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How to Install Win XP on Apple Powerbook G4


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swader

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Hi

I have a Apple Powerbook G4 currently running Mac OS X 10. I want to install and run Windows XP.
Can somebody guide me on how to do that. I know how to install Win XP on Intel.

Also where will I get the drivers for XP.

Awaiting an early reply.

Thnx
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to my knowledge it's not possible....it's THEORETICALLY possible with the new intel macs...but i've not seen anywhere were that's proven to be possible
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you can use virtual pc to run windows "inside" of mac os, but you cant run a x86 os on a ppc processor without virtual pc to emulate it. so you cant run windows alone, or in a dual boot on a g4, you can only run windows inside osx with the emulator.

Edited by Thebinaryman, 15 March 2006 - 11:38 AM.

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Can you tell me which emulator can I get to run Win in Mac and where can I get it. I have heard these are called Guest PCs.

Edited by swader, 16 March 2006 - 12:32 AM.

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http://www.microsoft.../virtualpc.aspx

Edited by Thebinaryman, 16 March 2006 - 11:17 AM.

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Thnx i am downloading Virtual PC 7.0.2 now. Any one can help me on how to use it or a tutorial on it.

Thnx to everybody.
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windows xp has been tested on a mac and it was not succesful.

virtual pc is great
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windows xp works on intel macs, its just the ppc type (g3, g4, g5) that need virtual pc as an emulator.
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Hey I have got the Virtual PC 7. All I want is now the tutorial to do it.
Also the dowload is with the extension DMG. What is this? and how to use it.

Thnx
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dmg like iso is a disk image, it needs to be mounted (acts like a virtual disk). you should just be able to double click it, this should put a dirve icon on your desktop, in there should be some sort of installer. after installing just drag the disk icon to the trash to "eject" (unmount) it. then you can delete the dmg file.
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.dmg is equal to windows .exe
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Thnx...... Anybody has a tutorial on how to install the Virtual PC
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