Virtual PC 7.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

This is the last version for the Mac and also the first that bears the name "Microsoft Virtual PC" after the acquisition of Connectix by Microsoft.

Requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 "Jaguar" or later. Does not run on Intel x86 Macs.

The last update was 7.0.3 on August 15, 2007. Support ended on April, 13 2010.

Product type
Application Virtualization
Release date
End of life date
Minimum CPU
PPC G3, G4 or G5 Mac
User interface
MacOS Mac OS X
Download count
40 (6 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Virtual PC 7.0 (Mac PowerPC) 7.0 English 18.62MB 1
Virtual PC 7.02 7.02 English 18.75MB 5


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