Problems with opening a program in OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Endorush, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Endorush macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2015
    Hey people.

    Just bought myself a Macbook Pro 2015 edition, with OS X yosemite.

    I got a pretty important program im gonna need in school, but everytime i try to open it, "The program is a microsoft windows program, and can't work together with OS x".

    Im pretty new to this Macbook universe. So i hope anyone will have a solution for my problem here.

    Best regards.
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Windows specific applications can't be run natively in OS X. You will either need to create a bootcamp partition, install windows in bootcamp or install the Parallels application and install windows under Parallels. The Windows specific application will then run under Windows in bootcamp or Parallels. Bootcamp is free as part of OS X and Parallels will need to be purchased. In either case, you will need a copy of Microsoft windows to install. The advantage of using Parallels is that you can run Windows and OS X at the same time, so to speak. Ask your school about obtaining a copy of Windows.

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