Windows 98 build 1351

4.10.1351
Build of Windows 98
4.10.1351
OS family
Architecturex86
Compiled1996-12-13
Timebomb1997-04-01 (+109 days)
Works in
About
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Windows 98 build 1351 is a Developer Release build of Windows 98, and also the earliest available build of the operating system. It was originally shared on 31 December 1996 by warez scene group GLoW, who described it as "the December release [...] it [wasn't] Beta 1 because IE 4 [wasn't] ready". It was included on the warez CD Dragon 5, with claims of performance improvements from various sources including the warez CD author, citing that "it's much faster".[1]

Setup[edit | edit source]

The setup of this build has gained a massive visual redesign. It no longer has aspects of dark blue, instead it uses grey and teal as colors when the color depth is set to 4-Bit (16 colors) and white and grey when set to 8-Bit (256 colors) or higher.

A sidebar has been added to setup, showing the steps of setup. In this build, it only has basic functionality, as later builds introduce more steps, a time indicator, as well the Microsoft logo at the bottom of the sidebar.

Setup also makes usage of new billboards during the file copy phase. The images use teal as background as well as black for the symbols. The text has been changed to tell the user the improvements of Memphis compared to Windows 95.

The creation of a startup disk can no longer be canceled before setup begins to prepare the files for the disk. It only can be canceled when the user is prompted to insert a floppy disk. The startup disk is now created during "Collecting Information" and no longer between "Collecting Information" and "Copying Files".

During restart, the first boot screen is identical to Windows 95, except that the Windows 95 reference has been changed to mention Memphis. The default boot screen has been changed from the clouds in the background featuring a Windows logo with shadows as seen in Windows 95 to the clouds inside of an ellipse (keyhole effect) and a Windows logo without shadows, the wording "Developer Release" in a serif font and the Memphis branding.

After restart, setup is checking at first for Plug-and-Play compatible hardware, then also for non-PnP-hardware. Also, it now asks for computer and workgroup names. Both were shifted from the first stage.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Microsoft Plus! theming components such as 256 color icons are now installed by default.
  • A desktop watermark was included for the first time outside Check/Debug builds.
  • Beginning with this build, Boot disks created in Setup or later from the "Add/Remove Programs" applet in Control Panel now include a CD-ROM driver for IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM drives.
  • This build is the first to include the "FAT32 Conversion Utility", which can convert FAT16 partitions on drives to FAT32. However, the user is no longer able to use it for Windows 95 OSR 1 and earlier after conversion. The utility is also not listed in the Start menu.
  • This build includes a Start menu option called "Internet System Update", which will become "Windows Update" ultimately. It tries to connect to a website at winbeta.microsoft.com, which is no longer possible nowadays due to the server have been taken down many years ago.
  • There is also a bug reporting tool, also located at winbeta.microsoft.com.
  • COMMAND.COM has been updated to read "Microsoft(R) Memphis" and to have a copyright date of 1981-1997 instead of 1981-1996 in Windows 95 OSR2, despite being compiled in December 1996.
  • WordPad has been updated to version 2.0 using Microsoft Foundation Classes version 4.0.
  • WELCOME.EXE has been redesigned to replace Windows 95 references with Memphis. Links to the Windows Tour and "What's New" as well as Online Registration were removed.
  • An Alpha 2-era build of Internet Explorer 4, build 1158 (from 10 August 1996, 10 days before the dumped build 1169), is included. IE4 shell integration is not included (Windows Explorer is from Windows 95 RTM, COMDLG32.DLL is from a hotfix and SHELL32.DLL is from OSR2). SHDOCVW.DLL detects the lack of updated shell (by checking if SHELL32 exports DllGetVersion) and because of this claims to be IE3 in the about window.
  • A very early build of DirectX 5.0 is included.
  • Microsoft NetMeeting 1.0 is included.
  • Native DVD support has been added due to the addition of support for the UDF file system.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

ACPI[edit | edit source]

ACPI support is in very early development and crashes easily. ACPI must be disabled or setup will crash with a red screen of death during the hardware portion (used in early builds for ACPI errors).

Network Setup[edit | edit source]

This build allows the user to specify the network setup during the initial phase of setup before copying files. If this occurs, the network adapters will be duplicated after the hardware detection phase.

System crash during Windows Help configuration[edit | edit source]

Sometimes setup crashes with a blue screen of death when configuring Windows Help. Should this occur, the user will need to retry the installation again.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

This build does not have a boot sound set by default. Trying to set it leads to an error which claims that the sound file is missing, however, it is still present in C:/Windows/Media.

