The boot manager can also be launched by holding down the “menu” button on the Apple Remote at startup.
On older Macs, its functionality relies on BIOS emulation through EFI and a partition table information synchronization mechanism between GPT and MBR combined.
Holding down the option key (⌥) at startup brings up the boot manager, allowing the user to choose which operating system to start up.
If you don’t want to shell out the bucks for Parallels or VMWare but you want your Mac to run Microsoft Windows, Apple’s free Boot Camp is what you need.
For those that don’t know, Boot Camp allows you to partition your Mac’s hard drive to be able to dual boot between Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista, choosing which OS to boot on system start.
Setting up Windows 10 on a Mac requires a USB flash drive and the ISO image of Windows 10 provided by Microsoft.
Boot Camp reformats the flash drive as a Mac bootable install disk, and combines Windows 10 with install scripts to load hardware drivers for the targeted Mac computer.
For Tips and Reports regarding Boot Camp Beta 1.0-1.4 in Tiger, click here.
(NOTE: Some of the tips for Boot Camp in Tiger may also be valid for Boot Camp in Leopard.)Boot Camp enables Intel-powered Macs to boot from Windows.Officially, the earliest Macintosh models that support Windows 8 are the mid-2011 Mac Book Air, 13-inch-mid-2011 or 15 and 17-inch-mid-2010 Mac Book Pro, mid-2011 Mac Mini, 21-inch-mid-2011 or 27-inch-mid-2010 i Mac, and early 2009 Mac Pro.By running the Boot Camp assistant with a compatible version of Microsoft Windows setup disc in the drive and switching to a Windows 8 disc when.Mac OS X reboots the machine to begin installing Windows, Windows 8 can be installed on older unsupported hardware.Apple has just released an update to their Boot Camp software, although it still is technically in beta.Running Windows under Boot Camp provides you with a fully compatible Windows environment.