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Hello Folks, Do any of you run Windows on your Macs using Bootcamp? How doable is this? Is booting up in either system accessible or is sighted help required?

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Submitted by Dave Nason on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Yes I do. It is useable but you will need sighted assistance for the installation. This article gives good instructions on how to do it: http://www.macworld.com/article/1165272/bootcamp.html Once installed, the booting up is not totally accessible but is absolutely useable in my experience. To boot into Windows you hold down the Option key when you turn the computer on, then after a few seconds a menu appears to ask which OS you want to boot into. The menu is not voiced. Press the right arrow key and Enter to select Windows. After that it's just like booting any Windows machine. I actually rarely do this though as I usually use Windows as a virtual machine in my Mac. It's much handier if your computer can handle it. Personally i'm using Parallels to do this, however it's not fully accessible so most people on here would go with VMWare Fusion if going down the virtualisation route. Good luck.

Submitted by Ahmed on Monday, October 26, 2020

Hi another thing to consider is check how much storage your Mac has before installing windows via bootcamp as in bootcamp windows has all the ram to it's self.
Also keep in mind when choosing how much disk space you want to give your windows partition you will have to be reasonable and decide depending on your use case.