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Virtual PC and Leopard

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Bob Gold Level 4 Level 4 (1,360 points)
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Oct 27, 2007 11:16 PM
Hi,

I use an iMac G5 and Powerbook G4. As such, I can not run BootCamp or Parallels, but run Virtual PC.

So, has anyone out there had the opportunity to see if Virtual PC will run under Leopard?

Thanks,

Bob
IMac G5, Powerbook G4, Mac Plus (a happy little critter), 1.25Gb Ram, 250Gb Hd and 60Gb Hd, BT, AE, and a partridge in a pear tree...
  • DJEZRAJ Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2007 11:22 PM (in response to Bob Gold)
    So far so good Bob! I am running XP Pro on the latest version of Virtual PC 7. I started out doing an update to Leopard an both Office and VPC run. Now I haven't run the gamut but they booted fine and i was able to use it as in Tiger for albeit a shot time.
  • multiapple Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2007 5:35 PM (in response to Bob Gold)
    yes, virtual pc is up and running. BUT, windows XP is not recognizing CDs or DVDs. Contacted VPC, and they tried to figure out what is going on; reinstalled, etc. Nothing worked. Now waiting for apple on the phone. Anyone have any ideas? CD shows up on mac desktop. I can open it. But in Windows XP cannot open or eject. It is not being recognized.
    It was working fine before I installed Leopard. any help would be great!
    ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.5), using virtual pc7 windows XP
  • David Nobel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2007 5:59 PM (in response to multiapple)
    I can confirm the problem with not recognizing CDs; others report this as well. The quick and dirty workaround is to drag the contents of the disk from the Mac desktop to the Windows desktop and install from there.

    Have also heard that under VPC in Leopard, Windows will not run any newly installed programs. The work-around there is reported to be to run in Compatibility Mode.

    Hope this gets resolved. Otherwise, I will have to keep a Tiger partition just to run VPC.
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    Oct 31, 2007 6:09 PM (in response to Bob Gold)
    Virutal PC 7 runs well on Leopard as does all my adobe programs, toast titanium, microsoft office both versions. The only programs that are not working are Disk Warriors, Cocktail, Tech Tool Pro, iDefrag has contacted me advising not to run it unless booting up from an external drive running Tiger. Nortons Antivirus 10 seems to be running fine and from the Intego website they state that all their software is leopard compatible although Net Barrier didn't work on my initial install. I have since did a clean install and installed only the programs that work and did a time machine backup incase I need to restore from initial install with all the software that works.
    Power Mac G5 Dual 2gig, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • David Nobel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2007 6:22 PM (in response to yyz_syrinx)
    yyz_syrinx, specifically, does Windows recognize the CDs inserted into your machine when running VPC 7 in Leopard? If so, which version of Windows are you running?

    And have you successfully installed and run new Windows apps since Leopard?
  • multiapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2007 3:38 PM (in response to David Nobel)
    yes. CD's not recognized when running VPC (Windows XP) on Leopard. Using a iBook G4 (not intel based). Contacted VPC, all was updated if needed. They tried everything. I contacted apple and they couldn't figure it out. I have to send them additional information on my mac and send it up to "engineering". I Know they revamped because VPC is no longer going to be putting out update programs. I think that by developing "Boot Camp" they pulled some parcels that were originally in Tiger and moved it to Boot Camp. Leaving the compatibility issue up in the air. After two days on the phone with both apple and virtual pc; the business had to get new computers for that specific formulation program.
    Both VPC and apple are working on it; but VPC is not going to be upgrading the program anymore. That's it for VPC. So, next mac will install boot camp.
    ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.5), using virtual pc7 windows XP
  • multiapple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2007 3:53 PM (in response to David Nobel)
    that sounds great, but the program is installed; to run it you "MUST" have the CD in there for the program to start up and run. It is a security thing. We (VPC & me) tried to drag to Windows...No problem dragging. Problem occurred when I tried to start up the program, it was still looking for the CD and would not be allowed to be redirect to the desktop where we copied the disc to from the mac.
    I am kind of disappointed that apple couldn't figure this out. I have this gut feeling that the took some parcels from the tiger OS and moved it to Boot Camp.
    As for running other programs on Windows, no problems. But, CDs & DVDs, as well as, music discs are not being recognized. It's a compatibility issue which I feel will not be resolved unless I purchase a laptop with "intel" inside and use boot camp. I refuse. bought the cheapest laptop to run the **** program for the boys in the business. That's it.
    After being put on hold since Sunday, then on monday and again on Tuesday; total time waiting for apple to talk to me was each time over 2 hours. Unbelievable. And, I knew more than half the people I was speaking to at apple. As I said, extremely disappointed with apple for releasing a system that once again leaves a two year old laptop obsolete. I refuse to spend more money on a laptop from apple seeing this has happened three times again. I will just stick to buying the power macs every five years. I purchased the very first apple computer that came out and have been purchasing apple products ever since. I always regarded their support above the rest except for now. Extremely disappointed.
    ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.5), using virtual pc7 windows XP
  • Jeffrey Parks Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2007 3:22 PM (in response to yyz_syrinx)
    Boy am I in trouble. I have a G4 running VPC 7 and upgraded to Leopard. Now when I click on the VPC icon, it comes up like a fresh install with none of my data!!! HELP! I have 10 years worth of client infor stored in VPC!
    Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Jeffrey Parks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2007 3:41 PM (in response to DJEZRAJ)
    Boy am I in trouble. I have a G4 running VPC 7 and upgraded to Leopard. Now when I click on the VPC icon, it comes up like a fresh install with none of my data!!! HELP! I have 10 years worth of client infor stored in VPC! I am running Windows 2000 in VPC if that matters? Any ideas how to restore my Virtual PC?
    Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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