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noahthecomputerguy

Windows 95 support and software information 2019

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Windows 95 is now 23 years old, but you can still use it for simple tasks.

There is some software that is supported on windows 95.

What hardware is compatible with windows 95?

Computers from 1995 to 2000 will run windows 95 well.

However Any CPU faster then 2.5 GHz will not work without problems to make it work without problems you have to use patch for faster CPUS

Download link: https://winworldpc.com/download/c39dc2a0-c2bf-693e-0511-c3a6e280947e

I highly recommend to use windows 95 osr 2.5 because it is the latest version of windows 95 and works best.

Running Windows 95 in a VM is also an option.

When running Windows 95 in VM i recommend to use VMware And Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

However in VMware screen doesn't fill 100 % when using in full screen and virtual pc works only in windows vista and 7 and doesn't support windows 8 or 10 (it is possible to use virtual pc in windows 8 or 10 but it requires patching vpc's files.).

Note: If you use windows 95 in VM you will need cpu patch too.

If you using VirtualBox You have to download and install Scitech display Doctor

Download link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1faF9TlRYkGQElyIFIUPwsmLMo4A_RPZs/view?usp=sharing

Also i will need to setup network manually;

Network Setup (Only for VirtualBox users)

1. Go to start control panel and add remove hardware.

2. Then windows will prompt you to scan for devices choose no

3. Select Network adapters and search for Advanced Micro Devices and select it. Then find  AMD PCNET family ethernet adapter {PCI&ISA) and click next.

4.After installation and reboot go to control panel and click network.

5. Click and add and choose Protocols and add TPC IP.

6.Done 

Note: if after setup  network adapter has exclamation mark remove it and do the steps.

Done with basics now we can move to the supported software and tasks.

Tasks:

Web browsing

Mutimedia

Graphics

Email 

Office tasks

CD/DVD tools

Games

Network

AV and cleaner

Messaging

Misc

Note: Before using any of these programs install Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and Winsock 2 

IE 5.5 SP2

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/internet-explorer-5-5-sp2

Winsock 2

Download link: http://floppy.haveaday.net/Windows/WinUpdates/95/diskette/ws2setup.exe

Web Browsing:

The Best web browser for Windows 95 is Opera

Note: Before installing Opera install Windows Installer 2.0

Download link: https://winworldpc.com/download/4740c39a-74c3-86c2-a711-c3a6c2bb2a52

The last version of Opera For windows 95 is 10,10

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/opera-10-10

Other browsers that support windows 95:

Seamonkey 1.1.1.9 

Download link: http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/1.1.19

Firefox 1.5.0.9

Download Link: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/1.5.0.9/win32/en-US/Firefox%20Setup%201.5.0.9.exe

K-Meleon 1.5.4 

Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kmeleon/files/k-meleon/1.5.4/K-Meleon1.5.4en-US.exe/download?use_mirror=vorboss&download=

Or :http://www.oldversion.com/windows/k-meleon-1-5-4

Also you can use Retrozila 2.0

Download link:https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/download/2.1/retrozilla-2.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe

Multimedia:

Multimedia tasks can be possible on Windows 95

Audio editor

Audacity 1.2.3

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/audacity-1-2-3

Cool edit 96

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/cool-edit-pro-96

Audio Players

Winamp 2.8.1

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winamp-2-81

Foobar 2000 v0.7 beta 2

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/foobar2000-0-7-beta-2

Jet Audio 5.19

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/jetaudio-5-1-9

RealAudio 3.0 

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/realplayer-3

MonkeysAudio

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/monkeys-audio-3-99f

Video Players

VLC 0.8.6f

Download link:https://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/0.8.6f/win32/vlc-0.8.6f-win32.exe

Windows Media Player 7.0

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/windows-media-player-7-0

QuickTime 5.0.5

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/quicktime-5-05

RealPlayer 8

Download link :http://www.oldversion.com/windows/realplayer-8-windows-95

Power DVD 3

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/powerdvd-3

Macromedia Flash Player 7

Download link:https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp7_archive.zip

Graphics:

Image Viewers

InfanView 4.20

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/irfanview-4-20

Note: to install infranview download mfc42.dll

Download link:https://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/M/mfc42.dll/6.0.400/download.html

Xnview 1.8.2.4

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/xnview-v1-82-4

Image editors

Jasc Paint Shop 7 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/paint-shop-pro-7-0

Photofiltre 7

Download link:http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/pf7-en.htm

Screen recorders and screenshots

Hypersnap 3

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/hypersnap-3-64-02

Snagit 5.0

Download link:ftp://ftp.techsmith.com/pub/products/snagit/enu/502/snagitf.exe

Quick Screen Recorder

Download link:http://www.etrusoft.com/qsr.exe

Email:

