I want to buy a Mac to replace my aging Windows PC. How well does Personal Plus work with VMWare or Parallels (or even BootCamp)? Anything I should be aware of? What was the experience of others?
Thanks Neil but I was referring to running Personal Plus on a Windows Virtual Machine which is running on a Mac (not running directly on the Mac OSX). VMWare and Parallels are the software that provide a Windows virtual environment on the Mac.
BootCamp (from my understanding) allows you to boot a Mac in either OSX or Windows mode.
Would any or all of these allow Personal Plus to work on a Mac?
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Since Boot Camp entails installing a Windows operating system on the Mac hardware, that would most likely give you the best result (compared to running natively on a PC running Windows).
If using Parallels or VMware Fusion, then a Windows 7 installation within those environments would likely give you less problems than having a Windows 8.1 installation.
If you're still encountering a problem, then making use of the 'Windows XP mode' feature of Windows 7 (also unofficially an option under Windows 8.x) could be used.
You will however end up with an Apple Mac hardware with OSX with say Parallels running a Windows 7 operating system AND within that a virtualised Windows XP.
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Just thought I'd give those interested an update. I finally got myself a new iMac and decided on VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 Professional.
Installation of Personal Plus 2015 was straightforward and my files opened up ok. In fact I feel it runs smoother on the iMac than it did on my HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. The files open much quicker and I don't have to run PP as an adminstrator and get those annoying pop ups each time I launch it.
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2015 is suitable for Windows 7 and 8. It will run on Windows 10 with the tweak of setting the launch icon to Run As Administrator. The 2016 version will be fully compatible with Windows 10.
We did not test 2015 on Windows XP because by then Windows XP was no longer available. 2015 will probably run on it - there may be some inconsistent behaviours, so why not download a trial and test it out? Just be mindul that you cannot have two installations of Reckon Accounts Personal on the one PC.
Hope this helps.