Windows 95 OSR 2.5

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.

OSR2.5 ("C" version) bundles Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 and the IE 4 webby desktop.

It also slipstreams the USB update in to the 95 setup.

If these components are deleted prior to installation, it is identical to OSR 2.

Product type
Release date
Sun Nov 16 1997
End of life date
Sat Dec 29 2001
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
Minimum free disk space
User interface
  • 24796-OEM-0014736-66386
  • 16595-OEM-0001695-96524


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 (OEM) (ISO) OSR 2.5 English x86-32 CD 384.21MB
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 [French] (OEM) (ISO) OSR 2.5 French x86-32 CD 364.18MB
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 [German] (OEM) (ISO) OSR 2.5 German x86-32 CD 458.31MB
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 [Italian] (OEM) (ISO) OSR 2.5 Italian x86-32 CD 423.07MB
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 [Spanish] OSR 2.5 Spanish x86-32 Archive 110.74MB
Windows 95 OSR 2.5 [Swedish] OSR 2.5 Swedish x86-32 Archive 118.99MB
Windows 95 and Microsoft Plus OSR2.5 (OEM) (ISO) 95 and Microsoft Plus OSR2.5 (OEM) English x86-32 CD 397.25MB


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