Question

  • Creator
    Topic
  • #2150694

    Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

    Locked

    by jardinier ·

    I found this item in a list of free software in an online magazine. I have always wanted to run DOS (MS or Dr) and perhaps some Windows 3.1 programs on my machine which runs both 98 SE and XP Pro.

    Have any of you had experience with this product? Can I use it for a DOS/Win 3.1 installation?

    Thanks. Because I totally missed out on the DOS era I have always wanted to have access to it so that I could at least play around with it.

All Answers

  • Author
    Replies
    • #2914557

      Clarifications

      by jardinier ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      Clarifications

    • #2914525

      No DOS

      by willcomp ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      Virtual PC 2007 supports Win98 and later OSes. Win95 can be made to work. I don’t know of any way to install DOS on VPC.

      For more information:
      http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

      • #2914456

        “Control Physical Drive A:

        by 1bn0 ·

        In reply to No DOS

        Place a bootable DOS disk in your 3?” floppy disk drive. Select “Control Physical Drive A:” from the Floppy menu.

        It will boot to a DOS prompt.

        You will still have to create a dos partition using FDISK. Then reboot and format the partition.

        Does work, just did it.

        Or use a boot floppy image if you have.

      • #2914419

        The DOS mode in Win98

        by dumphrey ·

        In reply to No DOS

        is almost complete DOS if im not mistaken…
        Also FreeDOS does install from CD into Virtual PC.

      • #2914416

        Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to No DOS

        Running DOS into Virtual PC, how can you emulate what would’ve originally been a D-Sub port for a joystick?

        Somewhere I’ve still got an F-15E Talon Joystick from SUNCOM !! Here’s a little trip into history for you …

        http://www.combatsim.com/archive/htm/htm_arc4/sun-hotas.htm

        Unfortunately due to Uncle Bill, I can’t use these anymore unless you know otherwise . . .

        • #2914414

          Oh ! – If you have a stinkingly-rich Benefactor …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

          Send him THIS way …

          http://www.realsimulator.com/html/cockpit_he.html

          Ooooohhh !!! …..

        • #2914377

          nice rig, say, how did you get that readout, I thought that was clasified?

          by neon samurai ·

          In reply to Oh ! – If you have a stinkingly-rich Benefactor …

          hehe..

          I was salivating of the flight seat and pondering an ah64 custom build when I remembered a story from long ago. Kids in the canadian air cadets have a selection of summer camps hosted on military bases. One is on a canadian airbase where a few f18 squadrons fly out of.

          Each new batch of cadets during the summer get’s a list of warnings including the warning about not going near parked F18 and if your dumb enough to do so, don’t take your camera for a few cabin snapshots; they’ve a thing about keeping classified instrument displays classified.

          All I could think when I saw it was; I wonder if they can include the “intersting” instrument displays also. I think half the stuff in the AH64 cockpit is classified but I’m guessing blindly there.

        • #2914293

          AH64: the pilot is seated in the rear – thought everyone knew that…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to nice rig, say, how did you get that readout, I thought that was clasified?

          If that were an AH64 you’d be lookin’ at the Gunnery Officer’s chair. The Pilot is about fourteen feet behind him.

          What’s ‘Classified’ is what I DIDN’T say in the Spotlight. Not to Sonja and certainly not to the WORLD.

          But if you want to join your own sh!tlist, try Falcon 4 :: Allied Force.

          Anything else is simply … ##

        • #2914397

          So this connects through the old

          by dumphrey ·

          In reply to Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

          serial “joystick” port on sound cards? Dang…
          The problem with all virt software is hardware is limited to a pre defined set, and virtual PC has very limited usb support on top of that. I would wonder if DosBox would be a better option.
          If you have a box that takes ISA cards I can send you a sound card with joystick port.

        • #2914381

          for me, it’s still Longbow2

          by neon samurai ·

          In reply to Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

          The update treadmill surpassed Jane’s Longbow2 in the win98 days but it remains the flightsim I’ve not been able to replace. I keep planning to build an old win98 box specifically for it with my old Voodoo2 and flightstick.

          My only controller requirnments there are pivot rudder and a slide thrust though so it’s purely a software issue. On the other hand, the hardware you’ve got there is some serious flight sim controller but with driver support that long ago fell off the manufacturer’s budget.

        • #2914380

          Haven’t tried that but.

          by 1bn0 ·

          In reply to Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

          The joystick port is a 15 pin MIDI port on the sound card. I did find a page that said that configuration did work in VirtualPC 2004.

          I would try a PCI sound card equipped with the 15 pin midi connector.

        • #2914297

          If you fancy using your modern grunt, on an old game …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Q for 1bn0 & Dumphrey …

          Try this:

          FALCON 4 :: ALLIED FORCE

          Peermail me and I’ll send you some screenshots by return.

          This is 1990’s ‘facelift’ software… but it’ll stun you.

      • #2914384

        VMware will run Dos for you

        by neon samurai ·

        In reply to No DOS

        Grab the free VMware Server v1 or VMware Server v2 (beta) and you can run Dos and a good range of other OS. You’ll need to register with VMware but there is no cost for the two server downloads.

        VMware Server v1 is pretty stable
        VMware Server v2 is in late beta and getting better with each release.

    • #2914511

      Some Links

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      Hi Julian,

      I know that there are some TR articles and downloads on Virtualization.

      Here are some links to Microsoft Pages:

      http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2957

      http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6D58729D-DFA8-40BF-AFAF-20BCB7F01CD1&displaylang=en

      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en

      http://www.mannpublishing.com/Catalog/BookDetail.aspx?BookID=27

      DOS itself is a whole another story.

      I started out on DOS 4 and still have a system that runs DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11

      Getting hardware installed and operating properly took more skill back then. But, you had full control over the system resources.

      Chas

    • #2914412

      Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      by sharadkr6 ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      friend, if you want to use DOS on virtual Machine then my advice is goes to vmware workstation.

    • #2914313

      This may help

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      The easiest way would be to download this Version of DOS 7 and install it in Virtual PC 2007
      Capture the ISO through the CD.

      DOS 7

      http://ms-dos7.hit.bg/#msfv

      Then you can install Windows 3.11 or whatever Version that you have.

      Read up on the documentation that comes with the software.

      Virtual PC 2007 Release Notes

      http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/4/c/44ccd131-67fb-4224-a96e-193be1765b43/relnotes.htm

      Download the full version of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04D26402-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en

    • #2925956

      Thanks for all the info

      by jardinier ·

      In reply to Tell me about Microsoft Virtual PC

      Sorry to be so late in replying but guess what — I did not receive alerts for this question.

      I will now study the posts in detail and see which way to go.

Viewing 5 reply threads