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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:52 pm

if you have a MacBook, which is powered by intel processors and not Powerbook/iBook, you can install windows on it with apple's bootcamp. if you have the pre-intel books, then you would need Virtual PC.

for one thing, virtual pc wont work with intel processor macs because the whole program has to be rewritten all over again. thats why microsoft just announced they are shutting down virtual pc development.

anyways, if you are really using a MacBook, then you need to just grab a Windows CD, and use bootcamp install it. Then you will have both OS X and WinXP but you will have to boot into Windows if you want to use your windows apps.
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Postby JTWood » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:07 pm

I had Virtual PC on my Mac a couple of years ago. It was one of the slowest programs I'd ever run, even though I'd allocated half of my RAM to it.

Do you absolutely need it?
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:26 am

The Windows XP CD needs to have the SP2 on it (Service Pack 2). It's picky too, I slipstreamed SP2 onto an old Windows XP reinstallation disk from my 2002 Dell but it wouldn't recognize the CD. I'm trying to find one that works, but I may have to buy a Windows XP CD, which is anywhere from $65-$90.
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Postby He who did Wright » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:15 am

OhMrScottyTrav06 wrote:Okay, so I downloaded Bootcamp and got all the stuff it required...

When I put in the Windows CD, the MacBook didn't recognize it. It might be because I have the Microsoft Office XP Standard Version 2002 for Students and Teachers.


Ok that isn't Windows, that is Microsoft Office.

And Virtual PC has been discontinued. You can use Bootcamp but if you want to run Windows "inside" OS X you can use Parallels
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:39 pm

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