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Sweet Witch
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[Beginner] XP??

Hi guys,

Right to the point - can you load ONLY XP on a blank G4? No VM, just XP as the only OS.

I'm trying to help an almost computer illiterate friend who needs a new computer but she only knows XP and I only have the G4.

Thanks )
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Mike
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Bootcamp only works with Intel Macs.



SuperNet9
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reply to Sweet Witch

Mike is correct..
»www.ehow.com/how_7149094_run-xp-···-g4.html
That is one way to get it working, but I have no idea how well it will run.
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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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reply to Sweet Witch

said by Sweet Witch:

...
I'm trying to help an almost computer illiterate friend ...

I helped my computer illiterate friend 'switch' in ten minutes. Just a thought?


kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
reply to Sweet Witch

Virtual PC....whilst good in the pre OSX days, was NOT true Virtualization, and compared to VirtualBox/Parallels and certainly BootCamp, it will be 'dog slow' on a G4......

Much better idea, teach your friend OSX........it will be quick and painless and after XP......fun!!!!!



donoreo
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reply to haroldo

said by haroldo:

said by Sweet Witch:

...
I'm trying to help an almost computer illiterate friend ...

I helped my computer illiterate friend 'switch' in ten minutes. Just a thought?

XP came out in 2001. Time to learn something new.


skeechan
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...why if it ain't broke?



haroldo

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said by skeechan:

...why if it ain't broke?

...it is

quote:
...friend who needs a new computer but she only knows XP and I only have the G4...


skeechan
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I meant, there is nothing "broken" about XP, still the 2nd most popular OS after Win7 and widely supported. No reason to 'learn anything new'. If she needs a replacement machine, I'd recommend a refurb from a local electronics store. Our local Microcenter routinely has refurbed Dells and HPs for around $140 (Core2Duo, Win7 machines) or $80 (for P4 XP machines). There is nothing "new" to learn about Win 7.

Win 8 with Start8 is almost useable if the machine has to be 'new-new'.



donoreo
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reply to skeechan

said by skeechan:

...why if it ain't broke?

Always good to learn.


skeechan
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Not always...not to interested in learning how hitting yourself in the head with a hammer (aka WindoW 8) hurts.



Sweet Witch
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reply to Sweet Witch

So...... that would be a 'no'?



kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
reply to Sweet Witch

It'll work with Virtual PC on a G4..if you can still find a copy, but be pretty pointless......dog slow.....as in dog with two legs, 'cos in all honesty, my dog with one leg missing would still be effin rapid!!!!!!

what we are trying to say is try n teach your friend to use OSX................


rmmoody

join:2001-02-15
Leawood, KS
reply to Sweet Witch

said by Sweet Witch:

So...... that would be a 'no'?

Realistically, you are correct. That would be a 'no'. Windows XP is meant for an Intel type processor and the G4 has a PowerPC type processor made by IBM. The two are just not compatible without a LOT of help. Sorry,

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said by rmmoody:

said by Sweet Witch:

So...... that would be a 'no'?

Realistically, you are correct. That would be a 'no'. Windows XP is meant for an Intel type processor and the G4 has a PowerPC type processor made by IBM Motorola Freescale. The two are just not compatible without a LOT of help. Sorry,

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Just a small correction
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not quite right
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reply to Sweet Witch

If they're computer illiterate then take five min to show them Safari, iTunes, and Mail ...
Then get on with life because thats probably all they're going to use a computer for anyhow.
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Mike
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reply to Sweet Witch

Sell the G4, get them a refurb iPad.

If you can't figure out an iPad, you're slower than my 92 year old grandma.



JohnInSJ
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said by Mike:

you're slower than my 92 year old grandma.

Strap a cheetah to her back.
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kerriskandie

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lol....I like the Werewolf storyline!!!!



wmcbrine
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said by not quite right:

If they're computer illiterate then take five min to show them Safari, iTunes, and Mail ...
Then get on with life because thats probably all they're going to use a computer for anyhow.

This is my thinking. The less "computer-literate" they are (until you get to a much higher level), the less committed they'd be to a specific platform.

She only "knows" XP, but how well does she know it? Does she know it on a level beyond the point where there are essentially no differences between OS X and XP, besides the window buttons being on the wrong side, and the menu bar sticking to the top?
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