Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 29, 2013, 09:15 PM   #1
2012Tony2012
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
MS Windows Emulator?

I need to install a program for my Car Crashcam / Dashcam that only comes in PC .EXE version as they do not support Mac

I really need this application to fully use my Car Crashcam / Dashcam.

Any advice please?
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 29, 2013, 10:59 PM   #2
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Have you tried VirtualBox?
https://www.virtualbox.org/
Consultant is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:21 AM   #3
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Consultant View Post
Have you tried VirtualBox?
https://www.virtualbox.org/
No good, as I do not own any MS Windows
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:31 AM   #4
iBookG4user
macrumors 604
 
iBookG4user's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Send a message via MSN to iBookG4user
Try crossover, it's very hit-or-miss but it might work for that program.
__________________
*Super high tech stuff goes here*
iBookG4user is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:44 AM   #5
iamfredrik
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
You can also try WineBottler:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
iamfredrik is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:44 AM   #6
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Seeking free alternative.
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:58 AM   #7
iamfredrik
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012Tony2012 View Post
Seeking free alternative.
WineBottler is free.
iamfredrik is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:35 AM   #8
CylonGlitch
macrumors 68030
 
CylonGlitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012Tony2012 View Post
I really need this application to fully use my Car Crashcam / Dashcam.
With most dashcams you have to put in your own memory card. You could just get a memory card reader and read the data from the card that way. Just avoid the software all together. Most store information on the card in a standard format.
__________________
Last edited by CylonGlitch : Tomorrow at 37:05 AM.
MRoogle
CylonGlitch is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 09:44 AM   #9
Squareball
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA
If you just need it for short term perhaps see if you can install it on one of the IE VMs that Microsoft provides. It gives you a windows install so you can test your sites in IE however it may let you install software too. It does expire after 90 days but if you just need this app to setup your cam it may work.

Actually now that I think about it, you can download Virtualbox and possibly run Windows in unactivated mode for like 30 days. You can get the ISOs from Microsoft, the download links are in http://www.w7forums.com/official-win...ds-t12325.html

Give it a shot.
Squareball is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 05:26 PM   #10
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamfredrik View Post
You can also try WineBottler:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
I will try it.

Last edited by 2012Tony2012; Jul 30, 2013 at 05:40 PM.
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 05:57 PM   #11
saturnotaku
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
If WineBottler doesn't work and you need this particular program to work, you might as well suck it up and pay the $100 for a Windows OEM license.
__________________
MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2011)
Core i7 2860QM | 16 GB RAM | AMD Radeon 6770M | SSD | High-Res Antiglare | OS X + Win 7
iPhone 4S (Verizon 64 GB)
saturnotaku is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2013, 06:10 PM   #12
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by saturnotaku View Post
If WineBottler doesn't work and you need this particular program to work, you might as well suck it up and pay the $100 for a Windows OEM license.
Testing now.
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2013, 08:01 AM   #13
mrbigboi3000
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Download VMware fusion best of the best snatch up whatever version of windows iso you want to use and profit.
mrbigboi3000 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2013, 06:20 PM   #14
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrbigboi3000 View Post
Download VMware fusion best of the best snatch up whatever version of windows iso you want to use and profit.
Eh?
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2013, 07:03 PM   #15
Nyy8
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New England
I would never trust "unknown" .iso's for windows. Most, if not all have been tempered with. I just sucked it up and got a OEM License for $100.
__________________
iPad 2 16GB, iPhone 5S Space Grey 16GB,
iMac 21.5 inch, 2.5 GHz Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD
Nyy8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 2013, 07:18 PM   #16
Renzatic
macrumors 604
 
Renzatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Wisdom mule sez: there are literally zero jungles in Vermont.
How long do you need access to it for? If it's just for a couple of things, you could always download a copy of Windows 7 and not register it. You'll lose access after 30 days, but if you only need it for a little while, it's the perfect solution to your problem.

Digital River link to Win7 Pro x64.

And yes, this is perfectly legal, plus the link is to MS' official digital hosting server.
Renzatic is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 05:55 PM   #17
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
How long do you need access to it for? If it's just for a couple of things, you could always download a copy of Windows 7 and not register it. You'll lose access after 30 days, but if you only need it for a little while, it's the perfect solution to your problem.

Digital River link to Win7 Pro x64.

And yes, this is perfectly legal, plus the link is to MS' official digital hosting server.
So I can install W7 on my snow leopard, using bootcamp, and use W7 for 30 days?

OR must I install Mountain Lion first?
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 05:59 PM   #18
thejadedmonkey
macrumors 604
 
thejadedmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pa
Send a message via AIM to thejadedmonkey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nyy8 View Post
I would never trust "unknown" .iso's for windows. Most, if not all have been tempered with. I just sucked it up and got a OEM License for $100.
Who said anything about "unknown" iso's? Microsoft gives the iso's away for free.
__________________
MacBook 17" MacBook Pro iPod Nano Apple TV
PS4 Custom Windows 8.1 Desktop WP8
"Good judgment comes from experience,
experience comes from bad judgment."
- Mulla Nasrudin
thejadedmonkey is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 7, 2013, 08:50 PM   #19
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Anyone know please?
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 08:19 AM   #20
dontpannic
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Orpington, Kent, UK
Virtualbox, Windows ISO. That's all you need to know, surely?
dontpannic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:16 PM   #21
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
How long do you need access to it for? If it's just for a couple of things, you could always download a copy of Windows 7 and not register it. You'll lose access after 30 days, but if you only need it for a little while, it's the perfect solution to your problem.

Digital River link to Win7 Pro x64.

And yes, this is perfectly legal, plus the link is to MS' official digital hosting server.
This ISO is dodgy or corrupt! It would not install using Bootcamp, it just froze on a weird looking screen that says press 1 or 2, which were blank and not functioning anyway.

I then tried the ISO usinf Virtualbox and Virtualbox froze up when installing the ISO with x800x800 type of errors!
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:12 PM   #22
alexrmc92
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012Tony2012 View Post
This ISO is dodgy or corrupt! It would not install using Bootcamp, it just froze on a weird looking screen that says press 1 or 2, which were blank and not functioning anyway.

I then tried the ISO usinf Virtualbox and Virtualbox froze up when installing the ISO with x800x800 type of errors!
Does virtual box support W7 on snow leopard? Does the current version of virtual box even support snow leopard? Are you running SL in 64 bit mode? Apple changed this in later versions of SL. What mac are you using?
alexrmc92 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2013, 05:05 PM   #23
2012Tony2012
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexrmc92 View Post
Does virtual box support W7 on snow leopard? Does the current version of virtual box even support snow leopard? Are you running SL in 64 bit mode? Apple changed this in later versions of SL. What mac are you using?
I tried it using Mountain Lion, that W7 ISO is corrupt or dodgy, kept giving errors and not working properly!
2012Tony2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC