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Macbook 10.5.8 2ghz Intel Need Windows XP

by fortuna / April 14, 2013 7:30 AM PDT

Hi, I am not very Mac-learned, so small easy steps please!
I have $$$ Astrology Software programs that are Windows based. I would like to transfer them to the Macbook, would prefer not purchasing, and no XP install, if that is possible. I am looking at MacOSXP and MacWindows.. Anyone know of a simple download that I could use ? Thanks!

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MacWindows is actually a discussion, not program
by fortuna / April 14, 2013 7:37 AM PDT
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Own XP
by fortuna / April 14, 2013 7:41 AM PDT

I do own a copy of xp, would I have to pay another fee to use it on Mac?
I will go look up VirtualBox
This is a free download I wondered about

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So why an OS X XP "costume"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2013 7:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Own XP

"A Windows XP costume for Mac OS X"

That's quite a bizarre choice as it does not offer any way to run XP on your Apple.

Thanks for clearing up that you have XP to install. With VirtualBox you can use that and spend nothing. Again, with plentiful tutorials out there I stop here.

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Thank you!
by fortuna / April 14, 2013 7:52 AM PDT

I will explore and locate the correct Virtual Box, and take it from there. I was concerned about the SP updates, but will cross that bridge. I will probably do this in the coming week so i am glad I remembered my log-in, hadn't been on these boards in years! And thanks for checking out that site, it seemed hinky!
Have a great rest of Sunday!

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Why are the SP updates any concern?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2013 8:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!

At the office, while the XP population is in deep decline I have yet to see any issue with XP SP updates.

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xp Updates
by fortuna / April 14, 2013 9:12 AM PDT

I have seem some threads (not here maybe?) with folks talking about SP update problems.
Before I do any of this though, iI am going to contact Matrix Software just to make sure that the astrology program will run doing this. I know it does work on later Macs. I put the cart before the horse...

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2013 9:20 AM PDT
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I've yet to encounter such an issue. I guess there are folk that are worried about this and maybe that's a good thing. That is, why not use this to sell newer systems and software?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2013 7:35 AM PDT

There is no support for Bootcamp and XP. And certainly XP is not free and there is no supported method to install XP that you have on another PC so let's clean all the unknowns up fast. Tell exactly what you have and we'll try again.

In the meantime, you can install XP into VirtualBox but you can't avoid having to get a XP ($$$) license. VirtualBox is free and as there are plenty of tutorials about this I'll stop here.

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