Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac

Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 516 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    45,529
  • Date Added:
    August 15, 2007
  • File Size:
    16.76MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC

Editors' Note: Microsoft has discontinued Virtual PC but the 7.0.3 update is still available for those who already purchased the 7.x version.

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1 stars

"Instant Crash! Does NOT work"

March 20, 2011  |  By dburger

 |  Version: Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0.3

Pros

None...will not open

Cons

Used to be a great product...however, now crashes on startup, so of absolutely NO use.

Summary

Don't bother, or waste the disk space

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3 stars

"Works fine"

November 28, 2007  |  By bob_g

 |  Version: Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I installed the 7.0.3 update with no problems at all. Only required a minute or two to install the upgrade.

I've used Virtual PC off and on for a few years to run Visio. I've used it on a G4, but for the past few years I use it on my G5.

Visio's a pretty heavy duty program and I've never had a problem running it with Virtual PC. Sure it's a little slow, but not enough to frustrate the average person. It takes 12 seconds for me to start Virtual PC (I timed it today). Thats much faster than I could boot a PC. It starts this fast because you can save the state of your "PC" when you shut-down and avoid the boot process.

I have a Macbook now (Dual Core) and could use bootcamp on it, but why take up the space on the HD for just one application when Virtual PC works fine on the G5.

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1 stars

"VFPC-Very Flacky PC"

September 18, 2007  |  By trackinplace

 |  Version: Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Have an iMac PC G5 with 2.1GHz and 1.5GB RAM. Bought and installed VPC-7 with Windoze XP. Took 4hours to install. No problem installing VPC. Problem was with XP. Once installed I had to download 78 UPDATES! Next. Installed a 30 trial of Kasparsky Virus Protection. That took 3 hours from Install button was clicked on and finally got it working. Please note: I followed the recommended ways to increase the VPC performance, like running in Classic mode etc. All I have been doing is clicking and waiting. It took 3 minutes after clicking on FireFox before it launched. I use the small "windowed" mode. It's tough using this because there is no real communication going on between the me and the VPC. When you click on something to activate it, it should give you an hour glass. Well, mine will come and go. Finally analysis: This is a very flaky. BUT, it does work if you are willing to be more patient. For me, I'm losing my marbles.

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5 stars

"Thanks for the update"

August 16, 2007  |  By dtomasi--2008

 |  Version: Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For all you idiots out there bad mouthing this product, there are millions of us that are still using older Mac's and from time to time need VPC. I am very glad that Microsoft put out this update, and if you can't say
something good about a product that you don't even use then please keep your ideas to yourself and not waste peoples time

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.3
This update fixes a vulnerability that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer's memory with malicious code. This update is recommended for all users who are using Virtual PC for Mac 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2.
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Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date August 15, 2007
Date Added August 15, 2007
Version 7.0.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.3.9
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher
Download Information
File Size 16.76MB
File Name VirtualPC703.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,529
Downloads Last Week 73
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $129

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