EQS 6.1 for Windows on Intel based Macintosh November 30, 2006 There is no native version of EQS 6.1 for Macintosh. You could run EQS 6.1 for Windows on Macintosh via Windows emulation program such as SoftPC. It is an additional cost for user who could only access to a Mac. If you have Macintosh equipped with an Intel processor, there is a way to run EQS 6.1 for Windows on Apple’s Boot Camp program. Currently, Boot Camp program is in beta status and it is free for anyone who wants to try it. System requirements • • • • • Apple Macintosh with Intel processor At least 10 GB of free disk space A Windows XP with Service-Pack 2 license and installable CD An empty CD disk to write Mac device drivers EQS 6.1 for Windows license and installable CD or downloaded version Step 1: Prepare your Macintosh • Make sure your Mac OS X system is 10.4.6 or higher • Download and upgrade Mac firmware via http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/. Make sure that you choose the correct version of firmware (i.e. the firmware that fits your hardware description). Follow download and upgrade instructions precisely to update the firmware. • After the firmware is installed, you will have to power down your Mac and power up to have the firmware program recorded in the system. Please read and follow the upgrade instructions exactly. Step 2: Download and Install Apple Boot Camp program • • • • Go to Apple website at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bootcamp.html to download Boot Camp program. Please read the instructions carefully for all related requirements before you install Boot Camp. Run Boot Camp Assistant from the downloaded package to install Boot Camp. After going through some license information, you will be asked to choose where the Windows will be installed and how to partition your Macintosh hard drive for Windows XP. Try to make a distinct even number of disk space for your Windows partition and avoid dividing the hard drive evenly between Mac OS and Windows. Make sure you write down the size of your Windows partition for later use. This is very important because, without doing it, you may run into the risk of mistakenly format your Mac hard drive. Insert a blank CD when you are asked to retain Mac device drives for later use. Step 3: Installing Windows XP • After your Windows partition is successfully created, you will be asked to • • • • • proceed to install Windows XP. Insert the Windows XP CD. You will be asked to format the hard drive for use by Windows. There will be several partitions to choose from and information could be ambiguous. Please select the partition with the same size (in megabyte) as you have written down on step 2. Make a wrong choice on this step may destroy your Macintosh partition and all the data on the Mac. Wait until the Windows partition is formatted and Windows installed. It will take one-two hours on this step. You have to consult your Windows XP installation instructions for more details. Insert the CD containing Mac device driver when you are asked (toward the end of installing Windows). Or, install the device driver after Windows XP is installed but before it is used. You need to power down and power up several times as instructed. If you have secured wireless network on Mac OS, the network will not work automatically on Windows. You have to reconfigure your network and specify necessary network parameters to access your wireless network. Step 4: Installing EQS 6.1 for Windows • • • • Once your Windows XP is successfully installed and operational, you could install EQS 6.1 for Windows. Insert the EQS 6.1 for Windows CD to your CD driver or go to the folder when you download (http://www.mvsoft.com/eqsdownload.htm) EQS 6.1. Follow the instruction to complete the installation of EQS 6.1 for Windows. You are ready to use EQS now. You can switch between Mac and Windows during system startup be pressing the “Option “ key on your Mac keyboard. When you are in Macintosh mode, you could see and access all Window files. However, when you are in Windows mode, none of the Mac partition is accessible nor any of the Mac files could be seen.
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