Virtual PC Question

danny_w

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I am looking to try Virtual PC 6 to tun some basic games under Windows 98 (they won't run on anything newer and require 256-color mode). If I get a copy of VPC by itself, will it install W98 using an upgrade disk (I have the original floppies needed for the upgrade). Do I need to make an image of the CD and/or floppies? I don't have a floppy on my mini, but can probably borrow one.Thanks!
 

atszyman

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Chaszmyr said:
I'm pretty sure you'd need a full install of Windows, not an upgrade.
If I understand correctly, he has a full install of Windows (on floppy) and an upgrade CD. How do you point the upgrade CD at the floppies when you don't have a floppy drive?

I am of course assuming that this copy of windows is not currently installed on any other computers or it is a violation of the EULA.
 

PeterD42

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I'm not at home (where my VPC 6 is ) but form memory you can't make floppy images with VPC for Mac. You can do it with VPC for Windows (Tou can get a trial version from the Microsoft site) and then port these over to your Mac - assuming you have a Windows machine around.
 

Bear

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Chaszmyr said:
I'm pretty sure you'd need a full install of Windows, not an upgrade.
The Windows 98 Upgrade CD is a full version that requires a previous version of windows be available. That version can be on media (CD or Floppy) instead of being installed when the upgrade CD does its checks.
 

Bear

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PeterD42 said:
I'm not at home (where my VPC 6 is ) but form memory you can't make floppy images with VPC for Mac. You can do it with VPC for Windows (Tou can get a trial version from the Microsoft site) and then port these over to your Mac - assuming you have a Windows machine around.
Actually you can copy Floppy images with VirtualPC and if you have a USB floppy drive, you can access it directly from VirtualPC. So you don't need a Winblows box to do this.
 

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