[OFFER] (RELEAK) Chicago 90c

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[OFFER] (RELEAK) Chicago 90c

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This is the build that was scene-leaked as "901a". It takes the same Beta Site ID and Password as 81. It has 16-bit MSPAINT (though so does 99), it's the first known build to have the log off ability, and it places the taskbar on the top of the screen by default. Also, COMMAND.COM identifies as 90b in VER.

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Edit: Excuse that "Microsoft Corp." company name there, it looks like this build forces that.

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Re: [OFFER] (RELEAK) Chicago 90c

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hahahahahaha I knew this would be found someday. I thought it was fake when I first saw it. In 2014 I posted a screenshot of this build that was found in some computer magazine. Look at the computer icon. Look at the taskbar. :)

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Wow, this is a really early build, nice find!
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This is cool seeing early Chicago builds resurface. Nice find.
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What does the Bootscreen say?

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Preliminary release - November 1993. Same as 73g and 81.
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Really odd, Kenoats Beta says on build 81 this: Preliminary Release - January 1994

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I think there's a copy of 81 online with a modified bootscreen. The original one says November.
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KenOath placed a crack into 81 and changed the bootscreen. At the time, the password of 81 was not available online.

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There's two 81's floating around with modified boot screen. One is cracked and has a boot screen with KenOath's name in it. The other one has a plain "January 1994" boot screen, but if you open it in eg. Paint Shop Pro and change the black color to something else, you will see the hidden Windows logo flags and notice that the background under the "January 1994" text is simple black instead of those hidden Windows logos (those logos are the ones that get animated).
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Nice find, dude! This looks cool :) Im gonna try it...

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Re: [OFFER] (RELEAK) Chicago 90c

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Very nice find. This build reminds me of Mac OS, since the taskbar is on top.

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This is the slowest Beta i ever seen, after installing it will take more time than i think.

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Nice find Batter another leak beta build of Windows 95.

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That’s true, oldest Beta as Preliminary Release.

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Good work Battler! Will test it tomorrow, it seems to be an interesting build.
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Warning: it’s very unstable

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It's nice to see that collecting betas isn't dead yet.
Pseudo-localized builds are awesome!

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whistler2250 wrote:It's nice to see that collecting betas isn't dead yet.
Yeah not, I’m so one.

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- LangsamSpieler: That post of yours is pointless. Please don't do that.

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Cool Releak! I find this build interesting!

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It's also worth mentioning there was likely an earlier build that was also scene-leaked. We found several fixes for it, and SCOTCH's NFO for their 90c release mentions it. Potential filenames include CHICBET*.ZIP and chicaprb.arj.

One fix contains a cracked SUWIN.EXE, which is version 89. So perhaps this earlier build was 89 or 90a?
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This is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much! I'll have to test this some time soon.

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Thanks for sharing! It's amazing to get such an early build.

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Overdoze wrote:It's also worth mentioning there was likely an earlier build that was also scene-leaked. We found several fixes for it, and SCOTCH's NFO for their 90c release mentions it. Potential filenames include CHICBET*.ZIP and chicaprb.arj.

One fix contains a cracked SUWIN.EXE, which is version 89. So perhaps this earlier build was 89 or 90a?
And that build 401 that was found in the NFO of 405? That has got to have been found one day. Unfortunately, I have found no evidence yet of a filename.
But anyways, this is a nice find. Thanks for sharing it.

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