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Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« on: May 18, 2011, 03:41:38 PM »
See the attached . . . ;)
PML! ;) Running Windows XP and Amiga OS (AROS) . . . :)
Cool stuff indeed!

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 03:48:31 PM »
You could do Windows 3.11 as well :)

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 03:53:34 PM »
Yeah, might load up 3.11, 95 and 98 and maybe a *nix OS too! :)

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 03:55:06 PM »
Has to be a old skool *nix like Xenix or a old release of SCO.

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 06:12:57 PM »
You be running Paradox & Word Perfect next! ;)

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 06:42:47 PM »
Ah ! Virtual PC ! Nice ! ;)

Silly question ... It does allow for sound too ?
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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 07:03:22 PM »
Use VirtuaBox - a lot better and more compatable with more OSs.

You get sound on that, and basic 3D support too.

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 08:49:47 PM »
Use VirtuaBox - a lot better and more compatable with more OSs.

You get sound on that, and basic 3D support too.
Had a play with VirtualBox, didn't like the way it handled networking, but otherwise ok.
Have used MS VPC (On XP and W2003), runs Windows / Dos fine, never could get it to do Linux.
Have used VMWare (work) / VMPlayer (Home), and had good  success with that for all oses.

I thought that AmigaOS was 680x0 / PPC not Intel ?

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 09:41:49 PM »
Bit OT, but who used Hyper-V here? Great for Windows servers, crap for everything else.

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 08:40:24 AM »
The only reason I am using Virtual PC is that it came as a free download for Windows 7 to get the XP Compatibility mode! :)

AROS is explained fully here . . . http://aros.sourceforge.net/introduction/index.php
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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 09:10:40 AM »
The only problem with the Windows 7 based Virtual PC, is that the 'integration' tools only work on Windows XP, Vista and 7 :(
The integration tools make for a much better virtualistation experience (for starters, you can move the mouse between the virtual machine and your host without having to press a key combo to 'release' the captured mouse)

I would highly recommend Oracle VirtualBox as it has support for far more OSes.
Under VirtualBox you can run just about any version of Windows, *nix, or almost anything else. However, the 'integration tools' work for Windows NT4.0 Service Pack 6 and later (inc. server versions) but not Windows 95/98/ME. I have had problems with Win3.11 and Win9x virtual machines under VirtualBox, but if you 'forget' about installing the drivers and run it in a sort of limited fashion, it still works (good luck if you want your Win3.11 virtual machine to have more than 640x480 in 16 colours, never managed to get it working to my satisfaction without causing OS instability)

If you really want PROPER legacy support, VMWare Workstation is a far superior product, but not free unfortunately. Your best bet is to get yourself an 'evaluation' version, for 'testing' purposes, if you know what I mean ;) (I've been 'testing' VMWare for years now). Modern versions of VMWare also do 'Direct3D' emulation, so games are now a possiblity, although it's in the 'experimental' stage, but it does work for the 'Aero glass' effect in Vista and 7 virtual machines (host graphics card must also support this too). I think this is also a new feature of VirtualBox.
Under VMWare Workstation 6.5.1 (quite an old version now, but it's Win7 compatible, so haven't seen the need to upgrade), I've managed to get Win3.11, Win95 OSR2, Win98 SE, WinME, WinNT 4.0 SP6 (server and workstation), Win2K, Win2K3, WinXP (all varities), Vista and Win7, along with several *nix distros all working properly.

There are other virtualisation tools (QEMU and Bochs come to mind) but they're of varying quality (I think QEMU is p!ss poor tbh, but it works well with AROS, if a bit slow)

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Re: Found a use for Windows 7 . . .
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 01:20:36 PM »
Has to be a old skool *nix like Xenix.

Excuse me while I laugh heartily at the idea.

I have never successfully installed Xenix onto any virtual machine. Apparently, the Xenix floppy driver has a bug that prevents it working on perfect emulations of floppy systems. It only works on real floppy disk controllers.

I hear rumours it can be done if you install it to a real PC first, image the hard drive, then run that in a virtual machine...

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