash drive to install Windows:
- MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
- MacBook Air introduced in 2015 or later
- MacBook Pro introduced in 2015 or later
For Macs that are from 2015 or laterFor Macs made in 2015 or newer not using M1 or M2 based chips, follow these instructions: Install Windows on your newer Mac using Boot Camp
For all older Macs, follow these instructions: Install Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant
Bootcamp is not currently available on any Mac using an M1 or M2 chipsets. Microsoft has not released a version of Windows that can be installed on these devices and only provide an ARM based version of Windows to OEMs.
Advantages: Windows runs more quickly than it would from within a virtual environment. There is no cost to buy Boot Camp. Easy to run/user friendly software.
Disadvantages: A reboot is required to switch between operating systems.