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Windows 95

Microsoft Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) launched on August 24, 1995. It sold like hot cake and Microsoft sold more than 1 million copies of Windows 95 within first four days of its release.

Microsoft Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) launched on August 24, 1995. It sold like hot cake and Microsoft sold more than 1 million copies of Windows 95 within first four days of its release.

Windows 95 was an important checkpoint in operating system history of Microsoft. It supported Win32 applications with less memory problems and efficient use of virtual memory. Win95 was not able to run on old computers. MS DOS 7 used to initially manage boot processes. Applications in Windows 95 could run in 386 enhanced mode.

Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 (4.00.950A) released on February 14, 1996.

Microsoft Windows 95 (4.00.950B) generally known as OSR2 with FAT32 and MMX support launched on August 24, 1996.

Windows 95 Versions

Here is a list of all five version releases of Windows 95:

  1. Windows 95 (first original release)
  2. Windows 95 A (aka OSR1)
  3. Windows 95 B (aka OSR2) including full FAT32 support and Internet Explorer (IE 3.0) web browser.
  4. Windows 95 C (aka OSR2.1) with basic USB support.
  5. Windows 95 C (aka OSR2.5) including Internet Explorer browser (IE 4.0).

Only original Windows 95 and OSR1 were released for public. Other versions were only available to OEMs. Microsoft sold also Microsoft Plus! Add-on for Windows 95.

How to install Windows 95 from USB/CD

Once you have created ultimate Windows 95 bootable USB using the Rufus of any other tool (as mentioned above), you are ready to install Windows 95 using this USB flash drive.

Make sure you have Windows 95 installation USB disc with you. Plug this flash drive into USB port of computer, then start (or restart) computer and follow these steps:

  • Press boot menu key (usually F9 for most computers) and select USB drive from the list.
  • Press any key on your keyboard when prompted.
  • Windows installation files will take a while to load and Windows 95 installer setup will start.

Follow the on screen step by step instructions to continue and finish installation.

How to install Windows 95 on Virtual Machines?

For some reason, if you want to install Windows 95 on virtual machines like VirtualBox or VMware etc. Here is a brief guide for these type of applications.

How to install Windows 95 on VirtualBox?

First of all, download VirtualBox for Windows 95 (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 95 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VirtualBox and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 95 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 95 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

How to install Windows 95 on VMware

First of all, download VMware (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 95 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VMware and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 95 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 95 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

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Download Windows 95 disc image

Windows_95 _OSR_1_English.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2_(3.5)_Eng_Floppy.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2_Boot_Disk_English.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2_English.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2.1_Microsoft_Plus_Eng.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2.5_Eng.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2.5_Microsoft_Plus_Eng.7z

Windows_95 _OSR_2.5_VM_Eng.ova


 

What’s New?

  • Stability and bugs fixed.
  • Overall features improved.
  • Refined interface.

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Processor : 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM : 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
  • Disk Space : 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics : DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver or later
  • Display Resolution : 800 x 600

Recommended:

  • Processor : 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) Dual Core or faster
  • RAM : 4 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 8 GB for 64-bit
  • Disk Space : 160 GB for 32-bit OS 320 GB for 64-bit OS
  • Graphics : Nvidia or AMD
  • Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Microsoft Account (email) and Internet access.