looking to run Zune on My Macbook but.....

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So, I have an 80gb Zune I got for christmas a year or two back, and I really want to get the Zune software running on My Macbook so I can actually use it.

I have done some research on this before and I kno about Parallels/VMware Fusion and applications like these.

But... I really don't want to spend $80+ since all I'd really be using it for is to update my Zune. I've searched around and only come up with software packages that cost a lot of money

Has ANYONE ever gotten this to work for free?


As an aside, does anyone know why when I plug in my zune headphones to my old 1st gen iTouch sound only comes out one ear? I held up other headphones and the connections are the same length apart etc.


Macbook: White 13in. Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Intel 2.4ghz
Zune: 2nd Gen 80gb
 
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I also have an old pc laptop that barely runs with a copy of XP pro on it. I have investigated the option of using Boot camp with this copy since technically I should own that copy of windows right?

Well, apparently not. I guess when you buy a PC you are buying a copy of windows, but only for use on that computer.
 

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Your copy of Windows XP can not be used with Boot Camp - it won't work since it's a branded copy for the laptop.

Parallels and Fusion are both around $70 to $80 depending on where you purchase them from. However, Sun Microsystems has a free version called VirtualBox now at version 3.1.2. Why don't you download it and give it a try? It's not as full featured as the other two but it works well. Download from this LINK.

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I would go with virtualbox as well. It's really nice because you have the option of creating a "virtual hard drive". this will make it so you don't create an entirely new partition. If you're using windows just for your zune, I would create a 10GB virtual hard drive. If you need any help on setting up the virtualbox, just PM me and I'll be glad to help :)
 

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