Infrared[edit | edit source]

Just like in Windows Nashville build 999, Infrared support can be uninstalled from "Add/Remove Programs", which also removes the Infrared Control Panel applet.

File differences[edit | edit source]

The following files have been introduced or removed compared to the RTM build of Windows 95 OSR2:

Added files
Name Description Version
1394.INF
8811_DIG.INI
8811_HWC.INI
8811_SWC.INI
8814_DIG.INI
8814_HWC.INI
8814_SWC.INI
APPLOG.EXE Application Logging 4.10.1351
BETAGIDE.DOC
BIOS.VXD
BUGREP.URL
CDM.URL
CFGMGR32.DLL
CLICK.WAV
COOL.DLL Cool stuff for Windows 4.40.310
CVT.EXE
D3DRG24X.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
D3DRG32X.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
D3DRG55X.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
D3DRG56X.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
D3DRG8X.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
D3DRGBXF.DLL Microsoft Direct3D 4.05.00.0019
DCOMCNFG.EXE Distributed COM Configuration 5.00.1413.1
DCOMCNFG.HLP
DINPUT.DLL Microsoft DirectInput 4.05.00.0019
DLLHOST.EXE COM Surrogate 4.71
DPLAYX.DLL Microsoft DirectPlay 4.05.00.0019
DPMODEMX.DLL Modem and Serial Connection For DirectPlay 4.05.00.0019
DPWSOCKX.DLL Internet TCP/IP and IPX Connection For DirectPlay 4.05.00.0019
DRVWCDB.VXD
DRVWPPQT.VXD
DRVWQ117.VXD
DRWATSON.EXE Dr. Watson for Windows 95 4.03
DRWATSON.VXD
DVD.INF
FASTIR.INF
FASTIR.VXD
FIOLOG.VXD
HID.DLL
HMM.INF
HMMCLI.DLL Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
HMMDEFTR.DLL Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
HMMWIN32.DLL
HMMWIN32.MOF
HMOM.EXE Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
HMOMCORE.DLL Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
HWINFO.DAT
HWINFO.EXE
HwInfoD.vxd
IBM4MIR.INF
ICMUPG.DLL
IMAGE.INF
INFRARED.CPL Microsoft Infrared Control Panel launcher 4.10.1351
INFRARED.HLP
IRCOMM.VXD
IRDALAN.SYS irdalan.SYS miniport 4.10.1351
IRENUM.VXD
IRLAMP.VXD
IRMINI.INF
IRMON.EXE Microsoft Infrared Control Panel 4.10.1326
IRXFER.INF
IR_BEGIN.WAV
IR_END.WAV
IR_INTER.WAV
IR_NDI.DLL Network Driver Installer for Infrared adapters 4.10.1351
KBDHID.INF
LUCON.TTF
MAPIF0.CFG
MAPIF0L.ICO
MAPIF0S.ICO
MAPIF1.CFG
MAPIF1L.ICO
MAPIF1S.ICO
MAPIF2.CFG
MAPIF2L.ICO
MAPIF2S.ICO
MAPIF3.CFG
MAPIF3L.ICO
MAPIF3S.ICO
MAPIF4.CFG
MAPIF4L.ICO
MAPIF4S.ICO
MAPIF5.CFG
MAPIF5L.ICO
MAPIF5S.ICO
MDM3COM.INF
MDMADC.INF
MDMADTN.INF
MDMAIRTE.INF
MDMAR1.INF
MDMARCH.INF
MDMCM28.INF
MDMCOMM1.INF
MDMCPQPR.INF
MDMDEFD.INF
MDMEIGER.INF
MDMGAR.INF
MDMGV.INF
MDMHAY2.INF
MDMMOTOU.INF
MDMNISS.INF
MDMOLIC.INF
MDMPCSI.INF
MDMPCTEL.INF
MDMPN1.INF
MDMQUANT.INF
MDMROCK5.INF
MDMSECDY.INF
MDMSIMPL.INF
MDMSNIT1.INF
MDMSPQ28.INF
MDMSUPR3.INF
MDMSUPRV.INF
MDMTAICM.INF
MDMTORN.INF
MDMWELL.INF
MDMWHQL0.INF
MFC42.DLL MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version 4.2.6068
MicrosoftMSDISP.INF
MOFCOMP.EXE Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
MSCMS.DLL Microsoft Color Matching System DLL 4.00
MSVCIRT.DLL Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library 4.20.6201
MSVCRT.DLL Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library 4.20.6201
