Description of Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1

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This article describes Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1.

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Windows 95 OEM Service Release 1 is version 950a of Windows 95, provided to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for preinstallation on computers meant to be sold in the retail channel or to corporate customers. This is not a new version of Windows 95. OEM Service Release 1 is Windows 95 with Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 and the fixes and components included with Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 included. The updated and additional tools provided with Windows 95 Service Pack 1 are not included in OEM Service Release 1.

If you are able to determine that some of the fixes and components included with Windows 95 Service Pack 1 are installed on a computer, but you are not sure whether they were installed by Windows 95 Service Pack 1 or OEM Service Release 1, double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. If Windows 95 Service Pack 1 appears in the list of installed programs, then the fixes and components were most likely installed by Windows 95 Service Pack 1. If Windows 95 Service Pack 1 does not appear in the list of installed programs, then they were most likely installed by OEM Service Release 1.

NOTE: You can install Windows 95 Service Pack 1 over OEM Service Release 1. If you do so, the fixes and components are most recently installed by Windows 95 Service Pack 1, but you are also running OEM Service Release 1. In addition, note that the Tweak UI component of the Windows 95 Power Toys can be used to remove Windows 95 Service Pack 1 from the list of installed programs that appears when you double-click Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. If you do so, Windows 95 Service Pack 1 does not appear in the list of installed programs even though the fixes and components were installed by Windows 95 Service Pack 1.

OEM Service Release 1 is not available for download or purchase from Microsoft by retail customers. All the functionality provided with OEM Service Release 1 can be obtained by installing Windows 95 Service Pack 1. For information about Windows 95 Service Pack 1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
142794 Availability of Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1

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Article ID: 148761 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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