Tap to unmute

LGR 486 Upgrade! Installing & Enjoying Windows 95

  • Published on Mar 29, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • The LGR Woodgrain 486 computer needs an update... to the year 1995! I've got a sealed, new in box copy of Microsoft Windows 95 to unbox (on both floppy disk and CD-ROM!) so let's install everything on top of Windows 3.1 and have fun with some classic 90s PC games and software.
    ● LGR links:
    ● All background music licensed from:
    00:00 Introducing Windows 95
    03:15 Unboxing the CD-ROM Upgrade
    09:40 Windows 95 in 1995. Such HYPE!
    12:23 Installing It... From Floppy Disks
    16:59 The Raw Windows 95 Experience
    19:22 DOOM+DOS games under Windows
    21:58 What's Here, What's Not
    24:33 The "Funstuff" Folder
    26:05 Hover!
    27:36 Those OpenGL 3D Screensavers
    30:39 Microsoft Plus! Companion
    34:59 3D Pinball Space Cadet
    37:02 Duke 3D Windows Themes
    38:21 Lode Runner The Mad Monks' Revenge
    39:36 Age of Empires
    41:00 Need For Speed II on a 486?
    43:17 Outroduction
    #LGR #Retro #Computer
  • Science & TechnologyScience & Technology

Comments • 1 897

  • You Can't Unhear This
    You Can't Unhear This 3 months ago +253

    Imagining traveling back in time and explaining to someone in the mid-90s that someday in the future, millions of people would spend 45+ minutes watching someone else install a Windows 95 upgrade...just for fun. 😎

    • TheShmsrsh
      TheShmsrsh 24 days ago +1

      I was installing windows 98 ten thousand times

    • Jaziel Valladares Herrera
      Jaziel Valladares Herrera Month ago +2

      @Paul Davis I've already installed windows 11 on an old laptop just for fun. I failed but still was fun.

    • Paul Davis
      Paul Davis 2 months ago +6

      For us that would be like someone from the 2050's coming back to our time to tell us they are watching people install Windows 11 just for fun.

    • Starwind Amada
      Starwind Amada 2 months ago +1

      I wonder who will comment a century from now in 2123

  • steezy deezy
    steezy deezy 3 months ago +73

    As a kid born in the late 90s, my very first interactions with computers were from using windows 95/98 machines and playing games like the sims and rainbow six with my brothers. Your videos always give me a huge nostalgia trip to those days. Thanks for the content!

  • talz13
    talz13 3 months ago +105

    I honestly had no idea that 3d pinball HAD music until now!😅

    • Damian Shrinivas
      Damian Shrinivas 3 months ago

      same here!

    • Jamie Wellbourn
      Jamie Wellbourn 3 months ago +1

      Same! I also didn't know it existed prior to XP even though I used 98 for years and a little of 95

    • Adam Lewis
      Adam Lewis 3 months ago +1

      Same, kinda want to go back and play it with the music if it's possible through a vm

    • ekauq2000
      ekauq2000 3 months ago +4

      Yep, didn’t know either. And just an FYI, looks like the music is also part of the Steam Deck flat pack version.

    • SlinkySlan
      SlinkySlan 3 months ago +1

      Same! Glad im not the only one lol.

  • AkosJaccik
    AkosJaccik 4 months ago +78

    34:10 - When it comes to soft power switching and the "You can now turn off your computer" message, it was the opposite experience for me, as a kid. My mind was completely blown how the PC can _turn itself off._ Like, no need to press a button, it's just... it turns off! It seemed like a wild concept. Then again, I similarly enjoyed how you could open and close a CD tray through software.

    • rockapartie
      rockapartie 3 months ago +1

      @Dre K I didn't know my phone can turn itself on and off on a schedule xD No more late night surfing.

    • whosonedphone
      whosonedphone 4 months ago

      I'm still blown away by it!

    • Dre K
      Dre K 4 months ago +2

      Man I also remember being blown away by being able to turn the computer ON using the keyboard. I forget what combination of keys it was but had to enable it on bios

  • Boris
    Boris 4 months ago +54

    Holy cow! I spent tens of hours in Space Cadet with XP and just now I learned that it had music. And such an awesome tune!
    Thank you so much for your videos, Clint! They bring me so much joy in such... uneasy times. Hope everything will be alright in the coming times.

    • Powdered Toast Man
      Powdered Toast Man 4 months ago +4

      Hearing the music is almost off-putting with how many hours went into it without even knowing it had the option

    • hazelnot
      hazelnot 4 months ago +10

      Damn yeah I never had any idea it was supposed to have music o.o

  • William Sniegowski
    William Sniegowski 4 months ago +25

    That error sound remix is why your channel is the best retro tech channel on Clip-Share.

  • Willifisk
    Willifisk 4 months ago +590

    Oh man, my grandfather taught me how to use windows 95 when I was 6. Our mom had set the home computer to boot in DOS, thinking it'd keep us from the games (spoiler: it taught us how to read and type).
    I dunno why my grandfather was so "with it". He kept being with it 'till the end. Win 95 colours still remind me of him, thanks for posting this blast from the past!

