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How to install CrossOver Mac
1. Download the installer
If you've already purchased CrossOver you can download it from your account. It's under My Account>My Downloads
If you haven't purchased CrossOver go to our trial page
to download a 14-day, fully-functional trial of CrossOver Mac first.
Enter your name and email address. Click Download Trial Now
and CrossOver will download to your computer.
If you're using Safari as your web browser the download will begin.
If you're using Firefox as your web browser pick Open With
and the default Mac OS Archive Utility program.
When the download is complete you'll find a file called CrossOver-(some version #).zip
in your Downloads folder
. Double-click the .zip file to extract it.
After you've downloaded double-click the CrossOver icon in your Downloads folder
to launch CrossOver.
2. Launch CrossOver
CrossOver will ask you if you'd like it moved to your Applications folder:
We recommend that you select Move to Applications folder
so CrossOver is located in the same place as your other Mac applications.
CrossOver will close very briefly to move itself to Applications, and then re-open automatically.
3. Register if you've purchased
CrossOver always starts in trial mode.
If you're just testing out CrossOver, click Try Now
If you've already purchased CrossOver click on Unlock with Purchase Info
and then enter your codeweavers.com email address and password.
if you forgot your password.
If you have an activation code, or you purchased from a third party vendor, click Enter an Activation Code
and enter your information.
4. CrossOver is ready to go!
You're ready to begin installing your Windows applications!
In the future you can launch CrossOver from your Applications folder.
Next Step: Installing Windows Applications in CrossOver Mac
Installing an older copy of CrossOver Mac
Last modified on 2016-06-20 15:43:59
by Vince Lund