Converting windows program to Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ATOMANT, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. ATOMANT macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2009
    I am a pilot in training and have a study program that i use on my schools windows computers i have saved it to a flash drive and uploaded onto my mac and i am needing help to figure out how open it up correctly because it is not is says something about not decoding correctly thank you to anyone that can help
  2. parapup macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2006
    Windows programs cannot be run on a Mac directly.

    If you want to run Windows programs on the Mac - you have a few options -

    a) BootCamp - buy a copy of Windows, use BootCamp to install it on your hard drive as a second operating system. You will have to reboot to Windows when you want to run the program

    b) Buy virtualization software like VMWare Fusion and install Windows using that - this will allow you to run Windows side by side the Mac and you can run your program without needing to reboot

    c) See - they allow many Windows programs to run on Mac without needing Windows. You will have to enquire if the program you are trying to run is compatible though.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    parapup is exactly right

    You should check Crossover first, it would be the simplest solution for you if it works

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. three macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    Another recommendation if you need to virtualise Windows is Virtualbox by Sun, it's free and open source and does the same things that VMWare and Parallels do.

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