    • Istivan P
      Istivan P 3 months ago

      It's nice to have that type of grandparent. I have a grandfather who STILL is on top of computers and maintains them for the family. It's a good thing to keep him active and busy.

    • Sandra
      Sandra 4 months ago

      Oh dear, I grew up with a C64 and a PC with MS-DOS 3.3. Thanks, now I feel old :/

    • brokenSCART
      brokenSCART 4 months ago

      My dad got an acquaintance so install this on our 486DX4. It seemed like we were truly going into the future. We had some cheap sound card added recently and it had a quirk where audio playback would stutter the first time you opened a file,.

    • Sashazur
      Sashazur 4 months ago +5

      I’m 60 and I’m the one that all the other old folks (and younger) come to for tech help. So maybe I’m still “with it” - at least in that respect.

    • Hein Beukes
      Hein Beukes 4 months ago +3

      Wow this just made me recall so many memories. My grandfather also spent hours upon hours in front of his PC with all kinds of stuff. His favorite thing in the world was Redshift, the old planetarium software suite that was made pretty much obsolete by stuff like Stellarium. He also had a collection of encyclopedias, Encarta, Grolier, Britannica, I learned so much there.

  • Uncle JJ
    Uncle JJ 3 months ago +10

    I remember when this came out. I was 15 and my friend and I (working together today as developers) were interning at an office/computer store. When we unpacked disks we brought from home the store owner just said "I'm going to meet a client... thus I never saw anything." That night I upgraded at home. Good days

  • Jongy Grangason
    Jongy Grangason 3 months ago +7

    I still remember the day I upgraded my family pc to Windows 95 as a 14 year old - it really was very exciting at the time

  • Dukefazon
    Dukefazon 4 months ago +10

    This is totally the era I'm so nostalgic about! Back in the late 90's we only had an Amiga 500, but all my friends had various other systems. One of the most influencial was this guy who had a Windows95 system. I saw that PS/2 or serial Microsoft mouse on the background (original install screen of Win95, maybe the actually had a mouse like that, I'm not sure), they even had Microsoft Plus! installed too and holy hell, you finally showed off the Duke Nukem Screensavers, I'm so happy that you finally touched on this, I saw that screensaver set there too. I saw and played Duke Nukem 3D first there, and my user name is that for a reason :) Saw and played Lode Runner, Need for Speed 3, Quake, Incubation - Battle Isle Phase IV, Networkd Q Rac Rally at this friend's place. Every single game was so... determinative? Maybe this is not the right word. I think this was a Pentium 1 system because it could run Quake. I'm still a fan of that era and still a fan of NFS3, Duke3D and Quake to this day, thanks to these wonderful times at this buddy's place. Thanks for making this video! :D

  • Zycyzyx
    Zycyzyx 3 months ago +6

    I still remember when we got our Win95 machine, it was such a huge upgrade over our previous IBM clone. Me and my brother went straight from playing ASCII only door/BBS games to stuff like Warcraft 2 and Crusader.
    Having actual sound was nice too since I could hook it up to my grandfather's old stereo receiver and annoy everyone with tracker tunes I downloaded off of AOL. (using either MOD4Win or CubicPlayer)
    Oh, so many memories....

  • scorpian007
    scorpian007 4 months ago +8

    Our first family computer had Win95 on it, cost us ~$4500 at the time as it was "top of the line" at the time. I learned so much on that computer as well as how to use the internet. I still have such fond memories of that machine to this day.

  • AvengerDK
    AvengerDK 4 months ago +561

    Man. I remember getting Windows 95 and spending around 8 hours of a LAN party to get local network shares to work. The ability to browse a friends shared files while doing other stuff was amazing.

    • Retro Game Elements
      Retro Game Elements Month ago

      @Corey Babcock I used to browse lan computers inside windows xp. My ISP provider was connected with one big lan about 4 miles even with local streets. It was fun. We even had lan chatroom random strangers used to come from local streets lol. Man different times. Best times. And yeah my pc was hacked like 10 times with system32 removed. I come back from school and black screen hahaha.

    • Corey Babcock
      Corey Babcock 4 months ago

      Used to do it with XP in 2004 would hope on a open WiFi connection and browse the local drives

    • l3lue 7hunder
      l3lue 7hunder 4 months ago +1

      I distinctly remember 3 days long LAN sessions, the first day of which was spend installing Windows, setting up a BNC network capable of IPX, running around trying to find dead network cards and / or terminators while eating copious amounts of pizza.
      I also remember the police showing up one day confiscating all kinds of computers believing to have busted a "dark pirating auction house of hackers" or something, because neighbours reported a "group of strange people carrying high-tech computer equipment talking about Looting, Shares and Frags while doing lots of shouting".
      The investigator responsible added quite a few new-age term to his personal dictionary after that bust.

    • Nick B
      Nick B 4 months ago

      Same here, when I first figured out how LAN/local file and print shares and local networking worked on win95, and windows 98 I was hooked.
      By the time DSL was available in my neighborhood, my nerd friends and I all had Linksys routers and shared internet connections at our homes. Those were the days that got me into computing for life.

