We’ve had this same hack submitted by two people, pointing to two different(translated) sources(translated) today. It seems with a recent version of dos box, you can load windows 3.1 or windows 95 on N95 or N85 devices. They’re both in polish, so they may be the same people posting in different places. If you can follow along, there seems to be sufficient information to do this yourself. We don’t know why you would want to, but you could. You can see a video of it in action after the break.
[thanks Eddie and ft]
43 thoughts on “Windows 95 Running On An N95”
I’m totally trying this on my N95-3 when I get home :D
I wonder if this will pave the way to installing other types of OSes on it, like a full copy of linux, or maybe Win2k or XP? Probably not enough power to drive XP, scratch that…
Anyhow, looks great! I’d rather have 98SE though!
Surely the E71 would be a good idea for this? It’s got similar hardware to the N95, just the qwerty keyboard and landscape screen might make things a little easier…
so how well does it play crysis?
on a realistic note, I wonder how it would compare to my pentium 1 machine w/ 64megs of ram, it definately booted faster.
windows 95 on an n95, windows 95 on a psp, vista on a ps3…is there an architecture windows hasn’t been run on?
i don’t believe it, there wasn’t any BSoD!!
cool hack tho
Um yeah, I’m going to call shenanigans on that. Look at the 4th and 5th picture. That installer screen wasn’t introduced until windows 2000. You would not see those screen in a win95 install. Also look at the last few pictures, notice how they all zoom in on just the screen so you can see the phone any more. It’s a total fake.
wheres my OS/2 emulation at?
I demand Mahjong!
So you can send a wave of Tanya’s, in redalert?
Lame : \
I knew I wanted an N95 for a reason. <3 God, I wish it was CDMA.
That is the Windows 3.1 installer. Yes, it really did look like that. And yes, Dosbox really is capable of running Windows 3.1 and Windows 95.
I have never installed W2K, but Have Win 3.1 many, many times. Maybe you could devote some effort to reading the screen-shot text before calling shennanigans? It clearly states Windows 3.1.
(stating my past install experience is to provide a derived understanding that I am confirming that the win 3.1 installer looks just like that.)
i was so happy _not_ to see ‘why would anyone do this’ when i read the comments
Why would anyone do this?
Slow? Wow they got it to work at native speeds? Impressive.
funny stuff snaderator. sigh.
Now I want to play Minesweeper.
lol, in the related videos they have…
“Cooking Ham with a Laser Beam”
Rad. Now everyone in the office is looking at me weird – thinking I’ve seeked out that damn song.
Here is an English translation of whole installation process made by author of original post
have fun lads.
Well now with all of this BS-Calling, I’m confused. What OS is that? What is the mention to windows 3.1 vs the title that says its 95?
I can think of one architecture off the top of my head that I’ve never seen windows run on (without some type of virtual machine)…
check the video… it shows win95
So, what’s its use? Right now it’s being run through DOSBox which is awfully slow for this task, and it’s an EMULATOR. Basically Windows doesn’t “run on Symbian”, it runs under an emulator that runs on Symbian. Plus the n95’s screen is too small even for the VGA resolution.
When we’ll get to virtualization on smartphones, well, that will be something.
What ever makes microsoft fanboys wet them selfs over enjoyment of running windows on something.
but can it run spinrite?
so, what does EULA say on this?
How about NeXT?
dang! no way to capital the n, x, & t
There’s my E71 running it.
i don’t bilieve it
*cries* palmdosbox(NOT the official version, a private release from the same guy who made zdoomz and LJP, http://metaviewsoft.de/wordpress/?p=81 for more infi) crashes my palm centro when attempting to load windows 1.0 2.0 3.11 and 95
if i can get any of them working, expect a HAD submission on the flip side, palmdosbox(atleast the unofficial copy) works pretty good on most things, hm, would anyone be interested if i wrote a post for HAD for palm cellphone users? i got a 690(aka centro) a few weeks ago, already it can play snes games and run opera mini(obviously 2 things it cant do out of the box, opera mini isnt exactly compatable out of the box either), for the record although i wont say this in the official post, 4shared contains MANY patched prc files
WTF WRONG WITH YOU
i found this on many websites and i dont understand
whats “big” in this,i got win 3.11 on my psp,motorola e2, toshiba g900 and i dont see anthing amazing in this
in my nokia5320 funk very good!
95 for Warcraft or Starcraft maybe. Does Starcraft even work on 95?
course starcraft works on 95, when it was released 98 wasn’t out yet. but since dosbox has no video driver for windows (nor should it), you’re stuck with the standard vga driver, so you have no hardware acceleration, not even basic 2d.
you will have a very very slow starcraft.
dont ask me to confirm it as being real as i cant ;)
doesnt stop me from trying to get a few bucks from metacafe, vote high!
process done using dosboxpalm modified, vmware, ultravnc and palmvnc
they have now added windows 98 as well as 3.1 and 95
i tried it on my n79 it works but its really slow
the only problem is that when i plug it to the tv it shows it as if i was holding the phone in a normal typing way but it was still sideways so when i turn the phone it stretches and gets all messed up :P
so it works but its pixely…
do u think u will be able to run starcraft on nokia n95 8gb?
Can someone help me to get my dosbox? I´ve got n95 but dosbox won´t open. The phone screen just turns gray and nothing happens. What is the problem? Dosbox should work on n95, shouldn´t it?
Yes i have nokia n95 mobile phone i want to instal windows in my selphone……please help me….
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