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  1. #1
    RoadDog
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    Virtual PC Speed tips?
    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

  2. #2
    RoadDog
    Guest
    BTW it's VPC XP PRO if that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadDog
    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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    Specs:
    MacPro 3.0Ghz 16GB RAM, 4x256 Vid, 30''cinema display
    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

  4. #4
    RoadDog
    Guest
    Thanks,
    I should have known better going with xp.

    I wonder if I can get a refund from MS

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