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#1 Richard Hill

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:41 AM

I am trying to install Windows 95 using Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 7 64 Home and according to an install you tube video I need one file install.ima   I know it is not on my windows 95 cd but I have no floppy drive and it would be useless to purchase the floppy package as I have no floppy drive. This is an experiment to play my old games. Can anyone help me with this?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:03 AM

Hello, and Welcome

The Windows 95 disk in not bootable. I believe you can do the following. Download the Windows 95 boot disk in iso format. Then install the iso by mounting it in Virtual Box. This should let you install the OS from the CD.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

According to You tube video  titled Complete Windows 95 instillation in Virtual box Part 1 I must have Windows 95 floppy file install.ima in his instructions. I guess I wll have to order them and find someone with foppy drive to coppy the flle



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

I found out read you can change a img file to an ima file and it shoud work. Here is the download page for the Win95 boot diskette image files in img format. Just change the extention to ima and see if that works. There is a 94a and a 95b file.

 

Edit: I just made a bootable iso file of a Windows 95 CD and the above img file. It booted as a floppy drive and I changed the drive letter to the CD drive at the prompt and started the Windows 95 setup. If the above does not work. I can give you the steps to create a bootable Windows 95 disk which should work.


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#5 Richard Hill

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:24 AM

I am 68 years old and sometimes I just don't soak it all in. I have watched several videos and they are either too fast or one can not read the small screen text. I made a ISO copy of my Windows 95 CD, and down-loaded the windows 95 install ISO. Could someone write a step by step text file or if there is one available point it out to me how to install Windows 95 and setup everything after installing, internet options are not all that important butt may be useful . I am running Windows 7 64 bit  AMD 6350 6 Core 3.90 GHz, Gigabyte 970A-DS3P Motherboard, Sand disk 250 GB SSD fr System and 500 GB 7200 WD as second hard drive.

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:18 AM

I can get you as far as creating a bootable Windows 95 iso file but as far as doing anything in Virutal Box, I do not have any experience with that program.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 11:59 AM

What is the video? I've installed windows 98 before, I can help you.



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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:59 AM

The video I watched is Complete Windows 95 Installation in Virtualbox Part 1. I have now found out the Windows 955 I purchasd on Ebay is not an English version, so I am waiting on a Wndows 95 Upgrade CD  so I can try again. I know I am old but it seems like someone would make a PDF or simular instructions one could go by. Most if not all the videos are either too fast or no close up screen view of what they are doing. since we have a drive A: in Virtulbox, avd everything there seemes to work I just do not understand why why when at the Dos prompt when I type Format C: it dosen't recognise C; even after I Fdisk it for 32 bit. I will get back with you when I get the CD if it is OK with you.

 

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 06:09 AM

I just remembered I can not use a Windoes upgrade CD so I will have to find A windows 95 new install package. I will get back to you.

 

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:52 AM

No need for a physical floppy disk as you use a .img boot disk within dosbox. Here is a complete video on how to get a win95 .img file to boot in dosbox. During the steps it creates the .img files of the Win95 cd. Windows 7 Virtual PC does the same thing and uses a base .vhd file that is the boot dos image from there you then load the cd and create a .vhd of the OS itself. Many people prefer dosbox because the simplicity of getting sound blaster working in dos games. Below is the complete tutorial start to finish to get Windows 95 to boot in dosbox. However, this method will apply to other things Win98 etc. Hope that helps.

 

Tutorial

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPq3_m5MGAI

 

Show notes link to files needed.

 

http://dosbox95.darktraveler.com/

 

Summary of files needed:

 

1. Windows 95 CD

 

2. Dos image  (622C used in the video)      

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rloe.com%2Frandytheracer%2F622c.zip&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEhE1KE6CtV2EQaspbc6cP3iaBH-A

 

3. Dosbox 0.74

 

http://dosbox95.darktraveler.com/downloads/DOSBox-0.74.exe

 

4. Dosbox Daum

 

http://dosbox95.darktraveler.com/downloads/dosbox3829%20Daum.exe

 

5. Extra Important drivers and files.

 

http://dosbox95.darktraveler.com/important.html






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