how do you install window programs?
asked by Rose from texas on November 11, 2012
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Install Parallels, then install Windows with Parallels' help. Parallels makes it really straightforward.
Then install the programs inside Windows.
Steven B. answered on November 11, 2012
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after you installed parallels desktop, go to file tab than choose "new" in next screen you will see windows and other programs that you can install. Click through to continue to set up the VM with the defaults.
Alper Yildirim answered on November 11, 2012
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Step 1. Download, save and look at the Parallels User's Guide: http://www.parallels.com/fileadmin/parallels/documents/support/pd8fm/Parallels_Desktop_User_s_Guide.pdf

Step 2: Follow the Guide's method for: (a) installing Windows (operating system from Parallels Devices CD/DVD or Connect Image menu pull down); or (b) importing Windows (operating system and individual applications from a PC or virtual machine) as a Guest Operating System.

i've successfully installed:
Windows XP and applications imported/migrated from a Dell Inspiron Laptop using an earlier Parallels Desktop 4.
Windows 7 and Windows XP installed from CD/DVD media that I had previously purchased from Microsoft.
Windows 8 Upgrade from ISO image purchased and downloaded from Microsoft.
Ubuntu 12.04 Linux, LibreOffice, Gnome Desktop and GNU Software Development Tools from free ISO image downloaded from Ubuntu

Step 3. Once your Windows Guest Operating System is running you can then: (a) install applications (such as Microsoft Office or Intuit's Quicken) from media in Parallels' Devices CD/DVD connection; (b) download and install applications (such as Mozilla's Firefox and Red Hat's Cygwin) from the manufacturer's Web Site; (c) download and install other applications (such as Parallels' Tools from ISO images) accessed via the Devices CD/DVD Connect Image menu pulldown.

NOTES:

1) If your MAC doesn't have a CD/DVD drive or one that's no longer working, you can buy an external CD/DVD drive that connects to the MAC via a USB port. For example, I'm using the Samsung model SE-S084 Super WriteMaster Slim External DVD Writer ("USB Powered / Netbook booting support / Windows 7 & MAC compatible / Eco-Product".

2) My MAC has 4GB or RAM which is sufficient to concurrently run MAC OS X and one Guest OS because it is sufficient to provide 1 GB for each 32-bit Guest OS but it is not sufficient (system slows down and becomes unresponsive) to provide 2 GB for each 64-bit Guest OS.

3) Windows 7 Professional Edition (or Windows 7 Edition with the Professional Upgrade) supports Windows XP applications (such as MS Office XP and MS Visio XP). It includes the Microsoft (MS) JET Database which supports MS Access XP.

4) Windows 8 Professional does NOT include or offer the MS JET Database and therefore cannot support MS Access XP.

5) Guest Operating systems can be run from or archived on external hard drives that are connected via the MAC's USB connector. Performance with USB 2.0 is somewhat sluggish. USB 3.0's SuperSpeed mode has a transfer rate of 4.8Gbps. USB 3.0 retains Hi-Speed and Full-Speed USB mode, commonly known as USB 2.0 and 1.1 respectively, the slower modes operate at 480Mbps and 12Mbps respectively and are kept to maintain backward compatibility.
Richard Gordon answered on November 12, 2012
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Hello Rose, On your MAC you have Parallels installed and running? You now need to install Windows XP or Windows 7 Operating system on your mac before installing any Windows programs.
Jim Renner answered on November 11, 2012
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Once Window is installed in the Virtual Machine (easy to do) you can install Windows programs normally, because you are actually running Windows OS concurrently in your Mac. Depending on options chosen you can also run the applications seamlessly along side your Mac apps, or in a Window of the traditional desktop or full screen. Even switch back and for easily.
STEVEN G LEMAY answered on November 11, 2012
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just save the .exe file to your desktop on your mac, open your virtual machine, and then open the installer... Install. Hope this helps...
iH85CH001 answered on November 11, 2012
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Fire up the virtual machine and install as you would on a standard windows box. If its a macbook Air then if the software is on optical media I would suggest copying the whole disk to an external hard drive and install from there. Or if you can get an external USB DVD drive and install from there.
HTH
Graham answered on November 11, 2012
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When you run Windows under parrells you install just like any Windows session. It's a VM so it runs along side MacOS.
Ivonne Warren answered on November 13, 2012
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You have windows running on your Mac and install the program just as if it was a PC.
Robert J. Kern answered on November 12, 2012
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Programs are installed the same as you would install on any other Windows computer.
J51773 answered on November 11, 2012
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