Though our desktop-based simulator platform requires Windows, it is possible to run the platform (and other Windows applications) on a Mac.  Mac users can either use a Windows emulator or a partition of your Mac's drive to create a Windows machine. 


Warrior Trading can only offer limited assistance for installing Windows on a Mac. However, we have provided a detailed video below, which discusses some different options to run Windows on a Mac, and walks through installation with VirtualBox.


To first check if your Mac can run Windows 10, 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 should be able to use Wiindows 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.




VirtualBox (Suggested)

Download the "OS X hosts" package from VirtualBox here.



 


Common Error Message: "The installation failed."

If you are using VirtualBox as demonstrated in the video above, and encounter the error message during installation  as shown in the picture below, please follow the helpful suggestions on this article here from Medium.com.


Common Error Message: "Windows PC is inaccessible"

When choosing your Machine Folder (shown at 2:51 in the video above), please make sure you have selected the folder where your Windows download is located. If this is your Downloads folder, please select the Downloads folder, or move the Windows download file to a different folder and select that folder. (If you frequently empty your Downloads folder, please move the file out of your Downloads folder.)



Other Alternatives: Bootcamp, Parallels, VMwareFusion

 

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. It’s also completely free, so you only need to purchase a Windows 10 license.

 

There are other alternatives you can buy such as Parallels and VMware Fusion.


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.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201468

https://support.apple.com/boot-camp

 

Please contact Apple for further support on this the of installing Windows on your Mac using BootCamp.




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