I have 64-bit Windows 8 and I want to play some old Windows games I have around the house. A virtual machine seems like the only real option. Rough guess, how long would it take to load something like VMware with Windows 95? I ask because I'm running XBMC as the Windows shell, and I'm aiming for an appliance-like feel to my system. For me, Windows 8 boots in 10 seconds.
8Gb DDR 3
120 Gb SSD
Also, Let's get everyone's opinion on which VM would be the best fit for this situation. VirtualBox, VMWare, or Windows Virtual PC