Run Windows on a Mac Alternative ways to run Windows on a Mac

Other ways to run Windows on a Mac

Boot Camp is probably the most comprehensive and reliable method of running Windows applications on your Mac, but there are alternatives. 

Having to restart your computer every time you need to switch between operating systems won’t suit everyone.

It’s worth considering something like Parallels software (£50) (, which allows you to run a virtual Windows PC within OS X. 

Parallels lets you put a Windows taskbar on your Mac desktop and run PC applications such as Microsoft Office, as if they were Mac programs.

Similarly, Crossover from Codeweavers ( allows you to install and run popular Windows programs on your Mac without the need for a whole virtual PC to be set up. There are two versions, Standard (£26) and Professional (£46).