newbie--best place to get windows xp for my imac with fusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ljrkrispes, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. ljrkrispes macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    I just bought my husband a 24" imac. Aren't I a good wife? He likes Quicken, and I gather from this forum that he is better off using Quicken for Windows, since he has 10 years of data already. So I now that we need a Windows operating system, and I would prefer to use XP. Where is the best place to get it, and what is the cheapest way to do this? Thanks...
  2. qacjared macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    From Wikipedia:

  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
  5. kenoh macrumors demi-god


    Jul 18, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Windows XP


    Go to VMWare and download VMconvertor onto your old XP machine lying around. Import it into VMConvertor and it will generate a VM image of that machine.

    Use an external Hard drive.

    Move the drive over to the new iMac and copy the resulting files from the VMConvertor to the mac virtual machines folder for fusion.

    Start Fusion and point it at the new files from the conversion. It should boot fine.

    This is especially useful if the machine you are taking the vm conversion of is the one with Quicken already installed as it will bring it all with it and it will be exactly the same as the old machine!!!

    Good luck.

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