Virtual PC 4.x

Originally an x86 emulator for Macintosh used to run Windows, Connectix, the company that made it, was purchased by Microsoft. Virtual PC was then retooled into a virtualization tool for x86 systems.

Release notes

Version 4.0 requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher, and a Power Mac G3 or G4 processor. It was available with PC-DOS 2000, Windows 98 (Second Edition) and Windows Me guest operating systems. Includes a new virtual disk format that can dynamically grow up to 127 GB.

The last mac update was 4.0.2.

4.0 is also the first to have a Windows version. The Windows version requires Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0 SP6, or Windows 2000 Professional as host.

Product type
Application Virtualization
Release date
Minimum CPU
PPC G3 or G4 Mac or Pentium/Athlon PC
User interface
Windows OS2 MacOS
Download count
27 (7 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Connectix Virtual PC 4.0 [Mac] 4.0 for Mac English 18.87MB 0
Connectix Virtual PC 4.0 [Upgrade] [Mac] 4.0 for Mac Upgrade English 13.04MB 0
Connectix Virtual PC 4.1 for Windows 4.1 for Windows English 13.49MB 7
Connectix Virtual PC 4.3.2 for OS2 4.3.2 for OS2 English 7.21MB 0


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