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 PostPost subject: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:43 am 
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Yup, you heard that right, I finally got Plus! 95 build 4.40.50 installed in a Windows 95 VM! So here is a guide on how to do what I did.
Why am I making this guide? Because Plus! 95 build 4.40.50 is missing its setup files. By copying setup files from our closest Plus! 95 build we have here, 4.40.106, I was able to get it partially working under a Windows 95 VM. All it took was some trial and error to get past some BSODs and then I was able to get it working.
You will need:
-Windows 95 VM (For best results, use April Test Release (440-462).
-Windows 95 pluspack build 4.40.50
-Windows 95 pluspack build 4.40.106
Steps:
-1) Have Plus! 95 Build 4.40.106 ready and copy its setup files over to the 4.40.50 folder. In other words, copy all of 50's files over to 106 and choose replace all.
-2) Make the 4.40.50/4.40.106 mashup files into an ISO using PowerISO (Windows) or Disk Utility/hdiutil (Mac).
-3) Insert the ISO into a Windows 95 VM.
-4) Go to the ISO in the Windows 95 VM and then open setup.
-5) If you use the RTM version of 95, you may recieve BSODs before or during setup but just keep trying until you get into the setup.
-6) Once you get into the setup, click the options and get into the file copying stage. For me it froze the system at 88% but it may be different for you.
-7) After setup, restart and open themes.exe to see if everything works. And as you can see it works!
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If you are using 95 RTM, you may get some BSODs when using themes.exe however (for me at least). This build has a bug reporter and changes the bootscreen to Windows 95 April Test Release.

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 PostPost subject: Re: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:15 am 
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Maybe the BSOD are happening because it was meant to be run on the April Test Release (Build 440-462) and not 95. Anyway nice find !

Edit : Just finished installing a video driver on 462 and tested the Plus! Pack with your instructions, works great without freezes and blue screens :

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 PostPost subject: Re: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:13 pm 
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Use Build 456 for this build, it's the one that is closest in age.

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 PostPost subject: Re: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:48 pm 
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gus33000 wrote:
Edit : Just finished installing a video driver on 462 and tested the Plus! Pack with your instructions, works great without freezes and blue screens :

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Witch Video Driver did you use?

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 PostPost subject: Re: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:27 pm 
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imback wrote:
Witch Video Driver did you use?


I was waiting for someone to notice that ;)

http://www.navozhdeniye.narod.ru/vbe9x.htm

In vmware workstation 11, choose the Standard PCI VGA one with 032MB of VRAM. then reboot, you will see a bsod, reboot, choose Step-by-Step confirmation, accept all, then choose your resolution and bit depth, reboot.

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 PostPost subject: Re: (Guide) How to install Plus! 95 Build 4.40.50        Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:16 am 
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Very sorry for Bumping this but...

I did it correctly the way you did it with Build 456

But I relieve this Error

Setup Initialization Error
Setup cannot access the required initialization file: D:\MICROSOFT PLUS 50\PLUS!.STF


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