Windows on Intel Macintosh

Macintosh computers featuring the Intel processor have the ability to run both Windows and Mac OS X. At this time Computing & Technology Services policy on this technology is as follows:

The software Apple has released is called BootCamp. CTS is not supporting BootCamp at this time, rather software to run Windows "inside" the Mac OS is now available. One advantage is that you can run both the Mac OS and Windows simultaneously and not have to restart your computer to select one or the other. Unlike previous emulators, it suffers from almost no performance problems. Finally, your Documents, Pictures, Movies, and Music are shared between the operating systems making it very easy to work and use the same items on each operating system.

Faculty/Staff wishing to run Windows with their college owned Intel Macs need the following:

  1. Contact the CTS Helpdesk by emailing helpdesk@potsdam.edu with your request and include justification for needing to use Windows.  
  2. Purchase a copy of Windows XP Professional.  
  3. Purchase a copy of Microsoft Office

CTS maintains an OS image configured exactly the way standard Windows PCs are managed on campus. Macs running Windows are beholden to all existing policies and procedures as "regular" Windows computers on campus.