Running Win95 programs on Vista/Win7

Started Mar 26, 2014 | Questions thread
scorrpio Veteran Member • Posts: 3,595
Re: 32 bit or 64 bit Win Vista and 7?

Jim Cockfield wrote:

You could install Win 95 or 98 in a virtual machine, too. But, I don't recommend that approach, since you'd need to install DOS first, then run the Win 95 or 98 installers; and you would *not* have things like the VirtualBox Guest Extensions that would allow you to do things like share data between the guest and host operating systems, and resize your guest screen as desired. So, using XP in a virtual machine is a much more flexible way to approach it.

I got a Win 98 SE installed as a VM on Win7 Home 64-bit host, using VMware Player.    None of the hassle you describe.    Installed right off the Win98 CD image, no DOS step.    And I can map host locations as network drives.    Not that I need to - I mainly need the 98 VM for a few old Win95 games.

P.S. For running native DOS stuff, I find DosBox by far the most convenient solution.

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