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  • Kesiena Uvietaire

    April 20, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Can I instal mac OS in a system already containing Windows Xp, so that I can have two operating systems to switch between?
    My reason for asking is because I have some very vital software that runs only on Mac and some others that run only on Windows Xp or Vista.
    I really need answers. THANKS in advance!

  • Jeff Carpenter

    April 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    It’s possible to have both, but what type of computer do you have? It must be a Macintosh using Intel chips. I’d also suggest keeping away from any Mac with less than 4 GB of RAM. Running 2 OSes can take a lot of RAM and you’ll be unhappy with less than that.

    Once you’ve got that then you can run OS X and Window at the same time using either one of these programs:

    Parallels:
    https://www.parallels.com/

    Fusion:
    https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/

    The other (cheaper) option is to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac:
    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht1656

    The downside there is that you have to shut down one OS to run the other. It’s an either-or thing. With Parallels or Fusion they can both run at the same time.

    (You have to supply your own copy of Windows for all of these options.)

  • Kesiena Uvietaire

    April 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks Jeff. My PC is an Intel Pentium series with dual core, processing at 3.0 GHz each core. The RAM is up to 4GB. Is it possible to have OS X installed alongside with windows?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Zane Barker

    April 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    No

    He already explained that you need s Mac to install the Mac OS.

    Hindsight is always 1080p

  • Kesiena Uvietaire

    April 22, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Ok. Thanks!

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