Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rdowns, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I have an aging laptop from work that I use to access the corporate network. It's very slow, takes 5 minutes to boot, 11 minutes to shut down. Considering giving it back and asking for Virtual PC.

    Here's what I do:

    VPN into network.

    Access Exchange server- although I seem to do this more on my Mac via Outlook Web Access.

    Access proprietary web based system - most of it works on the Mac but a few parts do not.

    Edit the occasional email or web page with Front Page (I'm not a designer)

    I have a Rev. A iMac 20" with 1 GB RAM. Will VP perform at a decent level? How hard is it to install and set up? Anything else I should be asking or know?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Virtual PC isn't hard to install, but it does take some time. You will need VPC AND a copy of Windows OS, and I'd recommend Windows 2000 instead of XP so it won't be as slow.

    Sounds like the things you are doing are not too intense, so you should be fine, just strip Windows down as much as possible and read the this article and this thread for more information.

    Post back if you have problems setting up your VPN, or send me a PM.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
  3. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Nice do!!

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