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  1. Given your CPU is from 2016, you could load Windows 7 to Windows 10. Unless you wish to run any pirated software, I'd recommend you install Windows 10. Here is the site that describes how to make bootable USB stick on a Mac: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-windows-10-installer-usb-drive-mac There is nothing to pay to download the Windows 10, and you could buy a serial number off Lazada or eBay for a few dollars with immediate delivery. You'll need a USB stick. Those things are cheap and useful so I'd say get a larger one, 32 GB or more, although you really only need about 8 GB. Use the stick with BootCamp Assistant as described in the link above - basically download ISO, and use that assistant to make bootable USB. Do NOT continue installing BootCamp. Now get VMWare or Parallels. It's your choice of whether you buy it from eBay or the official sites. I use VMWare as it creates images that can be run on Windows OS as well, while Parallels can't. So it's easy for me to move them around and ran off anything. Whether eBay or official site, you'll be downloading a file, and when double clicking it, a desktop icon with drive will appear, and a window prompting you to move app into Applications folder (like any other software). You do that, then start the app, and it'll ask you for serial number. Enter it to register (or use 30 days trial). Once software is up and running, if wizard doesn't start, insert USB stick and choose New virtual machine, and in properties choose how many CPUs and memory and disk do you wish to assign to the Windows PC running in your Mac. If you want to connect to internet from Windows, set network settings to "Bridged". That's pretty much all you need to set, other than where on your Mac disk you would like to keep the file that contains Windows. I usually make VM-Images folder on my disk and put all of them in there so I know where they are. You might not care and just use defaults. As said previously, give it a single core (1 CPU), and 1-2 GB of RAM (you can change later if it's sluggish), and at least 60 GB of disk space. No need to reserve space (so it doesn't block the whole 60 GB but can grow up to 60 GB). As you have more space you can give more, if you'll install more apps to Windows later, but don't go below that. You're asked what OS it's using - you can choose auto-detect or choose Windows 10. It allows you to enter Windows 10 key up-front, then (VMWare at least) will do all the configuration and activation of Windows. Once done, there will be Windows running inside a window of your Mac. Once you're done, choose from VM top menu "Install VMWare Tools" which will install all the drivers needed to make full use of the VM you just installed. Now you'll need to get files into Windows. You can do this 4 ways: - when you plug in any external drive, you'll be asked whether you want to connect it to Mac or Windows. If you choose Windows, it'll not mount to your Mac desktop, but instead to Windows, like if you had a Windows PC and plugged USB stick in (Note USB stick should be FAT, NTFS or ExFAT formatted. Mac can only READ the NTFS format, but can't write to it. FAT has limitation on file size of 2 or 4 GB, can't remember. ExFAT is readable/writable by both and doesn't have such low file limits - so if you want to use same USB stick on both, use ExFAT format). - Another option is using Shared Folders. You can in VMWare settings create a folder on your Mac, and you will see it under Network folders in your Windows. - You can drag and drop files between the 2 desktops, so if you have Windows open in a window, you can drag and drop file from Mac desktop to Windows desktop, or vice versa. - And obviously if you're connected to network, you could download files from internet, or other network drives, etc. Once your software is installed, you can decide whether you want to use Windows in full screen (like a PC), or in a Window (this is my preferred way - you just give Windows lower resolution than what Mac has), or in Unity mode. Latter loads Windows in the background and you can't see it. But when you open any applications from top menu, it opens window of that application as if it was Mac application. You can add these Windows applications into your MacOS dock just like any other Mac apps. But understand Windows still needs to load and run in the background for that to happen. Below is how VMWare looks like on your Mac. Window behind is the one I am typing for you, the blue window is the Windows in a window with Windows Explorer and Chrome for Windows open. The Bridged at the top is where you set the network settings. And at the top menu, in Virtual Machine you have Ctrl+Alt+Del ... and Install VMWare Tools. The above instructions are for VMWare Fusion. Parallels is similar but as I haven't used it for a few years now I will stick to VMWare. Hope this is a little more visual. If you're in a hurry - eBay sells VMWare 11.5 from 80 baht up, Windows from a few 100 baht up for OEM. All you get is link to official download site and a serial number. If you want to be reassured you do the right thing, you can buy VMWare or Parallels from their official websites, and Windows 10 from Bnn.in.th, and if you pick version with the USB stick you won't even have to create one as per instructions in the link above.
  2. VMWare Fusion, Parallels and Vbox are Virtualisation software packages. You would install the software, then install real Windows into them (depends on CPU what you can install - if CPU is 7th generation or newer - like you have a new or up to 1-2 years old Mac - then you can only install Windows 10 as older versions might not run properly or at all). Once you're done with that, you start up Windows inside your virtualisation software and it will open either in a window or full screen. You use it as if that was a PC. VMWare can add a menu to the top (near the clock) which is the full Start Menu of Windows so you can run the applications in "Unity mode" where Windows programs look like they are running natively in MacOS. Of course unless you load Windows at the boot time, it needs to load Windows first before it can open the software from that menu. You can have several different VMs installed. The above allow you to run MacOS and Windows at the same time. But Mac also supports Boot Camp. With Boot Camp you decide which OS you wish to boot up. To install it, open Applications, Utilities, and select BootCamp. You'll need Windows installation USB stick (or DVD and SuperDrive if you're old-fashioned) and a serial number to register it with. You'd choose how much disk/SSD space you wish to allocate for Windows - choose 60 GB or more - and it will repartition the disk and install Windows for you. Then it runs just like any PC, using all the resources of the computer (all cores of CPU and all memory). VMWare Fusion costs 69 or 99$ and works until the next Mac OS is out when they try to force you to upgrade. Latest version is 11. You can get it much cheaper on eBay. Parallels are 69$ last time I've checked. I've found Parallels slower than VMWare, but some others claim it's faster. Oracle VirtualBox is freeware. It may be a little slower and clumsier to set up than commercial software but I've never had any beef with it. Worked as advertised. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads https://www.parallels.com/ https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion.html Using virtualisation or Bootcamp, you'll need Microsoft Windows and a registration key. They cost about 4500 baht for standard and about 6500 for Pro edition. Again, you can get them on eBay for fraction of the price. Else: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-windows-10 If you decide for virtualisation, remember that your Mac also needs RAM and disk space. If you have 8 GB RAM or more, give 2 GB to Windows, if only 4 GB, give it 1 GB. Regardless of whether you have 2 or 4 core CPU, Windows will be OK with single core. Give it more resources only if you have performance issues and your Mac has at least 16 GB RAM and 6 or more core CPU. Hope this is of any use.
  3. Well, if your salary/pension is late, why would it be necessary to pay it to you? It's in the past, right?
  4. Maybe retailers are suffering but they were on the way down for a while, Covid only accelerated that. At the flip side, online retailers and food delivery were never doing better...
  5. Yes, of course she backtracked on it... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/09/who-expert-backtracks-after-saying-asymptomatic-transmission-very-rare Ignore the top. Can't edit it anymore to remove it. But it shows the absolute zig zag of advices and "research" that WHO is doing. I am appalled at their flip flopping when it comes to people's lives at stake.
  6. What the <deleted>... WhatsApp Video 2020-06-29 at 20.00.21.mp4 Is this doctors speaking or the politicians speaking? I do not know where this video came from, it was sent to me by colleague, but the same named article appeared on CNN 20 days ago, so it seems this is from early June, but that article refutes a lot of it... https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/08/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-spread-who-bn/index.html
  7. It probably will. And won't be the last either.
  8. It's actually a guy that will shoot you if you try to cross the fence. His housing is more to the left.
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