Can I use Microsoft for Windows on a Mac?

My mom is getting a new computer, but it is through Windows. She wants to get Microsoft Word for Windows. However, you can get 2 disks, one for each computer. She wants to give me one of the disks, but I have Mac. So, will the Microsoft used for Windows work on my Mac?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    Another way to use Windows software on a Mac is to buy a copy of Parallels and run a virtual PC on your Mac.

    • Answered by Mark F from Roseburg
    • 03-Oct-2013
  • I believe you must buy a copy that is made for mac

    • Answered by James C
    • 30-Aug-2013