Help using a win95 repair disc

November 8, 2015 at 11:34:00
Specs: Windows 7home premier, not sure
how can I install win95 into a virtual computer using win7home prem. My mother passed away at age 74, 2yrs ago this Jan 30th 2016; before her passing she purchased a repair disc for a Jeep 82- using win95 over 15 years earlier I just recently bought the jeep 6 month's ago in 2015. I tell you one thing momma flat had some foresight I did not cross over this disc until 2 yrs after her death.
I have tried to resolve this issue on my own but can't seem to do it!!! I called all data that made the disc, they no longer supported, this is a complete repair cd; exploded views of everything. I have already installed the virtual computer it's functioning enough to request an operating system of course I did not have win95 just laying around so I purchased a win95 operating disc from e-bay it's not here yet. I have been researching and now I guess that some sort of floppy drive and boot up system is also required. Will some one please help me to be able to use the last procession my mother left me? Thank you for any assistance, you will have to be patient with me I have had numerous heart surgeries, my comprehension can be some what limited at times.

See More: Help using a win95 repair disc

Report •


#1
November 8, 2015 at 13:27:27
Sorry for your loss.

By repair disc you mean a Jeep Truck repair program like a Chilton Guide?

What virtual machine are you using?

If windows95 is coming to you on floppy, you will need an external USB floppy drive to use them. I got a TEAC model FD-05PUW I used with Microsoft VM to install 95 once, so I'd recommend it.

You will then have to "mount" the drive in the VM for it to use it.

message edited by ISAmad


Report •

#2
November 9, 2015 at 14:47:13
Sorry about the delay in responding to your reply; it is a cd coming to me from e-bay.
I have been researching some more on this issue and it seems that I will still need to obtain a floppy drive and a boot up floppy just to make this thing work. I was not informed that 95 could not start up with out the assistance of a booting device. I installed a Microsoft virtual pc; I'm not sure how to work this critter, getting messages such as this: You are not running on a supported operating system. Please see Microsoft Virtual PC help for the list of supported host operating systems.Virtual PC might run on other operating systems, but these configurations will not be supported by Microsoft Product Support Services. I'm running win7 home prem.

Report •

#3
November 9, 2015 at 19:05:11
Yea, you may be right about the boot disk. I think any boot disk with CD drive drivers should work. When you get a USB floppy drive, right-click on it in My Computer and select Format, a window will open, then check the box to make an MS-DOS boot disk. I believe that should have them. Hopefully, you still have some floppy disks around.

Did you get the VM from the official download site?

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

And does your PC meet the system requirements detail... "hardware-assisted virtualization, with the setting turned on in the BIOS" etc. ?

If you post your Make and Model number, I can try and look it up.

message edited by ISAmad


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
November 10, 2015 at 10:32:08
I have a doctors appointment throwing a wrench into my schedule, I need to get this behind me and then I can get all of the specs together. Thank you for your help. I am attempting to find a windows7pro product key and then do a anytime upgrade from win7 prem. to pro. I was told to look on e-bay and then a you tube video said that I could use the windows XP virtual computer to run win95,98,and XP programs. I did not want to have to loose all data, files ect. a new installation would be a bummer; days of up dates....

Report •

#5
November 10, 2015 at 11:38:03
Have you tried running the repair disk's program in compatibility mode?

message edited by THX 1138


Report •

#6
November 10, 2015 at 15:26:38
" I installed a Microsoft virtual pc; I'm not sure how to work this critter, getting messages such as this: You are not running on a supported operating system."

" I am attempting to find a windows7pro product key and then do a anytime upgrade from win7 prem. to pro."

Have you attempted to see if it wouldn't work on Win7? If Win95 is absolutely required for this software (I'd bet it would also work on Win98 at least---maybe in WinXP with Compatibility Mode for Win95) it'd be best just to find an old "fast" 486 or early Pentium machine (usually available free to very cheap) to install Win9x on to gain access to whatever files are on the CD (if my understanding of the problem is correct).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

message edited by T-R-A


Report •

#7
November 10, 2015 at 16:48:15
If all you need is a repair manual for your 1982 Jeep, perhaps this site will help: http://www.haynes.com/autorepairman...

Report •

#8
November 10, 2015 at 18:51:12
You shouldn't need to upgrade windows 7. Windows 7 Home Premium is a supported Host for that VM. Expand the details + button in the link I provided in post #3. I don't know why they didn't just state this information under the system requirements. It just says windows 7, implying to me all versions of windows 7.

Report •

#9
November 11, 2015 at 04:27:10
Have you tried running the repair disk's program in compatibility mode? Thank you for replying, I'm not sure what your asking me. I have been trying a little bit of everything this is the video that mentioned win7 home premier was the only win7 system that this virtual xp would not function in here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScA...

