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Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system.

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Windows 95 VM not booting on VMware

So I finish the first reboot when I try to install windows 95 and when I boot. All I get is this "While initializing device IOS: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." ...
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How to run a MS-DOS/Win9x batch file containing CD while preserving the original working directory?

Consider the following batch file test.bat: CD C:\SOFTWARE program.exe This script is run from C:\ELSWHERE C:\ELSWHERE> C:\test.bat After the script exits the current working directory is now C:\...
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Why does Windows 11 window turn into Windows 95 window for a few seconds after the close command?

Problem I have a window that when I send the close command, for a few seconds it turns into a Windows 95 window before the window closes. Before close Few seconds after close command My computer is ...
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Compaq Armada 1500 Laptop Won't Boot

I have a Compaq Armada 1500 (specifically 1575D) laptop. When I turn it on it goes from 1 to 32768 KB (it scans the kilobytes of memory I think) OK then beeps 2 times and says 162-System Options Not ...
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Can I recover data from deleted hard drive partitions on a Windows 95-98 PC? [duplicate]

I have some old Windows 95-98 era PCs that I would like to recover data from if possible. They have all had the hard drive partitions deleted using 'fdisk' and have not been used since. Would it be ...
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"Invalid drive specification" when trying to install Windows 95 on VM

I am trying to follow this guide on how to install Windows 95 on a virtual machine: https://www.howtogeek.com/329301/how-to-install-windows-95-in-a-virtual-machine/ And when I try the command xcopy R:\...
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share file with VM which don't support guest additions

I am running a windows 95 Virtual machine in virtualbox. I want to share a folder with it which is on the host machine. I have tried shared folders but they aren't supported without guest Additions. ...
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Virtualbox "no bootable medium found" even with an image?

I am trying to run Windows 95 on Virtualbox but when I try to run it, even though I select the winworld iso, it still says no bootable medium found.
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Connecting two PCs with laplink cable without additional SW on one of them

I have an old laptop running Windows 95, a quite clean installation. Its floppy drive recently died and since it has no CD drive, ethernet or USB, I am almost out of options how to get data into it. ...
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What Format is this File (starting with "!R! SEM 9;EXIT;") and how to display it onscreen

I have the following file found on a customer system and i need to figure out what format it is and (if possible) how to open it in Windows (Win7 or upwards would be perfectly fine). It sould be ...
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windows - did ctrl+i invert selection in a folder?

In previous versions of Windows, was Ctrl+i ever a default shortcut key for inverting file selection in folders and on desktop? I believe that it may have been present in Windows 2000 and earlier ...
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How to triple-boot Windows 95, 98 and ME in a VM?

NOTE: I'm obliged to make it triple-boot this is for college exam purposes Didn't find similar questions over the internet. I tried these steps on a VM: Install Windows 95 Install Windows 98 (...
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Windows 95 as guest on VirtualBox Mac OS X Host - Successful installed, but boot fails

I am running VirtualBox (Version 5.0.20 r106931) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014; 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3) with OS X El Capitan (10.11.4). I already installed Windows ...
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How to transfer file from Windows95 in VMWare to Host OS?

How can I transfer files from Virtual Windows 95 to Host (Windows 10) ? I tried many things: Enable copy and paste in Guest Isolation Enable shared folders option but it isn't supported in Windows ...
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Can't install Windows 95 on an old hard drive

I have some trouble trying to install Windows 95 on an old Seagate ST3120A drive (106 MB size). The computer of this installation is an old Am386DX old school PC. Before this I installed Windows 95 on ...
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Where can I find samples of MS-DOS/Win9x Viruses to record/test?

Since MS-DOS and Win9x are basically oldies now, I think it's safe to ask this question. Where can I, as a YouTuber, find MS-DOS and/or Windows 95/98 viruses on the internet? I would like to record ...
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Troubleshooting very old software hanging in Windows 10

I'm on a 64-bit built computer, recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 x64. A not-so-tech-savy frend of mine uses a very old program called "Corel PrintHouse Magic", and has years of work ...
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Shutdown from a bat file *without* close process confirmation in windows 95

Every single guide on the net says to use RUNDLL USER.EXE,ExitWindows which works... from the run command However, when run from a bat file, this command, although it works, requests confirmation to ...
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Win95 Game Options for Windows 7 [Options investigated listed in detail]

My quest: Get G-Nome (developed by 7th Level) to work on my Windows 7 64 bit installation. Now I realize there are some obvious obstacles (64 bit environment and a Win95 era game). However, I have ...
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VMware SVGA driver on Windows 95 fails to install

So one day I decided to try out Windows 95 in VMware Workstation (I'm using 11.1.0). I install VMware Tools, however there is an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be ...
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How can I boot Windows 95 on a VM directly from the hardware?

