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What kinds of technology can support running windows on a mac.

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What kinds of technology can support running Windows on a Mac?

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Virtual machines

A virtual machine is actually a file that will run on software designed to mimic operating systems such as Windows and ChromeOS. It allows the user to borrow resources such as memory, hard drive space, and processors from their host machine in order to virtually create a Windows or Chrome environment. It is important to have a fast processor, lots of memory and hard drive space. The virtual machine option will allow you to create projects from SIMnet on your Mac by installing a Windows operating system. Some of the following options for using virtualization include:

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Parallels

Parallels is a Virtual Machine designed to run on Apple products that you can install on your Mac to simulate a Windows or a ChromeOS operating system using virtualization software. There is a great guide
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HERE to help install and configure parallels to use one of the supported operating systems. Once the installation is complete you will be able to complete SIMnet Microsoft Office projects.

The following are system requirements for parallels:

Parallels System Requirements
You can get Windows through the use of parallels by using following methods:
· Have your own license key
· Purchase a Windows license key directly from Parallels desktop
· For free if your Educational institution is enrolled in
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On the Hub.
· Special student pricing at
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Microsoft
To store and open your Microsoft Office files on Parallels when you complete SIMnet projects you should read the following
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solution.

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VMWare Fusion

VMWare Fusion is an industry leader when supporting different operating systems through virtualization. They have been in business for 20 years. The software will support over 200 different versions of Linux and Windows. You can go
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HERE to learn how to download, install and configure VMWare on your Mac. In addition, you can obtain a license to use VMWare fusion
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HERE. The Fusion software is another great solution to complete SIMnet projects for Microsoft Office if you have a Mac.

The following are system requirements for VMWare are:

VMware Fusion Version
Hardware Requirement
Software Requirement
Fusion 12.X
· All Macs launched in 2012 or later are supported except for the following: 2012 Mac Pro Quad Core using the Intel® Xeon® W3565 Processor.
· The following are also supported with a
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recommended graphic card that supports Metal: 2010 Mac Pro Six Core, Eight Core, and Twelve Core.
Note: Macs running on non-x86 processors/Apple Silicon Processors are not supported (Example: Apple Macs with M1 Chips)
· Fusion 12 is required on macOS 11 Big Sur and can also run on macOS 10.15 Catalina.
Note: Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion. Windows operating systems are available for purchase separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
Fusion 11.5
· All Macs launched in 2011 or later are supported except: 2012 Mac Pro “Quad Core” using the Intel Xeon W3565 Processor.
· In addition the following are supported: 2010 Mac Pro “Six Core”, “Eight Core” and “Twelve Core”.
· Minimum 4 GB of RAM
· 750 MB of free disk space for VMware Fusion and at least 5 GB for each virtual machine
· OS X 10.13 or later
Note: Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion. Windows operating systems are available for purchase separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
Fusion 11.1.1
· OS X 10.12 or later
· Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for a virtual machine
Note: Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion. Windows operating systems are available for purchase separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
Fusion 10.X
· OS X 10.11 or later
· Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for a virtual machine
Note: Microsoft Windows is not included with VMware Fusion. Windows operating systems are available for purchase separately from Microsoft and other retailers.
You can get Windows for VMWare fusion by using the following methods:
· Have your own license key
· For free if your Educational institution is enrolled in
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On the Hub.
· Special student pricing at
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Microsoft
To store and open your Microsoft Office files on VMWare Fusion when you complete SIMnet projects you should read the following
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solution.

Mac Bootcamp

Bootcamp is another way to install Windows on your Mac computer. It works by allowing you to setup your
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hard drive into two
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partitions. This will allow you to select either MAC OS X or Windows when you boot up your Mac. Once windows is installed, you can use Microsoft Office to complete SIMnet projects on your Mac. You can complete the installation of Bootcamp by clicking
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here.
Please click
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here to learn about the system requirements for Bootcamp.
You can get Windows for Bootcamp by using the following methods:
· Have your own license key
· For free if your Educational institution is enrolled in
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On the Hub.
· Special student pricing at
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Microsoft
To store and open your Microsoft Office files from your Mac to Windows using Bootcamp when you complete SIMnet projects you should read the following
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solution.
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What kinds of technology can support running Windows on a Mac?
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