Dedicated user manages to get Windows 95 running on Xbox One0 Comments
There are many things that video game enthusiasts do to get their kicks, and outside of playing actual games, one of the most interesting hobbies is getting old or even obsolete software running on modern consoles. Normally this sort of thing amounts to running an emulator on a handheld, but YouTube user Vcfan decided to take a different route and see if the Xbox One could properly run Windows 95.
In short, it can. After porting Dosbox to the Universal Windows Platform, Vcfan managed to get the software working on an Xbox One running in Developer Mode. From there, it seems it was just a short step getting Windows 95 booted up. And, since running a 20 year-old operating system wasn't quite flashy enough, Vcfan went the extra mile and booted up a copy of Duke Nukem 3D, which despite its age and the relatively immense power of the console managed to run quite poorly.
Still, as experiments go, this one is pretty interesting. There's no doubt that the practicality of running Windows 95 on an Xbox One is questionable, but there are certainly a few gamers out there who wouldn't mind booting up some of their old favorite titles with the comfort and convenience of their modern hardware. This method almost definitely won't find official support from Microsoft, but that doesn't make it any less cool.
Xbox One User Gets Windows 95, Duke Nukem 3D Running on Console, GameSpot