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Converting Programs from Windows 10 to new Mac Computor

So, if I was to buy a new Mac Computor I know that I would be able to convert my Files (pictures, videos, etc) from my windows 10. However, I am not sure what I would do with all my windows programs. Is it possible to convert Windows programs over to a Mac Computor?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: convert

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No need to convert data (such as pictures, video etc.). Just copy it.

But Windows programs can only be run on a Mac if you install Windows on it. If you don't do that, you have to run Mac programs. For example, the standard browser on a Mac isn't Edge, but Safari.

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The free programs aren't so much the matter, it's the Microsoft Office and things like that (ones that you need to pay for). Should I contact the program company and ask if they can give me the license to a Mac version? Or is that not how it's done.

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The usual way, I think, is to buy the Mac version.

For MS Office, it could be that your Office365 license includes use on a Mac. Than it would be free for you. But maybe you've got an older version?
Anyway, It's up to the maker to tell you if you can transfer the license (you'll have to convince them you uninstall the program from your old PC ) or need to buy a new one for your Mac.

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Programs are designed

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for the OS and some software have their software for both platforms but they are separate products. Remember MS has more software written for it so not every software package has a MAC version written for it. Probably you can find a package for MAC that doesn't the same just from another vendor. But one thing is you can run Windows on a MAC (Legally) but you cant run MAC on a Windows machine (Legally).

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I see replies that are good. Another angle.

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Kees covered how Office 365 is ready to go. But I want to note Fusion and Parallels which you can get a free demo. https://www.google.com/search?q=fusion+for+mac finds a lot of pages on these.

That way if you have some Windows programs you can run most of them nicely integrated with Mac OS.

As to the files, this do not need conversion.
As to the pictures, they should be fine with Apple's own viewers.
But to the videos, if you have any issue be sure to get VLC Player for Mac. This is free and if anyone or site wants to charge or bundle you are at the wrong web site.

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