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Last Update - 9/25/20
Windows 95 turns 25
On August 24, 1995, Windows 95 was released to the public for general use. Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2000 and Extended support ended on December 31, 2001. Windows 95 was known for merging Microsoft products as well as MS-DOS products.
Due to memory limitations, Windows 95 may not boot if you have more than 480 MB installed, although according to Microsoft, the max supported is 2 GB.
I used Windows 3.1 briefly before we upgraded our system to Windows 95 with dial up. I can't remember the specs, but when Windows 98 came along, we had a 20 GB hard drive, 128 MB ram, sound blaster sound card, and an old geforce video card. Windows 95 and 98 were awesome for playing old dos games, running office programs and running cool visual effects such as desktop themes.