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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 22, 2010
    Need help >> plz
    i have .. Mac OS X
    version 10.5.8
    processor 1.67 GHz powerPC G4

    i need to install a XP windows in my mac ..

    i try
    - parallels desktop 5
    - Vmware Fusion 3

    none was work ..

    what can i do .. ??

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Windows XP only runs on Intel machine and the visualization software need a host Intel machine to make one available to XP..

    So you're out of luck if you only have access to a PowerPC Mac.


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    You'll need "Virtual PC" to run windows on your G4. Mind you that totally emulates the windows within OS X. And the long and short of it is a very slow, poor windows experience. But there is no better on pre-intel macs.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    The versions of VirtualPC that run on Power Macintosh haven't been sold for several years. You'll need to find old releases at Amazon or... God forbid.... eBay!

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Mar 22, 2010
    are there any programme work in it ??

    as cross over i dont know ?!

    if there are any way just tell me


    and if you can tell how i can do it !!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    No, VPC or similar are not worth wasting time and money on. Buy a cheap Dell laptop or similar.

  7. #7
    mzarcy: there is no practical way to accomplish what you want to accomplish on the Mac that you have. You need to either buy a more recent Mac (one that has an Intel processor, Apple has been making those for about five years now), or buy yourself a cheap PC if you need to run Windows XP.

    What *specifically* do you need XP for anyway? It's pretty old even by Windows standards ...

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