Windows 95 build 81
|Build of Windows 95|
|OS family||Windows 9x|
|Beta Site ID||140743|
Windows 95 build 81 is an internal Milestone 5 build of Windows 95.
While the build itself is real, some copies found online are said to have a modified boot screen saying "January 1994". The unmodified copy still has the "November 1993" boot screen, identical to builds 73f and 73g.
New features and changes[edit | edit source]
- Setup has been slightly updated, and the "Please wait while Setup initiates" message is moved to the center of the screen.
- This build introduces support for the Sound Blaster 16, although it does not work correctly until build 180.
Shell features[edit | edit source]
- This build is the earliest available build to have a single Start button and menu enabled by default (though builds 73f and 73g also have it, it is disabled by default and there is no UI to enable it).
- This build now has the ubiquitous close button on the right side of window titlebars, instead of using the style from Windows 3.1. The button in the top-left corner has now been replaced with the application's icon, which functions the same as its predecessor. This feature remains until nowadays.
- Tray Properties is now renamed to "Taskbar Properties" and has the ability to re-minimize windows.
- Selected options now have shadow effect on the text instead of bold.
- Some icons have been updated, such as the CD-ROM icon and the Control Panel icon.
- The option to view as Detail/Folder view on the Explorer has been removed from the upper toolbar.
- Shutdown Windows renamed all references of "Windows" to "Chicago".
Application features[edit | edit source]
- Dr. Watson has been removed and no longer starts up on boot.
- This build includes the System Monitor, which serves to monitor CPU activity and replaces the WinMeter application later on.
Control Panel features[edit | edit source]
- The Color applet has been merged with the Display applet (which was renamed from Desktop) as the Appearance tab.
- The Advanced System applet has also been merged with the System applet as the Device Manager tab.
- There is now a new "New Device" applet to allow the user to easily install hardware onto the system.
File differences[edit | edit source]
The following files have been introduced or removed compared to build 73g:
|MFCOLEUI.DLL||Microsoft Windows(TM) OLE 2.0 User Interface Support||2.00|
|RASAPI32.DLL||Remote Network Access Dynamic Linked Library||4.00.81|
|RNAAPP.EXE||Remote Network Access Applet||4.00.81|
|RNANP.DLL||Remote Network Access Network Notifier||4.00.81|
|RNAUI.DLL||Remote Network Access User Interface||4.00.81|
|SETUP4.DLL||Windows Setup Functions||4.00.81|
|SOUND.DLL||Windows Sound Driver core component||4.00.81|
|CGA40WOA.FON||Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)||3.10|
|CGA80WOA.FON||Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)||3.10|
|DRWATSON.EXE||Windows Fault detection utility||4.00.73a|
|EGA40WOA.FON||Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)||3.10|
|EGA80WOA.FON||Non-Windows application font for 386 enhanced mode (USA code page 437)||3.10|
|LOCALMON.DLL||Local Monitor DLL||4.00.73a|
|LOCALSPL.DLL||Local Spooler DLL||4.00.73a|
|MLOLE.DLL||Microsoft Windows(TM) OLE 2.0 User Interface Support||2.00|
|RNAAPP32.EXE||Remote Network Access Applet||4.00.73a|
|RNADLL32.DLL||Remote Network Access Dynamic Linked Library||4.00.73a|
|SOUND.DRV||Windows Sound Driver core component||4.00.73a|
|WINOLDAP.MOD||Non-Windows application component for standard mode||3.10|
|WINPRINT.DLL||Windows Print DLL||4.00.73a|