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Connectix Virtual PC 6.0

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
virtual_pc_6.0.smi_.bin (12.82 MB)
MD5: 533856083e3107c637e97bfca4d13163
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Virtual_PC_6.0.1_Updater.sit (13.68 MB)
MD5: 9688efe953bc71b7913cc6854efbdb38
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Virtual_PC_6.0.2_Update.img_.sit (13.64 MB)
MD5: e58154d37c55e497d2125ae0e1f614a2
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Virtual_PC_6.1_Update.sit (13.80 MB)
MD5: f96d90e7dbc1b4aee0438205487ea510
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VirtualPC611UpdateEN-DE-FR.bin (14.81 MB)
MD5: 0177c5fc6fb4bcabbf41f6289b40a70a
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VirtualPC612.app_.bin (13.90 MB)
MD5: 328e4f82f3d22b6cd1fdc1d2be51e7b0
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Virtual_PC_6.1.2.img (17.47 MB)
MD5: cd44bdf947d78128391ead958a65f611
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: QEMU

Virtual PC (formerly Microsoft Virtual PC and Connectix Virtual PC) is a virtualization program for running versions of Microsoft Windows on a host system.
Virtual PC virtualizes a standard PC and its associated hardware. Supported Windows operating systems can run inside Virtual PC. Other operating systems like Linux may run, but are not officially supported.

Top DL (12.82 MB): A Carbonized (OS 9 & OS X) installer for Connectix Virtual PC 6.0, it can create hard drive containers, allowing one to install a (user supplied) Windows OS of choice. Missing from this install set are the VPC-6 "Additions" so there are some limitations in Mac - PC functionality - See Compatibility section below (for a work-around). Otherwise, works well. Requires Mac OS 9.1 or newer.
Registration Code: VPM6-1362-6084-1115-4618

2nd DL (13.69 MB): The Connectix Virtual PC 6.0.1 updater. It fixes an issue on G3 machines that caused Virtual PC to unexpectedly quit when a PC was restarted or launched in full screen mode, fixed a related issue which caused the configuration associated with a PC to become corrupted after restarting or launching in full screen mode on G3 machines made changes to allow Quicken TurboTax Deluxe to install and run properly within Virtual PC and minor corrections to the Japanese localization of Virtual PC.

3rd DL (13.65 MB): The Connectix Virtual PC 6.0.2 updater. Version 6.0.2 is intended for Airport Extreme card users who are experiencing problems with Virtual PC 6. This is the last Connectix-branded update.

4th DL (13.8 MB): Virtual PC transitions from Connectix to a Microsoft owned product and updates Connectix Virtual PC 6.x to Microsoft Virtual PC 6.1, requiring a Mac OS 9.2.2 or OS X 10.1.5 or newer running on native G3 or G4 hardware (no add-on G3/G4 upgrade cards). This is also the final version of Virtual PC to run on Classic Mac OS.
Registration Code: VPM6-4838-8814-8053-6653

Other Virtual PC versions: 1.0b6 and 1.0fc2, 2.0 and 2.1.3, 3.0 upgrade & 3.0.3, 4.0, 5.0 and 5.0.4 and 7.0.

Further Reading:
Virtual PC 6 Notes and Reports: Reviews, hints, tips & links on running Virtual PC 6 (Wayback Machine).

Many Systems on a PowerBook: A look at running different OS's on a Macintosh via emulation (mostly using Virtual PC)
- Some 64 different OS's in total, with pictures (Wayback Machine)

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

[Note]: If the Connectix "Additions" files don't get installed on it's 1st set-up run, you can install them afterwards by manually opening the VPC-6 application package (Show Package Contents), then open the Contents:Resources folder of the app package. The file in here that you'll need is "VPCAdditions011123.iso". Make a copy of this, moving it out of the package and install the additions from your next virtual Windows session (go VPC-6 "Drives" menu, "Capture CD Image" sub-menu). Thanks to Fortuna Wave for the heads up.


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by Jatoba - 2021, April 10 - 8:33am

I don't care about how hard it is, or how slow it would be, but has anyone here tried to get VirtualPC 6 (or earlier) to work with the Intel version of Mac OS X Tiger?

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by Roman343 - 2021, February 15 - 6:39am


Can someone tell me how to get the mouse to work under VPC Mac 5.0.4 ? I want to play older Intellivsion games and its not allowing me to do this.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, May 27 - 10:14pm

@1tristan247: - Try reading through the description above, esp. the paragraphs regarding DL #1 and DL #4... or skim down in the page comments and find it in one of Fortuna's posts.

