Running Windows 95 on iPhone 6 Plus

Installing Windows XP on iPhone 6 Plus

We’ve seen Windows 95 running on the Samsung Gear Live smartphone and on Surface RT, now it’s the turn to see Windows 95 running on an iPhone 6 Plus. A Chinese programmer has successfully installed the retired operating system into his brand new iPhone. To do the trick, he used iDos, an open source app that helped to install the software, though he wasn’t able to upgrade to Windows XP.

Although, there is not use installing old software in new hardware, especially on a phone, but it’s particularly interesting to see old versions of Windows being able to run on modern hardware. Of course, running Windows 95 in your new iPhone 6 won’t improve your productivity, but at least you can say you’ve done it.

Windows 95 running of iPhone 6 Plus

Instructions for the installation can be found here.

Here are some of the translated FAQ:

  1. Q: Can I install WINDOWS XP? A: The answer is yes you can, but certainly not by idos, because idos simply simulate the DOS environment is not the true sense of the virtual machine, so the system is more difficult to run the DOS and idos simulation environment and do not have XP running basic environmental needs, so later if transplanted XP system, then I will make use of their leisure time with friends ios platform to write a plug-in to run XP virtual machine system.
  2. Q: Why are you doing this? Why not use Remote Desktop. A: First, to show that this kind of thing tall Remote Desktop is currently no support on win98 systems, not to use during system installation and tool methods have sent me here.
  3. Q: Why is the process I installed the explorer process wrong? A: Because idos simulator only simulates the 16’s dos environment, although win98 16/32 hybrid system but Explorer and exe process large part needed is a 32-bit environment, so when they need 32 program calls some system environment variables and support libraries when an error occurs, LZ modify some of the resource is designed to allow him to run in idos environmental good, However, this modification will change the part of the machine, which has led some device errors when using LZ modify the good image. After LZ according to everyone’s feedback slowly improve!

Source Feng via TechCrunch