Have you ever wanted to run Windows 95 on your brand new modern Mac? Well, now your wish will come true thanks to a new project that allows you to run Windows 95 on macOS in the form of a program. Yes, the whole of Windows 95 does fit into a regular program.

Believe it or not, Windows 95 works great that way, at least on the MacBook Pro. If you want to plunge into nostalgia and play with the operating system, which is almost 20 years old, with its legendary programs (Windows Explorer, MSDOS, Windows Paint, Notepad, Minesweeper, Internet Explorer), it is straightforward to do this.

How to run Windows 95 on Mac

  1. Go to this Github page and download the program for Mac (the file is called windows95-1-macos.zip).
  2. Unload the windows95.zip file as usual.
  3. Run windows95.app as a regular program to start Windows 95 right away.

The archive weighs about 135MB, and the entire Windows 95 application is only 450MB.

How to run Windows 95 on Mac

When running the program, use the “Escape” key to switch the mouse and keyboard between the program and the main inter when you run the program face. The program has full keyboard support, but no access to the Internet.

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Obviously, you can use the program only for fun. If you want to run Windows on a Mac for serious reasons, it is better to use a virtual machine through programs like VirtualBox, VMware, or Parallels. They allow you to run Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, ME, 7, 8, and Windows 10. For full access, you can use Boot Camp. And if you want to play around, this program is perfect.

The only thing the program lacks is the legendary sound of windows 95 start.

Conclusion: Windows 95 on Mac

You have the option to run Windows 95 on Mac and play around with the classic file manager, play legendary games like Solitaire and Minespeaker, or get a feel for the system that almost helped Microsoft destroy the Macintosh platform in the 1990s.

I hope you were able to run Windows 95 on Mac and get back the old 90s memories. If you face any issues, comment down below.


Ruby has been a writer and author for a while, and her content appears all across the tech world, from within ReadWrite, BusinessMagazine, ThriveGlobal, etc.

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