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Parallels Desktop 9. I choose Parallels, downloaded, installed it without delay and very little Help on how to do it, other than other reviewers saying the wizards were fairly intuitive. Then Installed Win7 and my old serial key. Away I went. As we speak I am using Internet Explorer on my Mac!
The new version of macOS marks the end of old bit apps whose software code was never refreshed to support bit CPUs. In June , Apple confirmed the end of bit apps, noting that That time has now arrived. Apple began putting bit processors in Macs starting around and shifted to greater OS support for bit apps a decade ago with Happily, you can still upgrade to Catalina without losing access to older apps, thanks to virtualization.
All you have to do is run Mojave in a virtual machine to keep your older software functioning. It makes sense to use Mojave, rather than an earlier macOS release, because Mojave will receive security updates longer than older versions of the operating system.
I currently recommend using Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac for Catalina-ready virtualization. I tested installing Mojave from scratch in Parallels Desktop and copying over a few apps I still rely on and want to keep available once I upgrade to Catalina. Use Parallels Desktop to Run Mojave Parallels Desktop is an affordable option compared to keeping an older Mac in service, and it has been in continuous development for many years. The annual fee for Parallels Desktop Pro and Business editions includes major updates.
Parallels provides a full list of differences between the editions. Parallels offers a free day trial , which I recommend using to follow the steps below before Catalina ships so you can be fully set up if you ultimately decide to go down this path.
With Parallels Desktop and Mojave set up, you can decide later if you want to pay after the trial expires. Pick the far-right option to install macOS via Recovery. Parallels Desktop then opens a virtual-machine window showing macOS Recovery, where you select the option to reinstall macOS. The Mojave installation proceeds in its virtual window just as though you were performing it on a hardware device.
I then proceeded to set up macOS as normal within the virtual-machine window. You may need to dig up an installer and original serial number for some apps; for others, you can just drag them into the Mojave virtual-machine window. For both installed and copied apps, try to bring over preferences and other associated files, which may require consulting the documentation or asking for help in an online support forum. This can prevent you from having to re-enter license codes or reconfigure settings.
Parallels Desktop running Mojave and several bit apps. There is one critical part of virtual machines you need to be aware of: Cloud-hosted backup software like Backblaze and CrashPlan will not archive virtual-machine files by default.
Technically speaking , you can use macOS Recovery to install either the latest version or the version that came with your Mac. Later, you can install Parallels Desktop, which has a simple procedure to install macOS directly from an installer.
Follow these steps: Hold down Option and choose System Information from the Apple menu. Under the Software category in the left-hand sidebar, click Applications. It takes System Information a while to generate the list. Click the Bit column at the top to sort apps by compatibility, and examine the list of apps that have No in that column.
You can find all your bit apps via System Information. Go64 Jon Gotow of St. Clair Software has released a free utility called Go64 that goes beyond System Information in a few important ways. ArchiChect Howard Oakley has written a pair of free apps that identify bit code: ArchiChect identifying a bit app top , a bit app with bit components middle , and a fully bit app bottom.
Installing bit Apps For most older apps, developers are never going to release updates. If they had ever intended to, they would have done so years ago. In other cases, updates may be available, but you may not wish to use them due to feature-set changes.
There may still be some last-minute reprieves, though. He has Fetch 5. Personally, I rely on three bit apps: Rich Siegel has kept his text-only email client going as a free side project for several years, and Intuit similarly kept working with macOS updates because it still has features missing from the modern version of Quicken now owned by Quicken Inc.
For these three apps, I was able to drag them over to my Mojave virtual machine, copy their preferences, and launch them successfully. Belight has the most modern preference style and location: For Mailsmith, the writing is on the wall, but I want to have easy access to search archived email until such point as I migrate to a new email client. You can even use it in reverse: Email Address.