How to get Windows or whatever

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

  1. cRz macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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