dual booting

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  1. rayg93065 macrumors newbie

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    I'm a newbie @ Mac and know just enough to be dangerous with PC. I'd like to run windows on my G4, 167 Ghz, 1 GB Ram. It is not an Intel . Will Macdrive serve as the bridge to do this? What about virtualization? I've looked on the net. The more I read, the more confused I become. Any suggestions out there?
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    only option is virtual pc which i would NOT reccomend as its uber slow

    you are better off buying a cheap pc
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You're not going to get very good performance at all on that computer. VirtualPC is about the only thing you can use to virtualize, and it will still be painfully slow.
     
  4. rayg93065 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dual Boot

    Thanks for the quick response. I was afraid that would be the response.
     
  5. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Another option is build a system, use EFI-X and boot to whatever your heart desires.
     
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  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    or dont use efi-x and use boot-132 which is free

    op: quantum is suggesting a hackintosh
     
  8. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    dukebound85 is correct, using EFI-X would allow building a hackintosh that could even update correctly but it's not an approved Apple way of doing business. Not sure but Snow Leopard may even break EFI-X booting.

    I don't recommend noobs doing this, but instead take a look at some of the other options mentioned.
     

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