Does the Boot Camp application require the install of Windows 7 on your Mac to run Windows programs?
- Asked by Jon B from Mill Valley
- Asked about: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
2 Answers from the Community
Boot Camp requires you to provide your own PC operating system. Whether that is Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Linux (or whatever Boot Camp currently supports) is up to you.
But you need to install a Windows operating system in order to run Windows programs.
The virtual PCs (such as Parallels and VMWare Fusion) also require you to provide your own operating system.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
Yes, you need Windows to run Windows programs. To use Windows programs without Windows, you'll need Crossover (which actually is a piece of junk).
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton