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    Easy instructions to run windows

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    Easy instructions to run windows
    Hi all,

    New to Mac and not great with computers. I have a game that only runs on Windows. I've read about somehow making room on the Mac to run windows, but I never understood how to do it or what it means to make room for windows to run a game. Can someone help? I appreciate it!

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    Easy instructions to run windows
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    Applications - Utitlities - BootCamp Assistant

    Print out the Installation and Setup Guide available on the first screen.

    Quit BootCamp Assistant.

    Read through the guide. It really is easy to understand and about as easy as it gets.
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    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Easy instructions to run windows

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    thanks. i guess in reading about it online, it seemed people made it out to be a long process. and I kept hearing about allocating space, which I never understood how to do.

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    Easy instructions to run windows
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    After you've read through the guide, post back with any further questions.
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    Easy instructions to run windows
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    Oh and to state the obvious, you need a copy of Windows to install in the newly Boot Camp'ed Mac..

    Regards

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    Easy instructions to run windows

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    basically, what bootcamp does is just to help you create a partition and format it so that you can install Windows on it. everything else will be roughly the same as how you would install Windows on a PC.

    as for allocating space. depends what you use the partition for, if its just for a game, i would say 5-10GB will be more than sufficient.

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    Easy instructions to run windows

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    ok printed out the instructions. Where do I get a windows disk? don't have one from the original box.

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    If you're in the U.S, would suggest newegg or amazon.
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    Easy instructions to run windows

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    oh ok. thought it was a free download

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    Windows a free download! My heaven - Bill Gates would have a heart attack!

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