Question: A friend said I need the latest service pack for my Windows 95 computer. What is it and why do I need it? –D.L.
Answer: A service pack is software from Microsoft that includes add-ons and bug fixes for Windows 95.
The pack also includes utilities and extra software drivers that weren’t available when Windows 95 was initially released. I recommend that everyone update their Windows 95 machines with the service pack, because it will eliminate a variety of problems that you might encounter.
Some of the more prominent fixes included in the pack will update file and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks and NetWare Networks. There’s also a fix for Microsoft Plus! System Agent.
You can order Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 on CD-ROM or 1.44-MB disks for $14.95 plus shipping and handling by calling the Microsoft Order Desk at (800)360-7561.
If you don’t have Internet access, but have a modem, you can dial Microsoft’s download service directly at (206) 936-6735 to retrieve the file.
Once you’ve downloaded it, simply put the file in its own folder and double-click on it. Then run the file with start.exe.