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I have a backup of c:\*.* of a Win95 machine made in 1998.  I need to boot this image. My thinking is to build a Win95 virtual machine, then replace its Windows and Program Files folder with the contents of this backup.  

Is there any technical reason I shouldn't be able to do this?

Does anyone have any experience building a Windows 95 Virtual Machine under (preferable) MS or VM's products? Any snafu's or problems to expect?

I found this link on the MS site: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/02/15/372846.aspx and the VMWare docs http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf seem to make it sound possible.

I have an urgent interest in building a Win95 VM with a several gig virtual hard disk.  In fact, I would even buy one with Win95 running from you that was already configured.
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Hi,

The only problem you would face if you replaced the windows and program files dirs is that the VM would have different hardware from the win95 backup. The registry wouldn't be copied which is in the root dir if memory serves me correctly. There would be some driver problems as the image you have will try and load drivers for hardware that isn't there and the hardware that is there will not have any drivers. I suspect that this might be a painful experience if you try it this way. If you restore the copy over the VM you are at least in a position to have another go if it fails, which I think it will.

Cheers,

Lee
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