In this article, we will examine the steps to change the screen resolution on a Win 95/98/2000 virtual machine installed with Oracle VM VirtualBox.
How to Fix Windows 95/98 Screen Resolution
With the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program, you may encounter some unsupported features when you install old Windows operating systems on your computer.
One of these features is the screen resolution problem. If you try to install Guest Additions after you have installed Windows 95 and Windows 98 with VBox, you will get an error.
As a result, you will have problems changing the resolution of the virtual machine because there is no support for VirtualBox Guest Additions for Windows 95 and 98.
However, with some 3rd party applications, you can change the screen resolution of Win 95/98.
In our previous articles, we implemented the old operating systems setup with Oracle VirtualBox.
In this article, we will examine how to solve the screen resolution on Win 95 and Win 98 in VirtualBox software.
How to Configure Display Properties on the old Windows Operating Systems
After performing the Win 95 installation on VirtualBox, we will use 3rd party software for the virtual machine resolution problem solution. You can download this software from the link at the bottom of the article.
Now, let’s examine how to change Win 95 display resolution.
After you run the Windows 95 VM, open the Display Properties setting window. As you can see in the image below, there are only 2 options in the Color Palette section.
In these options require being the 32 bit color option. And in the Desktop Area, it can not be configured the screen resolution now.
We will use the Scitech Display Doctor 7 to change the Win 95 display resolution on VBox.
Download SciTech Display Doctor 7 ISO file to your computer by clicking on the button below.
Download ISO File
Click on the CD/DVD symbol under Win 95 VM and click Choose Disk Image from the options opened.
Select the Scitech Display Doctor 7 ISO file you downloaded from your computer and click on the Open button.
Open My Computer and double-click to open the Sdd7 image.
Double click on the scitech-display.exe file in the Sdd7 image.
SciTech Display Doctor is preparing for installation…
In the SciTech Display Doctor installation window, click on the Next button.
Click on the Next button again.
Accept the license agreement of SciTech Display Doctor and click on the Next button.
Select Express Installation and click Next.
Click the Start Install button to start the installation.
Wait while SciTech Display Doctor 7 program installs.
After the installation is complete, restart the virtual pc.
Restarting Windows 95…
Open Display Properties of Win 95 and click the Advanced Properties button as shown in the following image.
In the Advanced Display Properties window, click the Change button.
Building Driver information database…
In the Select Device window, select SciTech Software on the left panel and select SciTech Display Doctor 7.0 in the model section and click on the OK button.
Click the OK button to close the Insert Disk warning.
Click the Browse button to select the location that the files will copy.
Follow the path C:\Program Files\SciTech\Disk and select the file SDD9x.drv and click the OK button.
Click the OK button to start the installation.
As you can see in the image below, the Windows 95 display driver has been updated.
Now, restart the Windows 95 virtual machine.
After restarting the VM, you can see True Color (32 Bit) in the Color Palette on the Display Properties screen.
Also, the Desktop Area option is active. By configuring the settings as shown below, you can resolve Win 95 and Win 98 display resolution error.
Select the True Color (32 Bit) and 1024X768 display resolution for the Win 95 VM and click the OK button.
Select the Apply the settings without restarting option and click on the OK button.
The warning window in the following display informs you that the screen resolution of Win 95 will change, and click the OK button not to wait 15 seconds.
We have fixed the screen size problem successfully!
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