Warrior Trading recommends to use a Windows computer for both our simulator platform and any live trading platform. Minimum specifications can be found on this page here. Our simulator is a desktop-based platform that requires a Windows operating system.
It is possible to run the platform (and other Windows applications) on a Mac. However, not everyone has the same experience when going this route, as there are many things moving parts and is why we do not fully recommend this.
Mac users can either use a Windows emulator or a partition of your Mac's drive to create a Windows machine. However, having a dedicated Windows machine is what we are able to fully support and able to troubleshoot with our members.
We've noticed an influx of users with newer Apple computers and M1 chip who are unable to effectively download Windows or our simulator platform, among other issues.
We cannot guarantee the simulator to fully work if you are running it on a Mac. Warrior Trading also does not offer any further support for installation of Windows on a Mac.
An Amazon workspace is a virtual machine that is hosted on Amazon servers. All you will need to do is to create an account with Amazon and then sign in to your hosted virtual machine that comes pre-loaded with Windows. You can install any Windows software you want and can upgrade your system to the power you want or need.
Learn more about it here: https://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/
Bootcamp is a program available for older Intel CPU Macs and no longer supported on the newer M1 Apple chip computers.
Bootcamp will take your hard drive and create a partition where it will install windows on a part of your existing hard drive so that you can run Windows on it.
BootCamp doesn’t allow you to easily transfer content between OS X and Windows partitions like virtual machines do, and you can’t run the two operating systems simultaneously. But it does give Windows full access to the processing power of your Mac Giving the best speed. It’s also completely free, so you only need to purchase a Windows 10 license.
Note that we do not suggest trying to load in Windows 11 on Bootcamp, as it is not fully compatible for all Intel Mac computers.
To check if your Mac can run Windows 10 with BootCamp, please check:
- your RAM: your Mac needs at least 2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM or more is ideal)
- your free hard drive space: you should have at least 30GB of free hard drive space to properly run Windows
- You’ll also need at a flash drive least a 16GB external flash drive so BootCamp can create a bootable drive to install Windows 10.
Links on how to install boot camp:
Please contact Apple for further support on this the of installing Windows on your Mac using BootCamp.
You should be able to use Windows for free for without a key for 30 days. After that, you will need to purchase a license key from Windows, which can be done from the Microsoft website here.
Parallels and VMware Fusion
These options will take up and split up your computer resources and might perform slightly slower. They also need to be paid for and we do not recommend this unless you already have one of these programs installed.
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