A Windows version you wish MS had released publicly

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Post by moonlit »

I dunno about versions I'd like to see released as they are (I've got more than enough to play with even now, and I don't even have a very large collection) but I would've been interested in what Neptune would've turned out like had they not scrapped it and I'd have liked to have seen a working version of what the supposed next version of Windows (which turned out to be Longhorn/Vista) would've been, you know, like in that video that's floating around?

Activity centres are an interesting idea too, though I'm not keen on what I've seen of them up 'till now... I wonder how they really could be used... maybe something like MCE would be cool too, but for everyday tasks...

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Microsoft will never release them though. I also want those builds.

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I'm kind of noobish in the Windows OS departments but wasn't Windows developing a Windows 96? If that;s the case, it would be cool to see a release of that.

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Bertie Bott wrote:I'm kind of noobish in the Windows OS departments but wasn't Windows developing a Windows 96? If that;s the case, it would be cool to see a release of that.
This was one of the code names of Windows 95 B, the other one being Nashville.

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One of my friends had an pc with an Produkt key sticker that said: "Microsoft Windows 96".. I told him that this can not be, because it has never bees relased, but then he showed it to me, and: Surpise: He was right...
Oh, and I'd like to have some longhorn builds...

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Erm, no.

Only chance if it was, is if it was a Printing error, or there was a translation error (Which I'm pretty sure there wasn't.)

I don't care what you saw, or what you say, there was NEVER a windows 96 product sticker.

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It was there... or do you think I am blind? if i would be, I wouldnt be here... He has shown the sticker to me...

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I do think you're blind, because it isn't an Official Sticker from Microsoft.

I have EVERY single OEM and Case sticker ever made and distrubuted from Microsoft and there partners.

And if I'm wrong, please show me and others Proof of this said sticker, whether it comes from the Internet, or a photo you have taken yourself, because if it is real, then you do not know the value of what that sticker holds.

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Post by Vista Ultimate R2 »

It could have been a warez sticker maybe? Where did the PC come from?
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Bertie Bott wrote:I'm kind of noobish in the Windows OS departments but wasn't Windows developing a Windows 96? If that;s the case, it would be cool to see a release of that.
I got to playing around with this build a bit a couple of years ago...
I actually found what looked like a mostly complete ISO of it that I
downloaded from a server in 2003 using internet explorer...
Found it to be quite corrupt, yet most of the files & directories outside
of the Win95 folder were still in tact, so I extracted the iso's contents
using iso-buster & re-downed the Win95 folder getting around & made
a custom Autorun.exe for it, & also made sure all links associated with
the Autorun.exe worked, I also made it bootable & edited a few inf files
& Setupx.dll to make it install as a full version, instead of the upgrade
that it normally only worked as prior...
It ended up an 85mb bootable iso in the end....
Also used an msbatch.inf to avoid the need to type a key in...

The custom Autorun.exe...

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Post by IsaacD »

Oh oh, I remember this from when you posted it on OSBA!

Good memories

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is "Windows 96" a fake or real?

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Post by empireum »

It's the code name for Windows 95B (other was Nashville). I said it earlier...

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I would love to see Neptune released my MS. Build 5000 would be great that is if it even exists...it was discussed many times on OSBA

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Yeah. Does anyone have this rare 5000 build?
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Luckie wrote:Yeah. Does anyone have this rare 5000 build?
No. It was never compiled.
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Windows NT 5.0, I really miss it.
Windows "2000" is the worst OS ever, followed by Windows XP.

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Post by ewan275 »

That 96 one looks like a Windows 95 one with the mint game "Hover!" (which can be downloaded from vetusware) and coudn't that 96 sticker just be a misprinted 98?
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ewan275 wrote:That 96 one looks like a Windows 95 one with the mint game "Hover!" (which can be downloaded from vetusware) and coudn't that 96 sticker just be a misprinted 98?
In his post regarding the "Windows 96 CD-ROM", KenOath said he created the Autorun.exe file himself...

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neptune most definatly

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I think that they shoulda release all of the longhorn build for us longhorn collectors. I really enjoy longhorn.
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Post by Andy »

They should release all betas if you ask me. Its nice to see how it progressed and they're also good to collect. I also like it when you see a nice feature in an earlier build but it disappears later on and you never see it again. Thats another reason to keep older builds.

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Post by empireum »

Yep. I would love to have all the NT 5.0 and Whistler builds that were ever compiled, from the very first "pre-pre-alpha" to the last before RTM.

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Post by constrictor »

but we will probably never see half of these builds mainly because microsoft dosent want to go through and release to there loyal fans. Id love to see longhorn 4067 or 5001 or 4088 but will we ever see these, most likely not because its microsoft.
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Post by tehosc »

All the ones they've shown in the PDC.

They're all tend to be stable.

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