Installing Windows on macOS with VirtualBox, Boot Camp, or Parallels


For M1 Processors Apple Mac Computers

It is currently not possible to use Boot Camp or a virtual Windows environment on an M1 Mac. If you need to run Windows only software, please contact your department to determine what labs are available for use. If no labs are available with the software you need, please contact 4Help by clicking Get Help on the 4Help portal and ask for the IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) team to work with you to find other options.

For Intel-based Apple Mac Computers

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To Configure and Use Virtual Options such as Virtual Box or Parallels

Follow the instructions at either:

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To Configure and Use Boot Camp

  1. Download a copy of Windows.
    1. Go to the OneCampus Web page.
    2. If the page appears dark with text overlaid, click the page to dismiss the overlaid text.
    3. If any OneCampus announcements pop-up, after reading the text, click the appropriate button to dismiss the pop-up.
    4. To the right of the OneCampus logo, in the What would you like to do? search box, type: software.
    5. On the keyboard, press Enter or Return.
    6. Click Network Software.
    7. If prompted to login, enter your VT Username (PID), your passphrase, and complete authentication with your second factor.
    8. Click Microsoft Windows Software to expand the category. If you do not see Microsoft Windows, then you need to buy Microsoft Windows from ITPALS.
    9. Click Microsoft Windows 10 Education (21H1) 64-bit ISO.
    10. After reading the license agreement, place a check in each of the check boxes.
    11. Click Accept Agreement.
    12. **Print or record the license key for your records. You will need this key later to complete activation.**
    13. Click Continue.
    14. If prompted, choose to save the file to your computer.
  2. Burn the ISO file to a DVD. (If you purchased a DVD of Windows, skip this step, because you already have Windows on a DVD.)
    1. Insert a blank DVD into your computer.
    2. In Finder, from the Go drop-down, click Utilities.
    3. Double-click Disk Utility.
    4. In the left pane, click the ISO file.
    5. Near the top of the window, click Burn.
    6. When prompted to confirm, click Burn.
  3. Run Boot Camp Assistant and install Windows by following all of the instructions in the following PDF from Apple: Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide.
  4. Active Windows with Microsoft.
    1. Start Windows.
    2. Connect to the internet.
    3. Click Start.
    4. Type: slui 3.
    5. As you type, results will appear and change. Click slui 3.
    6. In the Product key text box, type the license key that you obtained earlier either from Network Software or on the documentation that came with your DVD.
    7. After you type the last character of the license key, Windows will automatically send the activation key.
    8. Follow the on-screen instructions and prompts to complete the activation.

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Video of Instructions for Boot Camp

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