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Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

Is there a virtual pc emulator for a pcc mac that runs on mac os x 10.4.2 and does a ppc processer have VT?

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.2), iBook g4 2005
  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    No it doesn't have Virtualization Technology, This is covered by the KVM software.

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    then how can you run  windows xp vista and 7 with microsoft virual pc on a ppc mac?!?! And what is this ''KVM software''?

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    I found out what kvm is (Kernel-based Virtual Machine). how can i install this on my computer from 2005? it is running os windows 7.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    KVM software would be such likes as Virtual PC for Mac by Microsoft or Vbox by Oracle.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Good luck trying to run Windows 7 on Virtual PC, doubt there would be enough memory in your iBook to withstand it. I've only ever managed to use Virtual PC for Mac 2004 running Windows XP and that was very resourceful on my iBook.

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,220 points)

    I think Microsoft stopped selling Virtual PC years ago.  It was slow and when Intel Macs came out it was obsolete.  You would have to look on the used software market.  There will likely also be restrictions on which versions of Windows it can run. 

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Coming to think of it, I don't even think the architecture of the VPC will even allow Windows 7 instillation to be honest. As it will only Visualize Intel processors back in 2004 and bellow. (But I'm not too familiar with Windows 7 system requirement, but I doubt the VPC would even cover it)

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    i got 40 points and i saw a youtube about someone installing windows 7 on vpc. my ibook's ram is 786mb. i just reilazed that both of my computers are the same age both are 2005 (7 years old).

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    For Limnos:Yes microsoft stopped selling it in 2007 the last verison was 7.0.3. only good thing is that since they stopped selling vpc you can now get it free for macs. VPC can run any os but not any mac os or windows 8.

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    For knucklesmac: windows 7 system requirements:

    •   1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 
    •   1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
    •   16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
    •   DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver 

    Wait a minute if these are the requirements then how can my other windows 7 computer run windows 7?! It has only 900mbs of RAM.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Even if you do manage to get Windows 7 installed on a VPC on your iBook, it's going to be very resourceful and not partially very good. The speed is going to be appolling. I wish you luck.

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    Hardware Overview:


      Machine Name:    iBook G4

      Machine Model:    PowerBook6,7

      CPU Type:    PowerPC G4 (1.5)

      Number Of CPUs:    1

      CPU Speed:    1.33 GHz

      L2 Cache (per CPU):    512 KB

      Memory:    768 MB

      Bus Speed:    133 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:    4.9.3f0

      Serial Number:    4H5341------

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:    Enabled

      Version:    1.0

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Well for starters your going to have to set your VM to at least 1Gb memory and with only 786 Mb physical isn't going to leave much for Mac OS X to run the KVM.

  • Lester1234 Level 2 (410 points)

    Then i'll get windows vista for VPC only the iso. So where can i get the windows vista iso No torrents! i hate torrents!

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