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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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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 use

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Just get Mac Office 2004 Student/Teacher edition.
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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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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 use
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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
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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.

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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
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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.
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one recommendation: use windows 2000 instead of xp, it's much more responsive and faster
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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.

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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
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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?
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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?
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how well does the xp run? mine seems to be SUPER SLOW> how much ram do you allocate etc?


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gregg,

how well does the xp run? mine seems to be SUPER SLOW> how much ram do you allocate etc?


Josh

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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Do you guys have any ideas on this one?

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/02/01.13.shtml
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Do you guys have any ideas on this one?

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2005/02/01.13.shtml
it would certainly be worth a shot.. Im my opinion i dont think any windows emulation software will ever be as fast as any of us would like it to be, but in my opinion the newest vpc from microsoft comes close enough.
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