how to install software?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dragonmaki, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. dragonmaki macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    i am new to mac and am not sure how to install this software. The readme file says

    TO install the application simply mount the disk image (you can use PowerISO or MagicISO) from the French Folder and install from there.

    another readme file says

    Open the folder called app (in the iso) and double click the setup icon.

    After that open the rosetta stone application (while the cd is in or the image is mounted) voila.

    when I double click setup.exe, it says there is no default application to run files of type .exe. I'm not sure what application I should choose to run it.

    there was no .dmg file to click on (that has worked for me in the past)
  2. pknz macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2005
    Sounds like you are trying to install Windows software onto your Mac, which is not going to work.

    .exe are Windows executable files, PowerISO I believe is not available for Mac.
  3. Maui macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2007
  4. dragonmaki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
  5. dragonmaki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    what if it is an .iso file and it says "the application failed to mount"? this is another instance/ version of a similar software.
  6. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    I'm not aware of any Mac software that comes on a downloaded ISO that's acquired legally. There may be some, but usually you'll find it comes on a DMG (similar to an ISO). I suggest you give the MacRumors guide another look.
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Rosetta Stone comes on a hybrid CD so I guess if it's available for download then it'd be an ISO file. There should be a Mac app on the CD somewhere, and you should be able to mount the image just by double-clicking it. "The application failed to mount" may indicate a bad download.
  8. Angrist macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    Linux Distros for the x86 Macs come as ISOs.

    But thats the only thing that I've seen.

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