Running bootcamp and OSX at the same time

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Negatron, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2012
    This is probably a stupid question, but is there any way to run Bootcamp and OSX at the same time, perhaps on dual monitors?

    My windows PC fried, and I currently only have my mac. The issue I am running into is needing to use Photoshop (I own an OSX version) and my class using Autodesk 3DS Max, a windows-only program. I have to swap between the programs quite frequently, and as a result am left either hoping it turns out right, or swapping between partitions and rebooting my computer very very very often.

    Any help would be appreciated. thank you
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, you have to boot into one or the other. To run Windows apps on your Mac, you can also use Parallels or VMware Fusion.

    If you don't have a Windows license, you can use CrossOver to run some applications. Not all Windows apps are compatible with CrossOver. Check their site for compatible apps.

    For more information about running Windows on your Mac, check out the Windows, Linux & other on the Mac forum.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    I wouldn't run 3DS Max in a VM, because of performance.

    Assuming you bought Photoshop, you could exchange you OS X liscence for a Windows liscence, and do all of your work in Windows.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    This would probably be your best bet. I would follow the instructions here, then download and use the trial version of Photoshop for Windows until you get the license swap sorted out.

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