Semi-OT: Virtual PC 7 on Mac OS X

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Thu Oct 21 14:01:47 2004

> >Obviously only Win98 and WinXP support the cooler features such as
> >mapping folders on the Mac as network drives, and printing to the Mac
> >printer.
> I'm sure I've mapped DOS in VPC to both shared folders and printers.
> Although this would have been with much older versions of VPC (v1, 2 or
> 3). I do know for sure that I have run WIn95 with both.
> But who knows, this is now MS VPC, so I'm sure they made any features
> that might be useful work exclusively with whatever version of Windows
> they want to make you use.

I believe you have to have the VPC extensions for the OS, and that MS-DOS
isn't a supported OS under VPC7. I bypass this by having a virtual D: Drive
for DOS and Win98, and booting the Win98 system when I need to copy files
from the Mac to DOS. I could do it under WinXP, but that would interrupt
what I have running there, and it takes a lot longer for XP to boot (or

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