Windows 95…in less than 5 MB? It’s been done. Based on the work of Richard E. James and redruM69 (who recently boiled down Windows 95 to less than 10 MB, and 5.3MB, respectively), msbetas.net was able to juice it down to just 4.47 MB. In the words of the author, “Okay, over the past couple of days you will have heard plenty of news about the latest Windows 95 in 10mb, created by Richard E. James from over at Wimborne.org. And then, there was redruM69, who managed to get 95 down to 5.35mb. However, what you are about to hear is a world first.
Tonight, I created the world’s first sub-5mb bootable, registry editable, command-promptable, usable version of Windows 95. And what’s more, you can build the system yourself, if you know how.
But if I simply made this claim, you might laugh, you might mock. You might even go “hahaha you lamer”. So I’m not just going to make this claim. I’m going to prove it. Here’s the screenshots (taken with the camera):
Screenshots are included with the article, as is a list of files present in the OS. The article will be updated in the future with the configuration files taken from the OS itself, and possibly an installer.“