Can I upgrade to Windows 95?

October 28, 2010 at 06:34:24
Specs: Windows 3.0, 720KB
I have an IBM 5055 PC, running Windows 3.0 MPC Edition. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 95 due to compatibility problems. Here is the review of my system-

720KB of RAM
MS-DOS 5.0 with Windows 3.0 MPC Edition
400MB HDD
Intel i386DX (32Mhz) processor
1MB Graphics memory


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#1
October 28, 2010 at 07:40:49
No, you cannot upgrade.
The minimum RAM requirement for Windows 95 is 4MB, and even that isn't very realistic.

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#2
October 28, 2010 at 09:01:19
We ran DOS 5 & win95 with 4MB and they were real dogs.


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#3
October 28, 2010 at 11:25:32
Just add more ram.

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#4
October 29, 2010 at 02:16:47
Yep, without at least 4MB Win95 won't even install (and even though M$ "recommends" 8MB, 16MB would be better---especially since you're kinda having to make up for a lower-end CPU anyway):

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138349

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#5
November 2, 2010 at 13:59:40
Follow Dave's advice and install the maximum memory the mobo will allow. This is probably available quite cheaply now on ebay etc.

Consider also upgrading dos to version 6.2n.

Surely though people are throwing out pc's (486, pentiums etc?) with a better spec than yours that could be used with W95, W98, or W2000.

Advise back how you decide.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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