Windows XP emulation

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zeke D, Oct 21, 2012.

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    Zeke D

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    Hey all. Got a G5 DP 2.0 / 8GB RAM / Radeon 9600XT

    I have a licensed version of Microsoft Virtual PC 7 for PPC. It maxes out at 512MB RAM. I only need it for some kind of minecraft thing that is not the actual minecraft game and is windows only. I assume it will run just fine, but do any of you recommend any other virtual machine for PPC that might run better or allow more ram?
     
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    VPC7 is the best there is for Windows. While it can be slow, it does work the best.
     
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    alright, I will install windows on VPC7 and be on my way.
     
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    There's also Q.

    I've not had much luck with it, but then I've never used it with anything that might be called a standard install. YMMV.

    It's a much lighter app than VPC7 though.
     
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    Yes, but it won't be very fast. I'll be roughly equivalent to a Pentium II.
     
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    Ok... Let me put it this way: How can I emulate Windows XP on my ibook G4?

    I have 1.2 GHZ
    and 1.25 RAM
     
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    Intell

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    Install and use Microsoft Virtual PC version 7. Or try really hard and likely fail at getting it to work with Q.
     
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    Is Microsoft Virtual PC version 7 free?
     
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    Any experience or stories using it?:eek:
     
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    Indeed it is pretty hard. I mean I only have 4 Gb of memory. I don't know how or where is going to install it or what will happen if I 'format' the 'disk'

    Q is running pretty fast. I wouldn't dare to install because of the above. Any guides?
     
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    Intell

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    How about making your own thread instead of hijacking Zeke D's?
     
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    ouch... haha nevermind, I just got it working :D 40% right now! woot woot!
     

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