How to Run Windows on a Mac for Free

VirtualBox is fantastic open-source software that allows you to operate a virtual machine with another operating system. Though it works on most platforms and can run most operating systems, I have a Mac and I needed a Windows OS to run Microsoft Visual Studio. It took a little while to figure out, but here’s a little tutorial on how to run Windows on a Mac for free.  I’ll outline the steps to install VirtualBox, set up a virtual machine to run Windows XP, install some extra features, and enable file sharing between the host machine and the virtual machine.

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