Compaq recovery discs on vmware workstation ?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by ccypruss000, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. ccypruss000

    ccypruss000 MDL Member

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    Good evening guys I found some cds from recovery for some old computers that I had from Compaq I would like to ask something if it is known of course either from here or from foreign forums. Can I run them as a virtual virtual machine that is on the vmware workstation in some way? Looks like this machine is a virtual ghost do you understand what I want to do exactly?
     
  2. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Senior Member

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    If those are bootable cd's, I supposed you can create virtual windows 98/95 virtual machine, boot from those cd's and install them on the virtual machine
     
  3. ccypruss000

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    Windows 2000 Professional-2021-01-02-00-10-02.png

    This shows me. Isn't there a way for the virtual machine to think that it really is for this series of laptops that windows 2000 professional is going to be installed?
     
  4. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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    Model is your Restore CD meant for?
    If you upload image we could take it for a test spin.
     
  5. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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    @ccypruss000
    Question: how did you boot your Restore CD?
     
  6. ccypruss000

    ccypruss000 MDL Member

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    Normally via vmware.
     
  7. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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    VirtualBox_Windows 2000 Test_02_01_2021_15_44_47.png
    However, with a emulator (PCem and x86box):
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    ccypruss000 MDL Member

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    True, and i just did a comparison with both with a Win 95 installation on a classic socket 7 - P/I-P55T2P4 - AMD K6/166.
    PCem is so much smoother imho, but 86box have more options.