Windows 95 OSR 1

Windows 95 offered, at long last, a well designed document-oriented desktop shell that worked much like the 1984 Macintosh Finder. It also included a new way of finding installed applications through a "Start" menu. And it included the same networking abilities as Windows for Workgroups.

It integrated the ability to run 32-bit applications similar to Windows NT or Windows 3.1 with Win32s. It no longer ran on a separate DOS product. But Windows 95 was not a pure "32-bit" OS: It was still based around the framework of Windows 3.x, 2.x and 1.x. It still ran on top of DOS, but bundled its own special "Windows 95" DOS (AKA MS-DOS 7). It could even still make use of DOS drivers. The 95 architecture was continued with Windows 98.

Most 95 CDs are NOT BOOTABLE. If a download does not include a boot floppy, please see Microsoft Windows Boot Disks

If the listed serials below do not work for a specific release, please see the Serials thread

You may also override the install type (no serial needed) by creating a file name MSBATCH.INF with the lines "[Setup]", and then "ProductType=1", placing that in the Win95 setup folder, and then running setup.

Windows 95 OSR 1, ("A" version) was a minor update of various core files. It was available as a downloadable update and as a full OEM CD.

Product type
OS
Release date
Fri Dec 29 1995
End of life date
Sat Dec 29 2001
Minimum CPU
386
Minimum RAM
4MB
Minimum free disk space
50MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
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Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Windows 95 OSR1 (3.5-1.44mb) OSR1 English x86-32 3½ Floppy 24.87MB
Windows 95 OSR1 (OEM) (ISO) OSR1 (OEM) English x86-32 CD 329.81MB
Windows 95 OSR1 (Retail Upgrade) (NEEDS REDUMP) OSR1 (Retail Upgrade) Upgrade English x86-32 CD 355.3MB
Windows 95 OSR1 [Dutch] (OEM) (ISO) OSR1 (OEM) Dutch x86-32 CD 262.33MB
Windows 95 OSR1 [German] (ISO) OSR1 German x86-32 CD 267.47MB
Windows 95 OSR1 [Japanese] (OEM) (ISO) OSR1 (OEM) Japanese x86-32 CD 219.69MB

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