Mozila Thunderbird 1.5.0.14

Download link:https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/1.5.0.14/win32/en-US/Thunderbird%20Setup%201.5.0.14.exe

Pegasus Mail v4.52

Download link:https://nl.afterdawn.com/downloads/netwerk/email/pegasus.cfm

Office:

OpenOffice 1.1.5

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/openoffice-org-1-1-5

Abiword 2.2.3 

Download link :http://www.oldversion.com/windows/abiword-2-2-3

Adobe acrobat reader 5.0

Download link:

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/acrobat-reader-5-0

Foxit reader 1.3 1621

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/foxit-pdf-reader-1-3-1621

Notepad ++2.3

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/notepad-2-3

CD/DVD tools:

Deamon tools 2.70

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/daemon-tools-2-70

Deep Burner 1.9

Download link: https://www.deepburner.com/?r=download

Imgburn 2.3.2.0

Download link :http://www.oldversion.com/windows/imgburn-2-3-2-0

CloneCD 2.5.8.2

Download link :http://www.oldversion.com/windows/clonecd-2-8-5-2

Alcohol 120 1.4.7.1005 

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/alcohol-120-1-4-7-1005

Nero 5

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/nero-burning-rom-5-0-0-3

Games:

Any games that are from 1995 to 2001 will work (dos and win 3x games work too)

Network

BulletProof FTP 2.63.0.56

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/bulletproof-ftp-2-63-0-56

Core FTP LE 1.3c.1437 

Download link: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/core-ftp-le-1-3c-build-1437

FileZila 2.2.14b 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/filezilla-2-2-14b

Utorrent 1.6

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/utorrent-1-6

Internet Download Manager 5.01

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/internet-download-manager-5-01

Putty 0.6.1 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/putty-0-61

WinSCP 3.6.5 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winscp-3-6-5

RealVNC 4.1.1

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/realvnc-4-1-1

FeedReader 2.9

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/feedreader-2-9

Teamviewer 1.0

Download link:https://web.archive.org/web/20051231190817/http://download.teamviewer.com:80/download/TeamViewer_Setup.exe

AV and cleaner:

Ccleaner 1.3.2

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/ccleaner-1-32-345

AVG 7.0 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/avg-anti-virus-7-0-298-1

Keepass 1.0.1

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/keepass-password-safe-1-01

Messaging

AIM 5.1

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/aol-instant-messenger-5-1-3036

Gaim 0.62

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/gaim-0-62

Icq 1.113 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/icq-1-113

Miranda IM 0.8.27

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/miranda-0-8-27

MIrc 6.1.6 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/mirc-6-16

MSN Messenger 5.0

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/msn-messenger-5-0-win-95

Trilian 0.73

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/trillian-0-73

Yahoo Messenger 5.0

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/yahoo-messenger-5-0

Misc

WinRAR 3.80

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winrar-3-80

WinZip 8.1 

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winzip-8-1

7-zip 9.20

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/7-zip-9-20

CPU-Z 1.20

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/cpu-z-1-20

WinISO 5.3

Download link:http://www.winiso.com/products/winiso-free.html

PowerArchiver 2002

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/powerarchiver-7-02

Total Commander

Download link:https://www.ghisler.com/download.htm

Microsoft Directx 8.0

Download link:http://www.oldversion.com/windows/directx-8-0

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Opera 10.63 can also be made to work on 95. Normally, it only runs under NT4 and newer, but editing some functions in the application fixes the problem. It is by far the best browser for 95. It's from 2010 and even has some HTML5 support (think IE9). 

Link to edited version: http://danika.jukor.net/opera1063win95.html

I wonder if this version could be made to work on NT 3.51?

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SM 1.1 is like FF 2.0, so RT's build of Retrozilla would be better.


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14 hours ago, almawardi said:

What about SeaMonkey browser 1.1.20pre custom compile for NT 3.51 and 95 (support html 5 too)

http://toastytech.com/files/95browsing.html

i'm sure that the browser you linked is superseded by retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 support ( i mentioned 2.1 before in other places but this is in fact the 2.2 version i am referring to and works on windows 95 as i tested it ), although download link for this specific retrozilla version is scattered / hard to locate, i do not have a link for it, i only have it in my archive. i wish there was a simple way to find it, but unfortunately, i have not been able to do so, i remember downloading it in one of the pages of the thread for a updated version of retrozilla for 95 / NT.  

also, opera 10.63 wouldn't be a bad choice i suppose, however from what i remember, it was a bit buggy in operation and did not support as newer functions as retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 did, i think it outright just crashed for me at one point endlessly and / or just didn't work right so i discarded it from consistent use, though i believe a recent source mentioned something to do with the whole tls 1.1 or 1.2 support, im not sure which one, but with opera, they are supported but that would you need to manually enable it for it to work, perhaps maybe i enabled these related settings, maybe it wouldn't be as buggy and / or would function better? who knows? 

i wish there was a simple way that can both quantitatively / qualitatively compare these web browsers and say which one is "Better", in terms of a combination of compatibility, stability, etc. so far, retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 is the only that has offered all of these for me so it's been the best so far. i don't have the exact build version. 

