PowerMac G4 FW 800 1.25 GHZ needs windows

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Can I do this. I dont know if this has an intel processor. I really need windows on this computer. Ive got parallels and XP and I would like to put it on this, but parallels tells me it wont install:Grimmace: . Is there any way to get XP on this machine?
 

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Sure, but it isn't Parallels... that's for Intel machines only, you've got a PPC machine. So, you'll need an emulation program like Virtual PC or iEmulator - just don't expect too much from it in terms of performance.

More info here.
 
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I heard about these emulators, but I need to run things at near native speed. Is that impossible? How do these emulators function?
 

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I heard about these emulators, but I need to run things at near native speed. Is that impossible? How do these emulators function?

That's simply not possible, because you're not using an Intel CPU - the PPC chip must "pretend" to be an Intel/X86 chip - and that emulation layer, even at its most efficient will never be even close to the same speed as a real PC.

On an Intel Mac, it's a completely different story. Sorry to say it, but you'll need to get an Intel Mac if speed is of great concern.
 
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So should I get iEmulator or VirtualPC. Theyl do until I get my PC up and running or a new mac? Ive seen the price (about 23$) for iEmulator, but how much does VirtualPC cost, or is it free, and where can it be downloaded? I am kind-of leaning towards iEmulator, but which one, in your experience, is better?
 

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Virtual PC is free, but I don't believe Microsoft has any downloads available since it's no longer in production.
 
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well I of course, have the money for iEmulator. Since its still in production and stuff, is it gonna be any better in any way?

-Thanks for that link eh!
 

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well I of course, have the money for iEmulator. Since its still in production and stuff, is it gonna be any better in any way?

-Thanks for that link eh!

I can't really comment since I've never used it. I've seen Virtual PC 2007 in action many years ago (around 2003?) running Windows Server 2003 and it was impressive for emulation.
 
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VPC was not a free program and the link to Versiontracker is simply for the update. Look at eBay and other auction sites for a copy and then update. It is pretty slow and tedious but it does run and if you can find a copy of 2000 Pro use that rather than XP.
 

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