Thread: Virtual PC
01-15-2005, 11:13 PM #1earlthepearlGuestVirtual PC
I have to run Virtual PC on one of my Macs soon for College to run XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro.
I would prefer to use my Powerbook. The Microsoft site says 700 MHz min. My powerbook has 667 MHz. I have 768 MB ram. Does anyone know if Virtual PC will install on my system? I also have a Imac with a processor a little larger if I do have to go that route. The Powerbook is just a faster machine, so was hoping that will run it.
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01-15-2005, 11:56 PM #2
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Why do you need to run XP Pro? You can get Office X for OS X. Virtual PC is an incredibly slow and annoying program to useDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
01-16-2005, 11:33 AM #3ablangcGuest
Just get Mac Office 2004 Student/Teacher edition.
01-18-2005, 08:06 AM #4earlthepearlGuest
I now have Office 2004, but they say I need Access, which Office 2004 doesn't have. I am now using 2004 to do what I can for this first week.
For my college class- computers- That's just the requirment. XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro. Hope when UPS finally drops it off it will run on my Powerbook. I need to be able to run Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access.
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01-18-2005, 08:54 AM #5DansterGuest
i think that's another smart move for microsoft !
they miss one vital program that most people need for work/college
so you have to end up buying a pc with whadyaknow window xp+office
Sumbags!!! no 1 should have to suffer the use of xp after you have used OS X
01-18-2005, 05:09 PM #6earlthepearlGuest
Yes I agree with you there. Windows sure sucks. I will hate having to deal with it threw this computer class. Hopefully after this class is over I won't have to deal with Winows or Virtual PC again for a while. OS X rules.
Originally Posted by Danster
01-19-2005, 10:35 PM #7NuKeGuest
Jeez, I have to use Virtual PC for college for my engineering courses. It is stupid, our Prof. is forcing us to use AutoCAD, which is only available for PCs, so I have to run Virtual PC 7 to run it, and it draws so slowly, especially when we are doing things in 3-D, bahhh, I hate it, but its still better than running a PC, lol.
01-21-2005, 01:08 PM #8tariqGuest
one recommendation: use windows 2000 instead of xp, it's much more responsive and faster
01-23-2005, 07:13 PM #9earlthepearlGuest
Well it is in, and it works just find. A little slower that running a actual PC, but not a lot. Runs Office 2003 suite no problems. But!!!!!! It's still Winsuck!!! We all know what that means.
01-25-2005, 09:03 PM #10menace3054Guest
i just bought virtual pc becuase some of the cds that came with my textbook only run on pc. I must say the new version is a **** of a lot better than the older ones. I was pretty impressed. but then again i have 1.25 gb of ram and im sure that made some difference
01-27-2005, 01:28 PM #11GreggGuest
I just loaded it on my 1.33GHz 12inch PB with no issues. Are you sure that Win2k is better? I heard that XP does a better job with VPC?
01-28-2005, 05:28 PM #12jbsengineerGuestOriginally Posted by Gregg
how well does the xp run? mine seems to be SUPER SLOW> how much ram do you allocate etc?
02-01-2005, 06:00 PM #13menace3054GuestOriginally Posted by jbsengineer
i allocated it 512mb and it seems fine.. its kinda slow to boot up, but once its running it isnt too terrible. i mean i would under no means run office for windows on it, but for less resource intensive applications it works fine
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02-01-2005, 06:08 PM #15menace3054GuestOriginally Posted by Murlyn
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