Windows 95 VMware Tools

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Windows 95 VMware Tools

Post by FateEscape » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:07 pm

Hello. I'm having trouble installing VMware tools on Windows 95 ,keeps giving me a "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down."" error. Can I get some help please?
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Re: Windows 95 VMware Tools

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:05 am


I remember trying to get VMware Tools working on my Windows 95 VM, but it always get that same error. Even when I try to install it with older VMware Tools, it doesn't seem to work. I'm not sure if it's the VM's fault, since it's the only operating system that doesn't work well with VMware Tools, but somebody needs to fix the problem.

My Computer Specs:

Model: Acer Veriton X2631
CPU: Intel Core i5 (4440)
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600
HDD: 2.6 TB (Partitions total)
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio
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Re: Windows 95 VMware Tools

Post by WindowsXP » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:31 pm

I had this issue. I found that you need to have Windows 95 OSR-2. After installing. You have to install VMware SVGA II drivers serprstly
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Re: Windows 95 VMware Tools

Post by win98se » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 am

Two solutions -
  1. If you must use versions earlier than OSR2, downgrade your virtual machine to version 5 (or the lowest version possible in VMware's Advanced New VM Wizard).
  2. Or else, install Windows 95 OSR2 or higher versions.
In both cases, display drivers need to be installed separately.
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