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Can I get back training software from a PC, I have a MAC

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Initial post: Aug 6, 2009 3:05:04 PM PDT
wolf woman says:
I can only use a Mac, preferably a laptop. I had purchased training software that was very popular and selling fast but was only usable with
PCs. I loaded on a friends Gateway PC therefore all of the icons are on that
computer. I still have the original software but it is useless. Is there any
way I can retrieve it from the Gateway and download it again when I have access to another PC?? Probably a dumb question but I am a total neophyte, any help will be appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2009 6:10:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2009 6:12:19 AM PDT
macgenie says:
If you downloaded the dmg file to the gateway, just take a thumb disk, camera card and reader, cd, portable HD over and transfer it to that device and bring it home. As far as using it on the Mac, try opening it on the Mac. A lot of training programs are made with something like Quicktime or Windows Media Player both of which will play on your Mac. If the program has a PC only interface to track which chapters you have accessed, etc, that won't be available to you unless you install one of the apps that permit running Windows on the Mac, ie, Parallels or Fusion, then you also need to install the correct version of Windows. At that point your Mac has become a PC and will run the software the same way that it does on the Gateway.

If you have problems with this process, email the vendor, explain the problem and ask them to re-send it to your Mac. If you entered your license info on the Gateway., you will also need to ask the vendor how to erase it so the license will work on your Mac. You might also ask the vendor if it's possible to send you the movie files without the windows only interface.

The easiest way to get help if you need it would be to contact your local Mac User Group and ask if they have someone who will help you with it.

Good uck

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2009 9:20:08 PM PDT
wolf woman says:
Thanks for your detailed reply. It sounds complicated for a neophyte
like me but perhaps I can pull it off.
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