Windows 95/4.00.73g

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Build of Windows 95
Kernel Windows 9x (4.00)
Architecture x86
BIOS date December 3 1993
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Build 73g is Chicago Preliminary Development Kit 2 release and the culmination of Milestone 5. It has several improvements from the first PDK/M4 (build 58s).


Installing from Windows 95 Boot Floppy
1. Prepare Disk with fdisk.exe, reboot, then format. C:
2. Change to the CD-ROM and enter the RETAIL directory.
3. Run setup.exe
4. Accept the default settings then continue to the file copying process. You may also customize the features to be installed.
5. When complete, reboot with the floppy still connected.
6. Run and press ALT+F+O. Browse to C:\config.sys
7. Change Files=30 and Buffers=30 to Files=90 and Buffers=90
8. Save changes (ALT+F+S) then exit (ALT+F+X)
9. Remove floppy and then boot to Windows.

Changes from Build 73f

1. The desktop background is centered by default instead of tiled.

1. Reverted the version number from 1.16 Internal to 1.14.
2. Replaced the internal "Contact Information" frame with the original "Primary Contact Information" and "Please list a secondary contact..." frames.
3. Changed the Team name from "Microsoft Systems Beta Group" to "Microsoft WPG Beta Team".
4. Replaced the "Change Configuration Info" and "Generate Report" buttons with "Change Site Information" and "Write Report to Disk", respectively.
5. Clicking the "Write Report to Disk" button will now only allow you to save your report to the hard disk, instead of giving you the option to send directly to the Chicago team.