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Setup the Mi-Plan Windows desktop application on an Apple Mac

This guide will take you through the steps to get Mi-Plan running in a virtual machine on a Mac.

The steps we are going to follow are:

  • Install VirtualBox on your Mac. Note that this software is Open Source and free.
  • Purchase or use an existing copy and install Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 inside of VirtualBox. I suggest you install the 64bit version assuming you have a Mac with a 64bit OS. Look here if you are unsure.
  • Install the Mi-Plan software.

Please download/purchase the following software:

  1. Download VirtualBox from here. Select the ‘OS X hosts’ version.
  2. Purchase or use your existing copy of Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10. I recommend Windows 10 64bit assuming you have a Mac with a 64bit OS.
  3. Download the Mi-Plan application. Please login and download from here.

Please do the following:

1. Run the VirtualBox installer.


2. Follow the prompts and install VirtualBox. If you get a “Cannot install to this location” error then drag the VirtualBox.pkg in the above screen shot to a folder of your choosing and run the VirtualBox.pkg installer directly.


3. Run VirtualBox and click ‘New’. Enter the settings matching the version of Windows that you are installing.

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4. Follow the prompts and use the default values. You will end up with this:

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5. Insert your Windows install disk into your DVD drive and start the Windows virtual machine.

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6. On my system VirtualBox would not see my install disk in my DVD drive. I created an ISO from the physical disk and used that to install. Once the install is in progress you will see this:

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7. Install Windows as you normally would on a real PC. Once complete you will see this:

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8. Now follow the instructions to install the Mi-Plan software here. Note: if you need to install the .Net framework 2 or 3 then open Control Panel – Programs and Features and select ‘Turn Windows features On or Off’. Select ‘.Net Framework 3.5 (includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0)’.

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9. Once complete you will have the following:

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