All you need to do is download the appropriate package and either install or run it on the system. Standalone zip packages are provided to skip the installation part, but these are a bit larger than the installer packages.
On Windows, users may get a SmartScreen warning, but this can be skipped easily to run Windows 95 on the system.
The Start Menu and Explorer work as expected, and you can create, delete or edit files just like on the real operating system.
Several games have been added to the system, including Doom, which you can play with a click after opening the games folder in the environment. Games may take some time to startup, and you may want to adjust the screen resolution before playing them, as you may end up with a 320×200 window otherwise, which is not pleasant.
The developer recommends switching to a resolution of 640×480 and 256 colors to play the games in their full glory.
There are other apps to try out, including FrontPage (use windows95 as the username and password as the password), good old Minesweeper, or Paint. The startpage's settings button includes an option to mount a floppy disk, yes, that was still a thing back then, and to reset the machine state.
Now You: which operating system did your first computer run?
By: Martin Brinkmann
Published Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 04:57:50 +0000
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