You can install Windows 10 on your Mac either by using Apple BootCamp or Parallels.
Before you start installing Windows, we recommend you to watch the short yet comprehensive video on "How to install Windows 10 on Mac for FREE: Step-by-Step Guide" from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4seoZzDsit0. It will help you to learn the process.
Using built-in Boot Camp Assistant for easy installation of Windows 10
Installing Windows 10 using Boot Camp Assistant is simple as it will automatically download and install the required drivers and software. In Finder, open Applications → Utilities → Boot Camp Assistant. Boot Camp application will guide you through the installation process.
After the installation process is completed, your Mac will restart automatically and you will be taken to the Windows 10 setup Wizard process. Select a language you want to use and press the Next button.
When asked for the product key, you can click on "I don't have a product key" text to continue the installation. You can use Windows 10 for the next 30 days without any limitations or enter the key later.
Windows will now copy all of the necessary files and begin the installation process. You will soon have Windows 10 running on your Mac to use.
Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows 10
You just need to download Parallels Desktop to install Windows on your Mac and does not require you to purchase Windows 10 beforehand. As Parallels share your system’s resources, you might experience sluggish performance.
Downloading and installing Parallels to you Mac: For now, you can download the full-featured 14 days trial of Parallels and then install to your Mac. Later on, you can subscribe to it if you want to continue using it. To download Parallels, please visit the site below and click on the "Download Free Trial" button from https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/trial/.
When you first launch Parallels Desktop 15 on a Mac, it will detect that you have no virtual machines and will automatically offer to download and install Windows 10 for you.
Once you click "Install Windows," there is basically nothing else for you to do.
After Windows 10 download is complete, it will automatically begin the installation of Windows 10.
Once the installation process is complete, you will be notified about it.
You will soon have Windows 10 running on your Mac to use.
As Boot Camp is a native inbuilt feature of the Mac OS X operating system, it is FREE. While you need to purchase a copy of the Windows operating system or have to subscribe yearly for Parallels Desktop if you are using it.
Windows 10 product key: If you have the product key from your earlier version of Windows you can enter it to activate it. You can purchase a genuine license of Windows 10 from Microsoft website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/windows?icid=CNavSoftwareWindows&activetab=tab%3ashopwindows10. Or, can buy the License Key of Windows 10 at little from ebay.com.
Parallels: After the trial of Parallels has expired, you will no longer be able to access Windows or files in them. You can purchase a license of Parallels from https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/buy/?full.
Downloading the Windows 10 ISO file
You can grab a Windows 10 ISO file from the Microsoft website and can download it straight to your internal hard drive.
- To start, please navigate to the Microsoft Windows 10 ISO download page below:
- From the dropdown menu, select edition Windows 10 in the May 2019 Update and click Confirm button. Anytime, you can download the update through Windows once it is installed.
- Select the product language of your choice and click Confirm button.
- Click the 64-bit Download button. Click the Save button to download the ISO file.