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Virtual PC started off originally as an x86 emulator for PowerPC Macintosh to run MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. Connectix, the company that made it, was purchased by Microsoft. Virtual PC was then retooled into a virtualization tool for x86 systems. Microsoft discontinued Virtual PC in favor of a server-oriented virtualization product called Hyper-V.

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Next, open Boot Camp Assistant. You'll find it inside Utilities in the Applications folder on your Mac, but it's faster to search with Spotlight (Cmd + Space) to open it. Follow the on-screen prompts to partition your hard drive, download Windows support drivers, and install your dual boot system.

You also need to download support files from Boot Camp to ensure your Mac hardware works with Windows. Open Boot Camp Assistant in macOS and select Action > Download Windows Support Software from the menu bar.

Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0 is a software application for Macs, designed to allow Windows based programs to run on your PowerPC based Mac without the hassle of having to partition a drive, install a completely new OS, and manually set up a virtual machine - just install and go.

I have recently acquired an iBook G4 to run a specific software for research. The iBook currently has Leopard installed but the software I want to run doesn't work since the iBook doesn't have the classic environment. Because of this, I'm trying to downgrade to Tiger or Panther but I don't have installation disks. I have been trying to follow the USB stick methods but these aren't working. The iBook doesn't show the USB when you boot holding the option key. I'm not sure if this means there is some problem with the disk image I'm using. I have tried .dmg and .iso. Is there some recommended place to download the disk images? Is it even possible to install these older systems using this method?

Windows Virtual PC (successor to Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, and Connectix Virtual PC) is a virtualization program for Microsoft Windows. In July 2006, Microsoft released the Windows version free of charge.[3] In August 2006, Microsoft announced the Mac version would not be ported to Intel-based Macs, effectively discontinuing the product as PowerPC-based Macs would no longer be manufactured.

Virtual PC virtualizes a standard IBM PC compatible device and its associated hardware. Supported Windows operating systems can run inside Virtual PC. Other operating systems such as Linux may run, but Microsoft does not provide support, or drivers (known as "Virtual Machine Additions") for these operating systems.[5]

Virtual PC was originally developed as a Macintosh application for System 7.5 and released by Connectix in June 1997.[6] The first version of Virtual PC designed for Windows-based systems, version 4.0, was released in June 2001. Connectix sold versions of Virtual PC bundled with a variety of guest operating systems, including Windows, OS/2, and Red Hat Linux. As virtualization's importance to enterprise users became clear, Microsoft took interest in the sector and acquired Virtual PC and Virtual Server (unreleased at the time) from Connectix in February 2003.

Virtual PC 2007 was released only for the Windows platform, with public beta testing beginning October 11, 2006, and production release on February 19, 2007. It added support for hardware virtualization, "undo disks", transfer statistic monitor for disk and network, and viewing virtual machines on multiple monitors and support for Windows Vista as both host and guest. The Windows Aero interface is disabled on Windows Vista guests due to limitations of the emulated video hardware; however, Aero effects can be rendered by connecting to the guest via Remote Desktop Services from an Aero-enabled Windows Vista host, provided that the guest is running Windows Vista Business or a higher edition.[9][10][11]

"Undo disks" make it possible to revert virtual machines' state to an earlier point by storing changes into a separate .vud file since the last save to the main .vhd file, which can be used for experimenting. The VHD file acts as a snapshot. The undo disk file (.vud) incrementally stores changes made by the virtual machine compared to the main Virtual hard disk drive (VHD) image, which can be applied or discarded by the user. If deactivated, changes are directly written to the VHD file.[12]

Windows Virtual PC entered public beta testing on April 30, 2009,[21] and was released alongside Windows 7.[22] Unlike its predecessors, this version supports only Windows 7 host operating systems.[2] It originally required hardware virtualization support but on March 19, 2010, Microsoft released an update to Microsoft Virtual PC which allows it to run on PCs without hardware support.[1]

