1. spareshoota's Avatar
    Should I just pay and use CrossOver or should I buy the program that partitions the whole computer? Only want to run 2 or 3 windows programs.
    03-07-2014 12:03 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Bootcamp is built I to OSX so you so t need to buy it. However you do need to have a valid Windows license.
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    03-07-2014 12:13 PM
  3. spareshoota's Avatar
    it's built into it? how do i get to it? is it something i have to download from the mac store?
    03-07-2014 12:28 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    it's built into it? how do i get to it? is it something i have to download from the mac store?
    No. Just go into applications, utilities and you should see an app called Bootcamp Assistant.
    03-07-2014 12:30 PM
  5. spareshoota's Avatar
    wait im confused im sorry. i have to have a windows key because essentially this bootcamp thing will install windows on my macbook? then i can go into it and install the program i need to run?
    03-07-2014 01:01 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Bootcamp Assistant will walk you through partitioning your drive to dual boot. It's up to you to have a valid Windows license to install on it. Bootcamp Assistant will also walk you through creating a DVD or USB key of drivers needed to have Windows work with Apple hardware. Then when you turn the MacBook on or restart it, you will have the choice of going into OSX or a native Windows environment.
    03-07-2014 02:54 PM
  7. vinh dinh's Avatar
    thank you, will look more into this
    06-28-2014 05:29 AM
  8. iman89's Avatar
    Yup simple, just dual boot, or find an alternative. You'd be surprised how many cool alternatives there are for certain programs. Unless the program has certain features you can't live without I'm sure you can find something. Personally I used to have Windows, and I changed to Linux, just for the sake of trying something new, and heard that slower hardware runs great on Linux. Ended up loving Linux, and runs flawlessly. I just type in, *Program Name* alternative for Linux, and I get a list, and if it does what I am looking for I download it. So far I'm not looking back. Mac is really reliable though, so dual boot, or alternatives would be my best advice.
    10-22-2014 09:57 PM

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