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2.10. How to Run Windows on a Mac

Please be aware that Mac users may not be able to use the School of Business Microsoft Windows upgrade version as it requires existing licensing. For those users a low-cost version if Microsoft Windows for a "Fresh Installation" may be require.

Please use the following link http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx

 

 

Boot Camp -  Apple's utility that permits a non-destructive installation of the Windows Operating System on a Mac computer. A boot manager (access by holding the Apple key during boot) allows the user to select either Windows or OSX.

Boot Camp Support Resources

Complete How-To Guide

Another easy to follow complete guide

 

Photo of Boot Camped MacBook running Windows 7

 

VirtualBox - Open Source (Free for personal use under GNU General Public License GPL) and well supported by its user base.

VirtualBox Support Resources

Screenshot of VirtualBox running Windows XP within Mac OSX

 

VMWare Fusion 2.0.7 Open Source (Free for personal use under GNU General Public License GPL)

VMWare Fusion Support Resources

Screenshot of VMWare Fusion 3 running Windows 7 within Mac OSX

 

Parallels - Most Mac users prefer the ease and features of Parallels.  It allows the Mac OS to act as a host for the Windows OS and application and data can be dragged and dropped between the two running Operating Systems (Approximately $40 for student version)

Parallels Support Resources

Screenshot of Parallels running Windows 7 within Mac OSX

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