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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

my friend wants me to put windows 7 on his macbook so he can use it sometimes and use some windows based programs,is it possible to get a link for a virtual machine for mac so i can install it and then just install my windows 7 cd?



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:17 AM

Here are your options:

- VirtualBox https://www.virtualbox.org/ FREE
- Parallels Desktop http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/ around $80 (available from many online stores)
- VMWare Fusion http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion around $70 (available from many online stores)

Personally, I use Parallels.

The other overall option that is not a VM is to use Bootcamp. https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/getstarted/ FREE

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:28 AM

Hi there, to avoid an additional topic I hope I can piggy back a follow up question on this. 

 

I'm drawn towards the VMWare option, but I wanted to ask: how does the Microsoft licensing work with this approach? Do you need to buy and install Windows 7 on to VM (if so, how do you do that if VMWare doesn't come with an OS already installed?).

 

Any insights on the approach much appreciated. Thanks.






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