Solution to VPC2007/W95 NDIS protection error

October 9, 2014 at 07:57:50
Specs: Windows 95
While setting up Windows 95 on Virtual PC 2007 I was getting the following error message "While initializing device NDIS: Windows protection error"

I reduced the RAM to 64MB and turned off Hardware Virtualization but the problem remained.

The solution was to start in Safe Mode and open the System Properties/Device Manager from the Control Panel and remove the network adapter.

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October 9, 2014 at 11:11:43
Glad you fixed it & thanks for posting the solution.

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October 13, 2014 at 10:22:42
Sorry about that. Feel free to move/post the solution to the correct area.

I'll also add that if you have gotten past the IOS and NDIS protection errors you'll probably want to add a shared folder but unfortunately this will not work with the 2007 Virtual Machine Additions. What you'll need to do is download the 2004 additions from

The direct link to the zip file is

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