Windows 95/4.00.99

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Windows Chicago build 99
Kernel version Windows 9x (4.00)
CPU Architecture x86
Edition N/A
BIOS date 10/05/1994
Key and TCB link Beta ID: 101907
Password: 999b4cb09

Windows Chicago build 99 was mentioned in Release Notes from build 122, along with builds 73, 108 and 116. It was leaked by BA member sunnyblueman, along with builds 73f and 116. It is similar in looks to 81, though somewhat more polished.

Installation

Installing from Windows 95 Boot Floppy
1. Prepare Disk with fdisk.exe, reboot, then format. format.com 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. If you are asked to set a computer name and workgroup name, do so.
5. When complete, reboot with the floppy still connected.
6. Run edit.com 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 81

Setup
1. Networking configured before file copying.
2. Help button removed.
3. New text after choosing to install plus pack.

UI
Not yet added

Boot Issues

This build hangs at the "Chicago" boot screen and won't boot in fail-safe mode.