Office 95

Microsoft Office for Windows 95
Version of Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office logo (1995).png
Microsoft Word 95
Latest build
Released1995-07-24 (Standard)
1995-09 (Professional)
Support end2001-12-31
Microsoft Office 4.2
Replaced by
Microsoft Office 97

Microsoft Office for Windows 95 (also known simply as Microsoft Office 95 or Microsoft Office 7) is a fully 32-bit version of Microsoft Office released alongside Windows 95. It is also natively compatible with Windows NT 3.51, where it replaced Office 4.2 for Windows NT, which included 32-bit Word 6.0 and Excel 5.0, but 16-bit PowerPoint 4.0. It is the last version to support Windows NT 3.51 pre-SP5, as Office 97 requires Windows NT 3.51 SP5.

Few new features were introduced in Word 95, which was largely reminiscent of version 6.0. Word's version is 7.0 in this release and other Office programs have had their version numbers increased to 7.0 to match that of Word. For example, Excel 5.0 was followed by Excel 7.0 (Excel 95).

The Microsoft Office Manager has been replaced with the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar, which was available until its removal in Office 2003. On Windows 95 and later, it also installs two shortcuts to create a new or open an existing document in the Start menu.

The majority of Office 95 applications used title bar gradients, with black and the current window title bar color being the default. Title bar gradients were later incorporated into Windows 98. The gradients however conflict with the visual styles of Windows XP and later, thus it uses the Windows Classic theme on these systems.

Office 95 was available in two editions: Standard and Professional. The Standard edition was available in July 1995 and included Word 95, Excel 95 and PowerPoint 95. The Professional edition added Access 95 but was delayed until September when development of Access 95 was completed.

Two updates were released for Office 95 until 1999, when the "b" update fixed Y2K issues. Officially, Office 95 is not supported on Windows XP and later versions. However, it was shown by Microsoft running on Windows 10 build 10136 (fbl shell1) alongside with Office 2013 and a preview of Office 2016 to show the backwards compatibility of Windows 10.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

  • Computer: Multimedia PC with 386SX processor or greater (486 recommended)
  • Memory: 8 MB of RAM for Windows 95, 12 MB of RAM for Windows NT
  • Hard disk: 40 MB of free disk space
  • Drives: CD-ROM drive or 3.5-inch floppy drive
  • OS: Windows 95 or NT 3.51 or higher
  • Display: VGA monitor or greater
  • Peripherial devices: Microsoft Mouse or compatible
  • Optional: Sound card, headphones or speakers recommended

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Far East Beta[edit | edit source]

Far East RTM[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]