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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 1.0 Development Release #5
Windows 1.0 Development Release #5 is a pre-release build of Windows 1.0. This build is the fifth in the Development Release series, intended to help application developers design and develop their applications to work with Windows. According to INSTALL.BAT, it was compiled on 1984-11-01. It is the earliest leaked build of Windows so far.

By default, this build is installed to C:\windows\test, with development resources in C:\windows\bin. Resources are stored in .res files outisde of the executables and will also open their associated program when double-clicked. The overall UI design philosophy was not finalized yet, which can be clearly seen in dialogs - some use a menu bar rather than OK and Cancel buttons. Also included are several mockup applications, namely Chart, Graph, PPDemo, Sample and Template, along with their source code.

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