On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:16:01 -0700, Pete W. <Pete
>I just downloaded and installed Virtual PC 7 on my new pc running Windows XP.
> All went fine until it came to installing the operating system I want to use
>(WIN95). The instructions said that if the operating system I want to install
>is not listed I should use the closest one from the drop down list which I
>did. Then when it comes time for it to read my install CD it just sits
>there. When I hit enter it just recycles to the same point again.
Most Win95 CDs are not bootable, so you need a boot disk to start the
installation and prepare the VHD.
>Someone told me that it is NOT possible to install an operating system other
>than the ones in the drop down menu. Is it true that the installation will
>only work if the installation cd for the operating system is identical to the
>one I chose in the download menu?
No, totally and completely wrong. The ONLY selection that makes any
difference is regarding Vista installs. If you're installing Vista,
you need to select it from the OS list for the proper virtual hardware
to be added. Everything else is just guidelines.
You can get everything you need to do a successfully Win95 install
from my website...see my sig for the link.
Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP http://vpc.essjae.com/