Ex-Microsoft Manager Displays Pristine First Copy of Windows 95

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10 Jul 2024

An ex-manager from Microsoft proudly showcased his first edition of Windows 95, an unopened and pristine copy that is likely to be highly valuable to collectors. This nostalgic piece of software history holds a special place in the hearts of many, as Windows 95 played a pivotal role in ushering in a new era for PC gamers. It not only boosted PC hardware sales but also drove the growth and adoption of 32-bit programs.

Windows 95: A Double-Edged Sword

Despite its groundbreaking contributions, Windows 95 was not without its flaws. The operating system was notorious for its numerous security holes and the frequent blue screen errors that frustrated users. However, these issues did not prevent Windows 95 from quickly establishing itself as a cornerstone in Microsoft's journey, paving the way for many of the company's later successes.

Windows 95 Still Has Its Fans Today

Surprisingly, Windows 95 continues to have a dedicated fan base even today. One such fan made a memorable appearance this year on the stage of Europe’s biggest music contest, the Eurovision Song Contest. Known as Windows95man, his performance can be watched on YouTube:

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One viewer humorously commented on the video: “If this song wins, I’m installing Windows 95 again.” Fortunately for that user, it didn’t come to that.

This article originally appeared on our sister publication PC-WELT and was translated and localized from German.

Author: Laura Pippig, Staff Writer, PC-WELT

Laura is an enthusiastic gamer as well as a movie and TV fan. After studying communication science, she went straight into a job at PCMagazin and Connect Living. Since then, she has been writing about everything to do with PCs and technology topics, and has been a permanent editor at our German sister site PC-WELT since May 2024.

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