Apple Boot Camp Preparation Guide


To install Boot Camp on your computer, you will need to:

  1. Run OS updates for macOS Catalina in App Store.
  2. Have at least 60 GB of free hard drive space.
  3. Download Windows 10.

To check for OS updates:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Software Update to check for updates.
  2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click ”More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install.
  3. When Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are also up to date. That includes Safari, iTunes, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, Photos, and FaceTime.

To check your Hard Drive space:

You can view your free disk space from your Mac’s Disk Utility app.

  1. Open Spotlight by clicking the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the screen
  2. Type Disk Utility in the search box that appears.
  3. Once Disk Utility comes up in the list and is highlighted, press the Enter key. Disk Utility is also found in Applications > Utilities.
  4. Once Disk Utility opens, select your hard drive’s name from the list.
  5. You can see your drive’s capacity, its available space, its used space, and other info.

While we ask for a minimum of 60gb, we recommend that you actually have more than 90gb available since you still need more storage for usage on the macOS side.

To download Windows:

  1. Access the Kivuto Web store at
  2. Log in by clicking the ‘Sign In’ option in the upper right corner and enter your university credentials.
  3. Students should select the Students tab just below the search bar.
  4. Browse the Webstore.
  5. Select Windows and click the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
    *Note: Students are eligible to download ONE copy of Windows 10 at no cost.
  6. Click the ‘Shopping Cart’ button in the upper right of the page and select ‘View Full Cart’.
  7. Decide if you would like to purchase back-up media for your selected product(s). You can choose either a disc back-up or a USB back-up.
    *Keep in mind, OIT cannot replace lost or misplaced installations or product keys.
  8. Decide if you would like to purchase the Extended Access Guarantee, if applicable to your order.
  9. Once you have made your selections, click the ‘Check Out’ button at the bottom of the cart.
  10. Complete your transaction by following the on-screen instructions.
  11. Record your product key number.  OIT will not be able to retrieve it for you if lost.

Important!!  Make sure to take a screenshot along with a picture from your phone of your product key.



Article ID: 119228
Tue 10/27/20 3:15 PM