  • toterkenny
    toterkenny 4 months ago +2

    I was today years old when I learned that Space Cadet had music.
    Thank you for bringing back all those memories

  • Dave Brogan
    Dave Brogan 4 months ago +10

    I remember going to a launch party at Incredible Universe and it was, well, incredible! The excitement and energy in the crowd was so fantastic! My family didn’t “get it” and thought I was crazy going to a “party” at an electronics store. Windows 95 was everything that it was hyped to be. What an awesome memory. Thanks for the video!

  • Jedi Guy
    Jedi Guy 4 months ago +7

    I remember doing this upgrade on my family's first PC, a Tandy, from 3.1 to 95. I spent way to much time play HOVER! and "edutainment" games like Math Blaster. This was a great stroll down memory lane.

  • zloboslav
    zloboslav 3 months ago +34

    At school there were a lot of Pentium 2s with Windows 95 and someone put Midtown Madness on all of them and if we did all the work in class we had a LAN party the remaining time :) Also Worms Armageddon!

  • Christopher Lantesh
    Christopher Lantesh 4 months ago +6

    I definitely remember the huge hype surrounding the launch of Win 95. It probably wasn't until the following year, but I remember being super excited to install it on my Gateway 486 SX 33 MHz PC with 4 megabytes of RAM. It ran like crap, but I was so happy to be part of the this new advancing technology I didn't really care, lol.

  • Craig J
    Craig J 4 months ago +146

    I was managing a software store when Windows 95 came out. Since we were a Microsoft gold reseller we got to co-host the local launch party. Win 95 was an incredibly big event. We had been using the Beta for months so we were used to the software but it was still amazing to see the reaction to it.

    • Craig J
      Craig J 4 months ago +21

      @LGRI'm having to think back almost 30 years, it was actually before the launch. Microsoft did a national promotional tour in the month prior. There was a demo showing the upgrade process and the features., mostly technical, not nearly as cringey as the Jay Leno/Bill Gates video. Everyone who came got to reserve a copy of the software but we still had a big line on launch day. I remember during the upgrade demo one of the guys turned the computer off and the other guy acted like he had destroyed the computer but of course it magically resumed the install when they powered it back on.

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +48

      I can only imagine the energy that day!
      Did you also have access to the Redmond event satellite feed?

  • DannyB587
    DannyB587 4 months ago +7

    I memorized my Windows 95 CD key 25 years ago. To this day, I still know it. The nostalgia from this OS is just...something else.

    • Marcos Alves
      Marcos Alves 4 months ago +1

      15895-OEM-0001411-51565 was mine. Still also burned in my brain. I also found out that the serial verification scheme would allow for 0002822 instead of 0001411 dunno why :D

  • Nikos Papageorgiou
    Nikos Papageorgiou 4 months ago +2

    This video brought back so many happy memories, and watching you play Doom on Windows 95 reminded me the countless hours we spent with my cousins during weekends and holidays doing just that!

    OLLLLGA 4 months ago +5

    That NFS menu music always gives me chills. Such a masterpiece of its time

  • Giselle Gauthier
    Giselle Gauthier 4 months ago +6

    Great nostalgia trip, Clint. Thank you. I remember my uncle installing Windows 95 Upgrade, CD-ROM version, on multiple computers across the family before pesky Internet verification was a thing. I don't think we had Internet Explorer, but Netscape instead, and it's wild to think you would have had to pay $25 extra for that back then. But I do recall him also getting the Plus pack and sinking hours into the games and such included with it.

  • Drew
    Drew 3 months ago +16

    Oh man this is my childhood. I should probably not have been playing Doom when I was like 8 but oh well.

  • Goldom
    Goldom 4 months ago +138

    I still remember when I was a kid and did the 95 upgrade on our family PC, because of course I knew more about the thing than my parents even at whatever young age. When the 95 boot screen came up, I remember running to get my parents, because "this is a historic moment!" I don't think they thought so. But the fact I still remember it says otherwise!

    • General Technology
      General Technology 4 months ago +3

      @Ran2wild I mean, it did introduce the design model that every Windows version after has implemented in some way.

    • Ran2wild
      Ran2wild 4 months ago +10

      lol! Windows95 was the historic moment itself, like some scientific inventions or discoveries. Well sort of, because it is a product of a very intensive research.

  • Ma
    Ma 4 months ago +2

    Thanks for your great channel! As a child of the 90s it is extremely fun to watch your videos! These almost always make me laugh! Especially when I think about what absurd accessories there were back then! For example, I had glasses that would transfer my head movement into games! The packaging sold it to me at the time as a life-changing gaming experience! In the end my PC and I were wired like a Borg and it still didn't work! You just had to get in touch with the technology back then! I miss that times so much! Thanks a lot for you and your great work! Best regards from Austria!

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +2

      Thanks so much for your support! I hope you continue to enjoy the show :)

  • camilodub
    camilodub 4 months ago +4

    29:33 Your 3d text wallpapers are always top-notch 💖

  • Sasha DeWitt
    Sasha DeWitt 4 months ago +2

    I haven't heard that start up sound in about 16 years. It's soothing in a way I didn't expect.

  • HECKLER Productions
    HECKLER Productions 2 months ago

    Man I would have been beyond happy to have grown up in this time period… sure I was born the same year XP was made, but I would have loved to experience the launch of 95, 98, and heck even 2000! They seem like wild times that I would have loved to experience.

