Windows on PowerMac G5?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by johnnypark, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. johnnypark macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2003
    I know Virtual PC 77 was the way to go before Intel Macs, but is there any other (better) way I can emulate Windows on my G5? Windows 2000 would do fine, but I've read/heard that VPC7 is pretty slow. Thanks!
  2. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    welcome to the forums.

    vpc7 on a G5 works well, especially for running windows 2000. more memory is better if you plan to use it much. above 2gb is what i would recommend.

    i was running vpc7 on a dual 1.8 with 4gb, placed the vpc windows image on the second hard drive, gave windows max memory and video ram, and it ran fine. think mid range dell pentium 4 system. not going to win any races, but very usable.

    i never found a better way to do windows with a PPC system. best of luck.
  3. suuzshine macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2008
    mac-pc windows

    hy guys.* is there an other way to get windows on my G5? or is this vpc 7 the only way?thnx!!please e-mail me on I am looking for this answer for over a year now..

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