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Old 02-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Please HELP W/ MAC & WINDOWS & Megatune

So I have a PowerBook G4, OS 10.3.9

Ive been at it for 2days trying to get windows running, so I can use Megatune instead of Megatunix..

I downloaded this program called Q for free, which allows me to run a diff OS as a window inside of the MAC OS.

First I tried using my "reboot" discs(from my desktop), which were wayyyy to big..
Then I ran into a couple copies of windows xp re-install discs, but they didnt work (they were labeled for dell cpus only)

So THEN I found a thread here and I downloaded a copy of windows 98 "lite" , and even burnt it to a disk....but I cant get it to boot in that "Q" program I installed...

So can someone please help me out here??
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does your g4 have an intel cpu or a ppc cpu?
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G4 is PPC
Whats wrong with megatunix?
Have you thought of trying to "find" a copy of virtual pc?
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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yeah, you wont be able to run windows on ppc, or as far as i know you cant.
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never heard of Q before. it says on the webpage that it's Alpha, and you're running a very, very old copy of OS X. Not a good combination. Your G4 will keep you from running Bootcamp or the virtualization stuff from VMware or Parallels, you'd need an Intel Mac for that.

It's probably easier just to stick with Megatunix. Emulation of a behemoth like XP or even 98 is going to be slow, and the G4 is now a very geriatric processor. If you're really set on running Q, try upgrading to a recent version of 10.4. You could go to 10.5, but that's going to put the hurt on your processor too.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:29 PM   #6
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Id be willing to even delete the OS 10.3.9 and just install windows....If it was the only option..

I really wanna try to use megatune because of the autotune feature, plus most people here seem to be using it in case i need some help...

I dont have to use Q, i just found it for free so figured id try...
If anyone can give me the best route to go id appreciate it..
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:33 PM   #7
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220266

the asus eee pc, it is $299, it has a 7" screen and you can install xp on it.
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thanx, but im really trying to use this mac...got it 4 free, its small, light, etc..

also, i can prob pick up an used laptop for that much! 7" screen, ouch! lol
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yeah, the size scares a lot of ppl away, i like the idea because i am using a 17" now and it sucks. I will be buying an eee pc and it will be a dedicated tuning laptop.
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you could put linux on it and run WINE to emulate windows, im not sure how the usb support is though, you would just have to check it out.
http://www.winehq.org/
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it looks pretty cool, esp for dedicated tuning, but $300 is alot when used laptops are going for the same or even less..
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Id be willing to even delete the OS 10.3.9 and just install windows....If it was the only option..

I really wanna try to use megatune because of the autotune feature, plus most people here seem to be using it in case i need some help...

I dont have to use Q, i just found it for free so figured id try...
If anyone can give me the best route to go id appreciate it..
Installing windows isn't even an option with your G4. Get virtualPC, it's not all that bad and you can run it in 10.3.9. Or figure out the linux wine operation.
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Installing windows isn't even an option with your G4. Get virtualPC, it's not all that bad and you can run it in 10.3.9. Or figure out the linux wine operation.

Ok, im guessing virualpc isnt free??
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i dont think virtualPC runs on mac os, vmware might, they are both free.
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Ok, so do I go for the virtualpc or no?
Back & forth is confuzzling lol
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well, if virtual pc doesnt run on mac os then you cant run it. I mean, its a microsoft product so i dont know why they would make it so you can install it on mac os.
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I used to use Virtual PC back in highschool on the schools iMacs. Here is a link to an update, it's not free. It's made by microsoft man.
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/1006
Have a link to free vmware? News to me that it's free.
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well, if virtual pc doesnt run on mac os then you cant run it. I mean, its a microsoft product so i dont know why they would make it so you can install it on mac os.
Why would i tell him to use virtual pc on his mac if it wasn't going to work with OS X? It works fine and is a good solution to your problem.
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oh snap, thats a new one for me. Thats pretty cool that m$ has made a mac version.

vmware server: http://www.vmware.com/products/server/
vmware player: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/
they made it free due to pressure from m$'s free virtualpc
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cj thanks for the info, dumb question but does the $130 price tag include windows???
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