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How do you install windows on a Mac?


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caricaturd

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Hi all,
A friend of mine recently purchased a Mac, but would prefer to operate under the Windows system. What will she need to make the transition? Is there specific software to buy? Will she, a relatively inexperienced Mac user, be able to install windows on her own? Thanks for your help, guys

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Bootcamp could be a possibility.
If she is a computer newbie, then I would sugguest having someone walk her through the proccess of installing Windows. As for specific software: a Windows installation disk.
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If she's running Leopard (10.5) then it already comes with Boot Camp. The installer is located at Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant, it's as simple as pie from there on out.
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thanks guys!
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VMware Fusion and parallels are two great options, if you have a copy of xp and want to run it on top of the os x interface.
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VMware Fusion and parallels are two great options, if you have a copy of xp and want to run it on top of the os x interface.

I must say I absolutely comply with the VMware fusion idea, I've been running XP on top of my OS x interface for a while now and even till this day it amazes me how well it works. You can choose to have it running virtually in a seperate window but you can also choose to unite your virtual OS with your OS x running making every piece of software you run from your XP-machine pop up in your mac as if it was installed on the mac itself.

You should definatly try out VMware fusion, it's not that pricy to buy and it can be tested for 30 days!
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