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Windows 95 Guest

Windows 95 Guest

The following steps provide examples of what you may see as your guest operating system recognizes the new virtual hardware. The specific steps may vary, depending on the configuration of the virtual machine.

  1. Power on the virtual machine and let it update the CMOS.
  2. Windows detects new devices and automatically installs the drivers. Restart the guest operating system after this process is complete.
  3. When Windows restarts, it detects more new devices.
  4. Windows asks for the file lpt.vxd. Enter the location C:\Windows\System, then click OK.
  5. Windows detects a PCI standard host bridge and other devices. Click OK to dismiss these dialog boxes. You do not need to install these drivers.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Install the new version of VMware Tools. For details, see Installing VMware Tools.
  8. Shut down Windows and power off the virtual machine.
  9. Choose File > Upgrade Virtual Hardware.
  10. A dialog box cautions you that the operation is irreversible and recommends that you back up the virtual disks before proceeding. If you are ready to proceed, click Yes.
  11. A dialog box displays a message describing what is about to happen. Click OK to continue.
  12. Windows detects a PCI Multimedia Audio device. Click Cancel.
  13. Windows detects a PCI Ethernet adapter, then the AMD Ethernet adapter. Windows automatically installs the driver.
  14. To install the sound adapter, follow the directions in Installing Sound Drivers in Windows 9x and Windows NT Guest Operating Systems.
  15. If you have serial ports configured in the virtual machine, go to the Windows Device Manager and uninstall all the COM ports listed there.
  16. Restart the virtual machine.
  17. Windows detects the COM ports and installs them properly.

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