Windows 95 build 73g

4.00.73g
Build of Windows 95
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OS familyWindows 9x
Version number4.00
Build number73
Build revisiong
Architecturex86
Compiled on1993-12-02
Product key
Beta Site ID620804
Passwordfe8114035
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Windows 95 build 73g is a Milestone 5 build of Windows 95. This build is the second Chicago Preliminary Development Kit (PDK2) release. Unlike its predecessor, build 73f, this build was distributed to external testers and developers.

NFO file[edit | edit source]

NFO contents[1]

                                             
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                █▓▒▒▒▀     ... Pirates With Attitudes
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              ▄▓▓▀           Proudly Presents ...
═══════════════▀═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
 │ ⌐ Microsoft Chicago - Professional Dev. Kit II        at 12-22-93 19:30 ¬ │
─│───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│─
 │ Supplier .....: Someone Who Cares    │ Type .....: Operating System Beta  │
 │ Cracker ......: N/A                  │ Video ....: Good                   │
 │ Packager .....: Blackhawk            │ Audio ....: Hard to Hear           │
 │ Protection ...: None (Gates Condom)  │ Rating ...: [■■■■■■■■■■]           │
═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
                          
                           -/- This is P.W.A. -\-
 
 ┐──────────────────┐────────────────────────────────────────-- -   -  ·· ·  ·
 │ Founders ........│ Bar Manager, Orion
 └──────────────────┐────────-───- -- ·· ··  ·
 │ Council .........│ Dumper, Nuclear War, Rambone, Master Disaster
 └──────────────────┐─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
 │ Int'l Council ...│ Faith Healer, Teddy
 └──────────────────┐─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
 │ US Sr. Members ..│ Blackhawk, Mooncrow, Satman
 └──────────────────┐─────────────────--- -   -  · · ··   ·
 │ US Members ......│ Beach Bum, Ben Jammin, Buckaroo Banzai, Code3, Deathknight
 │                  │ Dorian Hawkmoon, Electronic Vampyre, Forced Entry, Ford
 │                  │ Perfect. Fourth Reich, General Protocol, IBMMAN, Kram,
 │                  │ Liquid Flesh, Net Distortion, Pioneer, Potsie, Snake
 │                  │                       Rifleman
 └──────────────────┐──────────────────────- -──- --  -  ·  ··     ·
 │ International ...│ Amicom, Brayn O'Neal, Charlie, FBI, Hollis, IceMan,
 │ Members .........│ Icepic, Jack Deth, Janno, Stapper, Turner, Vanilla Ice
 ════════════════════════════════════════════════════─════─═───-──-─--  ·· ·  ·

 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
  │                ·  · ··<> Courier Coordinators <>·· ·  ·                  │
 ─│──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│─
  │                                 Snake                                    │
 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
  │                  ·  · ··<> Senior Couriers <>·· ·  ·                     │
 ─│──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│─
  │                            To Be Announced                               │
 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
  │                   ·  ·· ·<> Courier Team <>· ··  ·                       │
 ─│──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│─
  │   Blackbird, Black Stealth, Black Ranger, Biteman, Cloudsend, Deliver    │
  │     Majik, Noiro, Silver Surfer, Sir Thunder, Skiz-M, Slayer, Smog       │
  │          The Painter, Thrasher, Visual Delusion, Zaknafien               │
 ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

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              ·  · ···<> Pirates With Attitudes Site List <>··· ·  ·

