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Windows 7: Installing Windows 95 in VirtualBox

17 May 2009   #21
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

When I had 95, it was an OEM. Days like these I'd like to have a copy of 95 to virtualize...


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17 May 2009   #22
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is where its getting stuck:

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17 May 2009   #23
Orbital Shark

 
 

Do you get any HD (virtual) activity? I've just installed again and it went straight through, although it 'stopped responding' on the final reboot

What hardware are you using? It could be that Windows 95 doesn't get on with something.
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17 May 2009   #24
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is how its currently setup:

Installing Windows 95 in VirtualBox-win951.jpg


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17 May 2009   #25
Orbital Shark

 
 

Try changing the OS type to Windows 95, i made a mistake before (although it still installed) and the Windows 95 OS setting worked too. Also, I have increased my memory to 128MB just for some give
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17 May 2009   #26
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Did you get the screen during install where it asks about network and sound? Did you tick those?
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17 May 2009   #27
Orbital Shark

 
 

Yeah, but i had the sound set up as Soundblaster 16 not ICH AC97.
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17 May 2009   #28
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yeah Ive just changed mine to 16. But its still hanging.
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18 May 2009   #29
johngalt

 

Windows 95 is known to run but there has been limited testing on it, according to VirtualBox Supported Host and Guest Operating Systems - Virtuatopia
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18 May 2009   #30
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I shall keep plugging away at it
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