Using Windows OS on a Macintosh.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by OliverS, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. OliverS macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008

    I have a program that Macintosh doesn't support. Therefore I need to run the Windows operating system on my Macintosh. I attempted to do so, however I failed. I have a harddisk object on my desktop named 'BOOTCAMP', if that is of any importance at all.

    I would appreciate if someone can direct me to a simple tutorial or tell me how to do.

    Best regards,

  2. axxo08 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    It would be better for you to use virtual Box or Parallels. For a guide Search google you'll find many.Try iclarified :)
  3. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

    iPhone 62S

    Aug 18, 2009
    In my experience, Parallels is very buggy. VirtualBox, I've never had a problem with, and it's free.
  4. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    VMware Fusion is great too! Costs some money though.
  5. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Virtual Box is free and very good, you can download it direct from Sun. It sounds as though you already have Windows installed so if you don't mind re-booting to use it then simply hold option on startup and should give you a choice of boot disk, OS X or Windows.

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