Windows 95 VM Networking help [VBox]

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  1. Posts : 1,768
    Windows 11 [21H2]
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       #11

    Hopachi said:
    Was not sure from intro post: Have you already installed it in VBox?
    You can then just convert the image to VMDK, if you used VDI, and use that in VMware.
    It will accept any VHD or VMDK disk but you'll need to convert the native-virtualbox format VDI to something else if you moe it to VMware.


    Ah then you can also get the pre-made VM from there, that way you avoid the long floppy install: Windows 95 (VMware VM)
    WinWorld: Windows 95 RTM (the VM is not OSR1, it's RTM)
    I have Win95 on VBox. Installed with Microsoft Plus! For 95.
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    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #12

    jbcarreon123 said:
    I have Win95 on VBox. Installed with Microsoft Plus! For 95.
    And what disk format uses the VM?
    Check what I said about the disk format.

    EDIT:
    I've done this with Win95 and Win98...
    No need to reinstall from scratch, re-use the VM from VBox in VMware.
    Most hardware will have to be reinstalled and you will get some nasty 'next' - 'next' - 'finish' - 'browse' - 'restart' challenges.
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    Windows 11 [21H2]
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Virtualbox Disk Format.
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    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #14

    jbcarreon123 said:
    Virtualbox Disk Format.
    Convert it to VMDK.
    VirtualBox can do it.
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    Windows 11 [21H2]
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       #15

    How? I will do it tommorow because it was no time.
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    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #16

    jbcarreon123 said:
    How? I will do it tommorow because it was no time.
    In the Virtual Media Manager.
    Windows 95 VM Networking help [VBox]-vdd-copy.png
    Select your disk -> Copy -> change format to VMDK.
    Chapter 5. Virtual Storage
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    Windows 11 [21H2]
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       #17

    Thanks.

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    I just do your steps with one another problem:
    Windows 95 VM Networking help [VBox]-image.png

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    Also, Win95 doesn't detect the cd-rom drive so I can't install VMWare Tools.

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    This is a good sign..
    Windows 95 VM Networking help [VBox]-image.png

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    I reinstalled again Win95 because of corrupted drivers. I just bonked to keep changing .img files time to time. So I extracted the files and I used VBox to copy that files to an vmdx file.
    Last edited by jbcarreon123; 29 Apr 2021 at 04:25.
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  8. Posts : 1,300
    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #18

    If it works for you like that then all good.

    The VM re-use method requires you to reinstall most drivers. There is no corruption, all normal.
    You just follow the instructions, continue from that blue screen further with compatibility drivers.

    It will detect the CD later when al base drivers are installed.
    You can redirect all that ask for inf files to the Windows install folder C:\Win...\SYSTEM\... CD drivers are here.

    The VM tools can only be installed after the CD gets detected and installed. This is a generic OS driver and can be found without external driver packs.
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    Windows 11 [21H2]
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       #19

    Another problem. The SMB1 driver doesn't install. Even I insert Windows 95 Disk 18. If I reboot or cancel, an corrupted driver appears. So I need to get my MS-DOS disk and the vhd that I used to install Windows 95 and I need to reinstall Windows 95.

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    Another:
    MS-DOS disk is corrupted. I need an MS-DOS floppy disk.
    I have now one. the Windows 95 startup disk.

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    Now, I'm reinstalling:
    Windows 95 VM Networking help [VBox]-image.png
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    Linux: Rocky / CentOS / Fedora 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit VM
       #20

    jbcarreon123 said:
    Another problem. The SMB1 driver doesn't install. Even I insert Windows 95 Disk 18. If I reboot or cancel, an corrupted driver appears. So I need to get my MS-DOS disk and the vhd that I used to install Windows 95 and I need to reinstall Windows 95.

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    Another:
    MS-DOS disk is corrupted. I need an MS-DOS floppy disk.
    I have now one. the Windows 95 startup disk.
    This is too complicated setup IMO for such old OS.
    Just get the basics running well in the VM. Do you use it online? Not me.

    SMB1 why?
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...b1/ba-p/425858

    Sorry, I can't help with MS DOS floppies, I don't have such VMs neither.
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