Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator
    nicecrew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    87
    Specs:
    Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Sp
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator
    Are there any Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulators? I wanna run Americas Army 2.8.5 on my mac but do not have bootcamp (well an installation cd for windows) and dont have parallels anymore.
    Thanks for the help nicecrew
    [SIZE="2"] Macbook ownwer (3,1) Macbook Pro owner Ipod nano owner HP Pavililion owner

  2. #2
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator
    Buzzard2010's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2010
    Location
    Bretforton, Worcestershire
    Posts
    2,571
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 15" 2014, 2.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, OSX 10.9.5 - iPhone 5s 16gb
    Best ones IMO are VMWare and Parallels, they cost a bit but if you need / really want it then it's a good purchase. With any software to run Windows you need to have a legally purchased copy of Windows to install onto the software that runs it.

    - Simon

    If you have been helped, don't forget to use the Reputation system at the top right of their post.
    May 2011
    Nominated: March 2011 & April 2011

  3. #3
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator
    nicecrew's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    87
    Specs:
    Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook3,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Sp
    Ok, thanks. I had parallels it ran xp but whenever i downloaded a game demo, even if i met the requirements it would not load...any reason why?
    thanks
    nicecrew
    [SIZE="2"] Macbook ownwer (3,1) Macbook Pro owner Ipod nano owner HP Pavililion owner

  4. #4
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    45,284
    Specs:
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Yosemite
    Neither Parallels, Fusion, or VirtualBox are suitable for running graphic demanding games. Only a true install of Windows using the Boot Camp assistant is sufficient for running those types of games. You need to buy a legal copy of Windows. The Windows 7 Home Edition upgrade works fine and can be purchased for around $95 to $100. (OEM system builders)

    NewEgg

  5. #5
    Free and legal microsoft windows xp or 7 emulator

    Member Since
    Feb 12, 2008
    Posts
    937
    To answer the OPs question about "why," it's because those three programs, when they create a "virtual machine" to run Windows, they also create a "virtual graphics adapter" -- and you don't get access to your graphics hardware directly. In Bootcamp, you do. That's why for demanding games and certain other video-intensive programs, Boot Camp installations work better.

    For most applications (surfing, office productivity, etc.) the virtual machines are essentially indistinguishable from Boot Camp.

    One note: VirtualBox is free, whereas Fusion and Parallels are not (although they each have 30 day free trials). You will need to buy Windows, however, as chscag indicates, the system builder OEM versions are usually the cheapest.

    Cheers

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Phone 7 devices free at Microsoft's own stores
    By the8thark in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-01-2010, 07:08 AM
  2. Free Emulator
    By GIR in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-10-2009, 04:15 PM
  3. free drum n bass anywhere ? legal
    By christm in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2007, 10:22 PM
  4. are there any free dvd-rom emulator programs?
    By nosignal in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-01-2007, 05:48 PM
  5. Apple, OS-X Emulator to Play Microsoft Hardware (Games).
    By MacUser07 in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-13-2007, 09:46 AM

Posting Permissions

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