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Offline shawnus

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Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« on: 2012-Jun-27 »
Hi all,

I tried running parallels on my MacBook (so I can use GLB) but the Mac is too old- anyone have any recommendations?

Cheers, Shawn

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #1 on: 2012-Jun-27 »
Parallels is for Intel Macs, I think you can try VirtualBox or QEMU if available for Mac. QEMU can emulate the cpu too, but is very slow.

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #2 on: 2012-Jun-27 »
How old is your macbook. what version ?
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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #3 on: 2012-Jun-27 »
Intel Parallel Desktops, PPC, I think VmWare runs!!! , I read here!

I found this, but I never try it!!!
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/6078/virtual-pc

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #4 on: 2012-Jun-28 »
If you have and old Mac (PPC) you can use VirtualPC or Q emulator wich emulates de intel cpu. You need a lot of RAM memory. If you have an Intel Mac you can "virtualize" with VirtualBox wich is faster, or you can install Windows with Bootcamp.

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #5 on: 2012-Jun-28 »
okee- its about 5 years old (sorry I just picked this up this morning & have not had time to check)- thanks for all your replies, it might be easier just to get a new MacBook Pro to be honest.
Cheers, Shawn

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #6 on: 2012-Jun-28 »
If it's an intel macbook you could install windows through bootcamp.
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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #7 on: 2012-Jun-29 »
yes bootcamp looks pretty good- Ill try that, thanks.

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Re: Windows on an old-ish MacBook
« Reply #8 on: 2012-Jun-29 »
But you must to see the processor that uses if it's Intel or PowerPC. In MacOSX you can see this in the "Apple" upper left menu > "About this Mac".

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