loading windows onto macbook pro - help please

(6 Posts)
angelinterceptor Mon 16-Sep-13 14:15:49

hi, does anyone know or have experience of loading Windows onto a macbook pro.
I have searched google and its a bit confusing.

I want to know what I need to buy, and how much it should cost. I dont have a copy of windows so will need to buy that too.

I want the windows to work at same time as the mac - i think its called parallels or something like that.

hope someone can advise
thanks

redlac Mon 16-Sep-13 14:23:58

I have parallels but when I updated OS it wouldn't work so now I use VirtualBox and its free!

You obviously need a copy of Windows to load onto your mac but VirtualBox is easy to use and you can have the mac os and windows running at the same time.

angelinterceptor Mon 16-Sep-13 14:36:42

thanks, i haven't heard of VirtualBox - I shall have a look at that thank you.
Yes, i need to be able to have both mac and windows working at the same time.

12thmonkey Thu 19-Sep-13 14:32:17

the best way is to run bootcamp, its been pretty standard for a while.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5628

google apple bootcamp for more results.

redlac Thu 19-Sep-13 18:00:41

You can't run both windows and mac though using bootcamp, you have to reboot from one to the other, I have used VirtualBox, Parallells and bootcamp and VirtualBox is the easiest to use

angelinterceptor Thu 19-Sep-13 18:04:15

Thanks the bootcsmp doesn't suit me as I need to have access at the same time.
I am looking into the virtual box and parallels now thank you.

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