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Windows 7: Installing Windows 95 in VirtualBox

16 May 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


Cool, cheers man

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16 May 2009   #12
Orbital Shark



Have installed VirtualBox no problem, am downloading Win95 now but it'll take a while. Once done i'll let you know how I get on.

Plus: i'm gonna configure with 64MB RAM & 8GB HD space.
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16 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I configured with 74mb hd and 8mb ram.
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16 May 2009   #14
Orbital Shark


Hi swarfega,

How do you even get to the 'Installation'? I've got VirtualBox installed & have a Win95 ISO file but it won't boot and i can't get to even run any sort of setup.

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16 May 2009   #15

Win7 64 bits FR

Windows 95 CD wasn't bootable if I remember.

You should try to boot with a Dos 6.22 floppy. You can specify floppy and CD access from the virtual machine preferences.
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16 May 2009   #16
Orbital Shark


Yeah, thanks man. I remembered that about 5 mins ago LOL.

I've had it installing but i think i've got a corrupt Win95 ISO file so i'll download another 1.

I used this file (just extract the .img file from the .zip file)
Windows95 Boot Disk.ZIP

The autoexec.bat file creates your CD drive as R:

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16 May 2009   #17
Orbital Shark


Ok, the first part of the installation has gone according to plan, until it restarts & tries to load files from the CD rom drive. I've got a mounted CD rom set up but it just wont accept any source drive.

Any ideas? (Pic Included)

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16 May 2009   #18
Orbital Shark


Cracked it

Just need to work out a few performance kinks now.

swafega i'll PM you the info you need & you could use it to maybe create a Tutorial

Installing Windows 95 in VirtualBox-nostalgia.png

Jesus this brings back some fond memories

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16 May 2009   #19

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

You beat me to it :/ Thanks to your help Im pretty certain its because Im using the 64-bit VB.

Sorry Ive not been around much today to help with your Qs.
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16 May 2009   #20
Orbital Shark


That's ok mate, i'm off to get some shut eye so i'll be back in a few hours.
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