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    Parallels question
    I just got a MacBook Pro 2 days ago. I want to use windows Quicken 2010 as I've read Quicken for Mac has many problems. If I install Parallels, do I also have to install a windows OS ie Vista or 7? That could get pricey just to run 1 program. Or, can I just run the pc version of Quicken from Parallels without installing windows OS? thanx


    Gosh - I luv this Mac over my old Dell!!!

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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Parallels, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox are what's called Virtualization software..they create a Virtual Machine (VM) in which you install, usually, a different OS (guest) than the host OS.

    So, in your case, you'd use Parallels to create a VM and install some version of Windows (a legal copy if needed) and then install Quicken inside the Windows installation.. can get very expensive..but if you need Windows for many other might make sense..


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