Setting up Windows on a Mac with Boot Camp

Because not all the software you will use during your time at Darden is compatible with macOS, you will need to set up Windows 10 on your Mac. This can be done on Intel-based Macs through a free built-in utility called Boot Camp. At this time, we are unfortunately not able to support Macs that use Apple’s proprietary M1 processor.


First, you will need to download the actual Windows operating system and record the license key. You can follow the instructions for upgrading to Windows 10 Education up to where it says to “Record the product key”. At that point, you can begin following the instructions in this document.


Below the “View Key” button, click the blue “Download” button to begin downloading the ISO file you will use with Boot Camp:

Once the ISO file has been downloaded, which may take awhile because it’s a rather large file at >5GBs, open Boot Camp Assistant from Applications/Utilities:

Click Continue:

Drag the ISO file you downloaded earlier into the Boot Camp Assistant window. You can change how much of the hard drive Windows will use by moving the divider left or right. You will need to reserve at least 250GBs for the Windows partition (500GBs is recommended). Once the ISO file has been added and the partition size defined, click Install:

Boot Camp Assistant will begin installing Windows. After several minutes, it will automatically restart the computer and boot into the Windows partition. At this point, you can use the New Computer Intune Enrollment for Students instructions to configure Windows and register it with the Darden network.


If you encounter any issues or have any questions, please contact the Darden Service Desk for assistance any time between 8am-12pm and 1-5pm, M-F. 

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