No, please do not start up a PC vs. Mac debate in this thread. I just need help on installing Virtual PC for my MacBook, because I want to be able to download Online Poker onto my Mac. Since PartyPoker and PokerStars have yet to come up with a nondownload or Mac-compatible download, I am trying out my sister's Virtual PC. I can't use Full Tilt because I'm not 21 and I don't want to risk having any winnings taken away because I'm only 18.
I am having problems with the installation of Virtual PC, and if anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it. I don't want to drive to the Apple Store to the Genius Bar for them to tell me that I'm missing something very simple.
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.
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.