  • Byte5
    Byte5 4 months ago +3

    Hey Clint! Great video and I'm excited of learning that you have the same kind of memories I had as a kid (maybe around same time), you know, like an uncle with a brand new pc and you being so surprised every second you played with it.. Yeah, that's just about the kind of memories I have and that I try to share with brazilian audiences through my YT channel as well (a very small one, I must say), your channel is my main inspiration but I lack your unique sense of humor, great editing capabilities and everything that made you the best "retro pc" channel in the world. I really expect this compliment to reach you although I don't ever think you will ever be able to answer my comment as I know that you receive quite a lot of comments every single day, but I really do wish you to keep doing well and hopefully, making videos. Thank you for all your work which gave me many many hours I spent traveling through time with you. See ya.

  • Parshath20
    Parshath20 4 months ago +45

    I remember my dad bringing home our first computer sometime in 1996. It was a black Compaq Presario 2200 running Windows 95. It came with Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia and I nearly wore that CD out exploring every topic it had to offer. After that our whole family was playing Hover and we were all trying to beat each other's high scores, and one day my dad brought home Star Trek Borg and I fell in love with that right along side him. Even though we don't have that computer anymore, several years ago I found the exact model for sale and picked it up. With some work I got it running again and installed Windows 95 on it from the restore disks. I love having that PC just for all the memories and early computer knowledge it gave me.

  • Grumpy Old Man
    Grumpy Old Man 4 months ago +1

    My life in '95 was great. Good times all around. Thanks for the memories.

  • bf0189
    bf0189 4 months ago +1

    My first experience with Windows 95 was on a Packard Bell Pentium we just got in 96 I believe. It was pretty magical and revolutionary feeling for sure. Being a kid seeing Packard Bell's home interface blew me away even though we all laughed at it now.

  • Jose Eduardo
    Jose Eduardo 4 months ago +3

    Such memories...I had a retail version of Windows 95, 13 disks in PT-Portuguese here in Brazil, I still remember the box smell and when I grab my parents money and went to store to buy it....I had a 486 DX266 that time...awesome days.

  • Fir3Chi3f
    Fir3Chi3f 4 months ago +6

    The 486 build was how I found and sub'ed to LGR. Great to see it again as a star of an episode!

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +2

      Thanks for sticking around!

  • Evan Fontyn
    Evan Fontyn 4 months ago +6

    Clint, I've never really been very interested in older tech like this since I was born too late to experience much of it. Thanks for sharing stuff like this in such an informative way! Also seeing Jennifer Aniston along with windows 95 is hilarious.

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +5

      Gotta wonder if she has any memory of that at all, haha. I can imagine just going through the script on cruise control.

  • The Internet Helpdesk
    The Internet Helpdesk 4 months ago +73

    So many memories. I love the plus pack.
    Pointless fact, for the Da Vinci theme, Bill Gates actually licensed and scanned Da Vinci's original work to use as the background.
    It's awesome.

    • Steve Skafte
      Steve Skafte 4 months ago +2

      @X YZ Public Domain doesn’t mean that the owner of the original is obligated to give you access. When old music enters public domain, you can freely reproduce it from whatever tape, CD, record. But whoever owns the masters will be able to make a much better reproduction than you ever could.

    • X YZ
      X YZ 4 months ago

      Huh, how come this isn't Public Domain yet? Any classical musician is, right?

    • Pendarr
      Pendarr 4 months ago +3

      I loved the DaVinci theme on plus, that’s neat!

    • Reid Solberg
      Reid Solberg 4 months ago +23

      @LGR Yes! BG purchased the Codex Leicester, a volume of da Vinci's hand drawn/hand written scientific papers for $30M. It was named for the Earl of Leicester, whose estate owned the document until 1980, dating back to his purchase of it in 1717. Corbis released a CD-ROM title called "Leonardo da Vinci" that includes an interactive version of the Codex, complete with English translation.

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +34

      Ooh really! I remember hearing how he bought some of his drawings for like 30 million back then.

  • Brian Crowell
    Brian Crowell 4 months ago

    Oh man this was a wonderful nostalgic trip! I had my Gateway 486DX-66, and remember anxiously awaiting this release and hurrying to Wal-mart to get a copy. PnP saved soooo many hassles! No more IRQ nightmares! ....now I must find a version of Space Cadet to play again!

  • djbeema
    djbeema 4 months ago

    Legit would love to watch a series where you just edify us on various parts of computing history. I know you occasionally do episodes like that on weird things that happened but heck I'd listen to you talk about the more mundane history as well

  • Erfy9
    Erfy9 4 months ago +27

    This Computer has grown over the years just like the channel. A magnificent machine. Keep up the content.

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +13

      Eight years old and going stronger than ever! Thanks for sticking around :)

  • Tray Ranks
    Tray Ranks 4 months ago +1

    So much nostalgia. I love the fact you made improvised some '90s trance from the looping sound effect!

  • dave1135
    dave1135 4 months ago +2

    When I upgraded our 486 from 3.1 it wasn't just a task, it was a event, installing it and the anticipation of using the new system was as much exciting as using it. I miss those days

  • Vladimir Kochkovski
    Vladimir Kochkovski 4 months ago +191

    I don't think I've ever heard the actual MIDI music of 3D Pinball before.
    This was such an amazing video! Thank you so much for creating it and for making us part of the opening experience.
    That classic cloud loading intro of Windows 95 is still one of my favorites.