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2 hours ago, cov3rt said:

i'm sure that the browser you linked is superseded by retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 support ( i mentioned 2.1 before in other places but this is in fact the 2.2 version i am referring to and works on windows 95 as i tested it ), although download link for this specific retrozilla version is scattered / hard to locate, i do not have a link for it, i only have it in my archive. i wish there was a simple way to find it, but unfortunately, i have not been able to do so, i remember downloading it in one of the pages of the thread for a updated version of retrozilla for 95 / NT.  

also, opera 10.63 wouldn't be a bad choice i suppose, however from what i remember, it was a bit buggy in operation and did not support as newer functions as retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 did, i think it outright just crashed for me at one point endlessly and / or just didn't work right so i discarded it from consistent use, though i believe a recent source mentioned something to do with the whole tls 1.1 or 1.2 support, im not sure which one, but with opera, they are supported but that would you need to manually enable it for it to work, perhaps maybe i enabled these related settings, maybe it wouldn't be as buggy and / or would function better? who knows? 

i wish there was a simple way that can both quantitatively / qualitatively compare these web browsers and say which one is "Better", in terms of a combination of compatibility, stability, etc. so far, retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 is the only that has offered all of these for me so it's been the best so far. i don't have the exact build version. 

The links for RetroZilla are available on GitHub:

https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/

Depending on your needs, you will have issues connecting to certain websites, particularly HTTPS. Even with the latest RetroZilla 2.1 YouTube will not play HTML5 and Flash is no longer supported. Also, I couldn't access Citibank.com.

I tested the browsers under Windows 7 SP1. (I used the ZIP packages).

RetroZilla 2.1: https://github.com/rn10950/RetroZilla/releases/download/2.1/retrozilla-2.1.en-US.win32.zip

RetroZilla can't connect securely to online.citibank.com because the site uses a security protocol which isn't enabled.

 

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But github isn't accessible from Retrozilla or any browser it replaces!

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6 minutes ago, jumper said:

But github isn't accessible from Retrozilla or any browser it replaces!
 

@noahthecomputerguy @broken120x120 @almawardi @cov3rt @jumper

I've uploaded RetroZilla 2.1 to my FTP. (the most current from October 13, 2017)

I have HTTPS disabled across my entire site. You do not need HTTPS to download this file. Cheers!

http://sdfox7.com/win95/retrozilla-2.1.en-US.win32.zip

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Yeah roytam's lesser known builds are kinda hard to find, but finally managed to find them again - Here! :)

LINK 1:
http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/2018/06/other-browser-binaries.html

At bottom of post:
Firefox3.6 + TLS1.2 (fx36)
Firefox2 + TLS1.2 (rzbrowser / retrozilla2.1)

And better yet: the archive link!
Can't believe how long it took me to notice, that this folder isn't as locked away as thought for so long, the trick is just: it needs AJAX for the content to show up!

LINK 2:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/home.html

There's also
Seamonkey + TLS1.2 (rz-suite / retrozilla2.2)

Edited by siria
Fixed links (oops... thanks for hint jumper)
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@siria: Each of your URLs have a bad HREF value in the link tag surrounding it. +1 for you once fixed! :)

Edit:
The https://o.rthost.cf/ links on the page at http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/2018/06/other-browser-binaries.html don't work for me;
the http://o.rths.cf/ links on the page at http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/home.html do work.


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17 hours ago, siria said:

Yeah roytam's lesser known builds are kinda hard to find, but finally managed to find them again - Here! :)

LINK 1:
http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/2018/06/other-browser-binaries.html

At bottom of post:
Firefox3.6 + TLS1.2 (fx36)
Firefox2 + TLS1.2 (rzbrowser / retrozilla2.1)

And better yet: the archive link!
Can't believe how long it took me to notice, that this folder isn't as locked away as thought for so long, the trick is just: it needs AJAX for the content to show up!

LINK 2:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/home.html

There's also
Seamonkey + TLS1.2 (rz-suite / retrozilla2.2)

this definitely helps, however, the retrozilla version i have is still different, i see mostly the 2.1 version of retrozilla with tls 1.2 being mentioned, however the one i use on windows 95 is the 2.2 version with tls 1.2, perhaps it's a variant or a customized version of "rz-suite-v2.2-bin-20180708.7z"? i know it's the 2.2 version because the browser / file versions lists it specifically as retrozilla 2.2, however upon checking just now, the version 20180708 listed above is the same version as the one listed in my package, only file size being a bit different, which i think has to do with the way i compressed the package or other factors. 

i couldn't download firefox 3.6.28 for NT4 - "https://o.rthost.cf/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z", the download link didn't work, it would seem that it would be better than retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2 that i currently have for my NT4 archive, can anyone confirm that this newer web browser indeed works on NT4 and if it's better than retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2, and / or whether it supports tls 1.2? i do not have any systems currently to test NT4 with. also, i was wondering if there is any reason to use the older retrozilla 2.1 with tls 1.2 vs retrozilla 2.2 with tls 1.2? 

