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  1. I'm not sure if this will be seen as self promotion that is frowned on, or appreciated info - so feel free to remove this post if it's deemed not appropriate or on topic for this thread. This is related in the sense that using this Windows 95 patch and getting help in getting it to work - and having it work for an upgrade install from 3.1 has inspired me to start a series of youtube streaming related to this. I've realized that, now that I've managed to get my Pentium 4 to accept a Windows 3.1 install, and upgrade to 95, that I may have a machine that is capable of installing Windows 1,
  2. There were 2 major differences I identified here from my previous attempts....the use of setup /p i, and the use of your modified 98SE boot disk. I've been playing around with various methods of 95 installation at this point. I've been going back and forth with attempts at 3.1 and 95 installs on this drive, and managed to get 3.1 on there. So, for shits and giggles before wiping and getting back to serious testing on this, I decided to try upgrading to 95 from 3.1. The first attempt to run setup straight and use the fix on the reboot had the same outcome - crashing on the reboot after
  3. Motherboard is an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe. Processor is a Pentium 4 3.0GHz. The motherboard does have 98/95 drivers available, which suggests it's plausible it would support such an installation. The BIOS requires setting up a compatibility mode for IDE for 95/98, to either use Primary P-ATA and SATA, Secondary P-ATA and SATA, or only P-ATA. For the purposes of setting up Windows 95, I set it up for only P-ATA, with an IDE Module on the primary, and 2 optical drives on the secondary. (I do have this machine working as a dual-boot XP/98 machine when it's set for Secondary P-
  4. I've tried getting Windows 95 on my P4 frontwards, backwards, upsideown, insideout, and absolutely cannot get it to take. This fix isn't working on my machine. I'm pretty sure it's somehow related to the bugs this patch is supposed to patch, as it occurs right at the point where it restarts. What I have observed is if I don't use this tool, after the restart, I do get the screen where it's resuming the install process, but at that point it crashes out and restarts. From that point on, I can only do 2 things, start in safe mode and have it bark at me that it can't complete the insta
  5. Really annoying problem keeps cropping up in my 95 VMs though....the A: drive keeps breaking. I don't know what triggers it, but at first it works fine, if I have something to install that requires multiple floppy images, such as plus, I can attach the first image to the A: drive, run the setup, and change disks as prompted and resume the setup, and it detects the new disk just fine. But then at some point, something triggers this to break on the VM, and it will not detect the disk change. Changing the disk breaks the drive until powering the VM off and back on. Which is a probl
  6. Ok, will see what I can round up for a video card. I don't have anything of that era handy, the only spares I have are PCI-E, but I can probably round something up somewhere eventually. Meanwhile, testing in virtual, I've found the repair seems to not work for OSR1. It appears to be doing an OSR2 repair and getting the MS-DOS error. I should note, I'm not entirely confident that my ISOs are properly labeled. My retail and OSR1 both make me enter dashes and OEM when entering in the key though, so that seems right. But, my retail copy comes with a version of Internet Explore
  7. The video card is an ati radeon 9200 series all in wonder pro. It's an AGP card. From what I've read, earlier 95 versions don't support AGP, but treat it like PCI, which suggests to me it could work. But, in my testing even OEM2.5 gives me the same problem, so I don't think it has to do with AGP. But, looking at the amd site for drivers, I can only go as far back as 98 for a driver for the card. So I could be out of luck with the video card. For troubleshooting purposes, I obtained a retail 95 CD, and have tested the install process there. The fix doesn't give the dos version error
  8. One other thing, the repair consistently displays the "incorrect ms-dos version" line, whether it gets stuck before 95 fails to start, or it finishes after 95 fails to start. Not sure what that's all about. But this repair seems to be overlooking something or incomplete at this time, hopefully we can get something more complete at the end of this.
  9. For troubleshooting purposes, tried OEM 2.5 version. Same results. No matter what, a reboot with no error when trying to start up after the first reboot in the setup process, fix or no fix. This motherboard has 95 drivers, so that would imply it can do Windows 95 somehow...
  10. Ok, not sure if this helps, but....from experimenting tonight, I'm finding the patch doesn't exactly work completely correct when I try it. I thought at some point last night I got the patch to apply without getting stuck on first attempt, but perhaps not. Tonight, here is what consistently happens. I do the first part of the install, no problem. On reboot, insert diskette with your fix. Diskette boots, runs through the process, then at some point after applying something to the registry, it gives an error about wrong ms-dos version, and tells me to wait, something about it ma
  11. I'm using an ASUS p4c800-e deluxe motherboard with 3.0GHz Pentium 4 processor. A motherboard made in 2003 I believe, which puts it right in the XP era, but ASUS does provide 95/98 drivers for the board. Although as I found setting up 98 it requires proper configuration. I have it set to legacy mode to use IDE and not the S-ATA ports. My intent is a multiboot machine that does 95, 98SE, XP. So far I do have a dual-boot 98SE/XP setup (on a solid state s-ata drive, to use when the bios is set to use the secondary ide and s-ata. But for the purposes of setting up 95, it's set to n
  12. This is cool.....unfortunately, not working for me. PC still reboots when trying to resume the install. What next?
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