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  • ...that Windows FLP requires only 64 MB of RAM, whereas its base Windows XP requires four time that?
  • ...that Windows Server 2003 build 2462 includes login banners for a Personal edition of Windows 2000?
  • ...that there are multiple Windows Longhorn builds with the same build number and lab, which are distinguished only by compile date?
  • ...that in Windows Longhorn build 4042 (Lab06_n) there are folders both with the XP-style 'My' name and the Vista-style name which dropped the 'My'?
  • ....that there was at least one Windows 7 build which had an E SKU (removing IE), which was never included in RTM?
  • ...that there was a test for Windows NT 3.5x to see if it could use the Windows 95 shell, namely NewShell/Technology Preview?
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Windows 3.0 build 14 is an early version of Windows 3.0 released to independent software vendors (ISVs). It is the earliest leaked and confirmed pre-release version of Windows 3.0, although files that could possibly originate from an earlier compile of this build have been found in build 55.

This early release was distributed on two 1.2MB 5.25" floppy disks and can only run on a 386 or better machine with a specific version of DOS, as not using the correct version will cause Windows to either crash, or refuse to launch the shell. It is speculated that this release was heavily rushed, on the basis of an improvised batch file installation script, as well as lack of accessories and applications included in both Windows 2.x and later builds of Windows 3.0.


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