WillBoxGaming1
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Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:12 am

Hello guys!

Why would I want to emulate Windows on an Arm computer, you may ask?
Its because im doing advanced batch (.bat) scripting. Im currently making some kind of chat program out of cmd.exe! The thing is, this program will use simultaneous windows popups at the same time. My code will also resize the window and stuff like that, this is why I cant just straight out emulate DOS, I need some kind of Windows Interface.

So my question is: How can I do this?!

Thanks guys! :D

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:48 am

You can google it and likely the link below will also show up:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=9886

However, based on your description, unless you have to use cmd.exe, otherwise I don't see the point. Win95, 98, XP are all not supported OS now. You should do it in browser using javascript instead of BAT.

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:53 am

For a commercial (paid for) solution the offering from eltechs/exagear might be relevant.

https://docs.eltechs.com/install-and-co ... ktop-trial

Previous discussion in these forums:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=111858&p=1197149#p1197149

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:59 am

bertlea wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:48 am
You can google it and likely the link below will also show up:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=9886

However, based on your description, unless you have to use cmd.exe, otherwise I don't see the point. Win95, 98, XP are all not supported OS now. You should do it in browser using javascript instead of BAT.
Ive already read all of this. What I need is some sort of guide... Ive searched everywere! Other tutorials contains damn dropbox links everywere! Btw any ideas why so much people are using dropbox? A few downloads and your link dies.
Thanks in advance.

Edit: What do you mean by doing it in the browser? Will I be able to do some batch programming on there?

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:06 am

what you want to do is simply impossible to do on a PI.
Abandon windows, and switch to a linux desktop, then what you want to do is possible, but not when you insist in using windows.

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:37 am

WillBoxGaming1 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:59 am
Edit: What do you mean by doing it in the browser? Will I be able to do some batch programming on there?
There are a number of ways to run code in a browser. Commonest one is Javascript, which is a very versatile language and allows folks to mine Bitcoin (by running a malware batch process in your browser).

It's not an ideal environment, but it is possible.
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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am

You can do this with qemu, and it's workable, but not that fast or efficient:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_jcBBLnJHU

maybe Pentium 200Mhz speed


There's a quick guide for setup here:

viewtopic.php?t=117228
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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:35 am

mikerr wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am
You can do this with qemu, and it's workable, but not that fast or efficient:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_jcBBLnJHU

maybe Pentium 200Mhz speed


There's a quick guide for setup here:

viewtopic.php?t=117228
Yay! Got it working. Just finished installing this thing and hum... Im stuck on the Windows 98 load screen. Ive been waiting for 20mins, and all I see is this. What am i supposed to do?

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Re: Windows 95/98/XP on Raspbian?!

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:07 am

Wait a bit longer, yes its that slow!

thats why I said "what you want to do is simply impossible to do on a PI."
perhaps you can use it to run one very simple application, when you don't mind a boot time of half an hour, but that is about it.
is also the reason why using WINE is a better solution than trying to run full windows.

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