Anyone know how to load Win XP on MAC using Virtual PC

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  1. Shaytoon macrumors newbie

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    So I have Win XP 2001 as a .nrg file (which can also be a .iso file). .nrg is a fle recognized my nero which I do not have. I do have virtual PC. I can't open the Win XP file with Virtual PC and I have no idea how to install Win XP onto my computer.

    How do I access the Win XP file and how do I get virtual pc to load the Win XP OS onto my comp?

    Any advice guys? This seems really tough to do so far.

    Thanks
     
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Don't you have to buy the VPC version with the right windows OS? I.e., there are different versions of VPC for Windows ME, NT, 2000, etc.
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68030

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    There's an option to boot VPC off the CD.

    Get your drive letters setup and then do that, the rest is self explanatory.
     
  4. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

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    install the vitual PC app then put your windows CD in. Start up VPC and select new virtual machine. Just follow the instructions. I bought VPC with 98 but decided to install my own copy of XP ran suprisingly well with the graphic set to the classic windows style.
     
  5. slughead macrumors 68030

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    What he said :)
     
  6. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    The steps would be to burn the .nrg image to a CD (note, don't just burn the file, you have to burn the image). Either use a PC to do this or I think you can use the Mac disk utility to convert an iso file to a dmg file and then burn it from there. You now should have a bootable WindowsXP disk. Now you start up VPC and go through the steps from there.
     
  7. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    the fact you have windows xp on a .nrg file makes this post illegal. For educational purposes, one would have to burn (using nero) the nrg to a cd rom. Then set VPC to boot from CD.

    The rest... is easy as pie.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You get the same version of VPC you just get a different version of windows packaged with it. They used to even sell VPC without any os or with dos or something (I don't know if they still do). This way if you had a legal copy of windows, you didn't have to buy a new one.
     
  9. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    They still sell VPC without any version of windows - I bought mine a few weeks ago and loaded Win98 without any problems, except for the fact that the Win98 CD doesn't boot so I had to find and boot a DOS floppy disk image and then run Setup on the CD.
     
  10. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. Didn't realize it was actually two separate products. VPC plus a version of windows.
     

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