Installing Virtual PC 7

pknz

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I have installed VPC on my new 20" rev b iMac. It has the one 250Gb harddrive with 150Gb left over. I was installing XP via VPC and it said something about the format you want FAT32, FAT16, Unformatted. Since I was installing this onto the only harddrive, I got a bit worried it would reformat my HD, does it do this?

Do I need a partition to run VPC?

Thanks
 

pknz

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After choosing FAT32 on HD...
On the next screen it asks me weather I partition, reformat in several different ways...and at the bottom has option to 'leave file structure as is.' I assume I select this option?

Thanks for the quick reply
 

mad jew

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Which one is the default. I've only got VPC6 but I'm pretty sure they're similar enough. I reckon you're right, tick the "leave as is" option.
 

yellow

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VPC creates a disk image to run off of, so it doesn't matter what you choose for all that stuff. FYI, I don't think VPC runs on Tiger, so since this is a new Mac, does it have Tiger?
 

mad jew

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yellow said:
VPC creates a disk image to run off of, so it doesn't matter what you choose for all that stuff. FYI, I don't think VPC runs on Tiger, so since this is a new Mac, does it have Tiger?

Umm, VPC runs on Tiger but it's missing a networking feature from memory. It shouldn't matter, most users don't use it anyway. :)
 

MisterMe

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mad jew said:
Umm, VPC runs on Tiger but it's missing a networking feature from memory. It shouldn't matter, most users don't use it anyway. :)
The Virtual Switch feature doesn't work in Tiger. However, networking works fine using Shared Networking.
 

7on

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Leave as is should be the option. That'll install XP onto a virtual drive formated with NTFS (XP's default). I've noticed XP runs a tad slower under the Fat systems though it could only be my imagination.