95 Is Alive
Windows 95 B
The orphaned OS
Also known as OSR2, Windows 95 B was never offered for retail sale but was provided to computer manufacturers for "OEM" installation in new computers. It was never fully "supported" by MSFT, although there are references to it in the knowledge base and a set of Power Toys are on the download site that work in "OSR2" and Windows 98 only, some of which are mentioned below. Considered by some to be a pre-release of 98, who knows how many computers are out there that never had this version of windows "fully" installed. 95B or OSR2 supports the FAT32 file format, Universal Serial Bus or USB and hard drive Direct Memory Access or DMA. FAT32 when installed and DMA when enabled give a 95B machine a considerable performance boost. 95B will show as 4.00.950 B when you right click My Computer and click properties, or as 4.00.1111 if you go to a DOS window and type ver and hit enter.
Young folks, don't try anything on your Parents' computer without permission.
The first person who can e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org with the
names of the MediaPlayer Music Video demos on the Windows 95B companion
disk will get their name or nickname placed here for as long as I own
the site and/or it is up and running.
To be continued.....
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