Windows XP on my IMac

It seems I bought my IMac at just the right time.    Not only can I get all the Mac Benefits of video / image but now I can run Windows XP on it as well using the public beta Bootcamp! 🙂

Impressive….   I have yet to see if I can get Flight Simulator running 😉


Well, FS is installed and works with good performance! 🙂  Excuse the crappy picture, flash etc… but it gives you an idea.

  7 Replies to “Windows XP on my IMac”

  1. denez
    April 5, 2006 at 3:57 pm

    oh yes, tell us what about fs on it !
    But FSX sounds so like mac os X, no release for Tiger, i mean macintel version ?

  2. denez
    April 6, 2006 at 10:50 am

    and with good performance ! Thanks a lot Nick !

  3. David Voogd
    April 6, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    Hmm… looks like some serious blurries going on there… lol

    So are you running Windows XP on the Mac, or a windows emulator within MacOS and windows programs on that?

  4. April 8, 2006 at 7:20 am

    Hi David,

    The graphics performance is not as good as the X850XT I have in my main PC, but it aint bad at all. 25FPS with the standard scenery and aircraft with settings medium high.

    It is not an emulator, this is Windows XP on a seperate partition. This is possible now because of the Intel Processor in the Imac. (Dual Core etc).

  5. Mark
    February 10, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Installed emulator (parallels) and can’t seem to get flight simulator to work. States graphics card incompatible, any thoughts?

  6. February 10, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    That will not work, as that is a “Virtual Machine” type effort.

    You need to use Bootcamp:

  7. kadowd
    April 29, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    I’m running Century of Flight on a VM under VMware Fusion on a second screen attached to a MacBookPro15″.
    Slight issue with video card recognition ( doesn’t show anything under the “Settings->Display->Hardware” dialogue. Still working on that. But I was able to run in Full Screen mode ( 1600 x 1200 ) after manually editing my FS9.cfg file.
    I’m never going to do BootCamp. Fusion works very well, thankyou.
    I’ll post “fix” to the lack of video hardware listing, if I can work that out.

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