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Old Mar 05, 2009, 03:29 AM
youngforu4ever youngforu4ever is offline
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Default Running Windows software on Mac

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Many Mac users want to try some Windows software but buy a new computer is really a kind of waste. Parallels can help those Mac users to experience Windows software.
Parallels (Parallels Desktop for Mac)----- Virtual machine software from Parallels, Inc., that allows Windows, Linux and other operating systems to run in an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X. Some people familiar with it, some people not. This article will give a brief introduction about Parallels.

[b]Part1: Definition of the Parallels[/b]
It is hardware emulation virtualization software, using hypervisor technology that works by mapping the host computer’s hardware resources directly to the virtual machine’s resources, allowing each virtual machine to operate identically to a standalone computer. Some Mac users familiar with this software because it gives them the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

[b]Part2: How to install Parallels[/b]

[b]Step1: Download Parallels Desktop on your Mac OS X system[/b]

[b]Step2: Setting Up Parallels[/b]
Once the downloading is finished, it's time to start the application, which you'll find in a folder called "Parallels" in your Application directory. Then you need to specify the name of your virtual machine, and where it should be stored on your disk:

[b]Step3:Installing Windows OS[/b]
The above step to actually install Parallels is to insert the Windows install CD (DVD, actually) into your computer, then push the "play" button in Parallels to start up the program with the new VM system. Now you can step through the standard steps of a Windows XP.
After installing, you can use Windows XP on your Mac.

[b]Part3: Unique use of Parallels[/b]
We all know the general function about Parallels in the test procedure for professional stuff. Now I introduce a unique use for Mac users to use other software which require Windows, Linux and other operating systems.


Take Aiseesoft [url=***********]Total Video Converter for example, this excellent video converter can’t be operated on Mac. Its System Requirements is Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows Vista. When you have Parallels on your Mac, you can use this software any time.
Now I give you a presentation to show how to make full use of your Parallels.
[b]First[/b], you need switch your Mac OS to windows.

[b]Second[/b], you can follow this guide ***********
to use Aiseesoft Total Video Converter similar with Window users.

[b]Finally[/b], you can enjoy your harvest.

You had chosen the Windows OS, so the software can run smoothly.
With the presentation above, you can use any software conveniently.
Old Oct 04, 2009, 03:01 PM
D.Buide D.Buide is offline
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Default Running Windows software on Mac

hi guys -

thanks for the quick responses.

do i need to take my imac to a dealer to get memory added?

where can i purchase the needed PC software?

i would expect full instructions for the Mac adaptation to be found under the help menu?

thanks again


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