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Connectix Virtual PC 4.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Virtual_PC_4.0_Upgrade.iso (16.11 MB)
MD5: 061597392548718fcab284693f767676
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VPC40_DOSCD.ZIP (21.36 MB)
MD5: 03236f128c9ac6397f4d2f6d21844e7a
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VPC40_W2000CD.ZIP (771.56 MB)
MD5: 2c619e11f38842d33634ced327725fbc
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
vpc402_eng_update_apr601.sit (623.09 KB)
MD5: 47bc8b51b465f6419724ba778bd62d36
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VPC40_X86CD.ZIP (13.82 MB)
MD5: 0b4e7df83e1adedba46b1d55080f6990
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VirtualPC_4.06beta_OSX.hqx (2.29 MB)
MD5: 8ef9b466ec736942d96ceff44e276b42
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VirtualPC4W98SE.sit (444.64 MB)
MD5: 53b3eae96cba97801120d020b485d225
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: QEMU

Virtual PC is PC emulation software that provides users with the ability to run various Windows operating systems and software at reduced speed, right on their Macintosh, including DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, ME, and 2000.

Slower PowerPC systems will want to stick with DOS or Windows 3.1. Faster PowerPC systems will perform acceptably with Windows 95 and 98. G3 and G4 upgraded systems will perform acceptably with Windows ME and 2000.

Sys. 7 Today  ( WRT Virtual PC ver.3 )

This is version 4.0 of Virtual PC. It's updates the components of earlier versions, with better support for Windows ME, NT4, 2000, partial XP compatibility and several bug fixes. Now faster, it can run up to 12 virtual machines at a time and introduces dynamic expansion of hard drive images.

  1. The first download link above (16.11 MB), is an ".iso" image of Virtual PC 4.0. An upgrade issue. It doesn't include any hard disk files, it requires valid copy of Virtual PC 3.0 to install. You can make the hard disk image and install or upgrade to Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME if you want and for full functionality, install the additions. You can also install the OS/2 Warp, Red Hat Linux, Windows 3.1, and more operating systems without additions.
  2. The second download link above (21.36 MB), is a ".toast" image of Virtual PC 4.0 with PC-DOS 2000 hard disk files, compressed with zip.
  3. The third download link above (771.56 MB), is the Virtual PC 4.0 with Windows 2000 Professional CD-ROMs, compressed with zip and imaged as ".toast". The first disc contains the VPC 4.0 installer with Windows 2000 hard disk files. The second disc contains the Windows 2000 Professional extra system files (you can't install Windows 2000 from there through) and Virtual PC additions, which only readable on the PC. Also included several artwork as a bonus (serials included).
    MD5 Checksum: 2C619E11F38842D33634CED327725FBC
  4. The fourth download link above (623.09 KB), is a compressed StuffIt archive containing the Virtual PC 4.0.2 Update.
    MD5 Checksum: 47BC8B51B465F6419724BA778BD62D36
  5. The fifth download link above (13.82 MB), is a Windows VM version of Virtual PC 4.0 for Windows x86 PC's as a zipped CD-ROM ".iso" image with included PC-DOS 2000 hard disk file.
    • Differences in the Windows version from the Mac version of Virtual PC 4.0x:
      • It virtualizes PC hardware to run virtual x86 machines on a host Windows PC computer.
      • Use this if you want to try installing Rhapsody on Virtual PC 4.0 as the current Virtual PC doesn't run Rhapsody.
  6. The sixth download link above (2.29 MB), is a beta Mac OS X version of VPC 4 for PPC Macintosh computers.
  7. The seventh download link above (444.64 MB), is Virtual PC 4 with Windows 98SE for installing to PPC Macintosh computers.
  8. See also Connectix Virtual PC 4.0 with Windows ME.


Installing and configuring Windows is usually a tedious and frustrating process. I've tried to make it easy by including various Windows boot floppy images in Macintosh DiskCopy format. You can simply drag these onto the Virtual PC "eject floppy" button, and Virtual PC will use (and boot from) them.

Download page for Bootable floppy disk images: ( Sys. 7 Today )

Note: Virtual PC 4.x lacks support for 3D cards. This means you would be unable to play 3D games requiring GL graphic support with this version.

Install Keys:

VPW4-6960-2643-9487-3887 (Windows version)

Marc Hoffman's Review: Virtual PC 4.0... It Just Keeps Getting Better (Web Archive).

See Also: 1.0b6 and 1.0fc2, 2.0 and 2.1.3, 3.0 upgrade & 3.0.3, 5.0 and 5.0.4, 6.0 and 7.0.

Architecture: PPC PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

Incompatible with SheepShaver because it lacks MMU (it shows an error message and broken graphics). You can try running it on QEMU [experimental], however don't expect you can get the maximum performance (compared when running via qemu-system-i386).

The OS X component (6th DL above) is for very early versions of Mac OS X, circa 2001 and is a BETA.
This may be unstable. Use with caution.

VPC for Macintosh requirements:

VPC 4 Windows version requirements:


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2018, September 12 - 7:54pm

The "for" version is the reason why Connectix (or Virtual PC itself) has been bought by MS.

The first time I read "Virtual PC 'for' Windows", I wondered as well, but realized fast about its truth.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, September 12 - 2:57am

VPC "for" Windows would need its own entry.

Hi IIGS_User. I had not known there was a Windows native VM this early, for Virtual PC.

Thanks for pointing that out Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2018, August 29 - 8:03am

According to the architecture field, VPC "for" Windows would need its own entry.

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by mrdav - 2018, August 27 - 1:43am

In 2012 there was a file called VirtualPC4W98SE.sit on this page. It has obviously disappeared since then. Is this file relevant? I still have a copy.

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by eastone - 2018, August 27 - 9:23am

Version 4.06beta for OSX 10.0 uploaded.
If you need a sn:

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by Kitchen2010 - 2014, June 5 - 9:02am

Good job, Fortuna Wave !
You don't have the Windows and OS/2 versions of Virtual PC 5 by any chance, too ?

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, May 31 - 4:10am

I have added the Connectix Virtual PC 4.0 for Windows PC as the additional bonus.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2010, June 26 - 1:29am


Use this serial number: VPM4-2196-1948-7149-2847

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by SHiNShU - 2010, May 7 - 5:15am

i installed the vpc 4 but when i run it the button for "OK" stays grayed out after enterin the serial, name and organization fields. why wont it work? please help