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Windows 7: Use floppy and CD images?


20 Jun 2009   #1

Win7 Ultimate RC (7100)
 
 
Use floppy and CD images?

I downloaded the new Windows 7 virtual machine beta, as I want to install a virtual copy of one of my first PC's - An ancient monster that ran MS-DOSS 6.22 (with Supplemental Disks) and WfWG 3.11. I figure that my 2.8Ghz triple core system should have plenty of oomph to run all my old games in a VM, like commander keen, old ~1995 era Windows games, QBasic, etc.

However - Unlike Virtual PC 2007 SP1, the Windows 7 version doesn't have any options to use floppy or CD images, or to use the physical floppy or CD drives on the host machine. I need the VM to support mounting floppy disk images for now, and later, CD images.

Also, VPC 2007 could use a shared folder between the host and guest operating systems - Can the version in Windows 7 do that?

Thanks..

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22 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To mount a CD image you have to right click the Virtual item and goto properties then CD drive you can then set it to a CD image.

If you looking to just run DOS games you might want to look into this DOSBOX DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
I use it myself to run old dos stuff much easier than setting up a Virtual OS.
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23 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

or use other virtualsation software such as VirtualBox which has support for floppy images.
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