Windows 95 build 302

4.00.302
Build of Windows 95
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OS familyWindows 9x
Version number4.00
Build number302
Architecturex86
Compiled on1994-12-22
Expiration date
Timebomb1995-11-30 (+343 days)
Product key
Beta Site ID186349
Password94730fb34
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Windows 95 build 302 is a beta 2 build of Windows 95, which was scene leaked on 10 January 1995 by Yakumo, then by warez group CoRRoSiOn a week later on 17 January mislabeled as build 305. It was rediscovered and shared on OSBetaArchive on 13 December 2015, along with builds 180 and 311.[1]

NFO file[edit | edit source]

NFO contents[2]

_ __________    __________ ___________      __________   ________
\_ ___    /_____\_____  _ ¼\____   _ ½\ ___/___ _____/__/__  __ ½\__  .______
_/ ¼\|___/_   _  ¼\ /  _/  _/_ /  _/ _/__  __ ½\____ ½\___|   /   \  \|   __/
\____     /   /    /___\      /___\     /   /   \ ____/   |_______/ \ \   ½\_
 +-\_____/_________/----\____/-----\___/________/__/-|____|E│/L|____|\______/-+
 |                                                                            |
 +-----------------------------------------------[ CoRRoSiOn 1994/95 ]--------+

 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                  .:. CoRRoSiOn '95 Proudly Presents .:.                    |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                           W i n d o w s  1 9 9 5                           |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                       .:. Release Information .:.                          |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Packager : evilive                  |  Type Of Release   [ ] H/P/A/V/C     |
 | Supplier: not telling               |------------------+ [X] WAREZ         |
 | Cracker: XXXXXXX                    | Date:jan 12th    | [ ] PPE/CODING    |
 | Disks: 2X                           | Rating on 1/10.. | [ ] CONSOLE       |
 | Packager: evilive                   | [++++++++++] 10! | [ ] OTHER         |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                      .:.   CoRRoSiOn BuLLeTinS   .:.                       |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |    If you are interested in being in any Part of our Pc/Hpa/Console/PPE    |
 |divisions, a courier, or a dist site, call our US Headquarters & leave a msg|
 |   to the corrosponding person incharge of the area are you interested in.  |
 |- Do not get us confused with the old "COROSION" we are 100% Unalike! hehe -|
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                         .:. CoRRoSioN Leaders .:.                          |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                                  evilive                                   |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 |                     .:. CoRRoSiOn Worldwide Systems .:.                    |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | AVAILABLE       [5+Nodes] [YOU]R B-OARD   YOU?????????      World HQ       |
 | Black Opium     [2 Nodes] [XXX]XXX-XXXX   evilive           US HQ          |
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | Atomic Comet    [1 Node ] [XXX]φφφ-φφφφ   Viper Kyrnn       Member BBS     |
 | SPACE FOR RENT  [X Nodes] [???]φφφ-φφφφ   YOUR NAME HERE    Member BBS     |
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 | SPACE FOR RENT  [X Nodes] [???]φφφ-φφφφ   YOUR NAME HERE    Dist. Site     |
 +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | SPACE FOR RENT  [X Nodes] [???]φφφ-φφφφ   YOUR NAME HERE    Affiliate      |
 `----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

           All PPE Coders, Hpa'ers, Pc Suppliers, PLEASE CALL TODAY

               .:. CORROSION - TRUE QUALITY SINCE 01/01/95 .:. 

Changes[edit | edit source]

Added icons to the "Setup type" page in setup.

Findings[edit | edit source]

Start button text[edit | edit source]

This build is notable because it does not have the usual Start button text ("Start") - instead, the button says "Ship It!". This was done by a member of the user interface team, showing impatience due to the year 1995 (when Windows 95 was set to launch) being just around the corner. As it was an unauthorized change, it was reverted in the following build.[3]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Installation[edit | edit source]

Just like build 275, setup will complain about a missing README.TXT; you can easily skip this file or copy a dummy README.TXT in C:\WININST0.400 once setup has been started.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]