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  1. *** Windows 98SE version of this forum thread *** LIST OF SOFTWARE THAT SUPPORTS WINDOWS 95 In this forum thread, you will find a list of software that supports Windows 95. A link to a download source will be provided for freeware, shareware and open source software. For commercial software, you will need to search for sites such as Amazon or eBay for older versions of software that supports Windows 95. NOTE: Please DO NOT post links to illegal download sources for commercial software as MSFN will not tolerate software piracy. *** K E Y L E G E N D *** LAST - Last version of software to support Windows 95 ONGD - Ongoing development FREE - Freeware/Open Source SHAR - Shareware (free trial of software); while certain free trials of software will expire, otherwise will either not expire or have reduce functionality $$$$ - Commercial software that must be purchased ² - Requires Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.x; will not run on the original release of Windows 95 or Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1 ???? - Unknown If you can find any, please post any details of current or the last version of software and utilities that work under Windows 95. 1. If it is the LAST or ONGD. 2. If the software is FREE, SHAR, or $$$$. If $$$$, no link will be provided. 3. A URL link for where the FREE or SHAR version of the software can be downloaded or purchased ($$$$). If you're trying to find the FREE or SHAR version of the software, but you're unable to find the link, let me know to see how this can be resolved. 4. If the software requires ², place it after the name of the software. 5. If necessary, the date of when the software was released in yyyy-mm-dd format. Here are the list of notable software that I have installed on my 32 GB CF drive running Windows 95 OSR 2 in VMware Workstation Player in alphabetical order: LAST - FREE - 7-zip 9.20 (2010-11-18) --- http://www.7-zip.org/a/7z920.exe LAST - FREE - Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.1 (2001-12-25) --- http://www.oldversion.com/windows/acrobat-reader-5-1 LAST - FREE - Attribute Changer 5.30 (2007-05-30) --- http://web.archive.org/web/20071219023529/http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/rpetges/download/ac.exe ???? - FREE - DOSBox 0.7.4 (2010-05-14) --- http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 LAST - FREE - FileZilla 2.2.18 (2005-12-29) --- http://www.oldapps.com/filezilla.php?old_filezilla=46 LAST - FREE - Mozilla Firefox (2007-05-30) --- https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ LAST - FREE - GeneRally 1.05 (2003-12-22) --- http://www.planet-generally.de/download.php?view.71 ???? - FREE - GrafX2 2.2.4² --- http://pulkomandy.tk/projects/GrafX2/downloads LAST - FREE - Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 (2000-07-08) --- http://www.oldversion.com/windows/internet-explorer-5-5-sp2 LAST - FREE - Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0 Update 5 (2005-09-18) --- http://www.oldapps.com/java.php?old_java=20 LAST - $$$$ - Norton SystemWorks 2001² ???? - FREE - PhotoFiltre 7.2.1 --- http://static.infomaniak.ch/photofiltre/utils/pf7/pf7-en-7.2.1.zip LAST - FREE - PowerDesk --- https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20070319093210/http://www.v-com.com/download/pd/pd5free.exe LAST - FREE - Apple QuickTime 5.0.5 (2002-07-15) --- http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime-5-0-5 LAST - FREE - SeaMonkey 1.1.19 (2010-03-16) --- https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/releases/1.1.19/ LAST - FREE - Stella 2.8.4 (2009-07-04) --- https://github.com/stella-emu/stella/releases/tag/release-2.8.4 LAST - FREE - Winamp 2.95 (2003-06-26) --- http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winamp-2-95 LAST - SHAR - WinZip 8.1 SR1 (2002-10-24) --- http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winzip-8-1-sr1 Unfortunately, most of the older versions of software such as Attribute Changer can no longer be found on its original website. If you have found more software that supports Windows 95, please post them here.
  2. If you are into playing games and making games on old Windows computers, look what's out there: A current game engine, that supports Windows 95! It's called OHRRPGCE. This seems to be the homepage: http://rpg.hamsterrepublic.com/ohrrpgce/Main_Page In the changelog for its current version, it says: ...Windows 95 is supported again!... This thing supports everything, it seems. Also smartphones, Linux and MacOS. It seems their games are found here: https://www.slimesalad.com/ A lot of projects look very amateur and poorly made, but the so called "best" game is something with dogs and mice in strange outfits. I've never seen something like this to be honest. But it is a new game that works on Windows 95. So who says now Windows 9x is dead?
  3. The DOS multibooting procedure between DOS, OS/2 and Windows 95 has became a wonderful project of mutibooting between these OSes under Virtual PC 2007. However, for one OS, I'm running into issues here. I have Windows 95 installed on the third hard drive. Using GRUB4DOS, I had to hide the MS-DOS hard disk image on (hd0) and the OS/2 Warp hard disk image on (hd1). I then mapped the third hard disk image where Windows 95 is installed on (hd2) as (hd0) and although the OS work fine, it's showing original drive letters, M, N, O and P as phantom hard drives and drives C, D, E and F using MS-DOS compatiblity mode file system. Here are some screenshots for proof of this issue: Windows Explorer showing drive letters M, N, O and P as phantom drives. Device manager listing drive letters M, N, O and P in the current drive letter assignment in System Properties > Disk drives. System Properties > Performance reporting drives C, D, E and F using MS-DOS compatibility mode file system. Here is the Windows 95 entry in the GRUB4DOS MENU.LST file title Microsoft Windows 95\n\n find --set-root /IO.SYS unhide (hd2,0) unhide (hd2,4) unhide (hd2,5) unhide (hd2,6) root (hd2,0) savedefault hide (hd0,0) hide (hd0,4) hide (hd0,5) hide (hd0,6) hide (hd1,0) hide (hd1,4) hide (hd1,5) hide (hd1,6) map (hd0) (hd2) map (hd2) (hd0) map --floppies=1 chainloader +1 Rather than taking the risk of having to reinstall Windows 95 on the third hard disk image, is there a way how to get rid of drive letters M, N, O and P completely? Hiding drive letters using TweakUI won't help since DOS and Windows File Manager will still see these drives.
  4. hi everyone i am in need of a little assistance with a win95 install..... i have an old machine that is IDE based which did have XP installed but i need to install windows 95 on it in order to run some older programs.... i made a bootable floppy disk from the bootdisk site however i dont have a cd-rom for setup.... i have used fdisk to clean then partition and activate the hdd but once i have done that all i get is the A:\> prompt and cant get any further than that.... i have been scouring the web looking for info on what i have missed and all i can find is constant references to using a cd-rom which i do not have and cannot find a download file for.... i am so lost and almost at my wits end trying to work this out.....and no i cannot get access to an original floppy and cd-rom otherwise i wouldnt be here(for those that have to ask)..... please help me......thankyou
  5. See to me, there is ABSOLUTELY NO up to date browser that works on Win9x. By that I mean one that can render HTML5 and do banking. Right there, that should render Win9x as only being appropriate for offline use.
  6. I have a problem here. I got as far as the first half of the setup phase when attempting to install the retail upgrade release of Windows 95 (v4.00.950) on top of Windows 3.1 under the latest version of QEMU (v2.7). When I restarted the virtual machine, Windows 95 throws this error message when attempting to continue Windows 95 setup: Simply copying the IOS.VXD file into the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32 sub-directly didn't help. Here is the current configuration used to attempt to boot up Windows 95 under Qemu 2.7: I'm wondering if this is a bug when attempting to install OS or not. Are there any workarounds on how to get the IOS.VXD error when attempting to start Windows 95 under Qemu? Thanks. (I'm sorry I had to find a way to use quotes and clean up the messy formatting. That's why I had to edit this thread.)
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