Can i run windows on a mac?

So i am a school student and we got a notice that we have bring laptops to school which has windows . So i thought of getting a Mac book pro. I know it doesn't has windows but my question is can we run windows on a mac? If so, how?

4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You most certainly can. In some ways it is better tha OSX Mountain Lion. You need to install Bootcamp first, which you download from Apple free of charge. This creates a new partition on your disk drive called Bootcamp (C). This will be your Windows C disk on which you will install Windows. I recommend Windows 8 because it is superfast and excellent. I am running both W8Pro and Mountan Lion and they are both excellent. Windows makes a better job of text rendering than Mac does, but Mac is better for sound software, in my view. If you are using Macbook you have excellent text rendering.

    • Answered by Al G
    • Apr 20, 2013
  • Yes you can, you just need to use the program 'Bootcamp' (pre-installed in every Mac), and of course you also need an original copy of Windows.

    • Answered by Theresia W from Bogor
    • Nov 1, 2012
  • I am running Windows 7 on my iMac successfully.

    • Answered by Vincent C from Huntington Beach
    • Jan 4, 2014
  • In my studies at school we focused on a program that needed windows. Parallels is a great especially if you don't need to squeeze every inch of performance out of your machine. Most anything will run great on Parellels. The program I used is graphic intensive like a video game so I ended up switching to bootcamp to get better performance. You could just install windows and I believe you can give it permission to use your entire hard drive or you could dual boot using both Windows and Mac OS. So you have options. I am really happy with my Macbook Pro for it's hardware performance.

    • Answered by Sean H from Salt Lake City
    • Feb 16, 2014