After much experimenting, I have finally succeeded in getting Mozilla Firefox 22.214.171.124 (the final release of Mozilla Firefox 2.0) to install on my Windows 95 system. As you may know, Firefox 2.0 is only officially supported under the legacy systems Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 98, but because Windows 95 and Windows 98 are so similar I knew there must be a way to hack Windows 95 to run it. This way you can use Firefox without using the bloated interface of Windows 98.
I am sure
there is a way to hack Firefox 3.0 as well, as with KernelEX
Here's how I
did it. Follow the procedure below exactly as I have laid
ALL of the below files are mandatory for this to work!
Download details: Platform SDK Comctl32
Download details: Platform SDK Redistributable:
3) Download and install Microsoft Libraries Update (speu.exe) (1999)
rebooting, modify your registry as follows. Do not make any other
(a) Change the "Version" value from "Windows 95" to "Windows 98",
(b) and change
the "VersionNumber" from
"4.00.1111" to "4.10.2222" (depending
6) These two
changes to the registry will fool the Mozilla Firefox installer
7) Now download the Mozilla Firefox 2.0 installer from Mozilla.org's FTP.
8) Now install
Mozilla Firefox. Select Custom Install, and unselect "DOM
Mozilla Firefox installs, you will be prompted to finish and
almost done! Now, go to Start > Find > Files or Folders, and do a
After deleting these two files, run Firefox. You're all set to go.