Dual booting Leopard and Xp on Powerbook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by SawyerTHEBEST, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. SawyerTHEBEST macrumors member


    Feb 5, 2013
    My system: Powerbook g4 1.6hz 1gb ram, and would like to play some games, which you know don't existfor powerpc macs. I know I can run a virtual machine with xp in it. BUT that kills performanceon this already old machine, so how would I dual boot XP and Leopard?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You do not, as a PowerBook uses the PowerPC CPU architecture (IBM and Motorola) and Windows XP needs the x86 CPU architecture (AMD and Intel), thus you will not be able to install Windows XP on that machine as a bootable OS.

    You can only run Windows XP as a bootable OS on an Intel Mac.
  3. CptSky macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    The only Windows version existing for a PowerPC architecture are Windows NT 3.51, 4.00. So, we can say that it's impossible to dual boot a G4 with Windows. You'll need an Intel Mac, or to virtualize Windows through Virtual PC or something like QEMU. But, the results shouldn't be good due to the small power of your G4...

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