Mac Mini Late 2012 Windows 10 Drivers – Download

Downloads for Mac Mini Late 2012 Windows 10 Drivers

By default Windows 10 will have the majority of the drivers out the box that are required to get Windows 10 fully running on the Mac Mini Late 2012, however you will find some drivers are missing, or simply do now work correctly.

To get Windows 10 working correctly on a Mac Mini Late 2012 model you will need to download the following drivers

For all the drivers above click the link to download the driver, then unzip them.

The Audio and Wireless drivers are just .exe’s you can install, the Bluetooth and HDMI display audio drivers need to be installed through device manager, to open device manager click the start button and type “Device Manager”.

For the Bluetooth and HDMI Audio drivers, simply right click on the device in device manager and select update driver, then browse to the driver you downloaded and unzipped.

After installing the four drivers above your Mac Mini 2012 should have drivers for everything on Windows 10:

Mac Mini 2012 Windows 10 Drivers

Windows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default

By default the Windows 10 File Explorer opens to the quick access folder by default, personally i dont find that at all useful and would sooner it open “This PC” (My Computer) so I can have easy access to hard drives, connected devices and network shares.

Thankfully the Windows 10 file explorer can be made to open This PC by default, it even has its own setting hidden away, so no registry hacks are required like on Windows 8.

To make the Windows 10 File Explorer open this PC by default you need to do the following:

  1. On any open file explorer window click the view tab
  2. Then click options > change folder and search optionsWindows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default
  3. Now simply change the open file explorer option to “This PC”Windows 10 File Explorer Open This PC By Default

When you click on ok you have done it, now when you open a new file explorer windows it will default to opening “This PC” from now on. I hope this helps someone out, again easy once you know where to look!

Disable The Lock Screen On Windows 10

Update: The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) removed the ability to disable the lock screen on Windows 10 Pro editions sadly, this tutorial will still work for enterprise versions of Windows 10, however not on Pro editions if you have updated past Windows 10 1511, released in November 2015.

The Windows 10 lock screen makes sense on tablet / mobile devices, however on a desktop PC or laptop the lock screen is just an extra click every time you wish to use your device. Thankfully the Windows 10 lock screen can be disabled quite easily.

To disable the lock screen on Windows 10 press the start button and search for “edit group policy”, then click on edit group policy to bring up the local group policy editor:

Disable the lock screen on Windows 10

 

Once you have the local group policy editor loaded up navigate down to thew following:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization, then double click on “Do not display the lock screen”

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On the left menu select “Enabled” then click ok.

Disable the lock screen on Windows 10

Thats it, you no longer have a lock screen on your device. Press the Windows Key + L to lock your device, you will now see you are prompted to unlock the device right away, instead of having to click or press a key to make the lock screen go away.

I hope someone finds this useful, easy to do, once you know how!