After the release of Windows 10, Apple updated Boot Camp Assistant to add drivers for Windows 10. S, now the latest version of Boot Camp fully compatible with Windows 10.
Mac users who want to install and use Windows 10 on the Mac without driver problems, can now download the latest version of Apple's Boot Camp drivers. The new version should fix the trackpad problems on some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
How to download Driver Boot Camp for Windows 10
If you have no idea what Boot Camp is, I'll tell you right away that a support software available on MacOS to help users easily partition the hard drive, prepare bootable Windows support and then install Windows together with your MacOS to easily switch between macOS to Windows and vice versa.
Before downloading the Boot Camp drivers, we recommend that you make sure that your MacBook computer supports Windows 10. The list of MacBook models that support Windows 10 is available in the Boot Camp support page.
The support page also notes that Boot Camp supports upgrading from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, provided you install the latest Boot Camp drivers on your Mac with Windows 7/8 before upgrading to Windows 10.
If your Mac equipped with Fusion Drive, Boot Camp Assistant will help you install Windows on a hard disk drive, not on the Flash drive even if you have enough free space. Also, it is important to note that Boot Camp does not support installing Windows on the external hard drive.
There are two ways to download the Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10.
- Download Boot Camp drivers via Boot Camp Assistant
- Download Boot Camp drivers without Boot Camp Assistant on a PC with Windows 10
METHOD 1: Download the Boot Camp drivers with Boot Camp Assistant
MacOS integrated Boot Camp Assistant lets you download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10. Here's how to use Boot Camp Assistant to download Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10:
Step 1: Connect a USB drive with at least 8 GB of storage space to your Mac.
Step 2: Launch Boot Camp Assistant on your Mac. You can use Spotlight search or browse to Launchpad> Other to find Boot Camp Assistant.
Step 3: in the introduction screen, click on the button Go on.
Step 4: select Download the latest Windows support software from the Apple option. Make sure the other options are not selected and then click the button Go on.
Step 5: Next, the following window will be displayed showing the USB drive as the destination disk for saving the Boot Camp support software. If you have more than one disk connected, you must select the correct one here.
Click on the button Go on to start downloading the Boot Camp software including the Boot Camp drivers on the connected USB disk.
Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take a few minutes to complete the download.
Step 6: Once downloaded, you can now find all the Boot Camp drivers by navigating inside the USB drive and then opening the Boot Camp folder.
METHOD 2: Download the Boot Camp drivers without Boot Camp Assistant
If for some reason you can't download the Boot Camp drivers on your Mac or you want to download Boot Camp on a Windows PC, you can use a third-party tool called Brigadier to download the Boot Camp drivers.
Here's how to use the Brigadier utility to download the Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10.
NOTE: the program will not work if you run it on a PC. need to run it on Windows 10 running on a Mac to download the drivers needed for Boot Camp.
Step 1: Visit the Brigadier official page and download the latest version of the executable.
Step 2: Run Brigadier. When you run the tool you will see a command prompt window. The command prompt window, as you can see in the image, shows all the information on downloading the Boot Camp support software, including the status of the download.
The tool runs in the background, downloads the necessary Boot Camp drivers in the same location as the Brigadier executable.
The best aspect of this method that this tool automatically detects your Mac model and downloads the right Boot Camp drivers for Windows 10 running on your Mac, just like the Boot Camp Assistant software.