How can I run Windows on my PowerbookG4?

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  1. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

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    Will Bootcamp work with that? I read you have to have an Intel-Chip for that to work. I have the PowerBook G4 Macintosh laptop.

    If Bootcamp will not work, what can I download to get it to work. I basically want to play MVP Baseball 2005 for PC, since it is not out for Macintosh.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    your only option to even run windows is virtual pc if you can find it anywhere but it won't handle games and honestly its just plain terrible - go get a mac mini or a imac is your best solution
     
  3. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Virtual PC... however, since that's x86 emulation from PPC (and a G4 at that), expect not to be able to play any games (except for some crappy 2D platform games AT BEST). Well... and Solitaire. And MS Pinball. :D
     
  4. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    It is impossible to use Bootcamp with a PowerPC based Macintosh (which the G4 is).

    You can use Virtual PC (a Microsoft application) that will allow you to run Windows within Mac OS X. This is a virtual atomosphere, which means everything is being emulated, so performance will not be as good as if Windows was installed on your Mac. Like I said, however, this is not possible with a PowerPC Mac.
     
  5. SandersHokie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmm...I wonder if Apple will do a trade-in?
     
  6. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    i can swear yesterday there's a person asked the idendical question at the same time (of yesterday)
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You mean for an Intel Machine? Yeah... sure. I say buy MVP Baseball 2005 and a Nintendo Gamecube. Cause it there is no way you are going to get a trade in.

    EDIT: Virtual PC is crap. It will absolutely not run MVP Baseball.
     
  8. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK, Virtual PC is your only option.

    As for games, I played Heroes of Might and Magic III on Virtual PC when I switched and before I bought the native Mac version. It ran ok, but it is an old game that's not too demanding on the graphics card.
     
  9. crees! macrumors 68000

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    I used (not anymore) VPC to test websites on my Powerbook G4. SLOW AS MOLASSES. That'll be one of the pluses when it comes time for me to purchase a new Mac, that I'll be able to test my sites and full blown Windows speed.
     

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