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Windows 7: Possible other OS in Virtual PC?

07 Sep 2010   #1
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Possible other OS in Virtual PC?

Can Mac OS X Snow Leopard be installed in Virtual PC via this method?
When you go to Start > All Programs > Windows Virtual PC > Windows Virtual PC a folder will open up. That folder will contain your XP Mode VM. The menu bar of that folder will have the option for Create virtual machine. Select that option to create a new (Linux or other) virtual machine. The machine you create will be "empty" as you said. Just follow the instructions after you press the Create virtual machine button. Installing the stand alone version of Virtual PC is not required after all, this can all be done with the XP Mode version of Virtual PC.



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07 Sep 2010   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The immediate answer to that, "How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC?", would be no! How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? - Super User

The VPC requirement is Vista or 7 while the previous Virtual PC 2007 supported XP on a VM there. You would need a 3rd program like VM ware to see Mac run on a VM with that since the VPC only supports Windows.
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07 Sep 2010   #3
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks - I figured it might not be kosher with MS! What about Linux on VPC... and which VM ware do you recommend?
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08 Sep 2010   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Mac itself has a UNIX base to start with much like any Linux distro or even the SUN OS Solaris or OpenSolaris. The VPC is strictly MS there. For the SUN Oracle Virtual Box or VM ware Lite or full retail you would likely run into the exact same problems due to the Apple hardware requirements!

VM ware is supposedly working on adding support in order to run the other guy's OS on a virtual machine now that running a virtualized form is legal. But the hardware requirements unfortunately are still for the "fruit bearing" OS and not simply any non Apple wares.

Note some of this goes back a few years however. The latest for things like running parallel desktops and running 7 on Mac instead would be the reports and other information seen at the MacWindows site. Special Report: Running Windows on a Mac with VMware

UPDATE:

I just ran across something about the SUN Oracle Virtual Box I thought you may want to have a good look at. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368593,00.asp

Right at the top of that review you see...

Quote:
Pros
Free. Runs on Linux, Windows, and OS X. Smooth, fast performance.
Obviously there may be some limitations which are not focused on there. But it is that for running on Windows or another "fruit OS" version?
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25 Sep 2010   #5
Dick Jagger

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I couldn't figure out how to get it running in Virtual Box without VT, so, I've given VMWare Player a try with 10.5. Pretty slow, but workable for now.
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25 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hackintosh with Vmware Player worked for me. Slooooow. Ubuntu and Windows had a respectable speed.
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26 Sep 2010   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

At least you got it running! Now you have to work out the "bugs" to some extent as far as configurations for memory and other things.

VBox can be a little touchy at times if you are not working with bootable media to start with. I've run into the "previously working well VM" simply refusing to start up after so long or you need the live cd in the drive and forgot to put it in type error!
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