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    Quote Originally Posted by Lastmboy View Post
    I believe that statement is misleading and not entirely true. Windows is the "ruling" OS in business not because of Windows or because anyone chooses it. Most people would choose anything else, if they could. They don't have the choice. Gov't, businesses, etc. always choose the cheapest crap they can find for hardware, as it's a big expenditure in volume and they don't see the need for many of their users to have anything better. It so happens that the operating system that runs on the cheapest crap is Windows. There aren't many "users" that "choose" Windows.
    It might run on any "crap", but you need newer components to have a decent experience.

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    windows gaming alternatives... yes, all wine
    Thanks for the links. I didn't know about "Playonmac" or "portingkit", but already have Winebottler and Wineskin. I also have a licensed version of Crossover which I'm currently using but I'm a bit disappointed in how much they charge for upgrades. I've stopped purchasing their upgrades because of that.

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    Arrgh..think I am going mad. I would really appreciate help here
    Hello everybody,

    I have just loads to try and get windows running from bootcamp. With no success. Can someone please give me an informed reply with an idiot's guide to how to do this as all the youtube tutorials don't work, windows product key/download are confusing me, usb and/or disk to complete process, what windows on what machine etc - I just can't seem to find a way.

    My machine is iMac late 2009.

    I tried Parallels, VMware but would prefer to have it running from bootcamp.

    1. What windows do I need (to download), given my machine spec?
    2. If Windows 7 it asks for a product key before downloading (unlike 8 or 10, where you can download iso first). Are these codes any product code for windows 7 (as opposed to an activation code) - I don't want to get the wrong one!
    3. Assuming I manage to get the product key and windows 7 iso , what is the next step? I understand I need a usb. I also know that bootcamp gives me the screen where it has two tick boxes - one for support software and one for windows. This is where I have previously got to (before I saw that 2009 iMac couldn't run Windows 10).
    4. Do I need to burn a disc? Previously said that I needed a disk, and there was no option to 'find' that iso/use usb flash drive to install. I was hoping I could do it from a ms-dos formatted usb (with 16gb)

    I would really appreciate some guidance here to help me do this. I am going around in circles as to what to do!

    Many thanks for taking the time to read this, and hopefully help me.

    Andy
    Last edited by swank197; 12-20-2016 at 09:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swank197 View Post

    I have just loads to try and get windows running from bootcamp. With no success. Can someone please give me an informed reply with an idiot's guide to how to do this as all the youtube tutorials don't work, windows product key/download are confusing me, usb and/or disk to complete process, what windows on what machine etc - I just can't seem to find a way.
    Was the sticky thread read located in this sub-forum?

    http://www.mac-forums.com/running-wi...ours-time.html

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    My machine is iMac late 2009.

    I tried Parallels, VMware but would prefer to have it running from bootcamp.
    First, read thru the thread recommended by Administrator "Nick".

    Since your iMac (2009 model) is equipped with an optical drive, you will need to install Windows via disk not USB. You may be able to buy Windows 7 on eBay or from Amazon, etc. Just make sure that it includes a valid product ID and that it is a full install version. You can not use an upgrade version.

  6. #306


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    I just learned about Wine/Crossover. Also see I have much to read in this thread.

    We have an Estimating Program we wrote in Excel (many formulas, lookups, macro's running).
    Can this wine/crossover actually open Excel and run all this?

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    I've only used Crossover for just a bit some time ago and wasn't needing to run Excel at the time so I will leave that side of the question to someone else.

    Have you tried running the Macros from a Mac? The macro language in Excel works fairly well across platforms. I programmed a few macros in it and most of the functions existed on both platforms. There were of course a few functions that were platform specific and a few that existed on both platforms with minor differences. If you have Excel for the Mac my suggestion would be to make a backup of one or two files that you could treat as "sacrificial" data and test it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I've only used Crossover for just a bit some time ago and wasn't needing to run Excel at the time so I will leave that side of the question to someone else.

    Have you tried running the Macros from a Mac? The macro language in Excel works fairly well across platforms. I programmed a few macros in it and most of the functions existed on both platforms. There were of course a few functions that were platform specific and a few that existed on both platforms with minor differences. If you have Excel for the Mac my suggestion would be to make a backup of one or two files that you could treat as "sacrificial" data and test it.
    I have not tried Excel for Mac, actually hoping something simpler could bring the few items I really need over.
    Foremost, Excel (our estimating program/sheets)
    Then, PDF xChange. The take-off software we use.

    From there it's all gravy!!

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    well I decided to give the free trial a go with Crossover.

    PDF xChange came over great.
    I'm now fighting with Excel as I do not have a DVD drive to work with.. Hoping the stick will work..

  10. #310


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    Managed to get Office 2007 up and running. So far I'm liking this Crossover!

    It was important all the formulas, lookups and macro's run. They are!

    I'm going to buy it now.

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    Glad to hear things are up and working for you. Thanks for posting the update. It might be useful information for someone else.
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