I believe it was some years back that I ran the virtual Win XP and if my memory serves me correctly it was win7pro.


Report •

#10
November 11, 2015 at 04:43:35
Jennifer, I tried the only manual offered and aside from them pointing out terms such as this is a jeep, this is how you change a tire and the spark plugs are located in the engine cylinder head; the manual was a wasted $30.00; that's why I am trying so hard to run this CD. The cd comes with a complete electrical schematic, complete front to rear bumper exploded views of everything, where every bolt is located length, width, hardness of the grade of the bolts used and it was produced by popular mechanics. This cd can not be found in any old record's of the company that made it; it was made by a company called " alldata " the company is still in business but they basically said good luck on getting old repair manuals.

Report •

#11
November 11, 2015 at 04:56:31
Have you attempted to see if it wouldn't work on Win7? If Win95 is absolutely required for this software (I'd bet it would also work on Win98 at least---maybe in WinXP with Compatibility Mode for Win95) it'd be best just to find an old "fast" 486 or early Pentium machine (usually available free to very cheap) to install Win9x on to gain access to whatever files are on the CD (if my understanding of the problem is correct).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScA... the video seems like the most efficient means of running this cd it keeps showing up purchase a product code for win7pro and run virtual xp in win7. My mother passed away and in her collection of items she bought over 30 old school computers win95,98, and xp laptops and desk tops; well at the time no one could for see any use for them so my wife and myself decided to donate everyone of them to a place that teaches the basic's to the children, the computers are not used on line only as training aids. kinda ironic isn't it, did not find the disc until the second year of my mothers passing.


Report •

#12
November 11, 2015 at 15:58:10
I'm not trying to run a win95 repair disc, it is a popular mechanics repair cd its made to run in win95 operating system. Thanks to everyone that tried to help me.

Report •

#13
November 11, 2015 at 16:23:21
"Have you tried running the repair disk's program in compatibility mode? "

"...I'm not sure what your asking me. I have been trying a little bit of everything this is the video that mentioned win7 home premier was the only win7 system that this virtual xp would not function in here is the link:"

Win7 (both Home and Premium) has compatibility modes for software designed exclusively for earlier versions of Windows:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


Report •

#14
November 11, 2015 at 17:27:50
You are right, XP mode does not work in the premium version. You must have professional or higher. Yet, XP mode and virtual PC do not have the same system requirements. So, you should be able to run Virtual PC on Home Premium. The warning you were getting was likely coming from the XP mode install.

I have never tried XP mode. I haven't heard good things about it. Mostly, I think that is because it is not welcome in an enterprise environment where support agreements have to be followed. But that is just an outside in view of things.

If compatibility mode gets it working, that definitely seems like the least amount of work.

I'm not sure that DOS box will get you there if the program was not actually designed for DOS. I would not recommend it. I have used DOS box for DOS programs and my experience has been that programs run buggy and require tweaking to get passed points in program execution where they fail to run well despite other parts running fine. I am speaking mainly of audio and display issues.

message edited by ISAmad


Report •

#15
November 12, 2015 at 07:23:46
I sure appreciate the input, I purchased a win7 ultimate product key for an automatic upgrade yesterday. I understand that some thing is missing from premier; not sure just what but anyway this version is suppose to fix the issue. I believe I may still need some input into how to do the virtual computer with ultimate, or would it just add the missing components to this issue to make it all work? This disc is suppose to be the holy grail of all repair manuals that I why I am trying so hard to get it to work. It also is the last thing that my mother will ever leave me; every time I fix an issue with my truck it will be because mom left me something of value and I'll think of her when using it!!!

Report •

#16
November 12, 2015 at 18:02:06
If your PC is capable and that capability (i.e. hardware virtualization) is enabled in BIOS, then upgrading will have allowed you to use XP mode.

You will be able to access the CD/DVD ROM drive in windows XP running on the virtual machine.

But, I don't think you will be able to use that virtual XP to install windows 95 in the VM.

You may be able to run your program under XP. Or you may be able to run it under XP in compatibility mode for windows 95.

If that doesn't work, then you are still going to need a fresh install of windows 95 into the VM.

message edited by ISAmad


Report •

#17
November 12, 2015 at 20:52:25
situation solved, upgrade to ultimate successful virtual xp functioning played cd; all is well thank you for your continued support you have been very helpful.

Report •

#18
November 13, 2015 at 19:30:36
My brother runs his Mitchell manuals on a nearly brand new Galaxy Tab. Good to hear you got it to work.

Skip
Audares Juvo


Report •


Ask Question