Windows XP Mode (XPM)[36][37] is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 as its guest OS. Previously, both the CPU and motherboard of the host had to support hardware virtualization,[5] but an update in early 2010 eliminated this requirement.[38] Pre-installed integration components allow applications running within the virtualized environment to appear as if running directly on the host,[22][39] sharing the native desktop and start menu of Windows 7 as well as participating in file type associations. Windows XP Mode applications run in a Terminal Services session in the virtualized Windows XP, and are accessed via Remote Desktop Protocol by a client running on the Windows 7 host.[40]

Applications running in Windows XP Mode do not have compatibility issues, as they are actually running inside a Windows XP virtual machine and redirected using RDP to the Windows 7 host. Windows XP Mode may be used to run 16-bit applications; it includes NTVDM, although it might be impossible to run 16-bit applications that require hardware acceleration, as Windows Virtual PC does not have hardware acceleration.

Windows XP Mode is available free of charge to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate.[35] Users of other editions of Windows 7 are not eligible to download and use it.[38][41] This restriction does not apply to Windows Virtual PC itself.

Windows Virtual PC may enable guest operating systems running inside virtual machines to interact with their host operating system beyond what is feasible between two physical computers, such as sharing physical hardware components or exchanging data. To do so however, integration components must be installed on the guest operating systems. When no integration component is installed, the only mean of communicating between two machines (either virtual or physical) is through a virtual network interface. Even the mouse cursor can only be controlled by one operating system (either real or virtual) at any given time. However, once the Integration Components are installed on the guest operating systems, the following features are automatically activated:[44]

Virtual PC allows multiple guest operating systems to run virtualized on a single physical host. Although a number of popular host and guest operating systems lack official Microsoft support, there are sometimes few, if any, technical obstacles impeding installation. Instead, a configuration may be unsupported due to Microsoft's own licensing restrictions,[46][47] or a decision to focus testing and support resources elsewhere, especially when production use of a legacy product fades.[48][49]

As a product positioned for desktop use, Virtual PC provides official support for a different set of operating systems than its server-oriented counterpart, Microsoft Virtual Server and the more advanced Hyper-V.[50][51] While the latter products support a range of server operating systems,[52][53] Virtual PC 2007 supports only one variety as host and another as guest;[54] its successor, Windows Virtual PC, supports none.[55] And, whereas Virtual Server and Hyper-V have officially supported select Linux guests since 2006[56] and 2008,[57] respectively, as of 2009[update], no Microsoft release of Virtual PC has officially supported Linux. Nonetheless, a number of Linux distributions[57] do run successfully in Virtual PC 2007, and can be used with the Virtual Machine Additions from Virtual Server (see below).[58][59] Lastly, while 64-bit host support was introduced with Virtual PC 2007, no[update] release has been able to virtualize a 64-bit guest;[60][61][62] Microsoft has thus far reserved this functionality for Hyper-V, which runs only on 64-bit (x64) editions of Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8/8.1 Pro and Enterprise, and Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education.

Yes, VMware Fusion 13 has 3D hardware-accelerated graphics support. On Apple Silicon Macs, Windows 11 graphics are rendered using the host CPU, while Linux VMs can use 3D hardware acceleration. For Windows VMs on Intel Macs, Fusion supports DirectX 11 (with Shader Model 5.0) and earlier. For Linux guests on both Intel and Apple Silicon, Fusion supports OpenGL 4.3. Fusion uses Apple Metal graphics technology to render 3D hardware-accelerated graphics to virtual machines on compatible Mac systems. See VMware Fusion system requirements for details.

Yes. VMware Fusion requires the installation of an operating system in order to function. The operating system is not included with the purchase of VMware Fusion. In order to run a Windows virtual machine, you must have a licensed copy of that Windows operating system or purchase a new Windows license.

You can create an unlimited number of virtual machines from a single VMware Fusion license. You will need to provide the required operating system software and license for each installation of a virtual machine.

The process will be longer and more complicated if you have no virtual desktop, such as Parallels Desktop. This is because you will need to create a bootable Linux USB drive, which you will then plug into your Mac to initiate the installation process. You will need a USB mouse and keyboard because Linux may not recognize the drivers on your MacBook. When the process is over, restart your Mac, and hold down the Option key. Choose Linux OS from the menu to start using it.


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