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Windows 7: Windows 7 AND DOS to install Win95?

15 Mar 2011   #1
Sunsdune

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 AND DOS to install Win95?

Any one know how to shut down windows and use dos directly? I have a partition created and I am trying to install win95 but it won't run the disk because 7 is up and running.


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15 Mar 2011   #2
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't have DOS in it. It has a command line, but it's not DOS. You could install DOS in a virtual machine and run it from there, or maybe dual-boot somehow (good luck with finding drivers). Or maybe DOSBox?
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15 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Sunsdune, welcome to Seven Forums!


Will the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below help?

DISKPART : At PC Startup
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15 Mar 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you really need to use DOS/Win95 for some reason, just virtualize it.
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15 Mar 2011   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

What hardware are you trying to install it on? It will choke on anything "more" than 512 megs or RAM, probably can't handle DDR memory or SATA drives, and can't handle NTFS partitions. You'd have to boot from the CD to install it, if its a bootable CD. Lots and lots of other road blocks too. As mentioned you'll have better odds getting it installed to a virtual PC.
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