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09-28-2012, 10:43 PM
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I want to play some old computer games that only play on Windows 95/98. I installed VirtualBox on my Windows 7 computer and used a Windows 98 SE disc to install that OS in VirtualBox. The OS installed and runs fine in VirtualBox but when I go full screen, there is a black border around the screen. I'm new to VirtualBox and I don't know a lot about it. Does anyone know how to make the window go full screen without that black border? I didn't see anything about it in the settings.
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09-30-2012, 10:33 AM
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Install the VBOX Additions. Mount the ISO file -- which comes with VirtualBox -- and let it install (autorun should catch it).
It will then auto-change the resolution of Windows slave to the host OS.

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09-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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I did that but I get an error. It won't finish the installation. It sounds like it has something to do with drivers.

Output folder: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions
Version: 4.2.0 (Rev 80737)
No previous version of Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions detected.
Detected OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
System Directory: C:\Windows\system32
Checking for installation requirements for Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 ...
Verifying file "C:\Windows\system32\d3d9.dll" ...
Verification of file "C:\Windows\system32\d3d9.dll" successful (Vendor: Microsoft Corporation, Architecture: amd64)
Verifying file "C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\d3d9.dll" ...
Skipping to file "C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\d3d9.dll"; not found
Verifying file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\d3d8.dll" ...
Verification of file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\d3d8.dll" successful (Vendor: Microsoft Corporation, Architecture: x86)
Verifying file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\d3d9.dll" ...
Verification of file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\d3d9.dll" successful (Vendor: Microsoft Corporation, Architecture: x86)
Verifying file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllcache\d3d8.dll" ...
Skipping to file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllcache\d3d8.dll"; not found
Verifying file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllcache\d3d9.dll" ...
Skipping to file "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllcache\d3d9.dll"; not found
Output folder: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions
Extract: DIFxAPI.dll... 100%
Extract: VBoxDrvInst.exe... 100%
Extract: VBoxVideo.inf... 100%
Extract: VBoxVideo.cat... 100%
Extract: iexplore.ico... 100%
Output folder: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions
Stopping VBoxService ...
Stopping VBoxService done.
Stopping VBoxTray ...
Stopping VBoxTray done.
Output folder: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions
Extract: VBoxVideo.sys... 100%
Extract: VBoxDisp.dll... 100%
Extract: VBoxMouse.sys... 100%
Extract: VBoxMouse.inf... 100%
Extract: VBoxMouse.cat... 100%
Extract: VBoxGuest.sys... 100%
Extract: VBoxGuest.inf... 100%
Extract: VBoxGuest.cat... 100%
Extract: VBoxTray.exe... 100%
Extract: VBoxControl.exe... 100%
Extract: VBoxWHQLFake.exe... 100%
Output folder: C:\Windows\system32
Extract: VBoxService.exe... 100%
Create folder: C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Temp\VBoxGuestAdditio ns\VBoxOGL
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLarrayspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLcrutil.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLerrorspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLpackspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLpassthroughspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLfeedbackspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGL.dll... 100%
Create folder: C:\Users\Kevin\AppData\Local\Temp\VBoxGuestAdditio ns\VBoxOGL32
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLarrayspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLcrutil.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLerrorspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLpackspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLpassthroughspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGLfeedbackspu.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxOGL.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\VBoxSF.sys... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxMRXNP.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\VBoxMRXNP.dll... 100%
Extract: C:\Windows\system32\VBoxHook.dll... 100%
Installing drivers ...
Output folder: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions
Installing guest driver ...
Installing driver ...
INF-File: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxGuest.inf
(1) ENTER: DriverPackageInstallW
(1) Installing INF file 'C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox Guest Additions\VBoxGuest.inf' (Plug and Play).
(1) Looking for Model Section [VBoxGuest.NTamd64]...
(1) No matching devices found in INF "C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\vb oxguest.inf_amd64_neutral_38ccb7a92aca5390\vboxgue st.inf" on the Machine.
(1) No drivers installed. No devices found that match driver(s) contained in 'C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\vb oxguest.inf_amd64_neutral_38ccb7a92aca5390\vboxgue st.inf'.
(1) RETURN: DriverPackageInstallW (0xE000020B)
ERROR (e000020b): Unknown error!

ERROR: Could not install files for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista! Installation aborted.


After I have to click cancel, I get this error message:


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09-30-2012, 06:42 PM
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There are no guest additions for Windows 9x in VirtualBox. More details here on how to set up a virtual machine with that OS: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=9918

Personally I prefer Microsoft VirtualPC for running Windows 98SE, it had official support for it. MS used to offer VirtualPC 2004 as a free download, don't know if they do anymore. Either way gaming with Windows 98 on a virtual machine can be painful as it lacks hardware 3D acceleration. Many people build a period system to run those games. Even a $20 thrift store special PC can do the task as Pentium IIIs tend to be the sweet spot for Windows 98 use.
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10-01-2012, 01:33 PM
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I have an old Pentium 3 PC but the hard drive is dead. I also have Windows 98 SE with a Plus CD. I might have to just get a new hard drive and use the old computer. The only thing is, I want to record some of the video games and I don't know if WM Capture 6 will work on it. It's the best screen capture program I've tried and I'm only using the demo right now. I will probably buy it.
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