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How Do I Run Windows On My Mac?


I'm thinking about switching to a Mac, but I still want to run Windows at the same time. How do I do it?
- Asked by Jack R. October 29th, 2010 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


Running Windows while simultaneously running Mac OS X is easy. You will need a copy of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac and a copy of either Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. From there, you can install Windows in just three clicks.

If you want to run Windows but don't mind restarting to switch between operating systems you can use Boot Camp (included with Mac OS X).