In This Chapter
Introducing Boot Camp
Comparing Boot Camp with software emulation
Creating your Windows partition
Switching to your Windows system
Updating Apple software in Windows
Do you sometimes miss that (cough) other operating system? Would you like to run legacy Windows programs on your Mac? Do you miss the familiar confines of the Microsoft world?
No need to be furtive about your Windows yearnings. Although I’m an enthusiastic Mac owner, I also own two smooth-running PCs, and all my computers cohabitate quite well in my office. I use both Windows 7 and Windows 8 every day for a number of tasks. So, dear reader, what if I told you that both OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 or 8 can live together in peace and harmony, all on the same hard drive inside your Mac?
In this chapter, I discuss the wonder that is Boot Camp — the free utility included with Yosemite that allows you to install and run Windows on your Mac’s hard drive. I ...