10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2011 6:57 AM by JustDana
nerdyguydan Level 1 Level 1

i am trying to run a program that was made for a windows platform. i am using boot camp and it is asking for an installer disk for windows 7. is there a simple way to get it to run on my mac without having to run a windows 7

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 8 gig ram, 750gig hd
Solved by Kurt Lang on Oct 27, 2011 8:54 AM Solved
No. You need Windows on your computer in some way to run a Windows program. Boot Camp only creates a FAT32 partition on your hard drive to get you started to install Windows to. You still need to provide your own legal copy of Windows 7 to install onto the new partition.
Reply by nerdyguydan on Oct 27, 2011 9:04 AM Helpful
one of my friends has written a program in windows for keeping stats and wanted to have me run it on my computer. i have no clue what he wrote it in.
Reply by JustDana on Oct 27, 2011 9:14 AM Helpful
you can try this: macs have a small compatibility layer so you don't have to install windows to run some things http://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover/ that is one program that uses that layer http://www.winehq.org/ Wine is another popular program

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