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update, i was able to download firefox 3.6.28 for use on NT4 with this link - "http://roy.orz.hm/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z", although it mentions "If complains about missing MISIMG32.dll then copy from Windows 98 to browser folder
(OLD) Use v2.0.0.22pre"

i could not really make sense out of this, copy from windows 98, where from windows 98? and what is (OLD) USE v2.0.0.22pre mean? by browser folder, i would assume it means the main directory to which firefox.exe is located. the only reference i have so far of the msimg32.dll file is from my windows 95 archived files that is version 5.0.2218.1 which is apparently the newer "kernelex" version, although from what i researched in another thread, it's ok to be used in non kernelex builds. 

i had kept this file for opera builds, but apparently it should also be in the firefox directory? although it says to copy it "IF", does that mean i can still place it there even if it doesn't complain about it missing? also, should i be using the older or other version msimg32.dll? i uploaded the msimg32.dll that i currently have which is 5.0.2218.1 in case anyone wants it.

 

Msimg32.zip

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cov3rt said:


i was able to download firefox 3.6.28 for use on NT4 with this link - "http://roy.orz.hm/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z", although it mentions "If complains about missing MISIMG32.dll then copy from Windows 98 to browser folder



If roytam writes to add this file IF it complains, then I would surely only copy it IF it complains, otherwise makes no sense. And hey, never change a running system ;-)

That file directory on orz looks exactly like the one on o.rths.cf, also needs JS+Ajax, probably same server with different redirect domains. Anyway, good to have a fallback.

What I forgot to mention, but jumper above wrote it already:
1) roytam's files are available with or without httpS-encryption! :)
If not possible to download a file from httpS URL, simply change it in urlbar manually to http

2) And he got a new domain a while back, all URLs changed from "o.rthost.cf" to "o.rths.cf"
If something doesn't download, that's also important to remember. Just changing domain manually too.

Guess it's probably better to post the direct links too...
All builds by roytam1, with added TLS1.2 if I got it right.
That means nearly all of those pesky errors are fixed with his builds:
"Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap" HA!! :P

Firefox-3.6.28 for NT4 (may somewhat working in NT 3.51):
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z
(confirm that it runs fine in Windows98 fine too! (tested in 98SE)

Firefox2 / rzbrowser / Retrozilla-2.1 with TLS 1.2 support:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/rzbrowser-tls12-20180504.7z
(much older engine as in FF3.6)

Seamonkey / rz-suite / Retrozilla-2.2 with TLS 1.2 support:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/rz-suite-v2.2-bin-20180708.7z
(has a mail client etc. included)

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does anyone have an available updated windows 95 system? i was wondering if they could test out that custom firefox 3.6.28 version meant for NT4 on it to see if it works or not, also for the above^ post, when you say this particular version of firefox 3.6.28 worked on 98SE, was it on a kernelex based system or non kernelex? because if worked on the non kernelex based system, then i'd speculate that it probably would work on windows 95 too? also, i was wondering if anyone can test / confirm if any hmonitor ( hardware sensors monitor ) works on windows 95, i am unable to upload them, winrar compresses the two versions i have to around 700 KB, so still too big to upload.

i would have wanted to use / test a earlier version of hmonitor, particularly "Hmonitor Lite V. 3.2.2.1 August 18, 2000 526K" ( would have been able to compress it probably and upload it too ), however i have been unsuccessful in finding any download link anywhere on the internet regardless of using waybackmachine or not, and i couldn't find a source indicating what the difference is between the lite and pro version, i have only noticed the lite version in the 3.0 family, but not in the newer ones. 

it seems strange to me that not one person has uploaded the program anywhere, whether this is because of some legal reason or if the program just flat out sucked and so it wasn't something being thrown around a lot, that has been unclear to me. what i did notice is that version 4.1.1.2 installed and worked on my 2k system, although since the program was considerably older than the laptop i had of testing ( dell latitude d630 ), it didn't support any more temperatures than the hdd, but i also found that the design is a bit confusing / awkward, you have to close / exit the program at first on the window for it to load, right before it mentions that it's limited use, up to a month i believe, but it doesn't say exactly what happens after that point. 

https://web.archive.org/web/20000815213120/http://www.hmonitor.com/

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