9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2007 1:25 PM by Will : Hi !
ievusia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have serious problem. I cant open .exe. I have just bought macbook pro, so maybe there is no program to open .exe files? script editor is default for .exe files, cant chance it. please help me
thanks for post?

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    .exe files are DOS/Windows executable files, applications so to open them you need to install Windows via either Boot Camp else a product like Parallels or Fusion.
  • ievusia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    could u be more specific? It would be great if u could tell me excatly name of the program, thank u.
  • ievusia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I need to change my windows or what?
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    Right now you are using Mac OS X as your operating system and this requires programs/applications that are specific to this OS. .exe files are specific to Microsoft DOS/Windows operating systems and you require that to open these programs.

    To install Microsoft Windows on your MacBook Pro you will need to either use Boot Camp…

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

    … to install Windows else you will need a product like Parallels…

    http://www.parallels.com/

    Either way, you need to install Microsoft Windows XP else Vista onto your MBP before you can open a .exe program.
  • ievusia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, I have downloded parallels, but when i try to instal it in the end it asks Windows HP instalation disk, so if i want to finish instalation, i must have it, but what if i dont?
  • Dai Bach Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
    levusia,

    You will need to buy a copy of Windows XP or Windows Vista to use with Parallels.

    What is the Windows .exe program you are trying to run? There may be a Mac version you can use instead.
  • Graham K. Rogers Level 5 Level 5 (5,430 points)
    Levusia, there may be a short-term solution in Crossover, which will allow some individual Windows programs to run in a virtual environment without the need for a full Windows installation. It does not work for all and certainly may not be suitable for any critical operations, but it might help in a situation where there is no OS X equivalent to the program.
  • ievusia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, I have instaled WINDOWS XP. But I can not use XP programs on MAC, or maybe I can, but dont know how? I can switch between systems, but I can not see MAC files on WINDOWS XP. So what else do I have to do?
    By the way, thank you a lot for helping me to solve everything out!
  • Will : Hi ! Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
    ievusia wrote:
    Okay, I have instaled WINDOWS XP. But I can not use XP programs on MAC, or maybe I can, but dont know how?


    No, you can't run Windows apps under Mac OS X. There may be a Mac version of the program you're trying to use, but we can't tell as we don't know what program you're trying to run.

    I can switch between systems, but I can not see MAC files on WINDOWS XP. So what else do I have to do?


    You can use an application like MacDrive to let Windows XP see your Mac partition.