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Release date of Windows 95

By garry ·
I am involved in a case at the moment where one isssue is the release date of the Windows 95 Operating System. From memory it was originally Windows 93, then 95 and it actually was first able to be purchased some time in early 1996. Microsoft states that it was "released in the summer of 1994" and that "any machine purchased after August 1994 would have had Windows 95 installed"
Would anyone have specifics on this.
Thanks for your help.

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If memory Serves me correctly.

by radiic In reply to Release date of Windows 9 ...

I have never heard of an os called Win93. Now back in that day there was Windows 3.1, 3.11, and 3.11 for workgroups. but never a W93. Also the release time for 95 sounds correct. I remember playing with the Beta in the First Quarter of 94.

Sorry to put some holes in your case.


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Windows time-line

by TheChas In reply to Release date of Windows 9 ...

I found a time-line for Windows.

Remove any spaces from the pasted link.

Windows 95 was first installed on PCs in August of 1995.
I recall that for at least 1 year, that users could request Windows 3.1 be installed from many PC sellers.

I believe your thoughts on Windows 93 may be referring to Windows NT 3 which was released in 1993.

Remember, Since Windows 3.1, Microsoft has maintained several OS paths.
User; 3.1, 95, 98, Me, XP Home
Business; 3.11 for Workgroups, NT, 2000, XP Pro
Server; NT server, Windows 2000 Server, Server 2003
There are different dates and paths for each.


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More links

by TheChas In reply to Windows time-line,4149,1162605,00.asp

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link to url

by Layourat In reply to More links #08

I went there and the site says the url is dead..

looks buggie to me. check it out...

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Louisiana the problem is

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to link to url

That IE6 inserts some additional charaters into the URL so instead of getting

you actually get #08

Which is a dead site. If you remove the 20% you will get the correct timeline.

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TR Spaces

by TheChas In reply to link to url

The problem is that the Tech Republic software adds random spaces into the postings.

Remove the space between html and #08 after pasting the link into the address bar.

This is a common problem we have all had with the site that has actually gotten worse after a recent upgrade to the site.

That is why I added the note to remove any spaces from the pasted link.


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by MCS-1 In reply to Windows time-line

I think you hit the nail on the head Chas. I remember the news about people lining up like a Stones concert to buy Win95 around mid-August of 1995. My anniversary is around that time of year, and I recall joking with my wife about sleeping outside of Best Buy or somewhere to wait for "the release".

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