Windows 95

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Windows 95
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Microsoft Windows 95
Preliminary name
Kernel version 16/32-bit hybrid, ver. 4.00
CPU architecture x86
Release date 24/08/1995 (RTM)
14/02/1996 (OSR1)
24/08/1996 (OSR2.0)
27/08/1997 (OSR2.1)
26/11/1997 (OSR2.5)
Support end 31/12/2001
Preceded by Windows 3.x
Succeeded by Nashville / Windows 98
Windows 95 packaging

Microsoft Windows 95 (codenamed Chicago) is the first 16/32-bit hybrid version of Microsoft Windows. It featured the new explorer shell, and Windows Desktop Update (also known as the IE 4 Shell Update) can be installed to it in order to get the updated shell like in Windows 98.


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M6/Beta 1

Beta 2

Beta 3


Release Candidate 1

Localization Builds

Pre-Release to Manufacturing

Release to Manufacturing

Service Pack 1 / OEM Service Release 1

OEM Service Release 2

OEM Service Release 2.1

OEM Service Release 2.5


See also