NDISWAN.INF
NWAPI32.DLL 32-bit NW API library 4.10.1351
OPENHCI.SYS MINI NT Universal HCD for USB 4.10.1351
PLUSTAB.DLL Plus! Control Panel extension 4.40.310
RELNOTES.DOC
REMOTESP.TSP Microsoft® Windows(TM) Remote Service Provider 4.10.1351
RNASERV.DLL Dial-Up Server 4.10.1351
RPCLTCCM.DLL Remote Process Control LTCCM DLL 4.10.2000
RPCLTSCM.DLL Remote Process Control LTSCM DLL 4.10.2000
S3MM.DLL DIB Engine based S3 driver. 4.04.0020
S3MM.DRV DIB Engine based S3 driver. 4.04.0020
SBAWE.VXD
SBAWE32.DRV Creative Sound Blaster AWE32 Synthesizer 4.31.00.0068
SCANREG.EXE
SERVER2.DLL Microsoft Systems Management Server Opal (Build 999)
SETUPAPI.DLL Windows NT Setup API 4.00
SNMPAPI.DLL SNMP Utility Library 4.00
SONYDCAM.INF
STARTUP.GRP
TAPI16.EXE Microsoft® Windows(TM) TAPI 16bit app helper 4.10.1351
TAPISRV.EXE Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Server 4.10.1351
TAPIUPR.EXE Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony INI-file Upgrade Utility 4.10.1351
TELEPHON.CPL Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Control Panel 4.10.1351
TLOCMGR.EXE Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Location Manager 1.00.0.0000
TSP3216L.TSP Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony 16bit SP support 4.10.1351
TSP3216S.DLL Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony API Thunk-o-matic 4.10.1351
UHCD.SYS Universal Host Controller Driver 4.10.1351
UNIDRV.DLL Microsoft Universal printer driver library 4.10.1351
USB.INF
USBAUDIO.INF
USBD.SYS Universal Serial Bus Driver 4.10.1351
USBHUB.SYS Default Hub Driver for USB 4.10.1351
VGA850.FON VGA (640x480) resolution terminal font ( International codepage 850) 4.10.1351
VPOWERD.VXD
WSIRDA.VXD
Removed files
Name Description Version
ASYCPICT.DLL Microsoft® Picture DLL 1.0
CHIADI.DLL Microsoft Backup DLL 4.0.950
CHIKDI.DLL Microsoft Backup DLL 4.0.950
CS3KIT.EXE
DOCUMENT.GRP
DPLAY.DLL Microsoft DirectPlay 4.03.00.1096
DPSERIAL.DLL Microsoft DirectPlay Modem Service Provider 4.03.00.1096
DPWSOCK.DLL Microsoft DirectPlay Network Service Provider 4.03.00.1096
DRWATSON.EXE
EXPO.HLP
EXPOSTRT.EXE Microsoft® Exposition(TM) EXPOSTRT.EXE 1.02
FM20.DLL Microsoft® Forms DLL 2.0
FM20ENU.DLL Microsoft® Forms International DLL 2.0
INFRARED.TXT
ISCTRLS.OCX HTML Layout Control Module 1.0.04.8020
MAPIF0.CFG
MAPIF0L.ICO
MAPIF0S.ICO
MAPIF1.CFG
MAPIF1L.ICO
MAPIF1S.ICO
MAPIF2.CFG
MAPIF2L.ICO
MAPIF2S.ICO
MAPIF3.CFG
MAPIF3L.ICO
MAPIF3S.ICO
MAPIF4.CFG
MAPIF4L.ICO
MAPIF4S.ICO
MAPIF5.CFG
MAPIF5L.ICO
MAPIF5S.ICO
MSNAUDIO.ACM Microsoft Network Audio CODEC for MSACM 4.00
OVERRIDE.INF
P2D.DLL HTML Layout Support Module 1.0.04.8020
PEDCAB1.INF
QIC117.VXD
RICHED20.DLL Rich Text Edit Control, v2.0 5.0.120.8
SWINST4.EXE Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor 4.70.1153
TAPIADDR.DLL Microsoft Windows Telephony Address Translation Module 1.0.501
TAPIEXE.EXE Windows Telephony DLL hidden app 1.0.501
TELEPHON.CP$ Telephony Control Panel Applet 1.0.501

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Setup[edit | edit source]

Interface[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]