I have an Asus Eee PC X101ch with an Intel Atom N2600. I need to run Windows 95 on it, but it doesn't work natively. Only through a VM. Is it somehow posible to boot to a virutal machine? Like: ...
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Virtualise a physical Windows 95 PC

I recently found my old Windows 95 PC in the attic. Is it possible to virtualise it before I dispose of the hardware? What is the best way of achieving this? The machine doesn’t have USB. I might be ...
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How can I connect an external hard drive to a Windows 95 computer?

I have an old Windows 95 computer at home. It's a Dell Dimension XPS D266. I've decided to get rid of it, but first I want to get all of the data off of it. It has a 16 GB hard drive, and I have a new ...
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Quitting DOS Program and booting Windows OS

I have a really old System (Fujitsu ICL ErgoPro e450) It is set up so that it boots into DOS mode and then runs a DOS Program. My question is how would I quit this program, close DOS mode and Reboot ...
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Error when booting up a Windows 95 virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC

I tried to install Windows 95 on a Windows Virtual PC virtual machine, but when I am trying to run it post installation, I got an error during boot: When initializing device IOS: Windows protection ...
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Virtualising a WIndows 95 PC on VirtualBox - No Bootable media found

I created a VHD of an ancient but still running Windows 95 PC using disk2vhd ( its used for printing reports from our almost as ancient pbx ) I'd like to virtualize it due to its age. Installed ...
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How to install 16-bit XAMPP on Windows 95?

I need to install XAMPP on my Windows 95 running on my iPhone. I am 100% sure this is possible as I was able to get Visual Basic 4.0 installed on my DosBox for iPhone. I don't need MySQL, but I do ...
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Was Windows 95 an Operating System? [closed]

This question maybe a bit historical, but we didn't have Superuser at the time. Around 2000 when I was starting my Computer science degree, a subject was Operating systems. The teacher asked us to ...
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Format CD-rom on Windows 7 that Windows 95 can read

I pulled out my ancient Pentium 100Mhz running Windows 95 to play a game from 1996. This game has a critical bug in it that requires a patch. The problem is, the computer has no way to connect to ...
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Virtual Machine Trouble [closed]

I have an old Windows 95 CD and I unzipped its contents. I have all of the files on a flash drive and copied into my virtual machine's hard drive. It won't boot! Please help me!
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Can Wine emulate Windows 95?

I have VirtualPool2 for Windows 95, but recently the CD drive has not been working on my Windows 95 machine. VPool only supports Windows 95, so I can't run it in Wine, it detects Wine as a Windows NT ...
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Online Virtual Enviornments for Old Operating Systems

I often need to run software on old operating systems (e.g. Windows 95, Windows 98, MS-DOS). Currently I have a bunch of old hardware that runs these machines but I was wondering if there was a better ...
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How to enable/emulate hardware virtualization for the Acer Aspire 5738?

I want to emulate Windows 95 from Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 5738. I've downloaded Windows Virtual PC, but creating a new virtual machine gives: Windows Virtual PC cannot start because this ...
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Make sure a Windows 95 computer doesn't have any viruses?

I have an old Windows 95 computer that appears to be full of malware. I can't connect it to the internet (because I don't have dial-up anymore) but I want to take out all of the viruses off there. Is ...
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How to recover files from Windows 95 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or ethernet? I have a friend, he has a computer that has windows 95 operating system. he is using Lotus with it. ...
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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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How can I play Dr. Brain?

I'm trying to play this old game of mine, The Lost Mind Of Dr.Brain. I have the CD and CD case, on which I found the following: PC / MAC CD WIN'3.1 / WIN'95 Installation: If you have ...
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Windows 95 - desktop larger than screen resolution

I remember using a computer with Windows installed, and it had not one, but two resolution settings in Display Properties - one for the screen, the other for the desktop itself, and if the desktop ...
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