    • PK
      PK 4 months ago +1

      I'm glad I"m not the only one who only learned just now that 3D pinball had music, haha

    • Plopilpy
      Plopilpy 4 months ago +1

      @Vladimir Kochkovski No worries!

    • Vladimir Kochkovski
      Vladimir Kochkovski 4 months ago

      @Plopilpy thank you so much for the reply! I need to try this out sometime

    • Plopilpy
      Plopilpy 4 months ago +1

      @Vladimir Kochkovski Should be in the menubar at the top of the window.

    • M D
      M D 4 months ago +1

      exactly my first thoughts as well! Cool music btw

  • silvenshadow
    silvenshadow 4 months ago +1

    What a trip back into the past. I remember installing this and being so excited, then absolutely hating it when it crashed all the time and didn't play nice with most of my software

  • DCCoreDrive
    DCCoreDrive 4 months ago +8

    The error sound loop mixed with the beat cracked me up, brilliant 😀

  • jesdadotcom
    jesdadotcom 4 months ago +1

    This brings back so many fond memories. The poor reliability of operating systems and software back then (especially in the early 90s) is what got me into a comfortable IT career today. Thank you for posting this and being awesome as always.

  • daniel_007
    daniel_007 4 months ago

    Just watched the entire video, it was an amazing time travel, where I could finally see how the Windows 95 Install packages looked like! For me Windows 95 was the first ever OS I used when I was a kid (alongside MS-DOS), and I have fond memories of that! I remember the joys of listening to MID files through the OPL3 sound chip (I was gathering as many MID files as I could), browsing through the shovelware and magazine cover CDs (that made me discover some nice shareware stuff, including Warcraft 2). Fun times!

  • Squid
    Squid 4 months ago +2

    Love the 486 update videos, probably some of my favorites on the channel.

  • Digr2108
    Digr2108 4 months ago +27

    When my father's company upgraded their comouters to Windows 95, the old 386 units with MSDOS were put up for sale. Dad bought 2 and brought them home for my sister and I to learn how to to type and use a computer. So many good memories playing games like Crystal Caves and Duke Nukem!

    • LeoInterVir
      LeoInterVir 4 months ago +1

      Classic games, played them too.

  • rotordave81
    rotordave81 4 months ago

    Would be a lot of fun to see you create a website using FrontPage - and ideally host it afterwards. I had the same experience missing the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" - I didn't think it was safe that it would turn off on its own when I later upgraded.

  • spaceyrat_jae
    spaceyrat_jae 4 months ago +1

    This is the first OS I remember having on a handy down laptop as a kiddo and gosh it was iconic... and then the 98 upgrade!

  • chileo1
    chileo1 4 months ago +1

    everything about your channel is exactly as it should be. keep up the awesome content

  • Franco R
    Franco R 4 months ago +1

    That Win95 intro sound though 👌
    My first PC was an IBM Aptiva 95, with Win95 plus a bundle pack of other programs like Encarta 95 and games like Caesar II, my first browser was Netscape Navigator. We bought it from a big box retailer (Makro), it was a pretty sweet deal back in early 96, I was 9 years old at the time, that PC stayed with us until 2002 when we upgraded to a WinXP PC, another amazing OS.

  • AvengeR880
    AvengeR880 4 months ago +1

    So many memories! I really loved everything about Windows 95. It was a revolution. But even on Windows 95 I kept using the File Manager instead of the Explorer because I was used to it and really liked it. Good times.

  • Appl_Jax
    Appl_Jax 4 months ago +50

    I loved that "Inside your computer" theme so much back then. Used to think it was so cool that looking at my desktop I could "see" what's in my computer. I think I ended up settling on the space theme though. I loved the sounds that went with that. Not sure if that was 95 or 98.

    • Christopher Lantesh
      Christopher Lantesh 4 months ago +3

      Space was definitely part of the '95 Plus pack. It was my favorite of the included themes. I loved the sounds as well, and actually have it set right now on my Win 98 retro PC.

    • Oocca_Truth
      Oocca_Truth 4 months ago +2

      You're right, it was 95! I'm 99% sure that particular theme was part of the 95 Plus! pack

  • Burnxone
    Burnxone 4 months ago

    And this is the first time in my life hearing the music from Pinball. I used to play the crap out of it in middle school! Guessing my home pc at the time and school computers didn't have midi support? How cool is that! LGR always just gets me thinking about the past! Great Video Clint!

  • Shanester366
    Shanester366 4 months ago

    I remember when my dad brought home our windows 95 pc, it was built by Datel which is a local computer company that our previous 486 was also built by. Seeing a pc with a CD rom and speakers was so cool. Upgrading from a 14" shamrock monitor to a big 17" sony was really nice too. It really felt like such a huge upgrade over the old system

  • Lyle Keeton
    Lyle Keeton 4 months ago +2

    Thanks Mr LGR, always a trip down nostalgia lane.

