Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2010
    Question Windows on Mac and VM
    I know this is stupid and I apologize for taking up time and space for this question! I am very newbie...I have a new MacBook Pro i7. Am switching over from Windows 7. I have some applications on the PC that I need. I can get my docs via a network, but not the applications. So if I use VM Fusion, will that only work as long as my PC is on? If I use bootcamp, do I need to keep my pc or can i just get rid of the awful Toshiba?

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Suggest investing in a thumb drive, formatting NTFS and dragging applications to that. Install Windows 7 on the MBP via Bootcamp and then plug in the thumb drive when booted in Windows and simply drag to the desktop and let them run.

    Some folk use Parallels 6 or similar as you can switch between SL and W7 without a reboot.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2010
    thank you so much. I like the thumb drive idea best. I will research how to format for NTFS. Do you know if this will also solve the problem I'm having with the belkin router and my printer?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Triple boot Windows 8, Windows XP, with Mac OSX
    By MacDaddySlim in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-04-2015, 04:48 PM
  2. Triple boot windows 8, windows 7 and mavericks on my Mac
    By TheGoldyMan in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 09:01 PM
  3. Printing from Mac to Windows Server on Windows Domain
    By Thrasonic in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-09-2011, 03:49 PM
  4. Mac to Windows networking with a password protected hidden windows share
    By bryan.taylor in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-14-2008, 05:01 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-20-2006, 09:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts