Will W95b work on a modern machine?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Mubbers

    Mubbers Shoot! Political User

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    I've been trying with little success to install W95b onto my machine as a second OS.

    Depsite getting the installation to work fine the system will not boot up in w95. It always coes up with a mysterious I/O error.

    Anway is this because of too much memory (nearly 1 Gb)?? or is the hardware in my machine simply not compatible?

    P4 1.8 gHz etc...

    Mubbers
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    search out the thread relating to windows ME and more than 512mb memory, this tells you a work around for the memory.
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I couldn't run win95 on a 750Mhz AMD Duron machine. maybe coz i had 256mb ram or something. that was 3yrs ago.
     
  4. Mubbers

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    Thanks I'll look for that :)
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm thinking the short answer is "no" :p

    Why do you want to run 95b anyway?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    from here: http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36787
     
  7. Mubbers

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    Well it's more of an experiment but the original idea was so I could have another go at Privateer II (freelancer being such ****e).

    I have 95b OEM disc so ....
     
  8. kitct

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    From my last experiance w/installin W95b I had to cut down the ram to 128 or 256mb sdram and the intel processor to somethin like a 500mhz an some other mods cause 95 is a bit "touchy" or useless about these things unless you cater to its "needs". I ended up buildin a special machine for it. Funny thing is, after its tweaked ... its faster than 98 or XP!

    (I had bought a disk cause I was jus "curious" cause I had never used 95 before.) :)
     
  9. JJB6486

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    Run Windows 95 inside VMWare or VirtualPC or something.

    JJB