Boot Camp Alternatives

    Boot Camp is described as 'utility by that assists users in installing Windows 10 on Macs' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Boot Camp for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Wine. The best alternative is VMware Fusion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MobaLiveCD or Qemu Simple Boot. Other great apps like Boot Camp are bochs (Free, Open Source), Wineskin Winery (Free, Open Source), Paragon Virtualization Manager (Paid) and FAUMachine (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 7, 2020

    1. Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu".
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    2. It is a generic machine emulator and virtualizer.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.
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    3. Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose. Best of all, its free!
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    4. A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm].
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      BootChamp is a small utility for quickly booting into Windows on your Mac. How is this different than selecting your Windows volume from within Startup Disk in System Preferences?

      Discontinued

      Since El Capitan beta 7 BootChamp no longer is functioning. When clicking “Restart into Windows” a “Bless failed” error will show with “Could not set boot device property”.

    5. VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system.
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    6. This is a script that will install a DSDT file to make your audio drivers work for your MacBook Pro Early 2011 in EFI mode. This is means if you want to install multiple Windows Partitions you can in EFI and you are no longer dependent on the DVD Rom.
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