 ⌠ ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
 │ Bulletin Board Name······│ Status······Nodes │ AC· │ SysOp ·············· │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Mooncrow's Aeyrie ······ │ World HQ ·····[4] │ XXX │ Mooncrow ··········· │
 │ The Temple of Syrnix···· │ Courier HQ ···[4] │ XXX │ Urick ·············· │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Dumper's Den ··········· │ US Council ···[1] │ XXX │ Dumper ············· │
 │ Rest In Peace ·········· │ US Council ···[4] │ XXX │ Nuclear War ········ │
 │ Rising Sun ············· │ US Council ···[1] │ XXX │ Orion ·············· │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Spyrit's Home ·········· │ Int'l HQ ·····[9] │ +XX │ FBi ················ │
 │ Courier's Cafe ········· │ Belgium HQ ···[2] │ +XX │ McCoby & Vanilla Ice │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Assassin's Guild ······· │ US Member ····[3] │ 6O6 │ Blackhawk ·········· │
 │ Distant Lands ·········· │ US Member ····[2] │ 613 │ General Protocol ··· │
 │ Edge of Insanity ······· │ US Member ····[2] │ 913 │ Pioneer ············ │
 │ Manhattan Project ······ │ US Member ····[4] │ 5O3 │ Rifleman ··········· │
 │ Origin Unknown ········· │ US Member ····[1] │ 619 │ Satman ············· │
 │ Whiplash ··············· │ US Member ····[2] │ 2O6 │ Kram ··············· │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Dreamland ·············· │ Int'l Member ·[1] │ +47 │ Gordon Gekko ······· │
 │ Fun City ··············· │ Int'l Member ·[2] │+358 │ Tequilla Sunrise ··· │
 │ Hijackers Elite ········ │ Int'l Member ·[2] │  +7 │ Scud Williams ······ │
 │ Illegal Justice ········ │ Int'l Member ·[1] │ +32 │ Jumpin' Jack Flash · │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Compusin ··············· │ US Dist Site ·[1] │ 316 │ Torquemada ········· │
 │ Mega-Base ·············· │ US Dist Site ·[1] │ 216 │ Regiment ··········· │
 │ Sin City ··············· │ US Dist Site ·[2] │ 8O8 │ Rdude ·············· │
 │ Stromi's ··············· │ US Dist Site ·[1] │ 914 │ Stromi ············· │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Copperhead·············· │ Int'l Dist. ··[3] │ +49 │ Psionic ············ │
 │  ··············· │ Int'l Dist. ··[1] │  +7 │ Baudrider ·········· │
 │ Garden of Delight ······ │ Int'l Dist. ··[1] │ +43 │ Peeping Tom ········ │
 │ Quadrillion ············ │ Int'l Dist. ··[1] │ +45 │ Core ··············· │
 │ Sanitarium ············· │ Int'l Dist. ··[2] │ +44 │ Born Rebel ········· │
 │ Warehouse ·············· │ Int'l Dist. ··[2] │ +46 │ Grasshopper ········ │
────────────────────────────│───────────────────│─────│────────────────────────
 │ Fade to Black ·········· │ US Affiliate ·[2] │ 612 │ Ningauble ·········· │
───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════

           If you are going to do it ... Do it with an ATTITUDE!

  If you wish to be support PWA, you can apply at the PWA Application Center,
  313-228-8493, and leave matrix feedback concerning what you can do for PWA.

────────────────────────────────┤ Final Note ├─────────────────────────────────
 ║ Support the software companies! If you enjoy using a program or playing a ║
 ║ game, consider buying it! Someone's got to make it worth the programmer's ║
 ║ effort to keep up the high standards... They made it, so they DESERVE it! ║
───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

Differences from build 73f[edit | edit source]

Build 73f is an earlier recompile of build 73g. Thus, this build shares most of the new features from build 73f, with some exceptions:

  • The desktop wallpaper is no longer set to tiled by default.
  • SUWIN.EXE has some string changes (to change valid beta site ID/password).
  • The included WinBug utility is for external testers instead of internal testers, and is more resemblant of that from build 58s instead of build 73f.

Start button and menu[edit | edit source]

Although this build still has three separate Start buttons and menus like build 58s, it already contains the necessary resources to enable a single unified Start menu (but not the single button), similar to that in build 81. A tutorial on how to remove the two extra buttons and display only the unified menu is available on BetaArchive.[2]

File differences[edit | edit source]

The following files have been introduced compared to build 73f:

Added files
Name Description Version
TTY.DRV
TTY.HLP
UNIDRV.DLL Microsoft Universal printer driver library 4.00.73f
UNIDRV.HLP

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

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