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Windows NT on a PPC Mac ...?

by Me, Myself and You / October 22, 2007 3:02 AM PDT

I looked on Google quickly and didn't see anything too astounding. Just wondering really if it is at all possible to run Windows NT4 on a G3 PPC Mac, seeing as NT4 is PPC compatible and all.

Not vital just a trivial question. Any ideas?

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Yes. In fact...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2007 3:11 AM PDT

We proposed that years ago. Here's the deal. We were going to use the Motorola PPC Mac clones (remember those days?) and the version of NT 4 issued by Microsoft for the PPC (you may have that Intel x86 copy?).

Install was nontrivial but possible with about 5 sheets of cheats and a few floppy disks.

Bob

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Hmm, ok.
by Me, Myself and You / October 22, 2007 3:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes. In fact...

The version I have has been installed on x86, but it has a "ppc" folder on the install CD. Whether that means anything, I don't know.

OK, here's another question to throw at you. It doesn't seem to like my Centaurhauls processor, whenever I tried to install it on this machine in VMware OR Virtual PC, it froze the thing up, got a BSOD complaining about Centaurhauls (my VIA processor). Do you know of any emulators that will allow me to emulate an Intel Pentium something so I can run the damn thing? I'd just like to explore NT a little more.

Thanks Wink

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Sorry. Lost me on that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2007 4:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmm, ok.

That CPU is a x86 but your question was about PPC. I'm now confused.

Bob

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(NT) Never mind.
by Me, Myself and You / October 22, 2007 4:36 AM PDT
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I tried Bochs...
by Me, Myself and You / October 22, 2007 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes. In fact...

but that did my nut in trying to figure out how to work it ...

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