|If you want to run Win9x on a newer machine, the best way to do it would be to run it under a virtual machine. There will be such a lack of proper drivers that it would likely be frustration to attempt to dual-boot between the two. Even given that, it's almost mandatory to install an older OS first before attempting to create a dual-boot system, so you could easily bork your current OS (Win7) in trying to do so. |
If you still want to use the floppies to install from within a VM, you'd need to expand all files on the 13 floppies to a directory and copy that entire directory to an optical disc. The floppies are the "special" 1.7MB format, so you'd need a utility that could read that format of floppies first (installed, of course, on a machine with a floppy-disk drive). WinImage was such a utility for reading those types of disks:
You'd then need to run "setup.exe" from the folder on the optical-disc you created under the VM to have the machine setup for Win95. Again, you'd need to "play" with the settings to determine the best setup for your Win95-under-VM installation to work properly. Also remember that the 13-disk version didn't have a lot of the files/utilities that the CD-version of Win95 had.
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