Best OS for Virtual PC 6?

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  1. orthodoc macrumors member

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    Any ideas on which operating system (XP Home, Win 2K, etc.) runs the smoothest/fastest with virtual pc 6? Thanks. :)
     
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  3. orthodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    Good question. I have a 1 GHz TiBook with 512 MB of Ram. Thanks.
     
  4. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    win2k is probably going to be the best system to run for any computer. just turn off all unnecessary services and tweak your registry a bit. if i were you i would upgrade my RAM if you are going to be using VPC a good bit. You would probably want to give win2k 384MB of your RAM.
     
  5. evildead macrumors 65816

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    98

    I find that 98 runs the fastest but I run 2000 for compatablilty reasons. 2000 works pretty good. I havent tried XP in a long time but man.. it was dam slow when It frist came out and I had VPC5. Compleetly unusable. Maybe Ill give it another try with VPC6.


    I have a 867G4 with 1.25GB RAM,
     
  6. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

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    I run windows 2000 with vpc and it runs well. XP seems to be sluggish but 2k runs good. 98 runs well too but i prefer win2k cause its a better operating system all the way around.
     

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