  • Velo1010
    Velo1010 4 months ago

    Ahhh! Nostalgia. Some of the best days. I do miss the old Windows logo. And the screen saver is such a sadly missed feature of the older versions of Windows.

  • Captain Wahhh
    Captain Wahhh 4 months ago +1

    When you pulled out the 3.5" box it gave me incredible nostalgia for installing the upgrade from floppies on my family's 386 right when it released. I was so friggin' excited as a wee lad

  • François Laverdure
    François Laverdure 4 months ago +107

    Yes... memories. When Win 95 came out, I had been rocking the final Beta version on my 486DX2-66 for about 6 months. When people from school were coming over, you should have seen their faces when they saw that I wasn't running 3.11 anymore!

    • Joshua Sharrock
      Joshua Sharrock 4 months ago +3

      I also upgraded off of a 66.. Also remember upgrading to the first pentiums around that time too only because of Duke nukem running at 1/4 of a frame per second.
      But windows 3.11 and MS-DOS 6.2 was a wonderful start to computers I think

  • Doomguy
    Doomguy 4 months ago

    This brought some cool memories. I remember it being so revolutionary for its time, UI-wise. Still, my favorite Win9x is 98SE which had many upgrades to Windows 95 but the stability that Windows Me didn't have. A cool, little time capsule.

  • Song Account
    Song Account 4 months ago +1

    Wow you really took a bullet for us going to the Windows 95 upgrade route on a 486. Brings so much memories back. Yeap I was one of the poor bloke who had a 486 66Mhz and then upgrade it to Win 95 using the floppy disks. Got the same experience you got with the games playing slow. Broke down and got a Cyrix 5x86 chip and make sure to get Win 95 in a CD. Such a big change going from Win 3.1 to 95.

  • Chill Hour
    Chill Hour 4 months ago +1

    This brings back memories of me having to use 25 floppy disks to install 3.1 before upgrading to that shiny new optical disk, also installing our new fresh new plastic tech smell of what was our new 24x speed CD-ROM drive, good times

  • Salvatore Laisa
    Salvatore Laisa 4 months ago

    man this is retro computing experience at its best! I was more or less 13yo when Win95 came out, it was the very first time that I saw on tv people in line at the stores to buy something related to PC. I had a really awful PC at the time, my 486 33mhz was singing its swan song when we updated it to Win95 but man, that really felt like the PCs where jumping into the future!

  • boom baby
    boom baby 4 months ago +3

    I worked for an IT company back then, DOS 5.5 was the way to go. And then suddenly things started to happen. Great video, so many things that I already forgot about.

  • John Cranston
    John Cranston 4 months ago +72

    I count myself fortunate to have lived through these times as a teenager, windows 95 was a huge change and then access to the internet blew my tiny mind. Thanks for the nostalgia trip 🙏

    • rockapartie
      rockapartie 3 months ago +1

      @LGR Say what?! I was uber excited about Windows 10. FINALLY getting a Windows version that didn't hurt my eyes was a revelation! (And it's the most stable Windows I've ever worked with - hardly any crashes in 7+ years despite running 24/7 ...)

    • Adam Chandley
      Adam Chandley 4 months ago +2

      @LGR Vista was the last exciting OS upgrade... a hard-learned lesson!

    • LGR
      LGR  4 months ago +7

      You bet, and likewise! That level of excitement over a danged _operating system_ upgrade is unthinkable now.

  • Karreth
    Karreth 4 months ago

    This is bringing back good memories of the Windows 95 computer my parents had between ~95 and 2000. I remember playing hover from the Windows 95 disk, enjoyed the crap out of that game. Before that I'd only played DOS 2D games. I also remember when I got a game that didn't run due to too little memory, so we went to the city centre to buy more. We got an 8 mb stick, upgrading the system to 16 mb total! Good times.

  • Davrial aka Blue Mario
    Davrial aka Blue Mario 4 months ago

    I played Space Cadet Pinball primarily on XP, i didnt know it had background music. Pretty sure the version packaged with windows is bugged to make it not work under most conditions .Very nice getting it to work, never heard it before!

  • a b
    a b 4 months ago

    This is nostalgic. My first OS ever then I'll never forget upgrading to 98.

  • Michelle Pucca
    Michelle Pucca 4 months ago +1

    I still remember installing windows 95 for the first time... and the included music video with Edie Brickell. Totally night and day from win 3.1. I was working in a computer store at the time, building PCs, and we installed so many versions of windows 95 back then.

  • Arnold van de Worp
    Arnold van de Worp 4 months ago +1

    Awesome. Back in the day we had a windows 95 pc. It was an used computer that was propably running Windows 3.11 and a 486. We had it with a Pentium 100mhz and 8mb ram, ive didnt know everything that was inside this machine but we had tons of fun with it

  • skinnysteve713
    skinnysteve713 4 months ago +34

    The nostalgia is real. I was like 10 when this came out and remember wanting it badly too. Always love your videos Clint. I got my fancy modern gaming rig these days, but I think I may have to make an old school build of my own sometime. I want to play some games as intended again. Emulation isn't the same. The 90s were a special time in history for many of us.

