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Old 07-22-11, 10:49 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I want to install windows 95 and 98 to check out some old stuff and games.

What it the best way and software to do this?
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Old 07-22-11, 11:01 AM   #2
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Google vmware. It's free, and it's fast.
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Old 07-22-11, 11:08 AM   #3
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ok I am going to try it... once Ive found it that is
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http://www.vmware.com/

Do some reading and some research. I think this is what you're looking for, but only you will know that once you read up on it.
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Old 07-22-11, 12:07 PM   #5
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Two other options are VirtualBox and Windows Virtual PC. Gaming might not be that great in a VM. You may want to try DOSBox.
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Two other options are VirtualBox and Windows Virtual PC. Gaming might not be that great in a VM. You may want to try DOSBox.
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Old 07-22-11, 12:26 PM   #7
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Ok ive tried up VirtualBox but I cant get win95 to install (floppys)
It fails on second or third floppy..

I am using dosbox for some old games. I didnt know it was possible to install windows on dosbox

I am starting to get angry with this. Can someone explain me how to do this (95 and 98) on VirtualBox or Dosbox?

Actually I want to game on it as I did on my first pc in 1997 which had 200mhz cpu, 32mb of ram, sound Blaster 16 and S3 Savage 4mb or something like that
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Old 07-22-11, 01:23 PM   #8
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Ok ive tried up VirtualBox but I cant get win95 to install (floppys)
It fails on second or third floppy..

I am using dosbox for some old games. I didnt know it was possible to install windows on dosbox

I am starting to get angry with this. Can someone explain me how to do this (95 and 98) on VirtualBox or Dosbox?

Actually I want to game on it as I did on my first pc in 1997 which had 200mhz cpu, 32mb of ram, sound Blaster 16 and S3 Savage 4mb or something like that
I wasn't saying you should install Windows on DOSBox, I was saying if it supports the games you want to play, it will perform better than the VM's. Try Microsoft Virtual PC. I have run Win95 and Win98 on it before and it's pretty easy.

VMWare offers the best performance, but without a full VMWare Workstation copy (which costs money) it can be a pain to setup properly.
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Old 07-22-11, 05:30 PM   #9
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Well actually I wanted to install win95 mostly for "feel" of it. To set again bricks and forest wallpaper good times. Also to just scrap through my old gaming magazines cds. Most of these arent running in new windows and neither dosbox.

Dosbox is only good fo games up to 1997. After that most games doesnt support dos but doesnt work on windowses NT either
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Old 07-26-11, 12:44 PM   #10
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Ok ive installed windows95 in virtual box.
I have sound but only general vga graphics card so 16colors and 640x480. How To change it? How to instal s3?
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Old 07-26-11, 03:03 PM   #11
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Ok ive installed windows95 in virtual box.
I have sound but only general vga graphics card so 16colors and 640x480. How To change it? How to instal s3?
This is a very, very, specific question. You might want to take a look over at the Virtual Box forums.
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