Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015

This video will show you how to install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015.

Well here it is guys, the video you guys have all been waiting for. I have had quite a few people ask me about installing Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 and 2014 models and have been a bit slow to get this video out as the hardware is not cheap as you all can imagine. So if the above video helps you out, please help 123myIT out by clicking on the donate button on the left hand side of the page. All donations will help purchasing new hardware.

Some of you will be upset to know that I didn’t get any errors when going through the video. To be honest I kind of expected maybe 1 or 2 problems. But the setup went very smoothly. Even the Boot Camp drivers at the end of the video applied correctly.

You will need 2 things to complete the setup.
1. USB drive 8GB or larger
2. Windows 10 or 8 ISO file which you

In the Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 video I link to another video called Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. This will help you get the Windows 8 or 10 ISO file which allows you to then create the USB which you use to install Windows 8 or 10.

I was able to get a copy of the Boot Camp Drivers from the WININSTALL USB that I can confirm work with Windows 10.
I have labelled it Windows 10 64-bit Captured by 123myIT.com BCD and you will find under the MacBook Pro page here.

All up the install took about 1.5 hours, with the downloading of the boot camp drivers seeming to take forever. The file being around 1.2GB in size meaning if you are on a slow internet connection it could take hours for just that part to complete. So be prepared to wait.

Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015

Overall Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 2015 seems to run very well and I will take a closer look at how Windows 10 works in future videos. So stay tuned. 🙂

Want to know more about Windows 10? Click here for the Official Microsoft website.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display 2015

This video will show you an unboxing of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) laptop.

Hi All,
I managed to get my hands on the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) model. This is to try and help 123myIT users with some of the problems they face when they are trying to get Windows 8 or Windows 10 installed on Apples newest version of laptops.

Shortly I will do a step by step video on how to install Windows 8 and Windows 10 on the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) laptop, however lets take a quick look at what you can expect when you purchase the new version of the MacBook Pro.

On the outside of the laptop there isn’t much changes the design is pretty much the same as the 2014 MacBook Pro. However with the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (2015) version there is the change of the Track Pad. Now I know what you are thinking. Come on Matt big deal right? Who cares about a Track Pad and what actually features can you improve on?
Well after using the new MacBook Pro in the video I briefly show you what is possible able with the new track pad which has the new functionality called Force Touch.
I describe it in the video as a click within a click. But its more then that. The second click seems to be pressure activated.

MacBook Pro 13 inch - Force Touch

What this allows you to do, lets say if you are browsing a website and you have a website link on the page.
Clicking once and then on the second click if you use a little bit of pressure you can get a small preview of the page that is linked. On the second click if you use allot of pressure it will bring up a bigger preview of the linked page.
Its a bit hard to explain without actually using it for yourself, but you get the idea anyone. On the outset it might seem like a gimmick. However some people might find this feature pretty useful.

Worth the upgrade? Hard to say. If you are a Mac fan any upgrade is probably worth it. However if you do have a 2014 model you could probably run with that for now.

Cheers
Matt

Install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite

This video will show you how to Install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite.

Hi All
In this video we take a closer look at Windows 10 Tech Preview. This is just another option for Mac users who want to run Windows on their computer.
You will need to download the Windows 10 Tech Preview iso file and have a USB drive that is 8GB or larger.

You can download the Windows 10 Tech Preview on the 123myIT.com Downloads page. For link click here.
Windows 10 Tech preview comes in the follow different flavours.
English (United States) 64-bit (x64)
English (United States) 32-bit (x86)
English (United Kingdom) 64-bit (x64)
English (United Kingdom) 32-bit (x86)
Chinese (Simplified) 64-bit (x64)
Chinese (Simplified) 32-bit (x86)
Portuguese (Brazil) 64-bit (x64)
Portuguese (Brazil) 32-bit (x86)

The main thing you will notice about Windows 10 is the Start menu has been added back and the apps have now been incorporated directly into the Start menu.

Windows 10 Tech Preview Start Menu

Anyone can download this version it will expire on 04/16/2015 and should only be installed for people who want to give feedback to Microsoft about the workings of the new operating system. For more information see the Microsoft website here.