  • Andy
    Andy 4 months ago +1

    Ahh the Win95 days.. was a fun and good os and I did love working on Front Page Express as a kid making my own Web sites. Things improved so much for me when Win98 landed but props all the same to the OG OS. 😊

  • Clavius
    Clavius 4 months ago

    Thanks for making this video Clint! I was 12 when win95 came out, and my dad installed it on his 486, which later became my 486. Used that thing till early 1999. The gaming situation is so recognisable, forget running anything post ‘96-ish on a rig like that. But man, it was magical, felt like we stepped into some kind of fresh future!

  • zltn grz
    zltn grz 4 months ago +1

    Ah, the nostalgia. When 95 came out, I was almost born!

  • Toru the Red Fox
    Toru the Red Fox 4 months ago +2

    the ie starter kit contains a few game demos, and also has a banger soundtrack, so there's absolutely a use for it lol
    there's times where I just pop it in just to play the games on there and listen to the music on it

  • Headset Guy
    Headset Guy 4 months ago +8

    My most noteworthy memory of Windows 95 was that it was the OS we had when my dad first signed up for AOL (and in fact, he signed up for AOL shortly after upgrading our Compudyne to Windows 95). We had AOL 3.0 first, followed by 3.0A, and we eventually upgraded all the way to 5.0 when it came out (we skipped 4.0 entirely).

    • Headset Guy
      Headset Guy Month ago

      @pan koza archive Probably.

    • pan koza archive
      pan koza archive Month ago +1

      @Headset Guy because it was cheaper i guess

    • Headset Guy
      Headset Guy 4 months ago +1

      Oh yeah, and... He bought the floppy upgrade even though our computer had a CD-ROM drive. I'll never understand why.

  • Teku
    Teku 4 months ago +39

    Hi Clint, I dont have memories to Windows 95 as I was born in the 2000s but I love watching your stuff its somehow relaxing and calming for me, helps with anxiety, anyways I love your stuff!

    • DOSboi Aidan
      DOSboi Aidan 4 months ago +4

      You should definitely give retro computing a go. It’s fun and you’ll discover many exciting things from the past that are still perfectly enjoyable today. Great hobby if you like computers.

  • Guardiane
    Guardiane 4 months ago

    It ain't much but it's enough to say thanks for all that you do. AND You're absolutely right about the Windows 95 start up tune...it hits those nostalgic vibes hard. I miss those days...
    I guess I should add my own Windows story to this. My very first ever PC was a 386. It had Windows 3.1 (that BARELY ran) so most of my gaming was done in DOS (it had some weird DOS O/S too). Games that I mostly played were Doom II, Warcraft 1, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Indianapolis 500: The Simulation, Corridor 7, Battlechess, and a few others that I can't quite remember right now. Warcraft 1 was SO slow and had no sound (since I only had PC Speaker - which the game didn't support) but I didn't care, it was so damn amazing to play such a game, that I bared with it.
    Windows 3.1 though - I had most fun with that playing the "After Dark" screensaver editor program. SO much fun. Otherwise, Windows was too slow on that system to do much else with it.
    My very first time on the internet was with this machine - good ol'dial up - 14.4K. Freenet is what we had - it was free internet but with no HTML, no graphics, just text. Yet it somehow work just fine. I remember downloading games and installing them, the fact I could do this blew my mind back then. Games like Prince of Persia, Golden Axe, Commander Keen, etc. Also I played on a lot of BBS's.
    Eventually this machine just died from overheating - we used it non-stop. Then we didn't see a new PC until maybe 2 years later when my Uncle gave us his hand-me-down Pentium II (Celeron). It was a massive improvement...anyway I could go on forever. The good ol'days.

  • Alex
    Alex 4 months ago

    So much nostalgia here, our first pc was a Compaq Presario with windows 95 and I somehow did not know that the pinball game had a banging soundtrack, so many hours spent playing that and I thought it was just ambient pinball machine sounds

  • Fadingfool
    Fadingfool 4 months ago +2

    I was still using DOS 3.1 when '95 launched (on a 8086) and was still using win 3.11 for work groups at work until well into 1999. I guess in many parts of the UK we were not early adopters. Had friends with '95 and often had to help them out trying to get games to work (booting into DOS mode).

  • Russell Milliner
    Russell Milliner 4 months ago

    I remember being in college using the beta versions of Win95 just because tcp/ip was supported native rather than using winsock on Win3.1fwg. I installed that beta on just about every Windows computer I touched. And then followed up with NCSA Mosaic (eventually on to early betas of Netscape). Ah, the memories. When one person could actually print out ALL of the HTML commands on one sheet of paper. There was not even a way to center text on a webpage.

  • Obie327
    Obie327 4 months ago +1

    LGR I remember the hype and buying Windows 95 that very day. The cool thing about version A of 95 was being able to run every dos game I had. I was able to adjust the upper memory address to keep as much of the 640k extended capacity . Later versions 95 B and C took more address space away. Good times and I want to install a legacy build like i remembered. Have fun man!

  • UnjustifiedRecs
    UnjustifiedRecs 4 months ago +30

    Soon as that error noise started I thought 'you should sample that'..... Then you went and did the next best thing, using your PC as a modular synth haha 😂

    • water2:survive&thrive
      water2:survive&thrive 4 months ago

      Error Message Remix.

