use Windows from my Virtual PC disk?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by id-sign, May 18, 2006.

  1. id-sign macrumors member

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    I am getting an intel Mac soon and plan on running Parallels.

    I have Virtual PC with Windows 2000 included on the VPC CD- is it possible to install Parallels and then install just Win2K from the VPC disk to be able to run Win2K under Parallels?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so. The way micrsoft set up VPC was to allow the running of a virtual system on PPC Mac, and not to allow any piracy (making it tougher to get required files). That said, if your disk contains a BOOTABLE copy of Windows 2000 you can copy those files to a new CD and use it, so long as your license allows. Your disc probably doesn't contain a bootable version of Windows 2000 though..
     

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