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#1 painkiller

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 01:28 AM

I recently installed Virtual PC 2004 on my computer and then created a Windows 95 virtual machine on it. I then went to the console and opened the Windows 95 virtual machine and I got this window that says
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"
What does this mean? All I am trying to do is install a game in this emulated Windows 95 and run it on the emulated Windows 95. How the hell do I do this with this with this window that Virtual PC gives me?
Any help will be GREATLY appreciated, as I am completely lost and confused.

#2 Wilhelmus

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:23 AM

You'll need to 'capture' the physical CD/DVD drive where the Win95 CD is located. Look from the virtual machine's menus when you have started it and it stops on "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" message. Capture the drive and then restart the virtual machine.
I don't remember the exact words on the menu but it's there.
I'll try to install the VPC and look for the correct command.

It should be in CD menu.

#3 painkiller

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 02:13 AM

Thanks! I actually didn't realize that I needed the Windows 95 cd; I had the impression that Virtual PC could emulate operating systems without having to install the actual operating system on Virtual PC.
Now I just need to get Windows 95 somehow... does anyone know where I can find a copy? (Hopefully cheaply)
Once again, your help is appreciated.

#4 peterh

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:42 PM

Yes, you need the OS disk to run on Virtual PC! I don`t know about getting Windows 95 but you could get Windows 98 from:
http://www.softwares...ge=SSOS/CTGY/56


More info on VPC here:
http://www.pcguru.pl.../virtualpc.html


#5 painkiller

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:23 AM

Thanks guys! I can't believe someone is still selling Windows 98. Oh, and by the way I found out that some people are selling Windows 95 on e-bay, just in case anyone is interested.

#6 Natedude

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:33 AM

hey ive got a windows 95 cd spare that im sure i dont need as ive got windows 98 and me disk which i am currently using. Any body interested?

#7 painkiller

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:50 PM

I already found a Win 95 cd on ebay before you posted this, but thanks anyway!




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