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I have VirtualPool2 for Windows95, but recently the CD drive has not been working on my Windows95 machine. VPool only supports Windows95 so I can't run it in Wine, it detects Wine as a WindowsNT environment.

Is there some way to configure Wine to emulate Win95, or is there another emulator I can use?

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You can use winecfg to modify the default version of Windows emulated or to modify settings for specific executables.

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it installs, but when I run it it displays "VirtualPool CD not in drive" – Nate Koppenhaver Mar 7 '12 at 22:46
Sounds like you need to ask a separate question for that. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 7 '12 at 22:55
And you'll need an older version of wine. Current versions (I checked wine 1.7) report the oldest Windows version they will report to applications as Windows XP. – Michael Hampton Nov 28 '14 at 5:40

DOSBox has SOME support for Windows 95... And is open source

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If you're running 64-bit system, you'll need to create a 32-bit wine prefix to mimic older version of Windows (older than XP).

Specify the arch, and a new path to use for the prefix:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg

Configure Wine for the application as needed. There will be more Windows versions listed. Then run:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix wine virus.exe

Or whatever it is that you need to run.

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