Windows 3.1 build 058

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3.1.058
Build of Windows 3.1
3.1.058
OS family
Architecturex86 16-bit
Compiled
Timebomb
Works in

Windows 3.1 build 058 is an unleaked build of Windows 3.1, mentioned in internal Microsoft e-mails from January 1992,[1] as well as December 1991,[2] and a bug report from 9 January 1992.[3]

The first e-mail states this build is a pre-beta build for Windows 3.1 Final Beta and was released to testers on 26 November 1991. The second e-mail describes an issue when upgrading from this build to build 061b (Final Beta candidate). Setup would always cause a general protection fault (GPF) after copying the file WIN386.PS2.

The bug report states this build displays the infamous "Non-fatal error" when installed on DR DOS 6.0, and that the problem continues in builds 060 and 061. This confirms that the AARD code was already present in this build.

Unconfirmed screenshot[edit | edit source]

There is also a single screenshot of this build, but it is unknown whether it is real or not. If it is real, it would likely be one of the first builds known to introduce the new "Flying Windows" logo.

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