Tizz After downloading and installing MS-DOS because my CD wasn't bootable.
you cant boot directly into the CD with 9x Operating systems. you'd have to boot into DOS like you did or the windows 95 boot floppy which came with windows back in the day
Tizz After downloading and installing a CDROM driver in MS-DOS.
i never had to do that on a fresh install of 95 in a vm, but noticed i did when i was doing an upgrade fest with @TylerTT. CDROM drivers come with the above floppy
Tizz After looking for a valid product key.
fuckin type a bunch of 1's actually that might not work on later copies of 95. fair point
Tizz After downloading and installing a patch or my installation would fail to boot with hw virtualisation because of too fast CPU.
yeah this is unfortunately true, CPU's over 2.1GHz will fuck with protection shit and you'd need a manual patch for it. not that hard fortunately
Tizz After downloading and installing a cracked video driver or I'd be stuck on laggy 640x480.
cracked video driver?? VMWare i just had to get VMWare tools installed and manually install the video drivers from the right folder. why the hell did you have to get a dodgy video driver? i mean i dont touch virtual box with a fuckin curtain pole anymore but surely there had to be some video drivers in its guest additions even if you had to do it manually