How to Install Windows 95 on macOS using VMware Fusion

This article shows you the steps to run Windows 95 in a new virtual machine using VMware Fusion 12 Pro on macOS operating system on Mac.

After creating a new virtual machine on your system with VMware Fusion virtualization software, you can install the Windows 95 operating system by watching this video tutorial or by following the steps below.

Step 1: After installing the VMware Fusion virtualization software on your Mac, select Create a custom virtual machine in the virtual machine installation methods options and click the Continue button.

Step 2: Select Windows 95 in the Guest operating system selection window and click Continue again.

Step 3: Continue with Create a new virtual disk for a clean Windows 95 installation in the virtual disk selection window.

Step 4: In the summary information window of the virtual machine, click Customize Settings to better configure the virtual hardware settings.

Step 5: In the window that opens, select an external location where you want to save your virtual computer or click Save to confirm the default location.

Step 6: When the settings of the Windows 95 guest machine are opened, click Processors & Memory and assign 1 virtual processor and 64 MB memory size to your virtual system.

Step 7: In the Network Adapter settings, select the type of network adapter as Ethernet. You can connect to your host’s local network using Ethernet on a Windows 95 guest machine.

Step 8: Finally, click on the CD/DVD (SATA) device and add the Windows 95 ISO file you downloaded to your macOS operating system to the virtual machine.

Step 9: Close the settings of the Windows 95 virtual machine and run your guest machine in the Fusion program and start the installation.

Step 10: After installing the Windows 95 system, click Virtual Machine / Install VMware Tools in the Fusion tool menu and install VMware Tools.

Step 11: After installing VMware Tools, you can fit the screen resolution of the Windows 95 guest machine to the full screen and transfer files between the host and the VM.

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