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Hello all,
Let me first say that this is my first mac.
I finally made the switch when MS released 3 critical updates in a couple of days.
Beside the normal crashes during my work.

I bought a G4 1.25 added 1gig of ram.
I made the switch for my business but ran into a problem with an incompatability issue on my USPS shipping software so I had to buy the virtual PC to overcome this.

The problem is Virtual PC is terribly slow. To the point I can't get any work done. (I dedicated 512 megs of ram to Virtual PC)

I've got almost 3k invested and can't get any work done.

Is there a way to speed up Virtual PC? any tweaks?
I killed all startup programs and it helped a bit but still hangs for several minutes sometimes.
Ironic that I wanted to get away from MS and I'm still stuck with Gates bloated OS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Besides that I love the Mac.

best regards,
RoadDog
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BTW it's VPC XP PRO if that helps.

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Hello all,
Let me first say that this is my first mac.
I finally made the switch when MS released 3 critical updates in a couple of days.
Beside the normal crashes during my work.

I bought a G4 1.25 added 1gig of ram.
I made the switch for my business but ran into a problem with an incompatability issue on my USPS shipping software so I had to buy the virtual PC to overcome this.

The problem is Virtual PC is terribly slow. To the point I can't get any work done. (I dedicated 512 megs of ram to Virtual PC)

I've got almost 3k invested and can't get any work done.

Is there a way to speed up Virtual PC? any tweaks?
I killed all startup programs and it helped a bit but still hangs for several minutes sometimes.
Ironic that I wanted to get away from MS and I'm still stuck with Gates bloated OS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Besides that I love the Mac.

best regards,
RoadDog
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use windows 98, it runs fine on my iMac. Xp I agree is slow as all get out.

and get the newest update of VPC6
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Thanks,
I should have known better going with xp.

I wonder if I can get a refund from MS
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