VirtualBox

Ticket #3887 (new enhancement)

Opened 5 years ago

Feature request: make VirtualBox compatible with Virtual PC guest additions, since that supports MS-DOS, Windows 3.1/95/98

Reported by: Donuts Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: other

Description

It would be a great idea if guest additions could be provided for MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, 95 and 98. If the VirtualBox developers need to obtain the Windows 3.1 or 95 DDKs, let me know.

Of course, developing guest additions for those older OSes would take a lot of development time. As an alternative, would it be possible to implement compatibility with guest additions used by Microsoft Virtual PC (2004/2007)? Then MS-DOS and Windows 3.1/95/98 could have guest additions support without much extra work; The user would just need to install the additions from Virtual PC. Also, image files created with Virtual PC would then be completely usable with VirtualBox without needing to uninstall/install additions.

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