View Full Version : Install Vista in Virtual PC

20th October 2005, 05:59 PM

Has anyone managed to install Windows Vista (beta) in a Virtual PC? I can find documentation for doing it on the PC version, but nothing on the mac version.
I get an error when setup tries start on boot that the machine is not ACPI compliant... The error refers to the BIOS. I thought the Virtual BIOS was ACPI compliant....
Evidently there is something missing in Virtual PC for mac which is there on the Windows version.

- David

20th October 2005, 06:33 PM

Linux boots fine without doing noacpi... I'd say vista is screwed.

But why? If you have a PC, put it on there. If you don't have one, why do you want to use Vista...

20th October 2005, 07:09 PM
I don't want to screw up a PC by installing it... I'd rather throw it on a virtual machine and delete it when I'm done.