Embird Embroidery Software
Updated 16 Feb 2013
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How to Use Embird for Windows on Mac with OS X

Solution with Parallels and Windows

Embird for Windows can be used also on Mac with OS X operating system *. However, Windows operating system must be added to the Mac to allow Embird run in its native environment.

There are couple of solutions that allow Windows to run on Mac along with OS X. One of them is an application called Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. Parallels Desktop is available from http://www.parallels.com. Of course, you also need to have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation disc.

Follow these steps to install Parallels and Windows on the Mac:

  1. Buy license of Parallels for your Mac
  2. Buy Windows 7 or Windows 8
  3. Download and install Parallels on your Mac

Open Parallels installation file from Downloads

Open Parallels installation file from Downloads

You will be asked to insert Windows disc during installation of the Parallels.

  1. The icon of Parallels with Windows will appear on the desktop of your Mac

Parallels Desktop and Windows 8 installed on the Mac

Parallels Desktop and Windows 8 installed on the Mac

  1. When you tap the Parallels icon, your Mac switches to the Windows mode. You can now download, install and use Embird for Windows and all its plug-ins just as if you were using PC. Make sure to download proper Embird version. You need 32-bit Embird for 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Embird for 64-bit Windows.

Embird for Windows on the Mac

Embird for Windows installed on Mac

* Tested on MacBook Pro with OS X Mountain Lion operating system

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