How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Ashik Your Own Question

Ashik
Ashik, Mac Helper
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 6659
Experience:  7+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
16433418
Type Your Mac Question Here...
Ashik is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I ma thinking of moving from PC to Mac, how many of my software

Resolved Question:

I ma thinking of moving from PC to Mac, how many of my software programs will transport over (Microsoft office, Outlook) ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you

Bad News is, none of your Windows application won't work on your Mac unless you install Windows on your Mac. If you want to run these applications, you can install Windows on your Mac. You can run Mac and Windows at the same time or one at a time.

You can also buy the Mac version of Office and you can install it on your Mac without Windows. You'll get a discount when you purchase MS Office with Mac (i hope so).


You can copy and run all your musics, photos, videos etc to your Mac without Windows.

Best Regards,
Ashik
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
...If i solved your problem, please kindly click ACCEPT. If i didn't, reply back before Accepting. Bonus and Positive Feedback are greatly appreciated. Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What about Quicken? Do I have to buy a windows version or run under windows?
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
You can buy a Mac version of Quicken and export all your data from Windows Quicken into Mac Quicken. Or you can run Quicken in Mac with Windows installed and you don't have to buy a mac version.
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Good News is, you don't have to worry about Virus in Mac.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How much does it slow down the system to run Mac and Windos OS at same time
Expert:  Ashik replied 4 years ago.
Its depends upon what you are running and how you installed Windows.

In Macs you can install Windows in two ways, Virtually and by Partitioning hard drive(BootCamp).
If you want to install Windows virtually, running Windows and Mac at same time, you have to buy any one of the following softwares;

Virtualistation :
VMWare Fusion : Click Here ($79.99)
Parallels : Click Here ($79.99)
graphic
graphic
(Parallels is better than VMWare Fusion)

If you want to do smaller jobs in Windows side like Quicken, Office then you can go for Parallels or VMWare Fusion. It won't slow down your Mac, you can decide how much RAM, Hard disk can be used for these softwares...

Partitioning Hard disk :
You can install Windows by Partitioning your hard disk for Windows with a Mac built in application, BootCamp and BootCamp is free. You can only run Mac or Windows at a time and you have to restart your Mac to access Windows or Mac OS. Thus you have a full control over your Mac and you can play games, watch movies, songs etc with better perfomance.

BootCamp : More Information

Hope this helps !

Best Regards,
Ashik
Ashik, Mac Helper
Category: Mac
Satisfied Customers: 6659
Experience: 7+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
Ashik and 6 other Mac Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill Bill M. Schenectady, New York
< Last | Next >
  • Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill Bill M. Schenectady, New York
  • The Expert answered my Mac question and was patient. He answered in a thorough and timely manner, keeping the response on a level that could understand. Thank you! Frank Canada
  • My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed. One Happy Customer New York
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Mike

    Mac Medic

    Satisfied Customers:

    6256
    Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/macthelife/2009-10-20_1899_mikesebaharsquare64.jpg Mike's Avatar

    Mike

    Mac Medic

    Satisfied Customers:

    6256
    Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AS/ashiknasameen/2012-5-15_141836_final2.64x64.jpg Ashik's Avatar

    Ashik

    Mac Helper

    Satisfied Customers:

    5282
    7+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DP/dpean/2012-6-6_172828_avatorme1.64x64.JPG Daniel's Avatar

    Daniel

    Mac Genius

    Satisfied Customers:

    4670
    Apple certified on desktop and portable, help desk qualified. Have owned and used Macs since 1989.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VI/vinodvmenon2005/1.64x64.jpg Vinod Menon's Avatar

    Vinod Menon

    Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2068
    worked as a Tech support Associate for Apple products
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/beboo/2011-1-14_201648_n5063313142021801763.64x64.jpg Brandon M.'s Avatar

    Brandon M.

    Mac Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1501
    10+ Years Mac Support as contractor and currently an IT Manager for law firm
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MA/MacDruid/IMG_0232.64x64.JPG John T. F.'s Avatar

    John T. F.

    Mac Druid

    Satisfied Customers:

    1408
    20+ years in the computer/Mac industry
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MA/MacHelpdesk/1d2d506.64x64.jpg David's Avatar

    David

    Mac Support Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1236
    BSc, H.Dip, Apple Certified