Thanks for the information, well i need win 95 because we have some old fire panel which we need to re-program. The panel uses what i think is known as 'True Dos' applications to communicate through the serial port com1.
i have already tried to do this using windows xp but failed, from doing some reading i think this was because XP does not have true dos mode.
When the panels were first setup they were setup with windows95 on some older toughbooks and we still have some of them, but they are 12 years old and on their last legs, so i wanted to basically give them fresh toughbooks with windows 95.
So i actually did create a bootable windows 95 disk and it work on a laptop which had a built in CDrom drive. however i am using a usb CDrom drive on the toughbook as it dos not have an internal but when it boots it says "No supported device found" which leeds me to believe that it ONLY looks for IDE devices.
I downloaded the boot disk from bootdisk.com and these were for win95, im wondering will win98 ones work?
Also another question, if i have a bootable iso can i replace the boot part of it with another? basically i want to replace the win95 boot disk with the win 98 can i just overwrite using magic iso?
I will look into the virtual machine as well, i know i tried this before as you suggested and when we tried it out on the panels it blue screen out. So we didnt try again.
The tough book is a Panasonic CF-18 one of them Mark2 and the other mark 3. it does not have any aditional memory or any upgrades its the most basic version.
processor: Intel Pentium M 1100MHz
592 MHz, 248 RAM
not looking good is it?
I have windows 95 4.00 B