Mac OS 9 on Windows

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  1. MyMacWentBad macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to install Mac OS 9 on Windows Vista, however, all the files on the CD appear hidden. Can anyone help?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Windows can't read the disc's filesystem as well.

    Not to mention a host of other problems...
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    I think you need to post a bit more info - I assume you're using SheepShaver, and have got it properly installed complete with Boot Rom? (You should probably be aware that the Windows version of SS is rather flaky btw - and, at least in theory, only supports 98, 2000 and XP. If you want to use it on Vista, all bets are off).
     
  4. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    ... I am sure there are many other reasons why your install didn't work.

    oh my, not sure I want to touch this one.
     
  5. Orng macrumors 6502

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    For those of you who don't know what he's saying, I think what he's trying to say, is that he wants to upgrade from Vista to OS9.

    Which I think is perfectly reasonable and accurate, and hey, if you want to buy an awesome G3 Powerbook already running OS9, let me know! :)
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I am not entirely confident from the tone of the first post that the OP is capable of setting up a cygwin environment, let alone compile Sheepshaver to run under Vista.
     
  7. tersono macrumors 68000

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    LOL - you might have a point there.... :p
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I was going to suggest BasiliskII, but I don't know if that tops out at System 7.5, which is all I ever ran on it. Cute, but pointless in the end.
     
  9. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Yep, Basilisk only emulates 680x0 CPUs. If you need PPC (which you do for OS9), then SheepShaver is the only option I know of...
     

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