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How do I turn off DOS mode on my Macbook

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How do I turn off DOS mode on my Macbook?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

OS: Mac OS X; Browser: Firefox


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Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
By DOS mode, do you mean it is booting into Windows?

Or does it start up in Verbose mode... Text opn screen as it boots into OSX?

Let me know.
Mike
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I tried to download a program onto my Mac book, and when I opened the setup file, there was a lot of coding, and at the top it said Cannot run program in DOS mode. I've tried to figure it out. It has no Windows programming. And there's no mention of DOS mode in System preferences.
Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
You downloaded a Windows application and it will not run on your Mac.

There is no DOS mode and the text you are looking at is the code for Windows to run that program or open that document.

You may as well just trash it. There is nothing that can be done with it unless you get Parallels or use Boot Camp and install Windows.

Hope this helps,
Mike
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Are those my only possible options?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Does the OS X have Boot Camp already?
Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
For a MacBook, yes.

There is Parallels Desktop which is a very good emulator.

There is also VMWare Fusion which is also very good.

Or, you can install Boot Camp, included with your Leopard disk.

For all of the above you will need a legal copy of Windows XP with service pack 2 or Vista.

There is another option that may work, but I personally have not tried it yet:
That is CrossOver Mac.

These are your only options to open or use anything windows.

Mike
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