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Using Windows on a Mac
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:26:32 AM »
My daughter brought home a Cd-Rom from school for some homework that has an .exe file on it to install the program onto the computer.

Now my issue is the file is a windows file and I only have Macs at home. Yeah sue me peasants.

Anyway I have used Parallels before to install Windows onto my Mac. Is this still the best program to use to install Windows? I seem to recall that there was another popular program as well.

Also I don't currently own a copy of Windows and I would prefer not to have to buy it just for this but I will if I have to. Any hints as to what the best way to acquire this? I'm not adverse to a bit of five finger e-discounts if you get my drift.

Using Windows on a Mac
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 06:03:26 AM »
My daughter brought home a Cd-Rom from school for some homework that has an .exe file on it to install the program onto the computer.

Now my issue is the file is a windows file and I only have Macs at home. Yeah sue me peasants.

Anyway I have used Parallels before to install Windows onto my Mac. Is this still the best program to use to install Windows? I seem to recall that there was another popular program as well.

Also I don't currently own a copy of Windows and I would prefer not to have to buy it just for this but I will if I have to. Any hints as to what the best way to acquire this? I'm not adverse to a bit of five finger e-discounts if you get my drift.

theres virtualbox. www.virtualbox.org
official microsoft download links (30 day trial)


32-BIT WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X86 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
64-BIT WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso
32-BIT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL X86 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso
64-BIT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL X64 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso
32-BIT WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM X86 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso
64-BIT WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM X64 SP1 (BOOTABLE)   http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

Using Windows on a Mac
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 06:22:07 AM »
My daughter brought home a Cd-Rom from school for some homework that has an .exe file on it to install the program onto the computer.

Now my issue is the file is a windows file and I only have Macs at home. Yeah sue me peasants.

Anyway I have used Parallels before to install Windows onto my Mac. Is this still the best program to use to install Windows? I seem to recall that there was another popular program as well.

Also I don't currently own a copy of Windows and I would prefer not to have to buy it just for this but I will if I have to. Any hints as to what the best way to acquire this? I'm not adverse to a bit of five finger e-discounts if you get my drift.

what is the program? did you browse the cd for a .dmg file to install on a mac? can she do it in a browser over the internet to the schools computers ?  my concern is viruses ...

Using Windows on a Mac
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 07:04:05 AM »
what is the program? did you browse the cd for a .dmg file to install on a mac? can she do it in a browser over the internet to the schools computers ?  my concern is viruses ...

The program is some basic learning to read programs with games and that type of stuff for 5 to 6 year olds. From my searches there isn't any mac version. It is a legit program so there shouldn't be any viruses.


Using Windows on a Mac
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 09:32:45 AM »
Thanks to wr250 my child will be able to read. As long as she doesn't discover my posts on BellGab she shouldn't need too much therapy.

Using Windows on a Mac
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 10:36:01 AM »
Buy a cheap PC laptop, you Aussie skinflint.

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 12:30:40 PM »
I thought you were better than this, Jaz.