Microsoft Plus!

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Microsoft Plus!
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Microsoft Plus! is an expansion pack for the Microsoft Windows 95, 98, and XP operating systems. Each new version adds new features such as games, themes, and screensavers. Plus! for Windows 95 also included the very first version of Internet Explorer.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Name Version Release date Notes
Microsoft Plus! Companion for Windows 95 4.40 1995-08-24 First release of Plus! codenamed "Frosting".
Microsoft Plus! for Kids 1.20 1997-02-18
Microsoft Plus! 98 4.80 1998-06-25
Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP 5.1 2001-10-25

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Microsoft Plus! Companion for Windows 95[edit | edit source]

  • Personal Computer with a 486 or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows 95 operating system
  • At least 8 MB of memory
  • 25 MB of free disk space on hard drive when using the "Typical" install option. Additional free disk space needed if installing Internet provider software
  • 3,5-inch high-density floppy disk drive or CD-ROM drive
  • Display Properties set to screen resolution of 640x480x256 (16- ot 32-bit color depth recommended)
  • Microsoft Mouse of compatible pointing device
  • Modem/fax modem or server (required for Internet features)
  • Audio card (required for Pinball and sound features of desktop themes)

Builds[edit | edit source]

Microsoft Plus! Companion for Windows 95[edit | edit source]

Pre-release[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Microsoft Plus! for Kids[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Microsoft Plus! 98[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 0[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 1[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 2[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]