Windows on an iBook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sweeeney, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Sweeeney macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    I really want to have a mac that runs both OS'. So I am considering buying a cheap Macbook, and maxing out the ram. But the parents aren't Hot on the idea of spending $1,000. So they say I have to wait until after my birthday and Christmas. But instead of that, would it be possible to run a stripped down version of XP on my 1.33 Ghz iBook G4 if i put more RAM in it?

    Sweeney :apple:
  2. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    Max RAM for that model is 1.5 GB, and XP is far too slow to be usable; I've tried it before. 2000 is a better choice.
  3. Sweeeney thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2008
    Thank you very much. Does anyone know the least amount ram you want to run XP?
  4. JWest macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    You can't actually run windows on a power pc mac. You can run an emulated version of windows however, via microsoft's virtual pc, but its compatibility is limited, and it's dern slow (since it's being emulated).

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