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Windows 7: Windows 95 faults in setup


09 Aug 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows 95 faults in setup

When I try to install Windows 95 in VirtualBox I get as far as copying the files and then I get this error:

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This also happens when I try installing Windows 3.1 and Windows Me so I imagine is something to do with win9.x and prior.

any suggestions please.




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09 Aug 2009   #2
Antman

 

Sun does not recommend and does not support Winver's 98 or earlier. You can do it, but you need to use a Google adapter.
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09 Aug 2009   #3
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
When I try to install Windows 95 in VirtualBox I get as far as copying the files and then I get this error:

Attachment 22261

This also happens when I try installing Windows 3.1 and Windows Me so I imagine is something to do with win9.x and prior.

any suggestions please.
i managed to get it going in Vista, let me see, BRB
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09 Aug 2009   #4
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
This also happens when I try installing Windows 3.1 and Windows Me so I imagine is something to do with win9.x and prior.

any suggestions please.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but prior to WinNT & 2000, windows was rather a GUI on top of DOS than an OS. Of 3.X I'm sure you had to first install DOS and only thereafter Windows. I do not recall how it was wit 95?

Anyway, I found this for you.

Kari
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09 Aug 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but prior to WinNT & 2000, windows was rather a GUI on top of DOS than an OS. Of 3.X I'm sure you had to first install DOS and only thereafter Windows. I do not recall how it was wit 95?

Anyway, I found this for you.

Kari

yes it was. It was on top of dos. I did format the drive and sys'd it to transfer dos over before installing Windows.
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09 Aug 2009   #6
Antman

 

Swarf, you should apply for a position at Sun. Maybe a support bloggist. Blogger is to bloggist as technician is to engineer.
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09 Aug 2009   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
yes it was. It was on top of dos. I did format the drive and sys'd it to transfer dos over before installing Windows.
Yeah, I was quite sure you'd done that. It just was the first thing in my mind after reading your post.
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09 Aug 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

That's very strange Swarf, i've had 95 installed on VBox with no issues. The only thing was getting drivers installed for my video/wireless hardware
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09 Aug 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks you pointed me in the right direction:

edited the config.sys file to include:

Code:
DEVICE=\TEMP\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
DEVICE=\TEMP\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20
STACKS=0,0

DEVICE=\TEMP\CD1.SYS /D:banana
LASTDRIVE=Z
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09 Aug 2009   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Thanks you pointed me in the right direction:

edited the config.sys file to include:

Code:
DEVICE=\TEMP\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
DEVICE=\TEMP\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20
STACKS=0,0

DEVICE=\TEMP\CD1.SYS /D:banana
LASTDRIVE=Z
Sorry I have to comment..

LOL banana? D Drive is a Banana.. Hmm... lol

I am done.
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