"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
When I switched to Mac I had a couple of programs that I ran in Windows, but quickly dropped them for their Mac equivalent.
[Last news is that it is in the 'holding centre' waiting to be shipped to France. Once it arrives it will take only two weeks to be repaired. If so, total time 6 weeks during which time I only have Time Machine as my back-up ]
Tahme Machine, Ah thenk Ah lerv yu ...
FF..I have a spare 250Gb external drive gathering dust and you are very welcome to borrow it for the duration.
A cheaper option than Parallels or VMWare is to use VirtualBox (free) - https://www.virtualbox.org/ - though it may not work with everything. It has worked on systems I've used though. The big problem I've found with running VMs and trying to run Windows is getting a licensed copy of the ***** operating system to install. I'm blowed if I'm going to pay any more to Microsoft. The whole reason I moved to Macs was to get away from having to spend my life fixing machines which don't work because the software and environment is so temperamental.
I have found that largely my life has improved since abandoning Windows. The downside though is that every few months, when I do have to fire up a Windows machine, I may have to download and install several months worth of updates, and do various installations etc. to get things working properly, so I still end up wasting half a day from time to time. At least it's not every day or week though.