Windows 95 RTM

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.

RTM or the "Gold" release is the initial version Released To Manufacturing, and placed on store shelves.

Installation instructions

Note: The "File Archives" below are cut-down ISO images that exclude the extra CD fluff. They are configured for use as both clean and upgrade installs.

Product type
OS
Release date
1995
End of life date
2001
Minimum CPU
386
Minimum RAM
4MB
Minimum free disk space
50MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
  • 757-2573155
  • 875-7215850
  • 100-1208613
  • 95A 049-6301576

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Windows 95 (3.5-1.44mb) RTM English x86-32 3½ Floppy 24.75MB
Windows 95 (OEM) (3.5-DMF) RTM (OEM) English x86-32 3½ Floppy 22.35MB
Windows 95 (OEM) (ISO) RTM English x86-32 CD 359.59MB
Windows 95 (Retail Full) (3.5-DMF) RTM (Retail Full) English x86-32 3½ Floppy 33.87MB
Windows 95 (Retail Upgrade) (3.5-DMF) RTM (Retail Upgrade) Upgrade English x86-32 3½ Floppy 23.44MB
Windows 95 (Retail Upgrade) (5.25-1.2mb) RTM (Retail Upgrade) English x86-32 5¼ Floppy 24.45MB
Windows 95 (Retail Upgrade) (ISO) RTM (Retail Upgrade) Upgrade English x86-32 CD 360.38MB
Windows 95 (VMware VM) RTM English x86-32 VMware 400.6MB
Windows 95 (chk) RTM (chk) English x86-32 Archive 37.92MB
Windows 95 [Arabic] RTM Arabic x86-32 Archive 28.89MB
Windows 95 [Basque] RTM Basque x86-32 Archive 25.14MB
Windows 95 [Catalan] RTM Catalan x86-32 Archive 25.19MB
Windows 95 [Czech] (OEM) RTM Czech x86-32 CD 204.28MB
Windows 95 [Danish] RTM Danish x86-32 Archive 25.13MB
Windows 95 [Danish] (OEM) (ISO) RTM (OEM) Danish x86-32 CD 241.58MB
Windows 95 [Dutch] RTM Dutch x86-32 Archive 25.16MB
Windows 95 [English w. Arabic Support] RTM English w Arabic x86-32 Archive 27.92MB
Windows 95 [English w. Vietnamese Support] RTM English w Vietnamese x86-32 Archive 46.67MB
Windows 95 [Finnish] RTM Finnish x86-32 Archive 34.38MB
Windows 95 [Finnish] (OEM) (ISO) RTM (OEM) Finnish x86-32 CD 240.51MB
Windows 95 [French] RTM French x86-32 Archive 34.59MB
Windows 95 [French] RTM French x86-32 Archive 25.3MB
Windows 95 [German] RTM German x86-32 Archive 26.47MB
Windows 95 [Greek] RTM Greek x86-32 Archive 28.34MB
Windows 95 [Hebrew] RTM Hebrew x86-32 Archive 28.79MB
Windows 95 [Hebrew] RTM Hebrew x86-32 Archive 36MB
Windows 95 [Hungarian] RTM Hungarian x86-32 Archive 26.39MB
Windows 95 [Italian] RTM Italian x86-32 Archive 25.09MB
Windows 95 [Italian] (5.25-1.2mb) RTM Italian x86-32 5¼ Floppy 24.9MB
Windows 95 [Italian] (OEM) (ISO) RTM Italian x86-32 CD 288.96MB
Windows 95 [Italian] Upgrade (3.5-DMF) RTM Upgrade Italian x86-32 3½ Floppy 21.46MB
Windows 95 [Japanese] RTM Japanese x86-32 Archive 47.27MB
Windows 95 [Japanese] for NEC PC-9801 RTM NEC PC-9801 Japanese x86-32 Archive 55.62MB
Windows 95 [Korean] RTM Korean x86-32 Archive 31.16MB
Windows 95 [Norwegian] RTM Norwegian x86-32 Archive 25.05MB
Windows 95 [Pan European] RTM Pan European x86-32 Archive 26.48MB
Windows 95 [Pan European] (OEM) (ISO) RTM (OEM) Pan European x86-32 CD 320.35MB
Windows 95 [Polish] RTM Polish x86-32 Archive 26.34MB
Windows 95 [Portuguese-Brazil] RTM Portuguese Brazil x86-32 Archive 24.84MB
Windows 95 [Portuguese] RTM Portuguese x86-32 Archive 25.17MB
Windows 95 [Russian] RTM Russian x86-32 Archive 26.27MB
Windows 95 [Simpl. Chinese] RTM Simpl. Chinese x86-32 Archive 53.59MB
Windows 95 [Slovenian] RTM Slovenian x86-32 Archive 34.05MB
Windows 95 [Spanish] RTM Spanish x86-32 Archive 34.56MB
Windows 95 [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) RTM Spanish x86-32 5¼ Floppy 24.92MB
Windows 95 [Swedish] RTM Swedish x86-32 Archive 25.06MB
Windows 95 [Thai] RTM Thai x86-32 Archive 24.35MB
Windows 95 [Trad. Chinese] RTM Trad. Chinese x86-32 Archive 51.99MB
Windows 95 [Turkish] (OEM) (ISO) RTM Turkish x86-32 CD 205.48MB
Windows 95 [Vietnamese] RTM Vietnamese x86-32 Archive 23.67MB
Windows 95 and Microsoft Plus! (OEM) [Dutch] (ISO) RTM (OEM) Dutch x86-32 CD 274.05MB

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