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hi all,
my husband just bought me my first and only macbook for xmas, and i'm having a hard time trying to navigate through. ..i have a program that i'm trying to install on my macbook now called PROSERIES 2007 (it's a tax program for work) and when i input the CD-ROM, its asking for me to choose an application to run the program...i'm trying to install, not run it off another application....any suggestions? am i able to install outside programs on a mac?

any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Well I looked up the ProSeries site and I think you are out of luck unfortunately. It looks to be a Window platform only program so in order to run it you will need to install Windows using BootCamp or Parallels. I'm not to sure it will run on VMWare or not.
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Sounds like it is a Windows CD - can you open the CD and does it show exe files? If so the advice above is good, use BootCamp and install XP Service Pack 2 or Vista.

"I've go too much energy to switch off my mind, and not enough to get myself organised." The the
Try using BootPicker with BootCamp
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i'm a bit concerned about downloading Bootcamp or any other large programs on my new mac...i dont want to ruin it in anyway, have you heard of any problems ppl have had when they download windows?

thank you for your advice, i truly appreciate it!
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If you have Leopard on your Mac then you already have BootCamp, but you will need a copy of Windows XP (service pack 2) or Vista as well, you cannot download unless you do that illegally and you will not get any help with that here.

"I've go too much energy to switch off my mind, and not enough to get myself organised." The the
Try using BootPicker with BootCamp
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