    • bigic
      bigic 4 months ago

      LGR is also a synth nerd with imo a pretty good taste in music, he has posted a few videos here on Clip-Share as well as lots of clips on Twitter

  • breeztube
    breeztube 4 months ago

    I fondly remember playing racing games on our win 95 machine. It ran like a slideshow but I really didn't care back then. Was already more than happy it worked in the first place. You easily adapt to what you have if you don't know any better

  • europa
    europa 4 months ago

    So many great memories. I was 10 in 1995 and completely hypnotized by the two music videos and the game Hover! I had found on the CD. I could not believe my eyes. I'd eagerly wait for the weekend, home from school, to wake up super early and play Doom and Descent on mute not to wake up my family. I didn't even know Space Cadet had music! Guess my PC at the time wasn't really playing nice with the MIDI synth either

  • Roadkill7878
    Roadkill7878 4 months ago +1

    I bought my first PC in 1995. It was a Pentium 90 with 4mb of ram and a whopping 1Gb hard disk. It came preinstalled with Windows 3.11! In early 1996 I bought a modem and got hold of Win 95. I remember being blown away by how good it was. Happy memories getting on to the internet for the first time

  • david salvador
    david salvador 4 months ago +2

    Thank you, this is exactly what I needed. I think its time to finally upgrade.

  • Richard Fairchild
    Richard Fairchild 4 months ago +29

    We jumped from 3.11 on a 486 to Windows 98SE on A P2 266 with MMX. It was mind blowing since it had DVD support. A lot of the edutainment we had ran perfectly fine on the 486 with CD players, what blew out mind though was the 98SE computer had a DVD drive and we bought DVD movies to watch on the family computer connected to the TV. Wild times.

    • Psythik
      Psythik 4 months ago +1

      The wording of your comment implies that you no longer have a computer hooked up to your TV. I can tell you this much: You haven't *lived* until you've tried PC gaming on a modern 4K 120Hz OLED. Even the desktop is an exciting experience on a massive display, even if it's just a regular old 1080p60 screen. You should try it.

  • nenharma82
    nenharma82 4 months ago

    I was so excited about this update, it was like jumping right into the future!

  • Wayne Christopher
    Wayne Christopher 4 months ago

    I worked at a local mom and pops computer store when Windows 95 came out. On day 1 I was tasked with pre-installing it on a few PCs, it was pretty exciting. I remember the owner looking over my shoulder saying "See if you can find that Rolling Stones song". He wanted that playing on the PCs when people came into the store.

  • yodagamer1
    yodagamer1 4 months ago

    Dangerous Creatures was my favorite theme on 98, I'm so happy to see it here tbh. I have an AI upscaled verson of the background as my background to this day on windows 11

  • Brian Lubrico Schou
    Brian Lubrico Schou 4 months ago

    I got the same pack for my PC back in the day, a memory I will never forget. upgrading from cd was so cool.

  • John Carolina
    John Carolina 4 months ago +1

    My first time using Windows 95 was my mom's laptop from work. It was so well designed that I literally understood it instantly. The start menu made so much sense to my 6 year old brain. I had used Macs at school, but this was so much easier and friendlier.

  • Matt R
    Matt R 4 months ago +19

    Going from Windows 3.1 to Win 95 was mind blowing for its user interface! My family was able to fully use the computer without doing DOS prompts and those hidden icons!

  • frying2012
    frying2012 3 months ago +3

    Think about that time I had my first encounter with Visual Basic, Sim City, and that fricking paperclip in Office. But this era was just the beginning. For me my main memories start somewhere Pentium 100. With games like red alert, carmageddon, dune, and later games like half-life, grand theft auto.

  • Gregory Schaiberger
    Gregory Schaiberger 3 months ago +11

    My first computer was an Acer Aspire with windows 95 in 1995. I remember The Rolling Stones commercial. I also 3 years later when windows 98 came out which was Also hyped big time. I bought it the release date. The start menu was so innovative that when they tried to remove it (windows 8) everyone complained. Thanks for the nostalgia, Clint.

    • Starwind Amada
      Starwind Amada 2 months ago

      My first computer was an NEC Versa laptop with Windows 3.1. It's how I discovered Doom.

  • brixelfumpf
    brixelfumpf 4 months ago +2

    Man, this takes me back. I remember installing Windows 95 on an 80 Mhz 486 with 8 megabytes of RAM when it came out. While I did think it was awesome, it gave me the feeling of kinda playing with it instead of really using it because the performance was, well not ideal. Did anyone run Windows 95 on a 60 Mhz Pentium back then and what was the performance like?

  • TastyBusiness
    TastyBusiness 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for taking the time to install my favorite operating system of all time. Look at it go! Good stuff, Clint. I used 95 on my dad's computer around when it came out, just to play some HE titles and The Way Things Work. Eventually, I got my own AST 486 in '96 and spent hours playing around in MS Paint, opening as many windows as I could at once. LEGO Island was too much for my AST, so I had to use my dad's computer to play it. Eventually, I got his computer as a hand-me-down, after it got 98 installed on it, and the AST made its way to the trash. Decades later, I dug up the exact same model on ebay, and I find myself installing 95 in so many varieties on all sorts of hardware to enjoy the wonders it provides.