Virtual PC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nemesiswar, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. nemesiswar macrumors member

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    I have been looking for Virtual PC but cannot find it anywhere. Not even if its free or paid. I have found the update to 7.3 on macupdate but not the full software anywhere.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You might have to call MS or look on eBay. Doesn't seem to be sold any more.
     
  3. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    They offer the full windows version on their website.. I don't know why they don't offer the mac version.
     
  4. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft don't sell or support Virtual PC on Mac any more since the Intel transition, so I doubt you'd be able to find a new copy anywhere. You may be able to find it on eBay or Amazon used though.

    Alternatively there's a copy of VPC 7.0 available for download at the Macintosh Garden.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Because it wouldn't sell.

    The only people in the market for Virtual PC 7 are PowerPC Mac owners and we are a very small and quickly diminishing share of the market. You don't need VPC 7 if you have an Intel Mac. Just boot Windows or use Parallels.
     
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    eBay is the way to go if you want VirtualPC. It's still the fastest of the Windows emulators available to PPC users, but to say VPC is fast compared to a cheapo Windows box is laughable.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! Yeah, try running Win 7 on it! :D
     
  9. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Microsoft actually does. On its soon-to-disappear Technet website, which reminds me my membership is going to expire imminently. Better start generating some codes while I can.

    If you can dig up the Pro version of Office 2004, that came with VPC plus Windows XP. I have a copy somewhere. From what I can remember on my former PB G4 1.5Ghz it was unusuably slow.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    MS released a patch shortly after they released 7.0. That fixed the default slowness, the rest of it was just because of the cross platform issues.

    Running XP in the classic mode (where all the eye candy is shut off) also helps, as well as dialing in the ram and cpu usage of the VM. There's a sweet spot where it balances. Too much assigned ram has the same bad effect as too little, interestingly enough.
     
  11. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    VPC 5 was the sweet spot. It was pretty fast for emulation and could even play Star Trek Birth of the Federation (one of my favorite old games). 6 was ok. 7 was horribly slow.
     
  12. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Does this help?
     
  13. jrsx macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm, not for $75. I've seen it go for $10 on eBay and Amazon.
     
  14. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I almost had a copy for $17 shipped off shopgoodwill but they accidentally lost it. They made it right though.
     
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    jbarley macrumors 68030

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    was that also bundled with Windows XP
    Average price here is about $4.00
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes indeed it was!
     
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