Virtual PC 6.x

Virtual PC started off originally as an x86 emulator for PowerPC Macintosh to run MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. Connectix, the company that made it, was purchased by Microsoft. Virtual PC was then retooled into a virtualization tool for x86 systems. Microsoft discontinued Virtual PC in favor of a server-oriented virtualization product called Hyper-V.

On the desktop, Virtual PC competed with VMWare and featured better compatibility with a wider array of guest operating system.

Release notes

Requires Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.5 "Puma", 10.2.1 "Jaguar", or higher. This version greatly improves the emulation speed under MacOS X, and integrates with the Dock. Version were available with preinstalled PC DOS, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional as well as an upgrade to an existing Virtual PC installation 5.

This version and all previous versions of Virtual PC will not run on Macs with PowerPC G5 processor.

The last update was 6.1.1 on February 10 , 2004.

Product type
Application Virtualization
Release date
Minimum CPU
PPC G3 or G4 Mac
User interface
MacOS Mac OS X
Download count
40 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Virtual PC 6.1 (Mac) 6.1 English 11.93MB 0


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