Can windows be run in parallel on mac pro with mac os??

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, it can. I'm using a macbook pro with parallels - latest version - to run Windows 7 (32bit). I use it in coherence mode and it literally feels no different than running a native mac application. You just run the windows program you want and parallels will startup - it takes approximately a minute to load. You can also just run windows in normal mode and switch back and forth if you want. Just make sure your Mac has lots of memory. Saves $$$$ as you don't have to buy mac versions of your windows software - i.e. Photoshop etc. but you do need a copy of windows.

    • Answered by Cynthia W from Burlington
    • Aug 18, 2011
  • Yes, using software such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels for Mac you can run Windows simultaneously. If you have two displays, you can even full-screen Windows on the second display while your first one remains your Mac desktop. Bootcamp is also included with every Mac, but it won't let you run Windows simultaneously... you'd need to restart between the operating systems.

    • Answered by Tyler H from Tampa
    • Aug 18, 2011