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by 1tristan247 - 2020, May 27 - 9:49pm

it asks for a serial number which I don't have and can't skip Sad

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by IIGS_User - 2020, May 2 - 5:02pm

Downloads #6 + #7,

VirtualPC612.app_.bin (13.90 MB)
Virtual_PC_6.1.2.img (17.47 MB)

either, I would prefer this as

Virtual_PC_6.1.2.img.sit file

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 7 - 12:29pm

Fantastic, Fortuna. That truly makes my day. Thank you very much for archiving them here too.

I've added some fresh screenshots. Cheers.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 7 - 10:36am

I have 6.0.1 and 6.0.2 updaters from my old HFV archive.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 7 - 10:14am

@Fortuna Wave: Yes thank you. I was able to complete the upgrade with this. I've updated the page info.

I'll have some screenshots ready, shortly.

I'm hoping also to see the Connectix updates 6.0.1 & 6.0.2 to be located and added to this page too. They aren't required for the update to 6.1, but they're the final VPC software released by Connectix before it went to Microsoft so I'd like to see them preserved. I've looked on-line without luck, they're not available from the wayback machine, either.

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 7 - 10:08am

Put some screenshots please?

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 7 - 5:34am

@Miketomtom: Try this serial VPM6-4838-8814-8053-6653

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 7 - 12:10am

One "gotcha" to be aware of: If upgrading from the Connectix VPC-6.0 to Microsoft VPC-6.1 and you find that the serial that worked for VPC-6.0 does not work for VPC-6.1 (as it doesn't work for me). This wrecks your original VPC-6.0 install. You'll need to start over again, re-install and run version 6.0 only.

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 6 - 11:43am

Now that is obscure. Thanks, I would not have found it otherwise. (I'm adding that info to the above).

Tried the 6.1 updater, it converts the 6.0 install to a Microsoft product. The serial found lower down in the comments on this page worked for the Connectix 6.0 install, but don't appear to work with the Microsoft 6.1 upgrade (which insists on having one to complete the upgrade).

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by Fortuna Wave - 2014, June 6 - 8:57am

The VPC 6.0 Additions were located in Contents\Resources folder, file name is "VPCAdditions011123.iso".

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by MikeTomTom - 2014, June 6 - 7:38am

The top DL "virtual_pc_6.0.smi_.bin" (12.82 MB), installs on either Mac OS 9 or PPC Mac OS X. It lacks the extra additions that would've been available from a full image, such as sharing a folder between Mac & PC, but otherwise works well on both 9 & X. I haven't looked at the updater file (2nd DL) as yet.

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by Balrog - 2011, October 11 - 7:02pm


Only VPC7 will work with a G5.

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by Bolkonskij - 2011, October 11 - 6:08pm

Would you rather recommend 5, 6 or 7 for emulating a Windows XP on a Power Mac G5?

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by bertyboy - 2011, October 11 - 8:17am

yeah, the odd-numbered versions were the big steps up. v3 and v4 were so similar, and v4 was so short lived, I already had v3 retail with Win98, read a review of v4 in MacUser, went out to buy it and it had been upgraded to v5 by the time I got to the shop.

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by turtlecroc - 2011, October 11 - 1:52am

I've used VirtualPC occasionally for years, both version 5 and 6, on my G4-upgraded PM 8500. They work [fine] but i haven't decided which is better. There is very little difference between v5 and v6 in my experience. I think i'm back to v5, even on my dual-G4 QuickSilver.

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by closeddoors1559 - 2011, June 29 - 1:52pm

Not sure if I may post the serial number, but I found one:

Name: apple
Serial number: VPM6-1362-6084-1115-4618

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by TataMisia - 2011, April 27 - 1:08pm

some little items is in french. and windows 98 image is french too.

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by hunter13 - 2011, April 21 - 11:50pm

BTW, what's with the French?

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by hunter13 - 2011, April 21 - 11:00pm

What is the serial number?

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by IIGS_User - 2010, June 24 - 5:19pm

If I remember correctly, only original PowerPC based Macintoshes are supported, but no CPU Upgrade Cards.
Althought, it should work with CPU Upgrade Cards, too. It's just a 'Call Support' problem.