I didn’t get prompted for a product key. However if you need one you can use the one below.
Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

If Windows 10 Tech Preview is not your thing you can take a look at install Windows 8.1 preview on your Mac videos for both MacBook Pro and MacBook Air below.
MacBook Pro
MacBook Air
After installing Windows 10 Tech Preview on your MacBook, if you are still having some problems with the sound buttons are not working, then it could be an issue with the Windows support or boot camp drivers.
Find out what model your Mac is and start looking for the drivers here. Boot Camp Drivers.

Cheers
Matt

How to Reset the SMC System Management Controller on a Macbook Pro Macbook and Macbook Air

This video will show you how to Reset the SMC System Management Controller on a Macbook Pro Macbook and Macbook Air.

Apple have said

Note: It is possible that the SMC could encounter an issue that may cause unusual system behavior typically related to the symptoms described below. In some cases, resetting the SMC may be the only correct method to resolve the issue, however, an SMC reset should only be attempted after all other standard troubleshooting has been performed.

You should try the following steps before you reset the SMC on your Mac and test the issue after each troubleshooting step and see if the issue still occurs.

Step 1. Press the Command, Option and Escape to quit any application that might not be working properly.
Step 2. Put the Mac in sleep mode by selecting the Apple menu button in the upper-left menu bar and choose Sleep. Wake the Mac after it goes to sleep.
Step 3. Restart the Mac by going into the Apple menu and choose Shut Down.
Step 4. Shut down the computer by going into the Apple Menu and choose Shut Down.

Sometimes your Mac might appear to be running normally but it doesn’t seem to be responding, you can force the Mac to shut down by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds.
NOTE: Any unsaved work will be lost.

How to upgrade memory and hard drive on a Macbook Pro.

This video is a step by step guide on how to upgrade memory and hard drive on a Macbook Pro.
1. Turn your Macbook over so the bottom is facing up.
2. Remove the screws from the bottom of the Macbook Pro.
3. Remove the bottom of the Macbook from the rest of the shell.
4. Slide the two plastic leavers away from the memory.
5. Slide the memory back in and push it into place.
6. Put the lid back in place and screw all the screws back into place.
And then you are done.

How to install Windows 7 on an Apple Mac running bootcamp.

This video is a step by step guide on how to install Windows 7 on an Apple Mac Book Pro running OSX and bootcamp.

1. Log into your Macbook Pro.
2. Open up finder and in the spotlight bar type: bootcamp.
3. Select bootcamp from the menu.
4. On the introduction screen click continue.
5. Make sure that the download the latest support software from Apple option is ticked. If you already have a Windows partition installed you will have an option called Remove Windows 7. If you dont already have Windows installed you will have an option called Install Windows 7. Make sure you tick install Windows 7.
6. Have your 1GB USB key handy to download the Windows Support Software from Apple.
7. Now you can choose to save a copy of the Windows support software to DVD or USB. I prefer USB.
8. Select save a copy to an external drive. You can run this software after Windows have been installed.
9. The Windows support software will download to the USB.
10. At the create a partition for Windows screen you can make the partition as big as you want. However press divide equally so you will have a shared amount of space on both drives.
11. In-cert your Windows 7 DVD and click install.
12. Boot camp will start to Partition the drive.
13. Your Macbook will restart.
14. Windows is loading files screen.
15. At the Windows 7 install screen select your Language, time and currency format and Keyboard and input methods. Click next.
16. Click install now.
17. Accept the licence terms and agreements and click next.
18. Click on custom menu.
19. Select your bootcamp partition and click drive options. Hit Delete then click Ok.
20. Select the partition again and click on New, Apply and Next. And Vista will start to install.
21. The Mac will restart.
22. Setup your new Windows 7 profile and you are done.

How to reinstall OSX Mountain Lion Macbook Pro using a DVD.

This video is a step by step guide to reinstalling OSX Mountain Lion on a Macbook Pro.
1. Step one is to insert the OSX DVD into the slot drive of the Macbook Pro.
2. Start the install.
3. Agree to the Apple terms and conditions.
4. Select the local disk you want to install the OSX too.
5. Enter in your password to start the install.
6. Click Restart.
7. The OSX will install and it will restart again.
OSX Mountain Lion can be downloaded from Itunes and can be installed from the download package.