Legacy Windows 9x not working properly under Parallels Desktop 16

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by nanoANT, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. nanoANT

    nanoANT Bit Poster

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    Dear Parallels Team,
    Your KB https://kb.parallels.com/124377 gives impression that Parallels has some support for old Windows 9x OSes, but in practice Video driver is not working correctly, as soon it is installed in Windows 95 or Windows 98 upon next reboot I get this my display scrambled like this:
    Parallels-Win95-CorruptedDisplay-3.png
    If I don't install video driver I am stuck at 640x480. Additionally when Win95 is launched and I am at desktop Parallels is taking 100% of host CPU.
    It looks like no one is really testing Parallels with these systems anymore.

    I am bit disappointed by Parallels 16, because I have now competing product installed side-by-side, and Windows 9x works absolutely well there, the Win9x support is provided out of the box, and my host CPU is idle when Win95 is idle.
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hello, could you collect the tech report once the issue reproduced and post the report's ID here?
     
  3. nanoANT

    nanoANT Bit Poster

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    Sent as ID 350978088
     

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