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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:18 pm

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.

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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:51 pm

Ugh, I can install it... but for some reason it won't open. I'm going to have to take it into the Genius Bar and have someone help me hands on.
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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 OhMrScottyTrav06 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:55 pm

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.
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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 OhMrScottyTrav06 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:59 pm

I found one in my stack of cds that is service pack 1? Will that not work?
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:57 pm

Okay... I don't know what I'm doing...

I put in the Windows XP Installer and it installed successfully. I now have Windows on my Mac... the problem is... I can't connect to the internet or figure out how to do pretty much anything... Help!
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