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Is it possible to run windowed "windowsXP" on a MAC mini?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by inthefrey, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    Is it possible to run windowed "windowsXP" on a MAC mini?

    To make this short, I have a friend that has a Mac Mini and wants to run Windows programs.

    Is this a Parallels or VMware thing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JK-linux

    JK-linux

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    Yep. You can also use Virtual Box which is free.
     


  3. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    thanks!
     
  4. crimsonaudio

    crimsonaudio 15 or 30?

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    You can run Bootcamp for free - boot into OSX or XP, whichever you want.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    As mentioned, Vbox is an easy way to do it... You'll basically be running Mac and Windows at the same time.... Keep in mind in order to put Windows in Vbox, you'll need a legit copy of Windows.

    Vbox is not good for most Games(3D isn't well supported).. but will work fine for most office programs and other things. If he wants to play games (like WoW, etc..) then he would probably wanna use Bootcamp, and set up a dual boot system.
     
  6. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    Is it an Intel based Mac Mini? Some Mac Mini's are Power PC G4 based.