How to fix Boot Camp problems with Windows 10

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
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If you want to install Windows and Windows applications on your Mac, there’s a simple tool called Boot Camp that lets you run Mac and Windows side by side.

This tool is quite useful, but sometimes there could be some problems with Windows 10 and Boot Camp.
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As far as we know, Boot Camp has been updated to officially support Windows 10, and features such as USB 3 drivers on recent MacBooks and USB Type-C ports on 12-inch MacBook are working.

In addition, Windows 10 support for 64-bit Mac is available as well. To keep your Boot Camp working with Windows 10, follow the steps listed below.

How to solve Boot Camp issues in Windows 10

  1. Update Boot Camp and your PC drivers
  2. Reset PRAM

1. Update Boot Camp/ computer drivers

Make sure that your Boot Camp is up to date, and also make sure that you download latest Windows support software (drivers).

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Make sure that your Mac is connected to internet.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant from Utilities folder.
  3. When the assistant window opens deselect all options, but make sure that Download the Latest Windows support software from Apple is checked.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Make sure that your USB flash drive is connected as the destination disk and click on Continue.
  6. You might need to enter your administrator username and password, but after that Boot Camp assistant should download drivers to your USB flash drive.
  7. After the drivers have been downloaded quit Boot Camp Assistant window.
  8. Make sure that your USB is connected to your Mac and go to System Preferences.
  9. Click Startup Disk.
  10. Click Windows volume icon in the list of drivers.
  11. Click Restart.
  12. Your Mac will start in Windows now.
  13. Open Boot Camp folder in the flash drive and install the drivers you’ve downloaded.
  14. If Boot Camp asks you to make changes click Yes.
  15. Click Repair to reinstall or update previously installed Windows Support Software. If you get message saying that software didn’t pass Windows Logo testing just click Continue Anyway.
  16. After the installation is finished click Yes to restart your computer.

2. Reset  PRAM

Many MacBook owners confirmed that resetting PRAM helped them fix this problem.

Keep in mind that the whole process may take a few minutes, so be patient. Reset PRAM at least 3 three consecutive times. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Turn off your MacBook by pressing the power button.
  2. Turn on the computer
  3. Press and hold the Command, Option, P, and R keys at the same time before the grey screen appears. If you’re not fast enough, restart your device again.
  4. Now, keep holding the keys until your Macbook restarts.
  5. When you hear the startup sound, simply release the keys.
  6. Keep in mind that some of your settings have been reset.

That would be all, I hope this helped you to solve the Bootcamp problems. If you have any questions, or suggestions, please reach for our comment section below.

Also, If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2015 and has been since completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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