How to get Windows or whatever

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cRz, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. cRz macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    sorry I'm very inexperienced with Mac. How do I get Windows so I can download Audition. Do I need windows to get Audition? btw.
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    You don't need windows to get it, but you need windows to run it.

    You can get it by going to any local technology store and asking for a copy of windows. Expect to spend around $100 though.
  3. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    Walmart and any major department store with an electronics section should have Home Premium and maybe Professional. You can purchase a key and download an .iso file online as well.
  4. hotgrease macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2010
    Note that you can do a full clean install of windows with an upgrade version, which is cheaper than the full version. You just need to qualify as an upgrade (which is generally just owning a prior version of windows, but I'm not sure on the details). You can also buy an OEM version for less than a retail copy if you need the full version.
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Installing the OS twice from an upgrade disc will fool the OS into thinking that it's a valid upgrade. There's also a registry entry that can be flipped to accomplish the same thing.
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Might as well go for the "free" internet version in this case.
  7. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I don't think the OP is asking for instructions on purchasing Windows. I think s/he is asking about installing it on a Mac...
  8. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    There's an application on your MBP called BootCamp. Get a windows install DVD and run Bootcamp, it's pretty self explanatory after that. ;)
  9. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Not necessarily. I have a legit copy of Windows 7 upgrade, and a legit license of Windows XP. Do I really want to install XP and then upgrade to 7 on my Mac? No way... what's the point? Nothing illegal done. If nothing else, it's a good tip for reinstallation.

    It's like the Snow Leopard thing. The $30 version was an upgrade version, but not everyone who bought it was actually upgrading from Leopard.

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