Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 & Windows Media Center

by Todd Ogasawara

Ok, sorry for the lack of a true Mac item, but people interested in virtualization might find this interesting anyway. I installed the newly free-ed Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 on an unsupport Windows version (at least it is not listed as supported in the Microsoft downloads area): Windows Media Center Edition. I decided to try to install Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition (also free) on Windows 2000. So, I found a copy of Windows 2000 Professional Edition and the Service Pack 4 disc for it and installed it under Virtual PC 2004.

2 Comments

Juan F.
2007-06-16 19:40:46
hello,
my name is Juan F. and i have an IBOOK G4 and i need to run visual basic. so can you tell in a simple way if is possible???


thanks


JGV

Todd Ogasawara
2007-06-17 02:39:25
Juan: Microsoft has a Virtual PC product that runs on PowerPC based Macs like your iBook. I would recommend against it, however, since it would probably run too slowly.