Windows Version

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 24 May 2001 / Last Updated on 24 May 2001]

There are several versions of Windows95, and the older versions can require some updates (like the Dialup-Networking upgrade 1.3 ).

To identify your Windows version, have first a look in the Control-Panel : System applet:

example: Windows95:

example: Windows98SE:

you can identify the Windows version (original list from the Microsoft Knowldge base Q181661 ) :

Release Version File dates
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Windows 95 retail,
OEM 4.00.950
7/11/95
Windows 95 retail SP1 4.00.950A
7/11/95-12/31/95
OEM Service Release 2 4.00.1111* (4.00.950B)
8/24/96OEM
Service Release 2.1 4.03.1212-1214* (4.00.950B)
8/24/96-8/27/97 OEM
Service Release 2.5 4.03.1214* (4.00.950C)
8/24/96-11/18/97
Windows 98 retail, OEM 4.10.1998
5/11/98Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222A
4/23/99
Windows Me 4.90.3000


For more detailed information, please view the original Q181661 at Microsoft.

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.

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