Installing W.XP on my iMac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by garirry, Apr 27, 2013.

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    garirry

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    Because my PC died, I decided to go install XP on my iMac G4 using a program called "Q". After it finish copying files, when it goes to the GUI, it stays stuck at 39 minutes remaining right from the beginning. It just stays there. When I took out my XP disc, I found it was really scratched. Could it be stuck because of the disc? And the disc was working fine when I was using it.
     
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    It could be the disc, but how long are you waiting? Emulated Windows performance on the G4 iMac is going to be terrible.
     
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    The best Emulator and OS combination to use would be MS' VPC7 and W. 2000.
     
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    garirry

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    Sure more than 39 minutes. I tried cleaning the disc, still stuck. I have two more questions:
    1-If I directly make a copy of this disc to another one, will the new one work?
    2-If I continue install with another disc, do I have to re-format and re-copy all files or can I just continue with the GUI?
     
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    garirry

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    Ok, I downloaded another copy of W.XP, I burned it, I reinstalled Windows, AND IT'S STILL STUCK!!! What do I do now?
     

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