Category Archives: Windows 95

Ladders and Dragons

While looking at the Windows 95 disk subsystem, something seemed oddly familiar. The nagging feeling was confirmed by the Windows 95 DDK documentation (a file called BLOCK.DOC). The new Windows 95 layered block device driver model called “Dragon” wasn’t all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unauthorized Windows 95

A Few Decades Late Book Reviews Unauthorized Windows 95 Developer’s Resource Kit, by Andrew Schulman IDG Books, November 1994; 593 pages, ISBN 1-56884-305-4; $39.99 A testimony to the incredible level of hype surrounding Microsoft’s “Chicago”, Unauthorized Windows 95 was published nearly a year before … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 95 on SCSI in a VM

For the adventurous, it is possible to install Windows 95 in a VM configured with SCSI storage (hard disk, CD-ROM) attached to an emulated BusLogic HBA. This works in VirtualBox, but there’s a catch—the emulated PCI BusLogic HBA must have … Continue reading

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