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mfmcoyne
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PC to Macbook?
09/09/2013 at 2:36pm
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I've been a Digital Scrapbook Artist / CraftArtist user for years on our home desktop PC. The PC died and I got a MacBook last week. I'm wondering if I can use the same CraftArtist CDs and digikit pack files on the new MacBook or if I need to purchase new software. Also, since I created all the digikits (hundreds) on the PC, am I able to move them over to the Mac? HELP! I'm so confused!
Lizzie
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09/09/2013 at 4:40pm
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I might be talking an absolute load of rubbish here - there are a lot more knowledgeable people about this than me but .... I don't think you can use Craft Artist on a MacBook. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I asked the question last year when I was buying a new laptop - but do wait for other replies as I may be wrong!!
ellengard
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09/09/2013 at 5:37pm
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Lizzie is right. DSA/CA is strictly for PC. Even the latest CA2 download is for Windows only.
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09/09/2013 at 5:41pm
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There have been threads about installing virtual windows on your macbook first (that sounds quite pricey) and then running CA on the windows platform but, as it stands, CA and its predecessors are all written for Windows, not Macs.
ellengard
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09/09/2013 at 6:08pm
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If anyone out there is successfully running CA2 on Mac, I would be interested to know. That would be good news for Mac users. However, I assume that Serif won't support running its programs on an emulator or a virtual box, so any tech problems would have to be handled on one's own.
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09/09/2013 at 11:06pm
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>> I assume that Serif won't support running its programs on an emulator or a virtual box

I'm sure that someone from Serif has said as much. I can see why they wouldn't support users running their programs on an emulator, but in a virtual evironment you would be running the program on a genuine copy of Windows, so I don't understand why that should present a problem.

Alfred
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10/09/2013 at 2:10am
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What's the official word from tech support? Anyone know?
nannyanne
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10/09/2013 at 8:03am
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@mfmcoyn ..if you go to apple(dot)store(dot)com there is a comprehensive help page about running Windows programmes on a Mac including how to go about getting started.

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10/09/2013 at 6:33pm
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>> if you go to apple(dot)store(dot)com

Or better yet, store.apple.com ....

Alfred
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10/09/2013 at 7:43pm
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There was a time King Alfred when you just used to edit my posts!!

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