How to run Power PC applications on a 2012 Macbook Pro
After purchasing my new Macbook Pro Mid 2012, I realized how many applications that I owned no longer run.
Some have data that can be imported into newer products such as:
Appleworks word processing to Pages
Appleworks spreadsheets to Numbers
Quicken now has an fix to allow you to use old Quicken Data
Filemaker Pro to Bento (not everything)
I knew there had to be a better way!
After a lot of research, I found out that you could open Snow Leopard in a virtual window using Parallels Desktop using Lion. You had to modify Parallels to trick it into believing it was the server version. I found an easier way:
Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac OEM (32-714-025) for $28 from NewEgg.com
Bought a Mac OS X Server Version 10.6.3 from Apple (it is being discontinued) for $19 Unlimited Client version
The Apple “Genius” told me it wouldn’t work since the new Macbook needed drivers for the USB 3 and new processor......
Create a .dmg file copy of the Mac OS X Server and ejected DVD
Ran Parallels Desktop 7 and created a new virtual Machine Named Snow Leopard.
Installed Mac OS X Server .DMG file when it asked for Windows
..... and 30 minutes later VOILA!!!!
Everything I try to run does:
Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional
.........and much more
Some issues with Parallels so far....
I haven’t been able to get it to recognize the SD card slot natively.
But I love having the option to keep using my legacy software!