Boot Camp now supports 64-bit drivers for Mac owners running Windows

Apple’s Boot Camp has been updated, adding support for the use of 64-bit drivers for anyone looking to run Windows on a Mac. Boot Camp can be used to install Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on a Mac and the updated driver support will be welcomed by those who have transitioned to a Mac but found they just cannot live without Windows for one reason or another.

There are two versions of Boot Camp available, one for older models and one for newer ones. Anyone running an iMac from late 2013, a MacBook Air from mid-2013 or a MacBook Pro from late 2013 should grab Boot Camp 5.1.5640 from the download link below. Anyone running an old Mac should opt for Boot Camp 5.1.5621

Installation is pretty simple. Having downloaded the correct zip file, extract the contents before copying it to a FAT formatted drive. The installation can then be started by launching the setup and running through things in the usual way.

Have you tried running Windows on a Mac? How did you get on?

  • Darlington Jones

    Running it now on my Mac Mini – finally, the update to solve a lot of bugs I was having. I tried force updating my drivers previously, and the entire system crashed a few days later.

  • daov

    Or you could, like me, ditch Macs since Apple took so long to properly support Windows 8 and above and still have yet to release any support for Windows 8 gestures.

  • Harrison Ford

    I ran Windows on a Mac, back in 2007ish. It worked fine-ish. Apple provided the necessary hardware drivers for the GPU and other Mac specific stuff and Windows ran without an issue. It was pretty neat!

  • Ray C

    I have no need to do this because I have reason to purchase a Mac, but I need work with a lot of people who need this, and I’m thinking about doing it on my work Mac

  • mxcmxc

    Who cares about macos?

  • John

    Why use boot camp? Rebooting is so boring, I’m using Parallels Desktop for running windows